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Washington College president says he will retire in 2010

Washington College president says he will retire in 2010

The president of Washington College says he will retire in 2010 after one more academic year.  Baird Tipson has been president since 2004 and says he's ready to enjoy reading, writing, volunteering in higher education and spending time with his new grandson.

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MICA Alumna Christina Ralls '08 Contributes to Award-Winning Public Project

MICA Alumna Christina Ralls '08 Contributes to Award-Winning Public Project

Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth, a series of public initiatives by the University of Baltimore that includes work by MICA alumna and community artist Christina Ralls '08 (MA in Community Arts), has won the National Council on Public History's 2009 Outstanding Project Award. 

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JHM Sets New Policy on Industry Interactions

JHM Sets New Policy on Industry Interactions

Johns Hopkins Medicine has adopted a new policy that significantly limits interactions with industry while ensuring effective, principled and appropriate partnerships with drug and medical device makers.

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Transfer Professionals Day Slated for May 8, 2009

Transfer Professionals Day Slated for May 8, 2009

As part of our efforts to continuously encourage the sharing of best practices designed to meet the ongoing needs of higher education students in the state, the University System of Maryland’s Office of Academic Affairs will host Transfer Professionals Day on Friday, May 8, 2009.  

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Veterans, colleges should begin preparing for Post-9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

Veterans, colleges should begin preparing for Post-9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

Veterans interested in taking advantage of one of the best educational benefit programs since World War II should begin applying to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Post-9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 beginning May 1, 2009. Maryland’s two- year and four-year public and independent colleges and universities who do not already know about the program should be ready as well, according to officials at the Maryland Higher Education Commission. 

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Tuition freeze to stay in place: House eyes state aid cuts

Tuition freeze to stay in place: House eyes state aid cuts

Maryland’s lawmakers appear poised to maintain a tuition freeze at public universities for a fourth straight year. But at the same time the House of Delegates is considering slashing state aid for private colleges and universities—a prospect which troubles some educators and lawmakers.

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Capitol College reduces summer tuition rates

Capitol College reduces summer tuition rates
In order to continue providing access to a quality, affordable and practical education in these difficult economic times, Capitol College will reduce undergraduate tuition rates by 1/3 for the 2009 summer semester.

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Tight Leash

Tight Leash

Just when they need money most, some colleges and universities are incapable of tapping their rainy day funds.  Currently, 21 states are still governed by decades-old laws that restrict endowment spending, according to the Uniform Law Commission. With revenues drying up for many colleges, these regulations are likely to result in fewer scholarships being awarded next year at some institutions, according to fund raisers and legal analysts.

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College for All

College for All

President Obama issued a powerful challenge to his own administration and to individual citizens Tuesday night, calling on every American to "commit" to attending at least one year of college so that the country can reclaim its mantle as the best educated nation in the world.

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Public Funding Private Schools

Public Funding Private Schools

The state's relatively modest support for independent colleges and universities is an investment that pays significant dividends. Maryland's colleges and universities, both public and independent, are the envy of other states, in no small part because of smart public policies such as the Sellinger program.

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Sellinger School Launches New Executive MBA Curriculum

Sellinger School Launches New Executive MBA Curriculum

The faculty of Loyola College in Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management has approved unanimously a new curriculum for the School’s Executive MBA program, a cohort-style graduate degree for individuals with significant management and leadership experience.  

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Hiring freeze at 2 Hopkins schools could last 3 years

Hiring freeze at 2 Hopkins schools could last 3 years

Despite the success of a massive fundraising campaign that ended with the conclusion of 2008, Johns Hopkins University officials say a poor economy has forced them to put in place a hiring freeze for its arts & sciences and engineering schools that could last two to three years.

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College Goal Sunday prepares students for college in pleasant environment

College Goal Sunday prepares students for college in pleasant environment

Students interested in attending college who need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form can participate in a free one-day event called College Goal Sunday in which experts can help students and families provide advice on filling out the form.  

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Nursing schools trying to remedy expansion maladies

Nursing schools trying to remedy expansion maladies

The University of Maryland School of Nursing turned away 150 qualified students last fall seeking entry.  And the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is maxed out of space at its current 100,000-square-foot building in East Baltimore.

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Commission recommends big boost in college funding

Commission recommends big boost in college funding

A Maryland commission on the funding of higher education is recommending a substantial boost in state money to its colleges and universities -- increasing it by $70 million every year for the next decade.

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