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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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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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