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  • Far from frivolous, St. Mary's College prepared me for a rigorous career in the sciences

    Far from frivolous, St. Mary's College prepared me for a rigorous career in the sciences
    As a 2010 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, I was quite disappointed by way the school was portrayed recently by commentator Anne D. Neal ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). Her attack on St. Mary's educational standards was off-base and a...
  • St. Mary's stumbled but it's still a great school

    As I read Anne D. Neal's recent attack on St. Mary's College of Maryland, I immediately knew she had an agenda even before learning its source ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). My daughter graduated from St. Mary's in 2011 with a major in English...
  • Nothing says Baltimore like Formstone

    While perusing an urban planning website recently from my office here in Honolulu, I learned with great sadness that the iconic and unique Baltimore Formstone building material is to be banned under new city design guidelines. Having lived my early...
  • Catonsville's home team a hit in Ecuador [Letter]

    We would like Catonsville to know what a wonderful thing the Catonsville Girls Softball League did for two tiny villages along the southern coast of Ecuador. They donated enough used and new softball equipment to outfit two girls' teams in one of the...
  • Baltimore 'a-rabbers' look to museum to preserve legacy

    Baltimore 'a-rabbers' look to museum to preserve legacy
    Charlie "Fruit Man" McLean has been "a-rabbing" in Baltimore for more than 40 years, and he still can't think of a better way to spend his time. As a boy, he rode with the men who sold fresh produce in the streets from their brightly colored horse-drawn...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • New vistas for Volunteers In Service To America

    While looking for a job earlier this year, Shareki Chaney, 26, kept busy by volunteering at her son's public charter school. Now Chaney has a new job as a Volunteer in Service to America. She is one of 17 AmeriCorps VISTAs who are newly assigned to...
  • UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings

     UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings
    UC San Diego and UC Riverside are first and second in the annual "socially conscious" ranking of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego campus topped the Washington Monthly...
  • Richard H. Morrow, 81, Johns Hopkins public health professor

    Dr. Richard Harold Morrow Jr., a physician and Johns Hopkins public health official and who had worked in Ghana and Uganda, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 17 at his home in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. He was 81. Hopkins colleagues...
  • Community-minded hackers code well for the future

    Community-minded hackers code well for the future
    On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster "LOVE" T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production. The Android coder and sometime dance-club DJ wrapped up by...
  • Mayor's cousin awarded $65K contract, but nepotism rules don't apply

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as a project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week. The city's spending panel — controlled by the mayor — approved the...