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McDaniel Innovation Challenge winner focused on untapped market for women in STEM

Rachael Fox found the seed of a $10,000 business pitch buried in mud and pond water.

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In Honor of Speaker Busch

On Sunday, April 7, House Speaker Michael E. Busch died at the age of 72 from pneumonia. His passing hung heavy on Sine Die – April 8, the last day of the 2019 Session of the Maryland General Assembly.

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Program helps prepare low-income students for success at some of the nation's top colleges

The Johns Hopkins CTY Scholars Class of 2019 is made up of 35 high school seniors from around the country. Many of them come from single-parent families, or unsafe neighborhoods, or work part-time jobs to help their families make ends meet. Their average household income is $36,000.

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Program helps prepare low-income students for success at some of the nation's top colleges (Johns Hopkins)

The Johns Hopkins CTY Scholars Class of 2019 is made up of 35 high school seniors from around the country. Many of them come from single-parent families, or unsafe neighborhoods, or work part-time jobs to help their families make ends meet. Their average household income is $36,000.

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WBAL-TV 11 to broadcast 'Project CommUNITY-CommUNITY Conversations' Taped at Loyola University Maryland

WBAL-TV 11 will broadcast a one-hour prime-time special focusing on many of the issues facing Baltimore today.

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Mike Busch: Maryland's speaker, but Annapolis' delegate dies

Maryland Speaker of the House Mike Busch was a powerful statewide politician who always found time and money to help his home — Annapolis and wider Anne Arundel County — with sports, parks and the arts.

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McDaniel College Launches Engineering Track, Plus Dual-Degree Option with Washington University in St. Louis

Starting Fall 2019, students will have the option to earn a bachelor’s degree in physics with a specialization in engineering in addition to a second degree, bachelor’s or master’s, in engineering at Washington University in St. Louis

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Hood College Partners with Google to Offer Courses in Foundations of Computer Science

Hood College is partnering with Google to offer a series of classes that teach the foundations of computer and data science through hands-on, project-based coursework.

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MICA'S Fiber Department Multi Media event class debuts Perspectives on Textile and Place through Annual Fashion Showcase

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents "You Are Here," a Multi Media Event a debut of the work of 12 MICA students in the Fiber Department’s yearlong Multi Media Event I and II course. The annual showcase of student-designed fashions and performance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26 and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in BBOX, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave.

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Carroll Community College and McDaniel College arrange transfer agreement for education degree programs

Education students at Carroll Community College — future teachers and administrators — will have an easier time continuing their education close to home at McDaniel College.

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Influential Marylanders: Ronald J. Daniels (Johns Hopkins)

Ronald J. Daniels has been a champion of community engagement since he became president of Johns Hopkins University, the nation’s first research university, in 2009.

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Influential Marylanders: Dr. Roger N. Casey (McDaniel College)

As a first-generation college student who grew up in a rural part of South Carolina, Dr. Roger N. Casey notes higher education changed his life.

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Influential Marylanders: Samuel Hoi (MICA)

The ultimate goal of Samuel Hoi’s work including as president of the Maryland Institute College of Art is to safeguard and preserve fundamental art and design education and have others value and appreciate the roles of educators.

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Student Spotlight: Kielce Gussie to Study Church Communication in Rome (Mount St. Mary's University)

After completing her Mount undergraduate degree in theology in May, Kielce Gussie, C'19, will head to the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome to study Church communication in the university's licentiate program. Affectionately known as Santa Croce ("Holy Cross" in Italian), the university is not just a school for seminarians and priests. Approximately 25 percent of students are from the laity and 21 percent are women.

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Kiel Mutschelknaus’ Space Type Generators let you make hypnotic animations right from your browser (MICA)

I recently found myself entranced by a series of type generators — websites that allow you to create experimental animated type, then transform them into personal pieces of moving art. It’s easy to lose track of time playing with all the settings. And if you get frustrated (and I honestly don’t believe you can because they’re so fun) there are presets you can toggle to help.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Marie Nolan Earns Career Achievement Award in Palliative Care

Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, professor and executive vice dean for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON), received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. The award celebrates Nolan’s major contributions to research, theory, and education in nursing and interdisciplinary palliative care.

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Stevenson University Raises Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol awareness at Stevenson University educates students about the harmful effects and consequences of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse is a national campus epidemic, and education about it is crucial for students.

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Two events to celebrate a century of ROTC, military science at McDaniel College

Two events in early April will highlight the longstanding relationship between McDaniel College and the U.S. Army, the April 2 SmartTALK conversation with Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, who began his army career in McDaniel’s ROTC program, and the April 6 Green Terror Battalion 100th Anniversary Gala, which celebrates a century of ROTC at McDaniel.

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To survive, small colleges are rethinking the liberal arts (Goucher College & St. John's College)

Hiram College, located in a historic northeast Ohio village whose 1,200 residents are in equal numbers with the student body, has long had a progressive tilt.

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McDaniel College Hosts Program Helping Immigrant Students Transition To Life In The U.S. (VIDEO)

At McDaniel College, a program is helping immigrant students transition to life in the United States.

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Loyola’s study abroad programs ranked No. 3 in nation among master’s institutions

Loyola University Maryland is ranked No. 3 in the nation among master’s institutions that had the most students who studied abroad in mid-length programs for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Students become the experts during crime scene investigation challenge (Mount St. Mary's University)

On the campus of Mount St. Mary’s University, about 100 students were the experts on a crime scene.

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Hood Students Helping Women in Need

When seven students from Hood College learned that feminine hygiene products are one of the most highly requested items in homeless shelters and are also one of the least donated, they decided to launch Project Astraea. Due to the stigma surrounding menstruation, we have been trained not to think about tampons or pads. However, Project Astraea aims to end unequal access to feminine hygiene products by bringing light to an underrepresented problem and connecting donors, non-profits, organizations, and those in need.

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MICA receives $30K grant to support printmaking programs

The Maryland Institute College of Art has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its programming around a historic Baltimore printing collection.

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Mount St. Mary's hosts opioid lecture

David Brooks gets the hardest substance use disorder cases. Brooks runs Brooks Behavioral Services LLC, which has offices in Frederick and Thurmont. At his offices, he works to help those with substance use disorder find the root cause of their addiction rather than treat the symptoms, he said in a March 13 lecture about opioids at Mount St. Mary’s University’s Frederick campus.

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Carroll Community College, McDaniel College sign transfer agreement

Officials from Carroll Community College and McDaniel College announced a new articulation agreement Monday making it easier for Carroll students to transfer and complete course work for bachelor’s degrees in elementary education or the secondary education/PreK-12 education minor at McDaniel.

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Evergreen Museum and Library names new director and curator (Johns Hopkins and Stevenson)

Lori Beth Finkelstein, a museum educator who most recently worked at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, has been appointed the new director and curator of Evergreen Museum and Library. She assumed the role today.

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Medical students in Maryland celebrate residency placements on Match Day (Johns Hopkins University)

For the past decade, the Vasiljevic sisters have been inseparable. Katarina, 27, and Marija, 26, both attended Johns Hopkins University, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in neurology.

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Loyola announces winners of 12th annual Loyola Literacy Leadership Awards

Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education announced this year’s winners of the Literacy Leader Award and Educator of the Year Award.

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President Andrea E. Chapdelaine Named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2019

The Daily Record named Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., president of Hood College, to its 2019 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

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