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Carroll County woman wins Washington College's $66,000 writing prize

A passing conversation with a chemistry teacher at Manchester Valley High School set Catalina Righter on a path that led Friday to her winning one of writing's most lucrative prizes.

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Loyola receives $105,000 gift from T. Rowe Price Foundation to support York Road Initiative

Loyola University Maryland has received a $105,000 gift from the T. Rowe Price Foundation to support work with community residents, neighborhood organizations, and businesses in the development of a shared vision for strengthening the Greater Govans/York Road corridor communities.

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JHU's Daniels to co-chair steering committee for Maryland economic development initiative

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels will co-chair the steering committee for a new statewide economic development strategy initiative focused on accelerating growth in the life sciences and cybersecurity industries in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today.

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A Year After Controversy Toppled Its Divisive President, Mount St. Mary’s Forges Ahead

Behind Timothy E. Trainor’s desk here is a small white placard bearing the Mount St. Mary’s University logo and a simple phrase: "Forward! Together as one."

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Notre Dame's Clothesline Project Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Dr. Susan Barber, a retired associate professor of history at Notre Dame, started the project on campus back in 1997 as part of her Introduction Women’s Studies class in collaboration with the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, Maryland. Since then, the Clothesline Project has become an integral part of the campus community, reflecting the university’s mission of social justice and women’s empowerment through education.

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McDaniel School Librarianship graduate named Md. School Librarian of the Year

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.

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Kanelos Named President of St. John’s College

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.

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Loyola Greyhounds Give 2017: $241,000 raised from 1,500 donors

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.

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Hopkins gets $10 million federal grant to continue efforts to control, end malaria

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute will continue its efforts to control and eliminate malaria in Africa with a seven-year, $10 million federal grant.

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Howard board, superintendent in legal battle as they run county school system

A new majority took over the Howard County school board in December and passed sweeping measures to assert its authority over superintendent Renee Foose.

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Projects for Peace Grant Awarded to Two NDMU Students

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.

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Four McDaniel students receive Fulbright awards to teach abroad

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.

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The New York Times Op-Ed: The Cuomo College Fiasco

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.

 

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Millennial Media co-founder Paul Palmieri gives $1M to Mount St. Mary's

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.

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