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Loyola Celebrates Class of 2019 at 167th Commencement

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees at Loyola University’s 167th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore.

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Arbutus native graduates from Washington College with $64,000 Sophie Kerr prize for writing

An English major from Arbutus whose writing explores gender, trauma and the body is this year’s winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize, an award for promising writers graduating from Washington College in Chestertown.

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JHU's BLocal effort drives millions of dollars into Baltimore's economy

Twenty-five local companies that came together pledging to create more economic opportunity in Baltimore report that after the first three years of that effort, they've committed to buying $50 million more from city and minority vendors than they had been and have hired more than 1,700 Baltimore residents.

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MICA Hosts its Annual ArtWalk

Don’t miss ArtWalk, the kick-off event for the annual Commencement Exhibition and celebration of MICA’s undergraduate class of 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Milton Hershey School and Mount St. Mary's University Partner to Support Low-Income, First-Generation College Students

Milton Hershey School and Mount St. Mary's University announced that they entered into a formal partnership to provide more focused support to help students from Milton Hershey School—many of whom are the first in their families to attend college—succeed at Mount St. Mary's University.

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Graduation advice: What St. John's College graduates have to say to us

On Sunday, 98 students from St. John’s College graduated in front of a crowd of family, friends and professors — at this college, tutor.

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Executive training/education important at any level (Loyola University Maryland)

During one of the first days of Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger Advanced Leadership Development Program, a prompt asked “What would success with this program look like? What would success in a year look like to you?”

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‘It’s A Life Changer’ | Goucher College’s Offer Maryland Prisoners Chance At A College Degree

There are nearly 18,000 men and women incarcerated in Maryland. According to research, the vast majority of those men and women will be released when they’ve served their sentence, but nearly half will end up back behind bars.

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McDaniel College to announce $10 million renovation of student center

McDaniel College is scheduled to unveil plans Friday afternoon for a $10 million renovation of the Decker College Center, according to a news release from the Westminster college.

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Maryland's small colleges saw the future, and it was bleak. Now, they're selling liberal arts with a twist. (Goucher, St. John's, & McDaniel)

At Goucher College, students no longer need to take the standard classes outside their major to graduate. Introduction to Biology has been eliminated. In its place: Disease and Discrimination, a course that crosses disciplines to explore the inequalities in access to health care. Introduction to Philosophy was dropped for Society in the Age of Intelligent Machines. Math has become Integrative Data Analytics.

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Student artists showing work in performances and on display at Carroll Community, McDaniel colleges

There is still time to catch some of the end-of-semester showcases of student artists and performers at Carroll Community College and McDaniel College.

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Washington College's bird banding lab joins international Motus Wildlife Tracking System

Washington College’s Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory has become part of an international network that is revolutionizing scientists’ ability to understand the lives and migratory patterns of birds, bats and even large insects.

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MICUA Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) Board of Trustees elected Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine, President of Hood College, to serve as Chair of the Board for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2019.  Dr. Chapdelaine was unanimously elected by the Board — which includes the presidents of its 15 member institutions —to guide the organization in implementing its strategic objectives.  

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The Imaging Science & Cancer Biology Symposium (Hood College)

The Imaging Science and Cancer Biology Symposium--the first in the Frederick National Laboratory-Hood College Life Sciences Symposium Series--will showcase the latest technologies and advances in imaging science across the spectrum from molecules to man. The symposium comes when revolutionary advances in imaging technologies offer new and powerful tools to elucidate cancer biology. These technologies hold promise for unprecedented insights into cancer biology and molecular therapeutics.

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Get ready for Gen Z, employers. First hint: They're not millennials. (McDaniel & Goucher)

When AT&T recruiters compete for young talent on college campuses, they want to show how the old telephone company has become a modern media firm. So they let students wear high-tech goggles and take a “virtual reality” walk through a typical day on the job. The employer also uses video interviews, texts and Snapchat to connect with potential young hires.

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'Understand the city': Loyola Maryland student walks the walk — across all of Baltimore's neighborhoods

It’s just past 8 a.m. Thursday, and Andrew Boyadjian already has some big plans for his 22nd birthday. He’ll eat lunch at The Lake (formerly The Roost) in Woodmere, then head to Dovecote Cafe in Reservoir Hill for dessert.

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Adrienne Jones elected Maryland's first African-American, female House speaker

A Maryland lawmaker made history on Wednesday when she became the first woman and first African-American elected as the state's House speaker.

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This D.C. designer visualized Fugazi’s entire career with cutting-edge infographics (MICA)

There’s a chance you may be connected to one of punk rock’s most influential groups.

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Mount St. Mary’s University and Saint John’s Catholic Prep Reach Unique Enrollment Agreement

When Mount St. Mary’s University (MSMU) welcomes its incoming class of first-year students to campus this fall, it will also include eight “seniors” from Saint John’s Catholic Prep (SJCP) in Frederick. In a unique partnership, both institutions have agreed that these students will be both college freshmen and high school seniors.

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St. John's College, Naval Academy partner for graduate studies program

The relationship between St. John’s College and the Naval Academy has traditionally been marked by an annual croquet match that pits the Annapolis institutions in a battle of wooden balls and wickets.

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Capital budget funds $9.1 million worth of history, infrastructure and addiction recovery (MSMU & Hood College)

The state plans to invest $9.1 million in Frederick County projects in the coming fiscal year.

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McDaniel’s 149th Commencement set for Saturday, May 25

McDaniel College announces its 149th Commencement to be held on Saturday, May 25. More than 600 graduate and undergraduate degrees are expected to be awarded during two ceremonies: Graduate ceremony begins at 9 a.m., followed by the Undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies take place on campus in Gill Center.

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Goucher Alumna, Odessa Goudy ’17, Receives NSF Research Fellowship

At Goucher, Goudy studied biochemistry and molecular biology and is currently a second-year graduate student in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Johns Hopkins University Makes the Largest Solar Power Commitment in Maryland

Johns Hopkins University has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its campuses with more than 250,000 megawatt-hours of solar power per year.

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MICA startups win $100,000 at annual competition

Five startups founded by students or recent alumni of the Maryland Institute College of Art won a total of $100,000 at the school’s annual UP/Start Venture Competition last week.

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Fulbright recipients abroad enjoy diverse learning, teaching, and cultural experiences

Quantum physics in Germany, novel writing in South Korea, and teaching English in Mongolia—these are some of the projects Johns Hopkins scholars are undertaking this year as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the government's flagship international educational exchange program.

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Virtual Bookstore to Save Goucher College Students Up to 70 Percent on Textbooks

This fall, students at Goucher College can save up to 70 percent off publisher list textbook prices thanks to the institution's partnership with eCampus.com. The liberal arts college in Baltimore, MD, selected eCampus.com's Virtual Bookstores in an effort to increase access to affordable course materials and streamline the ordering process, according to a news announcement.

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Drexel, Johns Hopkins combine for new research

The shared research interest in creative arts therapies between Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and the International Arts + Mind Lab of the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University has led to the decision to collaborate on new creative arts therapies utilizing virtual reality.

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MICA supported diversity with benefit student fashion show

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) hosted its the 26th Annual Benefit Fashion Show this weekend. Titled Catalyst, the runway event showcased 15 fashion lines from 18 of the university's students.

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Here’s a look at 11 Johns Hopkins student startups working in health, VR and beverages

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) students forming startups have gained resources like space, funding and programming in recent years, and a demo event held inside Remington’s FastForward U (FFU) Homewood space on Friday night provided a look at what some of them are building, from health and virtual reality businesses to new products for the lab.

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