Kim Johnson, media specialist at South Carroll High School, has been named the 2017 Maryland School Librarian of the Year by the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) for her exemplary service and outstanding achievements in the field of school library media.
Campus Compact announced that Stevenson University junior Cory Ott is one of two students nationwide to earn a full scholarship to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency (LATP) program for Fall 2017.
The Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John’s College has appointed Panayiotis (Peter) Kanelos, dean of Christ College at Valparaiso University, as president of the college’s Annapolis campus. The appointment is effective July 1, 2017. Kanelos will succeed Christopher B. Nelson following his retirement on June 30, after serving as president for 26 years.
Loyola University Maryland raised $241,215 from 1,508 donors during the third-annual Greyhounds Give one-day of giving on April 20. Gifts primarily benefitted the Evergreen Fund, which provides immediate support to the numerous initiatives, programs, offices, and departments at the core of Loyola’s mission.
Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute will continue its efforts to control and eliminate malaria in Africa with a seven-year, $10 million federal grant.
A new majority took over the Howard County school board in December and passed sweeping measures to assert its authority over superintendent Renee Foose.
Two Notre Dame of Maryland University students are among those that have been chosen to design and undertake Projects for Peace. Micah Castelo and Lorelie Elaine Soriano submitted one of the 120 winning projects that are being awarded $10,000 each for implementation this summer.
Four McDaniel students have received prestigious Fulbright awards for the 2017–2018 academic year. Seniors Ema Barnes and Jaime Calderon and graduate students Mariah Ligas and Maggie Myers have been named Fulbright finalists for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) to teach English in the Czech Republic, Andorra, Romania and South Korea, respectively.
Donald Trump sets the bar very high, but the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo presides over a state with a rich diversity of educational institutions. But he also presides over a state, like all states, where many students don’t complete college and where many are unprepared for the information economy.
Baltimore entrepreneur and investor Paul Palmieri and his wife, Diane, alumni of Mount St. Mary's University, are donating $1 million to establish the Palmieri Center for Entrepreneurship at the school.
Three McDaniel College students came away with national awards and scholarships this semester.
McDowell County, W. Va., isn’t the most popular spring break destination by any measure, but don’t tell that to the 13 McDaniel students, led by senior Jeb Shingler and professor Mona Becker, who grabbed warm clothes, solid shoes and work gloves before heading to this impoverished region of southern Appalachia for their mid-semester R&R.
When administrators at Loyola University Maryland learned America's favorite weatherman, Al Roker, would be visiting the campus, they recruited peppy students, a cappella singers, and even the ukulele club to ensure a clamorous welcome for the Today show crew when they land at the airport Wednesday.