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  • When clothes get clean, students learn math, English, and other subjects at the Rainbow Coin Laundromat in Long Branch. On July 22, Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot presented a proclamation and the “Comptroller’s Medallion” to Nok Kim, owner of Rainbow Coin Laundry, and Washington Adventist University business students for their efforts in helping students in the Long Branch area.

  • The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland plan to open one of the country's largest computing centers this month. The Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center will open with $30 million in state funding, officials said.

  • Washington College is now an official host site for the middle school component of Horizons of Kent & Queen Anne’s, the nonprofit that provides low-income children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade with a summer program of academic and cultural enrichment. 

  • An interdisciplinary group of sciences faculty at Loyola University Maryland has been awarded a $565,495 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a scholarship and mentoring program to recruit and graduate academically talented low-income students pursuing a degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, or statistics.

  • Washington College's incoming president posted a video online this week in which she speaks about how excited she is to start her new job and how impressed she is with the institution and everyone associated with it.

  • Sharon Gerecht, an engineering professor at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, has spent years researching tissue repair and regeneration. Repairing tissue and skin usually requires live cells — a treatment that can be costly — but Gerecht’s work has focused on how to make that happen with synthetic materials.

  • This summer, 300 young people from Baltimore City will have paid internships with the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine — 100 more than last summer. To help meet increased demand from city officials, Hopkins is expanding its participation in the city’s YouthWorks summer jobs program, which offers five weeks of paid work to young people aged 14 to 21.

  • On the April day when Freddie Gray died from injuries he suffered in police custody and a week before rioters took to the streets in protest, Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gave a PowerPoint presentation to a small group of Baltimoreans about the future of their city.

  • Pick up any paper or magazine, and you’re likely to see a front-page article on college: It costs too much, spawns too much debt, is or isn’t worth it. I entered academia 52 years ago as a student of Latin and Greek expecting to enter a placid sector of American life, and now find my chosen profession at the center of a media maelstrom.

  • The birds were chirping and the trees stood tall as Miriam Avins went walking in a patch of urban woods. Located between a CVS Pharmacy and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church on southbound York Road, the woods didn't look like much: dotted with poison ivy, invasive English ivy, trash and a campsite near a concrete pipe, where a man, possibly homeless, appears to lay his head at night.

  • Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has been the hidden mastermind behind some of the nation’s most influential technologies for 73 years. Now the Howard County institution is going deeper into the medical world, while maintaining its foothold in national security and space exploration projects.

  • Hood College President Ron Volpe started his career as a sports reporter for the Erie Times in Pennsylvania. Even when he left that gig, it was with clear plans that did not include running, or even working at, a college.

  • Johns Hopkins University PresidentRonald J. Daniels on Friday touted the newest addition to the Science + Technology Park in East Baltimore as a testament to the institution’s dedication to creating jobs and hiring locally.

  • Alexander R. Vidiani, a Calvert Hall graduate from Hunt Valley, won the largest student literary prize in the nation Friday. A panel of professors selected the 22-year-old Washington College senior as the winner of the school's Sophie Kerr Prize, which this year is worth $62,900.

  • Loyola University Maryland is ranked in the top 2 percent of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.