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Mount St. Mary's announces new dean of business school

Mount St. Mary's University has named John Nauright the new dean of its school of business. Nauright will take over as the dean for the university's Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business on June 14, according to university officials.

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Loyola recognized in 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings

Loyola University Maryland has recently earned high rankings at both the national and state levels from PLEXUSS, a global higher education database for prospective students.

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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Loyola’s graduate programs in business

The Sellinger School of Business and Management’s full-time MBA program and finance and management programs scored high rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Graduate Schools” list.

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Capitol Tech named 2021 Educator Ally of the Year

Capitol Technology University was named Inteligenca’s Educator Ally of the Year (AYA) for 2021, a prestigious title that recognizes the university’s efforts to educate the technology community on gender equality issues and support women in technology.

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Loyola faculty member named finalist in PRNews’ Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity Awards

Tania Rosas-Moreno, Ph.D., professor of communication at Loyola University Maryland, was named a finalist in PRNews’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Diversity Awards for the Outstanding Educator of the Year category.

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Five Greyhounds win Gilman Scholarships to study abroad for summer 2021

Five Loyola University Maryland students—Madison Burns, ’22, Layla Horeff, ’22, Alexandra Lijewski, ’22, Mark Rose, ’22, and Jormaly N. Ruiz Sierra, ’22—have each been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to support their study abroad experiences during summer 2021.

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McDaniel College names new associate vice president of administration and director of human resources

McDaniel College has named Jennifer Glennon as the associate vice president of administration and Rose Mercier as director of human resources.

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Loyola named among top 150 colleges and universities in the U.S. for Colleges Worth Your Money

Loyola University Maryland has been included among 150 institutions named in Colleges Worth Your Money, a new college guidebook.

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Goucher Announces New 4+1 MBA Program With Loyola University Maryland

Goucher College has announced a new partnership with Loyola University Maryland to create a 4+1 MBA program. This new undergraduate and graduate degree option will launch in Fall 2021 and is open to any incoming or current Goucher student. The new partnership will allow Goucher's undergraduates to build on their liberal arts education with an advanced business degree.

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Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Independent Higher Education Day

Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed February 24, 2021 as Independent Higher Education Day to recognize the important partnership between Maryland and its independent colleges and universities.

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McDaniel and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Unveil Joint Degree Program

McDaniel College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School have announced a collaboration to offer a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, starting in fall 2021.

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Loyola President Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., announces plans to retire

The Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., who has served as president of Loyola University Maryland since 2005, has announced his plans to retire at the close of the 2021-22 academic year.

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Loyola announces new discount for alumni pursuing another Loyola degree

Loyola University Maryland is offering a new benefit to Loyola alumni who decide to pursue a graduate degree at the University. The new Double Greyhound Alumni Discount program, which launches this summer, will offer a 15% tuition discount to Loyola alumni applying to graduate programs.

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Notre Dame Names Inaugural Endowed Chair for Nursing

Dr. Bloom joins the faculty at NDMU’s School of Nursing as an associate professor with more than 25 years of experience in the nursing profession. She is a Fulbright Fellow and an award-winning researcher. Dr. Bloom has presented and extensively published her research on intimate partner violence and its impact on areas including maternal stress, pregnancy, children and parenting.

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Loyola to offer new 12-credit Kodály certification program

Beginning this summer, Loyola’s American Kodály Institute will offer a new Certificate in Kodály Music Education program. The 12-credit, cohort-style program will be offered in three successive summer terms. Endorsed by the Organization of Kodály Educators (OAKE), this program is available to individuals with a bachelor’s degree seeking expert knowledge in personal musicianship and pedagogical expertise.

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John Coppola named Loyola’s next vice president for finance and administration/treasurer

After a national search, Loyola announced today that John C. Coppola, ’99, MBA ’00, will serve as the next vice president for finance and administration/treasurer.

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Hood College celebrates opening of Beneficial-Hodson Library and Learning Center

Hood College hosted a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Beneficial-Hodson Library and Learning Commons.

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Loyola to hold 5th annual Building a Better World Through Business events

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management will present Building a Better World Through Business, an annual series of events celebrating ways that businesses create sustainable economic and social development in their communities. Events in the series will be held virtually and take place on March 3, 10, and 24, 2021. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Three Johns Hopkins master's degree programs among top online programs in the country

Johns Hopkins graduate programs in engineering and nursing were ranked among the top online master's programs in the country, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

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Loyola launches first-year program that allows students to take a “Gap Year, Without the Gap”

Loyola University Maryland announced the launch of a unique "gap year without the gap" program that allows students to spend their first year of college abroad while still earning credits and graduating on time. Developed in collaboration with Verto Education, the program enables students to see the world and earn general education credits before continuing their studies on campus at Loyola.

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Job Opening: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice President for Academic Affairs – The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), a non-profit association which has as its mission the representation, coordination, and impassioned advocacy on behalf of independent higher education in Maryland, is seeking an experienced individual to assist in providing academic policy leadership as well as directing and facilitating the collection and analysis of research and other information.  

The successful candidate must have the ability to manage a diversity of internal and external constituencies, effective public-speaking skills, the capacity for hard work in an intense and challenging environment, and an understanding and appreciation of the nature of independent higher education and the issues important to academe. In addition to academic policy leadership and the direction and facilitation of research collection and analysis, the Vice President is responsible for: assisting with the capital grants process; assisting with state and federal government relations and lobbying activities; advocating for financial aid for independent students; representing MICUA on various state and national policy forums; and coordinating other projects and initiatives as assigned by the President.

A graduate degree in a related discipline or juris doctor is required. At least 5 years of experience effectively navigating the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), advocating before Congress and/or the Maryland General Assembly, and managing academic policies that are important to the independent higher education sector is preferred. A candidate is expected to exhibit a proven history of competence in management; progressive experience with academic policy development; positive social relationships and interactions with colleagues, supervisors, and other stakeholders; a willingness to challenge and attempt to exceed expectations; and strong written and oral communication skills.

The position is salaried between $100,000 and $150,000 and offers a full range of benefits, including health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. MICUA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or employment with the organization.

Please email a resume and a letter of interest that includes three professional references to: Ashley Swift, Manager of Business Operations, at aswift@micua.org. Candidates may also submit letter(s) of recommendation for consideration. The position remains open until filled; however, letters of interest must be received by January 18, 2021, to guarantee full consideration.

McDaniel College names provost Julia Jasken next president, effective June 1

Julia Jasken started as an English professor at McDaniel College back in 2003, when the school had its first woman president.

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Loyola adds endowed professor in innovation to advance scientific research in biohealth

Loyola University Maryland has named Michael Tangrea, Ph.D., '96, as an endowed professor in innovation to expand research in biohealth and promote economic and entrepreneurial success in the state of Maryland. The endowed professorship, which is the first in Loyola’s department of Natural and Applied Sciences, is funded in part by the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF), which is administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce.

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How Hood College succeeded with on-campus learning

There have been many stories regarding outbreaks of COVID-19 on college campuses, sometimes leading to closures. The decision to resume on-campus learning this fall at Hood College was one of the most difficult of my presidency, but remote learning in the spring had proven to be a formidable barrier to our students’ continued academic progression.

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McDaniel College makes it through semester, finishing with fewer than 30 cases of COVID-19

Laura Midkiff, a junior at McDaniel College, said her decision to return to campus this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic was difficult. The Westminster resident said she could have commuted but she would have missed living on campus with her peers.

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NDMU launches fast-track degrees to help fill nursing vacancies

Amid an ongoing pandemic and national nurse shortage, Notre Dame of Maryland University has decided to launch a pair of accelerated bachelor's degree programs in nursing.

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NDMU Launches Doctorate Program in Occupational Therapy

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is expanding its opportunities in its professional academic programs by developing an occupational therapy doctorate (OTD).

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Hood College Graduate School Dean Wins National Award for Mentoring Contributions

April M. Boulton, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School at Hood College, was recognized at STEMconnector’s annual summit in October as a Trailblazer in Mentoring.

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McDaniel College recognized for excellence in grounds maintenance

The Professional Grounds Management Society® (PGMS®) has recognized McDaniel College for excellence in grounds maintenance.

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Johns Hopkins No. 10 in 'U.S. News' Best Global University rankings

Johns Hopkins moved up a spot to No. 10 in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Rankings released today, a year after moving up to No. 11 from No. 12 in the 2020 rankings.

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