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Loyola hopes to use community to sell continuing education program

Loyola University Maryland this week launched Aspire, an online education platform for people who want to add to their skills throughout their career.

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MICA Game Lab and Shock Trauma are developing VR games for spinal injury patients

The Maryland Institute College of Art’s Game Lab partnered with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in order to develop virtual reality applications that will aid patients with high spinal cord injuries during their hospital recovery.

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Loyola is launching an online learning platform with courses in cybersecurity, data science

A new online learning platform from Loyola University Maryland is launching with the aim of expanding educational opportunities in areas such as tech and business.

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Johns Hopkins No. 12 in annual World University Rankings

Johns Hopkins University is No. 12 in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020, which were published online today and include 1,396 colleges and universities from 92 countries.

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Hood Receives Accolades from US News, Several Other Publications

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Hood College in the top 50 of four major lists in the north region: no. 17 for Best Value Schools, no. 21 for Best Undergraduate Teaching, no. 47 for Campus Ethnic Diversity, and no. 48 for Best Regional Universities.

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Washington Adventist University Offers Free Semester Scholarships to Bahamian Students Impacted by Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahama Islands last week, members of the Washington Adventist University (WAU) community prayed for family and friends on the island. Brendon Albury, Nursing Admissions and Progressions Coordinator for WAU waited to hear from his loved ones as the hurricane spent days raking his home.

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Washington Adventist University Offers Free Semester Scholarships to Bahamian Students Impacted by Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahama Islands last week, members of the Washington Adventist University (WAU) community prayed for family and friends on the island. Brendon Albury, Nursing Admissions and Progressions Coordinator for WAU waited to hear from his loved ones as the hurricane spent days raking his home.

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McDaniel Ranks #1 ‘Best Value’ Regional University in the North By U.S. News

McDaniel College is #1 among “Best Value Schools” and ranks as one of the best universities in the North region in the U.S. News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges” rankings released Sept. 9.

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Goucher College rises in Rankings and Gains new Accolades from US News & World Report

Once again, Goucher College has been recognized as one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the nation, as well as one of the most innovative schools. This year, the college jumped five spots to be ranked as the #111 National Liberal Arts College and moved up one to #11 Most Innovative – National Liberal Arts College. In addition to these accolades, Goucher was also ranked #72 as a 2020 Top Performers on Social Mobility and #5 Study Abroad – 2020 Academic Programs to Look For by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges report.

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There’s No Place like Brussels for a McDaniel College Political Science Major Studying French

Brussels is a long way from Slidell, Louisiana — in more than miles. In fact, the Belgian city known as the capital of Europe and headquarters of NATO and the European Union has little in common with the rural town in St. Tammany Parish across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans.

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Loyola University Maryland School of Education Faculty Member Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Ramon B. Goings, Ed.D., assistant professor of educational leadership at Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education has been awarded a $147,823 two-year grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled “Examining the Persistence and Motivation of STEM Pre-Service Teachers of Color in the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program.”

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The Art Handler & MICA Alumni Who Saved the Emancipation Proclamation From Drowning in Mountain Dew

Washington, DC may be the only city on the planet that contains more museum staffers than artists. There are more than 70 museums spread across the nation’s capital with some of the most prominent ones along the National Mall belonging to the Smithsonian Institution. The organization — tasked with stewarding the nation’s cultural heritage — employs around 6,000 people and holds nearly 137 million objects within its collection.

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Johns Hopkins Tops Niche's New 2020 Best Colleges in Maryland Ranking

Johns Hopkins University has been named the No. 1 best college in Maryland, according to a new 2020 ranking by Niche.com.

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Hopkins Makes More Neighborhoods Eligible for Homebuying Assistance

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine will expand the number of neighborhoods participating in its Live Near Your Work program, creating a contiguous area stretching from the university’s Homewood campus in the west to the Bayview medical campus in southeast Baltimore.

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Unknown Text by John Locke Found at St. John's College Reveals Roots of 'Foundational Democratic Ideas'

A “once in a generation” discovery of a centuries-old manuscript by John Locke shows the great English philosopher making his earliest arguments for religious toleration, with the scholar who unearthed it calling the document “the origin and catalyst for momentous and foundational ideas of western liberal democracy”.

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Hood and FCPS Sign First NeighborHOOD Partnership Agreement

Hood College has launched a “NeighborHOOD” partner program that will offer Frederick County partners tuition discounts for their employees and their dependents. The first partnership was signed today with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS).

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Hood College wins Wellness at Work Award

On June 7, Hood College was recognized by Healthiest Maryland Businesses as a Bronze level recipient of the Wellness at Work awards.

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Hood Experiencing Record Enrollment Of New Students For Fall 2019

The fall semester of 2019 is getting underway at Hood College, and there are more new students enrolled this year compared to past years. “We are welcoming our largest class of new students in the College’s history this year,” say President Andrea Chapdelaine.

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Downtown Westminster Businesses, Farmers Market to Welcome Hundreds of McDaniel College Freshmen Saturday

Downtown businesses in Westminster and the city’s mayor will welcome the incoming class at McDaniel College on Saturday, Aug. 24, as the whole group of about 600 students makes its way downtown.

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Protecting Voter Rights Focus of MICA's 2019 Constitution Day Symposium

As voting rights concerns remain at the forefront of American elections, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the ACLU of Maryland will come together this fall for the annual Constitution Day symposium to tackle topics that have affected democracy for decades.

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Largest Ever First-year Class Moves into McDaniel College

McDaniel College welcomed the largest incoming class in its history during a move-in day on Thursday that consisted of 587 first-years and 50 transfers coming from 17 states and countries as far away as New Zealand and Denmark.

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Longtime Head of Private College Group to Leave in Dec.

Maryland’s independent colleges and universities will have a new chief cheerleader in the 2020 General Assembly session.

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Cecil College Creates Seamless Transfer to Stevenson University

Cecil College, in North East, Maryland, announced the finalization of an academic articulation agreement with Stevenson University, creating a seamless transition for students into the baccalaureate program.

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Hood College Launches Online Programs in Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Hood College has launched online programs in cybersecurity and information technology to make these programs more accessible for working professionals.

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President Devereaux Touts Goucher College's Potential as a National Brand

With its focus on study abroad and social justice along with a reputation as an innovative school, Goucher College should be a national brand, said Kent Devereaux, who took over as the college’s president last month.

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Loyola University Maryland and University of Baltimore to host Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference in 2021

Loyola University Maryland and the University of Baltimore (UB) have been selected to host the prestigious Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference in Baltimore on Oct. 13-16, 2021.

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Mount St. Mary's University and Hood College Recognized for Cybersecurity Degree Pathway

The 2019 National CyberWatch Center “Innovations in Cyber Security Education” award has been awarded to Frederick Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Hood College for their cyber degree pathway partnership.

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Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program Celebrates 25 Years

This summer, the university and health system hired a record-breaking 480 students from Baltimore for jobs at more than 200 sites.

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MICA Alumna, Akea Brionne Brown ’18 wins 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

It was when Akea Brionne Brown ’18 (BFA Photography + Humanistic Studies, Sustainability and Social Practice) was a freshman at MICA, that the Baltimore Uprising occurred. It was spring, during her finals week.

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Loyola Named One of the Nation’s Best Colleges for 2020 by The Princeton Review

Loyola University Maryland has been named one of that nation’s top institutions for higher education by The Princeton Review in its latest annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

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