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Hopkins, UMD join national alliance to recruit lower-income students

The Baltimore Sun
December 14,2016

The Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, College Park have joined a national alliance of U.S. colleges committed to increasing enrollment of "talented low- and moderate-income students" by at least 50,000 by 2025.

Under a new American Talent Initiative announced Tuesday, the 30 colleges and universities promised to improve recruiting and support for such students to help reach that goal.

"It's critically important that those pathways be open to students from every background," said Martin Kurzweil, a director at Ithaka S+R, a research and consulting organization that helps the academic community navigate economic and technological change.

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