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MICUA Partners with NARCAN to Halt Opioid Overdoses

Through a collaboration between MICUA and Adapt Pharma, the maker of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, thirteen independent colleges and universities in Maryland will have to access to life-saving medication to treat known or suspected opioid overdoses. MICUA institutions that partner with Adapt Pharma will receive eight free applications of the overdose-reversing drug.

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Johns Hopkins receives $150 million pledge to establish forum for civil discussion

The Johns Hopkins University will establish a forum for the civil discussion of divisive issues with a $150 million gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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(St. John's College) The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

A recent Pew Research Center survey of 1,408 technology and education professionals suggested that the most valuable skills in the future will be those that machines can’t yet easily replicate, like creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, adaptability and collaboration. In short, people need to learn how to learn, because the only hedge against a fast-changing world is the ability to think, adapt and collaborate well.

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MICUA Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) Board of Trustees elected Dr. Roger Casey, President of McDaniel College, to serve as Chair of the Board for a second two-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

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Goucher College will move dorms to make room for new buildings

Later this week, a nearly 1,200-ton, stone-and-concrete building should roll 800 feet across the campus of Goucher College in Towson.

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Hopkins, Maryland among top universities granted patents

Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland rank among the top universities in the world at being granted utility patents, according to a list compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

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Two Mount St. Mary’s University Students Awarded Places on Prestigious Fulbright Summer Institutes

Mount St. Mary’s University students Elizabeth Boyle, C’19, and Sydney Johnson, C’19, have been selected for Fulbright Summer Institute programs, some of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarships in the world.

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Johns Hopkins names 11 Idea Lab challenge winners addressing community needs

Johns Hopkins University will fund 11 community projects focused on diversity and the environment as part of the school’s annual Idea Lab challenge.

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Podcast: MICA president on growth, new degree programs

MICA is growing — literally — to new heights.

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St. John's Tops List for PhDs

St. John’s College was ranked first in the nation for graduating alumni who receive PhDs in the humanities, beating out every other liberal arts college in the United States.

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Stevenson University to Acquire 117-Acre Rosewood Property from the State of Maryland

The sale of the former Rosewood Center property in Owings Mills to Stevenson University was approved by Maryland’s Board of Public Works during its June 7 meeting in Annapolis. Stevenson, per the sales agreement, will use State grants totaling $16 million to complete the environmental abatement and remediation of the Rosewood site before the State transfers final deed to the property.

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Affordable, but Not Free

Recent proposals to make higher education tuition- or debt-free have had huge price tags attached -- hundreds of millions of dollars, in the case of plans put forward by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign. But a report released today lays out a very different approach to college affordability, with a much smaller -- and arguably more attainable -- sticker price.

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MICA's new bookstore to include art market and children's workshops

The Maryland Institute College of Art plans to move its shop for selling textbooks and art supplies, and remodel it into a space with galleries and areas for how-to workshops.

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Washington College names new president

The Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors has named Kurt M. Landgraf as the next president of the college.

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Timothy Trainor Appointed 26th President of Mount St. Mary’s University

The Board of Trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University today announced the permanent appointment of Timothy Trainor, Ph.D., as president of the university. Trainor, who has been serving in an interim capacity over the past year, was the unanimous selection of both the Board of Trustees and the cross-campus Selection Committee.

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Johns Hopkins to offer more need-based aid in 2017-18

As tuition rises, Johns Hopkins University will offer its largest aid package in the school’s history, increasing total student aid by 9 percent to $99 million.

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Carroll County woman wins Washington College's $66,000 writing prize

A passing conversation with a chemistry teacher at Manchester Valley High School set Catalina Righter on a path that led Friday to her winning one of writing's most lucrative prizes.

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Loyola receives $105,000 gift from T. Rowe Price Foundation to support York Road Initiative

Loyola University Maryland has received a $105,000 gift from the T. Rowe Price Foundation to support work with community residents, neighborhood organizations, and businesses in the development of a shared vision for strengthening the Greater Govans/York Road corridor communities.

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JHU's Daniels to co-chair steering committee for Maryland economic development initiative

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels will co-chair the steering committee for a new statewide economic development strategy initiative focused on accelerating growth in the life sciences and cybersecurity industries in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today.

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A Year After Controversy Toppled Its Divisive President, Mount St. Mary’s Forges Ahead

Behind Timothy E. Trainor’s desk here is a small white placard bearing the Mount St. Mary’s University logo and a simple phrase: "Forward! Together as one."

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Notre Dame's Clothesline Project Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Dr. Susan Barber, a retired associate professor of history at Notre Dame, started the project on campus back in 1997 as part of her Introduction Women’s Studies class in collaboration with the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, Maryland. Since then, the Clothesline Project has become an integral part of the campus community, reflecting the university’s mission of social justice and women’s empowerment through education.

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McDaniel School Librarianship graduate named Md. School Librarian of the Year

Kim Johnson, media specialist at South Carroll High School, has been named the 2017 Maryland School Librarian of the Year by the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) for her exemplary service and outstanding achievements in the field of school library media.

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Kanelos Named President of St. John’s College

The Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John’s College has appointed Panayiotis (Peter) Kanelos, dean of Christ College at Valparaiso University, as president of the college’s Annapolis campus. The appointment is effective July 1, 2017. Kanelos will succeed Christopher B. Nelson following his retirement on June 30, after serving as president for 26 years.

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Loyola Greyhounds Give 2017: $241,000 raised from 1,500 donors

Loyola University Maryland raised $241,215 from 1,508 donors during the third-annual Greyhounds Give one-day of giving on April 20. Gifts primarily benefitted the Evergreen Fund, which provides immediate support to the numerous initiatives, programs, offices, and departments at the core of Loyola’s mission.

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Hopkins gets $10 million federal grant to continue efforts to control, end malaria

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute will continue its efforts to control and eliminate malaria in Africa with a seven-year, $10 million federal grant.

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Howard board, superintendent in legal battle as they run county school system

A new majority took over the Howard County school board in December and passed sweeping measures to assert its authority over superintendent Renee Foose.

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Projects for Peace Grant Awarded to Two NDMU Students

Two Notre Dame of Maryland University students are among those that have been chosen to design and undertake Projects for Peace. Micah Castelo and Lorelie Elaine Soriano submitted one of the 120 winning projects that are being awarded $10,000 each for implementation this summer.

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Four McDaniel students receive Fulbright awards to teach abroad

Four McDaniel students have received prestigious Fulbright awards for the 2017–2018 academic year. Seniors Ema Barnes and Jaime Calderon and graduate students Mariah Ligas and Maggie Myers have been named Fulbright finalists for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) to teach English in the Czech Republic, Andorra, Romania and South Korea, respectively.

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The New York Times Op-Ed: The Cuomo College Fiasco

Donald Trump sets the bar very high, but the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo presides over a state with a rich diversity of educational institutions. But he also presides over a state, like all states, where many students don’t complete college and where many are unprepared for the information economy.

 

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