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Capitol's Roots Are in Distance Learning

As universities across the nation switch to purely online classes, some are calling this a new look at education. I'd call it a retro take—we're going back to a mode of education Capitol perfected in 1927.

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Mona Kerby of McDaniel College Named a National Award Recipient

Mona Kerby, the L. Stanley Bowlsbey Endowed Chair at McDaniel College, has been named the recipient of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians' Distinguished Service Award.

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3D printers at Loyola create face shields for local health care professionals

Faculty and staff members at Loyola University Maryland are using 3D printers and laser cutters to create face shields for hospitals in the Baltimore area. The initiative was launched by Open Works, a makerspace in Baltimore, and We the Builders, a group of makers in Baltimore who build sculptures from 3D-printed materials.

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Hood Partners with Community Organizations for COVID-19 Relief

Hood College has partnered with several community organizations to help the effort against COVID-19.

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The Daily Record honors Loyola faculty member as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women

Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, has been included on Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2020 by The Daily Record.

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Remote Instruction the Mount Way

On a Thursday afternoon, on the first day of spring, Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Nick Hutchings, M.F.A., taught his sculpture class in Barrett Hall. Students logged in—sitting with their lumps of clay in their childhood bedrooms, at desks in front of wallpapered living rooms and in their dad’s workshop—to watch his demonstration.

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Hood College Launches Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health

Hood College is launching a bachelor’s degree program in public health, which will be accepting students starting fall 2020.

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Here’s a list of colleges postponing the deadline to accept admission offers because of coronavirus

The traditional deadline for college-bound students to accept admission offers is May 1. But the coronavirus crisis has led some colleges to push that decision day back to June 1 or later. Here’s a list of those that have made that move. It will be updated.

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MICUA Member Institution COVID-19 Information

Please view the individual links below for specific information for each MICUA member institutions' response to COVID-19.

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Loyola University Cancels Face-To-Face Instruction Temporarily

Loyola University Maryland is taking precautions as the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continues to rise in Maryland.

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In response to coronavirus, McDaniel College announces restrictions, is planning for spring break travel

McDaniel College has announced restrictions and guidelines it has implemented in response to the spreading coronavirus.

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Johns Hopkins transitions to online instruction amid COVID-19 concerns

In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Johns Hopkins is transitioning to online instruction for both undergraduate and graduate classes across all divisions.

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Senior Makhalia Aiken Wins Hood College’s Third Consecutive Portz Award

Hood College senior Makhalia Aiken won the Portz Award for best honors student in Maryland at the recent Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference (MCHC), which marks the third year in a row that a Hood student has won the Portz Award.

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Goucher College in Baltimore County names new provost

Goucher College announced Elaine Meyer-Lee as its next provost and senior vice president.

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Stevenson celebrates women’s history month

March is not like any other month. March is Women’s History Month, and the Stevenson University community is hosting an array of events to commemorate moments in time that celebrate women.

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Loyola University launches online MBA program

Busy professionals won't have to drive to Loyola University Maryland classrooms anymore to pursue an MBA.

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Capitol Technology University Wins National Award for Best Cybersecurity Program

Capitol Technology University, established in 1927 and located in Laurel, Maryland, was announced as the winner of the prestigious SC Media Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program on February 25, 2020.

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JHU Homewood Science Policy Group Graduate Poster Session

The Homewood Science Policy Group from Johns Hopkins University hosted a graduate student poster session on March 3rd.

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McDaniel College's Board of Trustees earns national award

McDaniel's Board of Trustees is a recipient of a national award honoring higher education governing boards for exceptional leadership.

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Princeton Review Ranks 6 Md. Schools Among Best-Value Colleges

When it comes to college, many potential students choose a school where they can get the most for their money. Princeton Review this month released its 2020 list of best value colleges, which includes six MICUA member institutions.

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Long-Time Hood College Vice President Olivia White Announces Retirement

Hood College has announced that Olivia G. White, Ph.D., vice president for student life and dean of students, will retire later this year after more than 27 years at Hood and more than 40 years in higher education administration.

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Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine Appointed to Two National Boards

Hood College President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., recently joined several leadership opportunities in the education and Maryland communities.

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NAICU Presents Maryland Independent Higher Ed Executive Tina Bjarekull With 2020 Henry Paley Memorial Award

Tina Bjarekull, retired president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), was presented with the 2020 Henry Paley Memorial Award during the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ 2020 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day.

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McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey Elected Chair of the NAICU Board of Directors

Roger N. Casey, Ph.D., president of McDaniel College (MD), and one of the longest-serving independent college presidents in the State of Maryland, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Casey leads a list of four new board officers, four national committee chairs, and 16 new board members who took office today at the close of the 2020 NAICU Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day held in Washington, DC.

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Loyola University Maryland unveils "Loyola Ready" brand

After a year of research and creative development, Loyola University Maryland is revealing its refreshed brand this month. The brand highlights the preparedness and confidence students achieve through Loyola's distinctive blend of Jesuit liberal arts education and career preparation.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University: Wow Baltimore Returns March 7

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is proud to welcome award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien to its line up for the Women of the World Festival – Baltimore (WOW), the region’s largest women’s festival, March 7, 2020 at the Columbus Center in Downtown Baltimore.

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Hood College Partners with Frederick Health to Offer Tuition Benefits

Hood College and Frederick Health signed a NeighborHOOD partnership agreement today that will offer educational opportunities for Frederick Health employees and eligible family members.

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Loyola to host panel discussion on successful data science practices

Loyola University Maryland will host a data science panel discussion to promote networking and discussion on successful practices and professional growth.

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Loyola receives democratic engagement award for increase in student voters from 2014 to 2018 elections

Loyola University Maryland received the Silver Seal Award at the national ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Awards Ceremony for excellence in student voter engagement.

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Three Trustees Join Hood College Board

Hood College welcomed three new Trustees during its October board meeting. Phillip Richard Pittman, Lance Withers Slaughter and Charlotte Sizoo Whitenight ’68 all were elected to four-year terms.

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