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  • Governor Larry Hogan has declared February 18 “Maryland Independent Higher Education Day” in recognition of the vital role Maryland’s independent colleges and universities serve in the State, which boasts one of the best educated workforces in the nation.

  • A lifelong scholar who currently serves as the chief academic officer at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania has been selected as the next president of Hood College. Andrea E. Chapdelaine, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pa., will become Hood’s 11th president July 1, succeeding Ronald J. Volpe, who is retiring June 30 after 14 years as president.

  • The Johns Hopkins University is expanding its business incubator program with the addition of a new location in East Baltimore to supplement the existing location near the university’s Homewood campus.

  • The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) presented the 29th Annual Henry Paley Memorial Award to Christopher B. Nelson, president of St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, for his tireless work on behalf of the liberal arts and private higher education, and for setting an example for all who would seek to advance educational opportunity in the United States.

  • As part of an innovative seminar offered during McDaniel’s three-week “Jan Term” program, math professor Ben Steinhurst delved into the history of hyperbolic geometry—and used the art of crocheting to help students grasp its elusive properties.

  • The President of St. John’s College addresses the hype about college affordability and accountability, based on facts collected by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Here he debunks the myths that are harming prospective students and their parents.

  • Johns Hopkins University will give $15 million to promising young researchers over the next three years. Two new grants, totaling $15 million over three years, are intended for early-career researchers, who are increasingly being passed up for federal research grants.

  • Samuel Hoi ignored calls from headhunters for 14 years during his tenure as president of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Then theMaryland Institute College of Art announcedFred Lazarus — the bespectacled, bow tie-wearing president of MICA for 36 years — would retire at the end of the 2014 academic year.

  • The President of St. John’s College addresses the hype about out-of-control college costs, based on facts collected by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Here he tackles the first three of nine myths about affordability and student aid.

  • A recent New York Times survey shows Baltimore is towards the top of the list of places where recent college grads are moving. In this interview, ABC 2 WMAR catches up with a group of McDaniel College graduates at Warehouse 518 on North Charles Street to find out why they chose to move to Charm City.

  • The much-anticipated Mueller Report on the handling of the Ray Rice case was released last week, with most public attention centered on one key finding: There is no evidence NFL officials possessed or saw the video of Mr. Rice assaulting his then-fiancée inside the elevator of an Atlantic City hotel prior to its public release.

  • Online programs in Maryland surge in U.S. News and World Report ranking. Johns Hopkins University is the only Maryland institution with programs ranked in the top 10, Stevenson University is the only school ranked in the category of “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs;” and McDaniel College makes the list for graduate-level education programs.

  • Ten years ago, a report from a National Academy of Sciences committee sounded an alarm about the barriers that young biomedical scientists face in launching their research careers.

  • TheMaryland Independent College and University Association has namedMatthew Power as vice president of government affairs. Power will become MICUA’s second-ranking administrator.

  • The Maryland Independent College and University Association has named Matthew Power, a seasoned public policy expert, as Vice President of Government Affairs. On January 12, 2015, Power will become MICUA’s second-ranking administrator, responsible for leadership and support of independent higher education.