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Washington College receives $1 million gift

A couple who visited Chestertown regularly for over 30 years has bequeathed over $1 million to Washington College as an endowment for the study of the classical world.

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MICA Launches New Citywide Initiative to Support Baltimore's Creatives and Entrepreneurs

The Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (B/CAN) is a new citywide initiative spearheaded by MICA but operating under its own identity that will foster a vibrant and inclusive creative economy in the city. Longtime Baltimore arts and culture producer Maggie Villegas, who co-founded the renowned EMP Collective and previously oversaw community-driven arts initiatives for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA), will officially begin as executive director August 1.

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Cheng (MICA professor) is named winner of 2017 Sondheim Artscape Prize

Baltimore artist Cindy Cheng has been named the winner of the 2017 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

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Maryland, Hungary strike deal that leaves Budapest campus of McDaniel College open

Members of Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet struck a deal Friday with Hungarian diplomats to ensure classes continue at McDaniel College's Budapest campus after the Central European country tightened its regulation of foreign universities.

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St. John’s College: How the nation’s third-oldest school became a pioneer of modern liberal arts

Established in 1696, St John’s College is the third-oldest college in the United States. It’s liberal arts curriculum and teaching strategies are famous worldwide, placing the school among the most highly-respected places of study in the US. Over the years, the school has developed and innovated a unique educational experience for all attendees; one which immerses students in a world of active involvement and thought-provoking insight.

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New business accelerator to target health and fitness technology companies (Johns Hopkins University)

A new startup accelerator program based at the Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward East will target companies developing health and fitness technologies.

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Abbi Jacobson’s New Podcast Will Make You Feel Less Stupid About Modern Art (MICA)

The “Broad City” star’s first podcast “A Piece of Work” demystifies the most iconic artwork in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

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The extraordinary story of the man who's getting the most advanced robotic arm in the world (Johns Hopkins University)

Johnny describes himself as a person constantly in motion, whether he’s talking about his childhood in West Virginia or his job working 18-hour days delivering bread.

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Capitol Students Make the Cut for Career-Launching Scholarships

Students chosen for the program receive scholarship funds, paid internships and the possibility of future employment with participating companies and organizations. The program has been described as a “career-launcher” that positions awardees for full-time employment in the security field upon graduation.

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Print is not dead at the Maryland Institute College of Art

Allison Fisher is fingering through old wooden boxes filled with hand carved words—“LIVE!,” “NEW!,” “DANCE!,” and a handful of “Plus.” As head of the Globe Collection and Press at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she’s been charged with maintaining thousands upon thousands of these pieces of type from the massive collection of the iconic Globe print shop.

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Hogan visits Stevenson University to tout transfer of former Rosewood Center property

Gov. Larry Hogan visited Stevenson University in Owings Mills Thursday to mark the planned transfer of the state-owned Rosewood Center property to the growing school.

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Hood College receives $1.45 million grant

Hood College will establish a new STEM program in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools and Frederick Community College thanks to a grant it is set to receive.

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Singing, storytelling a chance to find common ground (McDaniel College)

The group stood in a horseshoe broken into three sections, each carrying a different harmony.

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Checklist for Frederick County schools now includes doses of overdose reversal medication

When summer break ends, Frederick County campuses will be stocked with a new type of school supply: naloxone, the overdose reversal medication.

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Hopkins initiative aims to solve entrenched problems in Baltimore, other cities

A sociologist studying whether involving immigrants in neighborhood groups can ease crime, an education professor using housing data to predict school enrollment and an astronomer applying his expertise in big data to the city's vacant problems are all part of a new program at the Johns Hopkins University designed to help Baltimore confront its intractable problems.

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McDaniel College's Budapest campus caught up in Hungarian political fight

McDaniel College has become entangled in an international dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and the Hungarian prime minister that threatens McDaniel's 22-year-old satellite campus in Budapest.

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Stop Calling College Teachers ‘Professors.’ Try ‘Cognitive Coaches,’ Says Goucher President

One problem with college teaching is that professors see themselves as, well, professing— declaring what they know and believe. That’s not how good teaching works, argues Jose Bowen, president of Goucher College.

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21 Students Selected for Prestigious I-Fund Program

On June 14, 2017, the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) celebrated twenty-one students chosen for the 2017 National Security Scholars Program (NSSP). The prestigious program offers substantial scholarships, assistance with national security clearance processing, internships, and the possibility of future employment to students who attend an I-Fund member college or university.

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MICUA Partners with NARCAN to Halt Opioid Overdoses

Through a collaboration between MICUA and Adapt Pharma, the maker of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, thirteen independent colleges and universities in Maryland will have to access to life-saving medication to treat known or suspected opioid overdoses. MICUA institutions that partner with Adapt Pharma will receive eight free applications of the overdose-reversing drug.

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Johns Hopkins receives $150 million pledge to establish forum for civil discussion

The Johns Hopkins University will establish a forum for the civil discussion of divisive issues with a $150 million gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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(St. John's College) The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

A recent Pew Research Center survey of 1,408 technology and education professionals suggested that the most valuable skills in the future will be those that machines can’t yet easily replicate, like creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, adaptability and collaboration. In short, people need to learn how to learn, because the only hedge against a fast-changing world is the ability to think, adapt and collaborate well.

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MICUA Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) Board of Trustees elected Dr. Roger Casey, President of McDaniel College, to serve as Chair of the Board for a second two-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

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Goucher College will move dorms to make room for new buildings

Later this week, a nearly 1,200-ton, stone-and-concrete building should roll 800 feet across the campus of Goucher College in Towson.

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Hopkins, Maryland among top universities granted patents

Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland rank among the top universities in the world at being granted utility patents, according to a list compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

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Two Mount St. Mary’s University Students Awarded Places on Prestigious Fulbright Summer Institutes

Mount St. Mary’s University students Elizabeth Boyle, C’19, and Sydney Johnson, C’19, have been selected for Fulbright Summer Institute programs, some of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarships in the world.

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Johns Hopkins names 11 Idea Lab challenge winners addressing community needs

Johns Hopkins University will fund 11 community projects focused on diversity and the environment as part of the school’s annual Idea Lab challenge.

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Podcast: MICA president on growth, new degree programs

MICA is growing — literally — to new heights.

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St. John's Tops List for PhDs

St. John’s College was ranked first in the nation for graduating alumni who receive PhDs in the humanities, beating out every other liberal arts college in the United States.

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Stevenson University to Acquire 117-Acre Rosewood Property from the State of Maryland

The sale of the former Rosewood Center property in Owings Mills to Stevenson University was approved by Maryland’s Board of Public Works during its June 7 meeting in Annapolis. Stevenson, per the sales agreement, will use State grants totaling $16 million to complete the environmental abatement and remediation of the Rosewood site before the State transfers final deed to the property.

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Affordable, but Not Free

Recent proposals to make higher education tuition- or debt-free have had huge price tags attached -- hundreds of millions of dollars, in the case of plans put forward by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign. But a report released today lays out a very different approach to college affordability, with a much smaller -- and arguably more attainable -- sticker price.

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