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How to Woo Capitol Hill? Johns Hopkins Is Putting On a Research Extravaganza

Marcy Davis had her elevator pitch down. Huge deficits in reading ability had made it harder for Baltimore’s high-school students to succeed, she said, practicing into a computer screen on Monday morning. But a semester-long reading lab for ninth graders had helped them build vocabulary and read more fluently. That work, funded by the Department of Education, was making a difference.

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Kent Devereaux Appointed 12th President of Goucher College

The Board of Trustees of Goucher College today announced that it has selected Kent Devereaux to become the College’s 12th President by unanimous vote last evening. He will assume the office of President on July 1, 2019.

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Hood College's Frederick Food Security Network Awarded Grants to Expand Operations

Hood College’s Frederick Food Security Network (FFSN) has been awarded two grants to help maintain and expand its community gardens.

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Johns Hopkins University's 21st Century Cities Initiative funds 15 new urban research projects both local and global

Johns Hopkins University's 21st Century Cities Initiative, a hub for urban research, recently awarded 15 seed grants to faculty and doctoral researchers pursuing projects in Baltimore and beyond.

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Mount St. Mary's University Announces $6 Million in Transformational Gifts to Athletics

Mount St. Mary's University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. announced today that John J. and Patrick J. Rooney, both C'60, and their spouses JoAnn and Sandy, respectively, have given a total of $6 million for a state-of-the-art facility that will promote growth and enhanced performances for the Mount's Division I athletic program as well as increased intramural sport and recreational opportunities for all students.

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Loyola names Brightview Senior Living CEO Marilynn Duker as 2019 Business Leader of the Year

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management named Marilynn Duker, Chief Executive Officer at Brightview Senior Living, the 2019 Business Leader of the Year. The award honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization.

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Baltimore firm raises $110 million to bring Johns Hopkins' cancer-detecting blood test to market

A newly formed Baltimore company has raised $110 million to develop and commercialize a cancer-detecting blood test, created by Johns Hopkins researchers, that doctors would give patients during routine physicals.

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Over $6 million in Nursing grants awarded by MHEC

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that nearly $6.2 million was awarded for 17 Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at nine Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II).

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Hood Graduates 500 Students During 122nd Commencement Ceremony

Approximately 500 total undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at Hood College’s 122nd Commencement ceremony today.

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Stevensville High School students selected to attend Congressional Academy at Goucher College

Stevensville High School will have three representatives attend The Presidential Academy for American History and Civics and companion experience The Congressional Academy for American History and Civics in Maryland, July 7-20.

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Loyola University Maryland Pledged $250,000 to York Road Initiative

Govans property owners on York Road will decide whether to create a business improvement district and pay a new tax in exchange for more services.

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Cancer survivor, three sisters among graduates at Hood College

Allison Poore was halfway through her master’s program at Hood College when she was diagnosed with stage 2A Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Loyola Celebrates Class of 2019 at 167th Commencement

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees at Loyola University’s 167th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore.

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Arbutus native graduates from Washington College with $64,000 Sophie Kerr prize for writing

An English major from Arbutus whose writing explores gender, trauma and the body is this year’s winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize, an award for promising writers graduating from Washington College in Chestertown.

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JHU's BLocal effort drives millions of dollars into Baltimore's economy

Twenty-five local companies that came together pledging to create more economic opportunity in Baltimore report that after the first three years of that effort, they've committed to buying $50 million more from city and minority vendors than they had been and have hired more than 1,700 Baltimore residents.

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