Mount St. Mary's president stepping down: Powell will leave at end of 2013-2014 school year
After a decade on the job, Mount St. Mary's University President Thomas H. Powell announced Tuesday that he plans to leave the post at the end of the next academic year.
Maryland's McDaniel College closing the 'opportunity gap': McDaniel in Westminster gets props for helping bright, low-income students pay for college
Here's what Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, said three years ago as the nation's gap between rich and poor widened toward historic levels: "I think it's a very bad development. It's creating two societies. And it's based very much, I think, on educational differences."
McDaniel College receives $6.7 million Largest Bequest for Scholarships in College's History
McDaniel College announces the largest bequest for scholarships in the college’s history. Approximately $6.7 million from the estate of 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey of St. Clements Bay, Md. (St. Mary’s County), will be used to establish an endowment for scholarships.
Fred Lazarus to step down in 2014 after 35 years as MICA President
To understand what Fred Lazarus accomplished during his 35 years as president of the Maryland Institute College of Art, one need only look at the gleaming concrete-and-glass structure housing the school's Brown Center for new media.
Hopkins names new provost
The Johns Hopkins University has named Robert C. Lieberman, an interim dean at Columbia University and an expert on American politics, to its No. 2 academic spot: provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
Notre Dame University of Maryland boosts health care classes
Teachers and liberal arts. That’s what comes to mind for a lot of people when they think of Baltimore’s Notre Dame of Maryland University. The school has spent 117 years training educators and building a liberal arts background for students. But recently Notre Dame has been eyeing health care.
Mount St. Mary's expands Frederick campus
An expansion at Mount St. Mary's University will allow the Frederick campus to almost double in size and offer more programming. "We're growing to meet the needs of the community," said Tracy Boyd, campus communications manager.
Four Maryland Students Named Newman Civic Fellows for Civic Engagement, Community Service
Students from 36 states have been recognized as the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders by Campus Compact, a national coalition with a mission to recognize and support campus-based civic engagement. Nationwide, 181 student leaders have been named 2013 Newman Civic Fellows, including four from Maryland.
Lincoln and Liberal Education by Christopher Nelson, President, St. John’s College, Annapolis
Abraham Lincoln remains alive to us these days, in part because of the extraordinary performance by Daniel Day Lewis in the film Lincoln. In one thoughtful scene, Lincoln sits in a teletype office and wrestles with the question of human and racial equality and the awful institution of slavery.
New president shares Notre Dame’s vision
Three generations of Conneely women helped put James F. Conneely into the president’s post at Notre Dame of Maryland University. James F. Conneely will be officially inaugurated as Notre Dame’s president on Friday.
With costs rising, universities adapt to lure students
On a freezing winter day, Robert Brennan was walking to his office on the campus of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg when he spotted a father and daughter. Huddled over a map, they were obviously lost. Brennan stopped to help. But he didn’t just point them in the right direction. He walked them there.
MICUA Celebrates 40 Years of Sellinger, 230 Years of History
The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) has launched a yearlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Sellinger Program, the State grant program for eligible, independent colleges and universities.
Sophie Kerr Prize event moved to Baltimore
After a two-year detour to New York City, the ceremony to announce the winner of the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, will be held in Baltimore this year.The decision marks the second time in three years that Washington College officials have moved the event, which was a staple of commencement on the school's Chestertown campus for the competition's first 43 years.
Five Independent Colleges in Maryland Honored for Community Service
Five members of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) have been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of their community outreach partnerships: Goucher College, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, McDaniel College, and Mount St. Mary’s University.
Bringing back the Parkway Theatre
On a blustery late afternoon, Linda DeLibero, associate director of Johns Hopkins' Film and Media Studies Program, stands near the southwest corner of North Avenue and Charles Street, about a mile south of the university's Homewood campus. She examines a buff-brick and terra cotta building that has loomed here for nearly a century.
Johns Hopkins hoping to revive East Baltimore neighborhood on its border
The renowned Johns Hopkins University medical campus looms over East Baltimore like a fortress on a hill. On its northern edge lies a humble neighborhood of rowhouses weathered by decades of crime, poverty and decay.
McDaniel students research African-American cemetery
On a steep hillside up the street from an auto repair shop, a group of McDaniel College students are piecing together long-forgotten lives. The students pull back brambles, trim branches and press flour into tombstones carved a century or more ago.