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Spruce Up grants from Johns Hopkins aid neighborhoods one park or mural at a time

The lot at Charles Street and North Avenue was empty except for the rubble left behind when the building there burned.

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Rachel Brown will explore communication's role in increasing, reducing violence at Common Ground Week 3 keynote

Rachel Brown will be the Common Ground on the Hill keynote speaker for week three, and will tackle conversations about communication’s role in increasing and reducing the risk for violence. Brown said via email she runs an organization called Over Zero.

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Students excited about summer learning in Loyola literacy program

Experts say students out on summer break tend to forget some of what they learned during the school year. The so-called "summer slide" is exactly what one local university is trying to reverse.

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McDaniel Reading Clinic helps students become 'thoughtful, deep' readers

The walls of Friendship Valley Elementary School were covered in camp-themed decorations — tents, trees, clouds and more.

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Frederick County Public Schools STEM Scholars Visit Hood College Campus

Hood College hosted 15 STEM scholars from the Frederick County Public Schools Young Scholars Program on June 27 for a workshop. They heard from the Hood admission team, took a campus tour and participated in mini course sessions in biology and mathematics.

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32 Students Selected for Prestigious I-Fund Program

On June 21, 2018, the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) celebrated thirty-two students chosen by the 2018 National Security Scholars Program (NSSP) to be 2018 NSSP Scholars.

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Hood College Students Awarded NSSP Scholarships

Hood College students Eli Nicholson ’19 and Afton Woodring ’19 have been awarded scholarships from the National Security Scholars Program (NSSP), which provides a paid internship for the summer and unique opportunities in the national security field.

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USDA Grants Hood College $100,000 for Biofuels Project

The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Hood College Professor of Biology Craig Laufer $100,000 over an 18-month period to fund research and development of cost-effective biofuels. Successful completion of this project would qualify Laufer’s lab for larger grants for commercialization.

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Mount St. Mary’s University Professor Patrice Flynn Selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Russia

Patrice Flynn, Ph.D., professor of business and economics and Morrison Professor of International Studies at Mount St. Mary’s University, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board of the U.S. Department of State to be a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Russia.

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Washington College marketing campaign with Buzzfeed wins international awards

The college relations and marketing team at Washington College has won two Awards of Distinction in the 24th annual Communicator Awards for its collaborative campaign with BuzzFeed to increase awareness among college-bound teens.

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FCC, Mount St. Mary's and Hood College Sign Cybersecurity Agreement

In an effort to support the growing need for trained professionals in the cybersecurity field, both regionally and nationally, Frederick Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University and Hood College will collaborate to provide a single, unified degree pathway into this field

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Liberal arts prepare students for a changing world

Every spring, I shake 1,200 hands as our students take their final steps as Loyola University Maryland students. By the time they graduate, most of them know what immediately awaits them in the next chapter of their lives.

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Johns Hopkins, UMd. among 100 universities granted most U.S. patents in 2017

Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, College Park were among the schools to earn the most patents for university-born inventions and technologies last year.

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Six Alumni Recognized as Top Maryland Teachers

Six of Maryland’s top teachers have ties to McDaniel College. Four graduated from one of McDaniel’s graduate programs, one earned a bachelor’s degree from the College, and another holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from McDaniel.

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Top Colleges Are Cheaper Than You Think (Unless You’re Rich)

The cost of college is a notoriously complex subject. The list price at many private colleges, including tuition, fees, room and board, has reached the bewildering sum of $70,000 a year. But the real price, taking into account financial aid, is often vastly lower.

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A Medical Clinic Grows in Gambia (St. John's College)

For nearly a decade, a clinic in the tiny west Gambia village of Kunkujang has provided much-needed medical care to thousands of people.

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Hood, Frederick National Lab Will Renew Popular Scientific Symposium

Hood College and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research have partnered to cohost an annual scientific symposium in the tradition of the landmark Oncogene Meeting, a national fixture in Frederick for more than 20 years.

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Capitol Astronautical Engineering student projects aim for the skies…literally

As summer 2018 approaches, a group of engineering and computer science students at Capitol Technology University is awaiting a NASA rocket launch that will take their project into orbit.

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Janelle Holmboe selected for McDaniel VP of enrollment management

Janelle Holmboe has been selected as McDaniel’s new vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions following a nationwide search. She joins McDaniel in mid-July.

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FCC, Mount St. Mary's University announce reduced tuition agreement

Frederick Community College and Mount St. Mary's University have announced a partnership that gives FCC graduates reduced tuition to the Mount.

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Bill requires new sexual assault policies from Md. colleges

Universities in Maryland must develop sexual assault disciplinary provisions that allow students access to an attorney, set parameters for sexual assault proceedings and restrict the use of mediation in resolving these disputes, under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

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MICA student-led startups take home $105,000 in prizes at venture competition

A Maryland Institute College of Art alumna has won $30,000 in seed funding to support her health sciences illustration business.

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McDowell Hall, heart of St. John’s College campus, gets a makeover

McDowell Hall is the centerpiece of St. John’s College, dominating a small hill above Annapolis and nearby campus buildings.

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State Wide Opioid Crisis Yet to Penetrate the Hill

Despite never having to use them, all of the McDaniel campus safety officers carry NARCAN, the life-saving drug used to treat narcotic overdoses, and are trained to use it.

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Johns Hopkins continues to lead U.S. schools in research and development spending

Once again, Johns Hopkins University topped the list among U.S. universities for spending on research and development, with more than $2.4 billion in expenditures in 2016, according to the latest survey from the National Science Foundation.

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Years of service, measured in happy hours

During the first three months of the year, state lawmakers, lobbyists advocates and many others gather in Annapolis to create and debate legislation. Maryland’s 90-day General Assembly session is an intense period for those who work in the political world and a hard time for those people to find time to do much beyond the endless meetings, hearings, and social events that are scheduled.

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Washington College's new partnership sets goal of 10 billion new oysters by 2025

In less than 10 years, a large-scale partnership of organizations, businesses and colleges from Maryland and Virginia hopes to add 10 billion oysters to the Chesapeake Bay, improving water quality and helping the local economy.

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Boss Lady: MICA Alumna, Ramsey Naito ’92, up for Academy Award for the animated movie The Boss Baby

Change is good, as long as you are inspired.

At least, that’s what Ramsey Ann Naito ’92, an Academy Award-nominated producer and advocate of women in the animation industry, believes.

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MICUA Presents Presidents’ Award to Speaker Busch

Earlier today, the presidents of the State’s independent colleges and universities presented Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, with the prestigious Presidents’ Award for his devotion to college access and the advancement of knowledge.

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Program Thrives with Johns Hopkins Mentors

Swimming laps in the pool at East Baltimore’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Alvin Winn often thinks about how, exactly, his lungs function. “I’m on the swim team,” the 10th-grader explains. “It makes me think a lot about breathing and what happens when people have difficulty with it.”

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