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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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Johns Hopkins APL Included in Fast Company’s Top Workplaces List for Innovators

Fast Company magazine has added Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to its list of 50 best workplaces for innovators. Johns Hopkins APL said Monday it received the award in recognition of the laboratory’s support of high-risk experimentation and interdisciplinary engagement efforts.

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Hood College Cyber Partnership Wins National Award - Innovations in Cyber Security Education

Hood College's cyber pipeline has won the 2019 National CyberWatch Center's "Innovations in Cyber Security Education" award in the program development category.

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Message from Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president: We are Baltimore

Dear Members of the Loyola Community:

In recent days, the national conversation has focused on Baltimore, as many of us have seen disheartening comments from President Donald Trump. Those words do not reflect the city I know and love.

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Van Hollen, Cardin announce $600K+ to launch Chesapeake Regional Digital Health Exchange (Johns Hopkins University)

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced that Johns Hopkins University Technology Ventures (JHTV) division has been awarded more than $633,500 through the competitive i6 Challenge of the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center Receive Federal Grant Money

Two Maryland organizations received federal grants for their programs to increase growth and economic development by supporting entrepreneurship.

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Mellon Foundation Grants $800K to Washington College’s New Community History Initiative, Chesapeake Heartland

Washington College’s new community history initiative, Chesapeake Heartland: An African American Humanities Project, is gaining momentum with the announcement of an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, an $89,000 grant from the State of Maryland and a $100,000 gift from a private foundation.

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MICA Alumna and Baltimore-based photographer Akea Brionne Brown earns 14th Sondheim Artscape Prize

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) announced local photographer Akea Brionne Brown as the winner of this year’s Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The non-profit organization, which operates public arts festivals like this weekend’s Artscape, awarded Brown during a special ceremony and reception at the Walters Art Museum on July 13.

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The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health To House National Health Policy Research Scholars Center To Train Next Generation of Leaders

One of the country’s leading programs for health policy scholars will make the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health its home starting this summer. The Health Policy Research Scholars program is a four-year national leadership development program to train full-time doctoral students from non-clinical, academic disciplines with a policy focus who will build a culture of health in their disciplines and communities. The program’s center will be led by Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD, a professor in the School’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

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President Roger N. Casey Named Chair of Centennial Athletic Conference

McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey is the new chair of the Centennial Athletic Conference Presidents Council. He has also been appointed to the NCAA Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group.

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McDaniel College Graduate Students Assist Elementary-schoolers with Reading in Summer Clinic

One hot afternoon in July, a group of students were still working away studiously in the classrooms of Robert Moton Elementary School. Though they were young — second to fourth grade — they were plugging away at writing their memoirs.

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