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Maryland, Too, Has Viable Alternative to ‘Free’ College

Letter to the Editor from Washington College President, Sheila Bair.

TTo the Editor:

I read with interest and enthusiasm SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s recent commentary, “Free College? The U.S. Should Look at State Models That Are Already Working” (The Chronicle, August 16). Finding realistic, timely answers to the problems of student-loan debt and college affordability is going to take much more than throwing “free” around as a viable solution, and Chancellor Zimpher’s examples of SUNY’s proactive models are an excellent start.


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New Internship Program Comes to Kent County

Washington College and Kent County have teamed up to create “Innovation Internships” for college students. The program offers interns the opportunity to expand their professional experience while giving businesses owners the chance to engage and develop the future workforce. With 1,500 undergraduates each year, there is an entire group of future workers available to these businesses that can gain fresh perspectives from interns.

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On the job with (JHU's) summer interns

Like most teenagers, Kayla Washington and Jevaugh Anderson have watched a lot of videos on YouTube and recorded their own quick clips using their smartphones. But they had never handled a professional video camera, written a script, or conducted an interview until they spent the summer at Johns Hopkins.

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Giving Back, One Cyber Scholarship at a Time

When students studying cybersecurity return to Capitol Technology University in Maryland this fall, cash scholarships donated by a former adjunct professor will aid at least two of them.

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2016 Carroll Biz Challenge finalist: Two McDaniel students hope to brew up a win for kombucha make their mark in Biz Challenge

When McDaniel students Tyler Van Dyke and Jeb Shingler make their pitch at the Carroll Biz Challenge later this month, it will mark the second time the pair has competed in such a challenge in four months.

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Johns Hopkins tests EpiWatch app on Apple Watch to track seizures

Doctors at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have begun testing an app on the Apple Watch to help people with epilepsy monitor seizures.

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Carroll Community College partners with universities (including Stevenson Univeristy) for nursing program

A partnership between three Maryland universities and Carroll County's community college are making it easier for nurses to keep up with industry standards. Carroll Community College signed a memorandum of understanding this summer with Towson, Stevenson and Frostburg universities that will allow students working toward an associate degree in nursing to accelerate their studies to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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Loyola names 2016 Business Leader of the Year

Loyola University Maryland has chosen Johns Hopkins Health System President Ronald Peterson as the 2016 Business Leader of the Year for his lifelong dedication to the growth and innovation of Hopkins. Loyola will honor Peterson at its annual Business Leader of the Year dinner on Nov. 7 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.

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A one-year report from Hood College's president

On July 1, I celebrated my first anniversary as Hood College’s 11th president. One of the many rewards of this position has been the warm welcome I have received from the Frederick community. I am deeply grateful for the hospitality and support that have been shown to me and Hood over the past year.

During this time, I have come to recognize and appreciate the long history of positive and mutually beneficial relations between the college and the community.

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Damming Student Debt: One Liberal-Arts College’s Approach

Sheila C. Bair is familiar with the hardships that debt can bring. For five years, including during the subprime-mortgage crisis, she served as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. A year ago she became president of Washington College, a 234-year-old private nonprofit institution in Maryland, and she has turned more of her attention to student-loan debt. How can students, especially those from poorer families, get a good liberal-arts education and not pay too high a price for it? She shares her strategies here.


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Loyola University revamps MBA program to give students more real-world experience

Loyola University Maryland's business school is revising its MBA program in an effort to better prepare students for the workplace.

These revisions, effective this fall semester, will include new graduation requirements, introduce more hybrid, online and evening courses and will place an emphasis on developing the communication skills of the school's students.

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How Goucher’s President is Rethinking the Way Students Experience College

Goucher College President Jose Antonio Bowen says he wants to reinvent higher education at the Towson liberal arts school.


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Johns Hopkins offers $36,000 to employees to buy homes in Baltimore development

Johns Hopkins University will give dozens of its employees $36,000 grants toward buying a house in the East Baltimore Development Inc. development during a one-day sale on September 10.

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Computer game improves children's math performance

Parents whose children struggle with math may have new reason to be hopeful: A recent study at the Johns Hopkins University suggests that young people can improve their performance by carrying out a few simple computer exercises unrelated to numbers or math symbols.

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Baltimore author Mikita Brottman 'serious as a heart attack'

An off-white piano sits in the living room of Mikita Brottman's apartment in the Belvedere Hotel. On a shelf is a glass jar containing a piglet pickled in formaldehyde. There's an antique metal bird cage, an old dress form and a collection of preserved beetles with jewel-colored shells.

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Towson neighbors wary of Goucher College bid for commercial zoning

Goucher College in Towson faces concern and opposition from neighbors over its proposal to rezone more than 8 acres near the campus entrance for commercial use.

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McDaniel reading clinic fosters education, enjoyment for young students

Rooms were decorated with maps and flags, Olympic rings hanging. No, the Olympics didn't come early this year to Carroll County.

It was the final week of the McDaniel College Reading Clinic, themed this year after the summer event set to start in August. The classes were held at Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster.

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Leadership lessons from McDaniel help mold top Md. teachers

For many, teaching is more than just a job. Countless hours go into the profession — not only in preparing lessons, but also the time spent in continuing education to become a better instructor.

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The Daily Record’s 2016 “20 in their Twenties” list

Half of the The Daily Record's 20 in their twenties list are graduates of MICUA member institutions.

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Building a better 3D printer

Entrepreneurs-in-residence are teaching MICA community members how to build, program, and repair their own 3D printers.

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Prisoners to Get 'Second Chance Pell'

After receiving 200 applications, U.S. Education Department releases a list of colleges that will offer need-based grants to prisoners pursuing a degree.


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Goucher Chosen to Join Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Goucher was one of 67 colleges and universities selected nationally to participate in the Department of Education's Second Chance Pell pilot program which will allow incarcerated Americans to access Pell Grants to pursue post- secondary education.

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Trailblazing Women:Elizabeth Galbut, Founding Partner Sogal Ventures & A-Level Capital

Elizabeth Galbut is the Founding Partner of two start-up venture capital firms, SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital. During Elizabeth’s graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University & Maryland Institute College of Art, Elizabeth consulted with hundreds of start-ups and identified the lack of pre-seed funding as the major issue preventing these startups from succeeding. To solve this, she co-founded A-Level Capital, the student-led venture capital firm powered by Johns Hopkins students. With a team of 24 student investment team members, A-Level Capital aims to invest in 80 JHU student and young alumni startups in the next five years.

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Loyola/Notre Dame Library becomes member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library (LNDL) will become an affiliate member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium on July 1, 2016.

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Message from Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president: Tragedy in Orlando

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola University Maryland, sent the following message to Loyola students and employees on June 13, 2016:

Dear Members of the Loyola Community:

The mass shooting in Orlando this weekend is a horrific act of hate and terrorism, and we are called to respond with righteous anger, conviction, and courage.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University joins consortium with the University System of Maryland, the first private academic library to join its ranks

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) announced today that the Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) will now serve as an Affiliate Member of the University of Maryland System and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. LNDL becomes the first private academic library in the state invited to join USMAI.

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Maryland pushes biotechnology with new centers of excellence

The Maryland Department of Commerce and the state's leading research universities will collaborate on new centers of excellence in biomanufacturing and transformative medicine.

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Washington Adventist University Student and Professor Receive National Recognition in Social Work

National social work awards were recently presented to a professor and student at Washington Adventist University (WAU) by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), DC Chapter. The NASW is the largest professional association of social workers in the world, and the only organization dedicated to advocating for the entire profession of social work and the populations they serve.


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Local student leaders excel at Maryland Student Legislature session

The Maryland Student Legislature session was held April 29 through May 1 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Students from nine universities and colleges across the state joined together to write, research and debate issues of local, state and national importance.

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City enters $60 million, 10-year agreement with Baltimore institutions to help fund public services

The city has signed a $60 million agreement with 14 nonprofit hospitals, colleges and universities to help pay for public safety and other essential city services over the next decade, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake announced Tuesday.


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