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Loyola launches one-year MAT program

Beginning in summer 2018, Loyola University Maryland will offer a new full-time, one-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), leading to a master’s degree and initial teacher certification.

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Stevenson University Makes Admissions Process More Affordable

Stevenson University announced today the university will now allow students to self report their ACT or SAT scores for admission and scholarship consideration.

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Hood College receives grant to combat sexual and domestic violence

Hood College has been awarded a $300,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women’s Campus Program.

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Loyola hosts Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz to develop and strengthen Baltimore businesses

Loyola University Maryland hosted an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz Nov. 2 and 3 to examine ways the University can engage with and support the entrepreneurial community of Baltimore in creating jobs.

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House amendment means Md. colleges unlikely to be affected by tax

A cause for concern for Maryland private colleges and universities could have been alleviated Monday evening by an amendment to the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Some Md. private universities would take a hit under tax proposal

Some Maryland colleges would have to pay taxes on investment earnings under the tax legislation proposed by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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President of MICUA on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced by the House Ways and Means Committee provides massive tax cuts for some while increasing college costs for students and families by $65 billion. Don’t take my word for it. Look at the Committee’s summary of the legislation. The bill eliminates student loan interest deductions, abolishes certain tax-preferred college savings accounts, and jettisons the Lifetime Learning tax credits.

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Loyola-Notre Dame Library opens new Makerspace

Loyola University Maryland students are now able to learn and create in a new technologically rich Makerspace in the Loyola-Notre Dame Library. The “do-it-yourself” creative area was unveiled to members of the Loyola and Notre Dame of Maryland University communities on Thursday, Oct. 26.

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Washington College announces partnership with Duke University

Environmental science and environmental studies students at Washington College will now have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years, thanks to a new partnership between Washington College and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

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New president celebrated at St. John's College

St. John’s College in Annapolis welcomed its new president, Panayiotis Kanelos, on Saturday afternoon in a celebration on campus that was in keeping with the small liberal arts school’s style.

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Former President Bill Clinton visits Johns Hopkins, urges action on opioid crisis

Former President Bill Clinton said in a speech Monday at the Johns Hopkins University that everyone can play a part in solving the killer opioid epidemic gripping the nation.

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Inauguration of President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

The Mount St. Mary’s University community will gather on Monday, October 23 to celebrate the inauguration of Timothy Trainor, Ph.D. as the 26th president of the university. The inauguration ceremony celebrates not only Retired Brigadier General Trainor’s formal installation as president, but also his leadership and accomplishments since joining the Mount in August 2016.

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Baltimore artist (& MICA alumna) Amy Sherald to paint Michelle Obama's official portrait

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004 and just joined the faculty there, has been commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Student drug awareness campaign begins with talk on the brain chemistry of addiction

Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Linda Gorman set the tone for her talk on drugs and brain chemistry Wednesday night with a clarifying statement.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University Announces New Board of Trustees Chair

Notre Dame of Maryland University Board of Trustees names longtime educator and community leader, Dr. Brenda Jews as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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Hood College, Carroll Community College sign enrollment agreement

Hood College and Carroll Community College signed an enrollment agreement Oct. 9 to ease the transition of CCC students in continuing their education at Hood.

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Matters of National Security (Washington College)

After completing a yearlong vetting process, four Washington College students have spent their summers with high security clearance working at three national security corporations and a government agency.

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McDaniel Interview Day a chance for students to practice, make connections

Students made their way around McDaniel College’s campus on a sunny fall day wearing business attire, many in dresses and heels, suits and ties.

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The Philosophy of Technology (St. John's College)

The advent of digital technology may have changed the way the world communicates and functions, but its origins date back centuries.

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(MICUA) congratulates Hood College on its 125 years of service and leadership: A Letter from MICUA's President

The Maryland Independent College & University Association (MICUA) congratulates Hood College on its 125 years of service and leadership as an outstanding institution of higher learning in the liberal arts tradition.

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MICA President Samuel Hoi Receives Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship

MICA President Samuel Hoi was just named a 2017-2018 Art of Change Fellow by the Ford Foundation. The fellowship program recognizes "visionary artists and cultural leaders in creating powerful works of art that help advance freedom, justice and inclusion, and strengthen our democracy," according to a statement released by the Foundation.

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The university project that led to the discovery of a long-lost Albanian alphabet (MICA)

Design Week: How did the idea for your thesis project come about?

Edon Muhaxheri: I came to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, US to study illustration practice, which is a programme for already developed illustrators. The course allows them to experiment within their existing field so I ended up focusing on mechanical toys, which before electricity was invented were known as automatons.

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DACA letter to Congressional members

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New health and fitness accelerator names first five members (Johns Hopkins)

Five startups have been selected to participate in the inaugural M-1 Ventures health and fitness-focused accelerator program based at Johns Hopkins University.

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Check out these games by MICA’s new game designer-in-residence

Earlier this week in Business Buzz, we told you that The Maryland Institute College of Art named Silver Spring native Lishan AZ its first ever Game Designer-in-Residence, and that she plans to work on an interactive experience on Baltimore’s public transportation, using smartphones and low-tech materials like notebooks and playing cards.

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State budget cuts target aid for Md. private college students

Grants to Maryland’s private colleges and universities will be cut by $2.1 million as part of $67.2 million in budget cuts announced by the state Thursday, forcing the schools to find money to replace grants promised to students.

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Hopkins incubator pairs startups with lawyers pro bono

When Nan Zhang decided to grow her company out of her alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, she knew to handle the science but not the business side.

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MICA names a Game Designer-in-Residence

The Maryland Institute College of Art named Lishan AZ its first ever Game Designer-in-Residence, another step forward for the school’s developing game design program.

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McDaniel College students feel excitement, nerves during new move-in

Carah Pennington, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, sat on her bed in a McDaniel College dorm room, petting her service dog, Daisy.

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Hood College celebrates beginning of 125th year

A new set of freshmen filed into Hood College’s Hodson Outdoor Theater donning their red beanies and ready to start their college journey.

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