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Hood, Frederick National Lab Will Renew Popular Scientific Symposium

Hood College and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research have partnered to cohost an annual scientific symposium in the tradition of the landmark Oncogene Meeting, a national fixture in Frederick for more than 20 years.

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Capitol Astronautical Engineering student projects aim for the skies…literally

As summer 2018 approaches, a group of engineering and computer science students at Capitol Technology University is awaiting a NASA rocket launch that will take their project into orbit.

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Janelle Holmboe selected for McDaniel VP of enrollment management

Janelle Holmboe has been selected as McDaniel’s new vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions following a nationwide search. She joins McDaniel in mid-July.

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FCC, Mount St. Mary's University announce reduced tuition agreement

Frederick Community College and Mount St. Mary's University have announced a partnership that gives FCC graduates reduced tuition to the Mount.

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Bill requires new sexual assault policies from Md. colleges

Universities in Maryland must develop sexual assault disciplinary provisions that allow students access to an attorney, set parameters for sexual assault proceedings and restrict the use of mediation in resolving these disputes, under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

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MICA student-led startups take home $105,000 in prizes at venture competition

A Maryland Institute College of Art alumna has won $30,000 in seed funding to support her health sciences illustration business.

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McDowell Hall, heart of St. John’s College campus, gets a makeover

McDowell Hall is the centerpiece of St. John’s College, dominating a small hill above Annapolis and nearby campus buildings.

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State Wide Opioid Crisis Yet to Penetrate the Hill

Despite never having to use them, all of the McDaniel campus safety officers carry NARCAN, the life-saving drug used to treat narcotic overdoses, and are trained to use it.

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Johns Hopkins continues to lead U.S. schools in research and development spending

Once again, Johns Hopkins University topped the list among U.S. universities for spending on research and development, with more than $2.4 billion in expenditures in 2016, according to the latest survey from the National Science Foundation.

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Years of service, measured in happy hours

During the first three months of the year, state lawmakers, lobbyists advocates and many others gather in Annapolis to create and debate legislation. Maryland’s 90-day General Assembly session is an intense period for those who work in the political world and a hard time for those people to find time to do much beyond the endless meetings, hearings, and social events that are scheduled.

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Washington College's new partnership sets goal of 10 billion new oysters by 2025

In less than 10 years, a large-scale partnership of organizations, businesses and colleges from Maryland and Virginia hopes to add 10 billion oysters to the Chesapeake Bay, improving water quality and helping the local economy.

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Boss Lady: MICA Alumna, Ramsey Naito ’92, up for Academy Award for the animated movie The Boss Baby

Change is good, as long as you are inspired.

At least, that’s what Ramsey Ann Naito ’92, an Academy Award-nominated producer and advocate of women in the animation industry, believes.

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MICUA Presents Presidents’ Award to Speaker Busch

Earlier today, the presidents of the State’s independent colleges and universities presented Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, with the prestigious Presidents’ Award for his devotion to college access and the advancement of knowledge.

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Program Thrives with Johns Hopkins Mentors

Swimming laps in the pool at East Baltimore’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Alvin Winn often thinks about how, exactly, his lungs function. “I’m on the swim team,” the 10th-grader explains. “It makes me think a lot about breathing and what happens when people have difficulty with it.”

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Hood Announces The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business

Hood College announced the establishment of The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business today.

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Mount St. Mary's University Names Kraig Sheetz as Dean of School of Natural Science and Mathematics

Following a national search, Mount St. Mary’s University has named Col. Kraig Sheetz, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics, effective in the summer of 2018.

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Bike share rides into Towson with rollout on university campuses

Towson University and Goucher College students have a new option for getting around campus that some residents of neighboring communities hope will relieve some parking congestion in greater Towson.

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Johns Hopkins-born pharma company raising $40.5 million, hunting for lab space

A Baltimore biotechnology company is raising up to $40.5 million and working to develop pharmaceutical technology born out of Johns Hopkins University.

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Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Voices from the Field and Strategies for Change

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) welcomes Bree Picower, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Montclair State University, for her lecture, “Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Voices from the Field and Strategies for Change” on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6:45 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

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Washington College students teach green chemistry at high school

Through a new collaboration, Washington College chemistry students are teaming up with Kent County High School to teach the basic principles of green chemistry and the dangers of harsh chemicals getting into the environment.

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Flatlands exhibit showcases young artist's complex compositions and color

Artist Hannah Leighton’s goal is to bring joy to people when they look at her paintings. To accomplish this, she uses a bright, upbeat palette and a lot of movement in the composition of her work.

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McDaniel student gets life experience in Maryland Public Television internship

For some at McDaniel College, Jan Term was a chance to take a new type of class, be it one that teaches how to cope with stress or one that thrusts students into the theater experience.

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Investor Bill Miller promises $75 million to Johns Hopkins University philosophy department

For legendarily successful stockpicker William H. “Bill” Miller III, the question was not so much philosophical as practical.

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Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. awards grants to Hood

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. has awarded Hood College grants for a Summer Reading Clinic and the second phase in constructing the Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. Multimedia Center.

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Stevenson University Announces the Appointment of Tiffany Sanchez as Vice President for Student Affairs

Stevenson University announces the appointment of Tiffany Sanchez as Vice President for Student Affairs. Sanchez has most recently served as Interim Dean of Student Life at Johns Hopkins University. She starts on February 15, 2018.

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Baltimore artist, and MICA alumna, Amy Sherald's Michelle Obama portrait to be unveiled next month

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama will have its official unveiling Feb. 12 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

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Maryland colleges join effort to collect data on biomedical students' career outcomes

With so few biomedical graduate students going on to find jobs in academia after earning their degrees, two Maryland universities are joining a coalition of research institutions to track their career outcomes and inform prospective students.

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Loyola students use microfinance to help local entrepreneurs with support from OneMain Financial

Loyola University Maryland undergraduate students in the Sellinger School of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences have been working on a microfinance program, the York Road Microfinance Initiative, which provides business consulting services and encourages microfinancing options in the local community.

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One of Largest Historical Collections in Maryland to Be Better Preserved Through Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The Hugh J. Phillips Library at Mount St. Mary’s University, which houses collections with medieval and early modern manuscripts dating from 1320 to 1700 as well as records on early Maryland history and Catholicism in America, has been awarded a Preservation Assistance for Smaller Institutions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a comprehensive preservation assessment.

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Colleges Offer Campus Programs For Low-Income Students

As a first-generation student with two immigrant parents who work as nail technicians, Karen Zheng based her college decision on which school offered the most support financially and academically.

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