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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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McDaniel again designated Military Friendly School

McDaniel College has been designated a Military Friendly School for the ninth consecutive year.

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Johns Hopkins astrophysicist and his team win Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics on Sunday for his research on the universe’s origin and expansion.

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Notre Dame, UB Law sign matriculation agreement

The University of Baltimore School of Law and Notre Dame of Maryland University signed a matriculation agreement Monday that will allow Notre Dame students to start attending law school after their junior year of classes.

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Mount St. Mary's professor earns byline in top scientific journal

An article in Nature, one of the world’s top academic publications, is considered a career-building accomplishment for any researcher. Patrick Lombardi achieved that goal faster than many of his peers when his work was published in the journal earlier this month.

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Jemicy School, Notre Dame of Md. to offer graduate teaching certificate in dyslexia

Jemicy School, the Owings Mills school that educates above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences, has entered into a partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University to offer a new 12-credit graduate Dyslexia Certificate Program.

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Washington Adventist University signs agreement with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to help students earn their doctoral degrees

Washington Adventist University (WAU) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) reached an agreement recently that will make it easier for WAU graduate psychology students to earn a doctoral degree so that they can provide holistic, professional psychology services that will improve community health.

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Loyola launches one-year MAT program

Beginning in summer 2018, Loyola University Maryland will offer a new full-time, one-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), leading to a master’s degree and initial teacher certification.

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Stevenson University Makes Admissions Process More Affordable

Stevenson University announced today the university will now allow students to self report their ACT or SAT scores for admission and scholarship consideration.

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Hood College receives grant to combat sexual and domestic violence

Hood College has been awarded a $300,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women’s Campus Program.

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Loyola hosts Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz to develop and strengthen Baltimore businesses

Loyola University Maryland hosted an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz Nov. 2 and 3 to examine ways the University can engage with and support the entrepreneurial community of Baltimore in creating jobs.

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House amendment means Md. colleges unlikely to be affected by tax

A cause for concern for Maryland private colleges and universities could have been alleviated Monday evening by an amendment to the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Some Md. private universities would take a hit under tax proposal

Some Maryland colleges would have to pay taxes on investment earnings under the tax legislation proposed by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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President of MICUA on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced by the House Ways and Means Committee provides massive tax cuts for some while increasing college costs for students and families by $65 billion. Don’t take my word for it. Look at the Committee’s summary of the legislation. The bill eliminates student loan interest deductions, abolishes certain tax-preferred college savings accounts, and jettisons the Lifetime Learning tax credits.

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