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  • Aris Melissaratos is batting around the idea of making Stevenson University's Maryland Rising economic development forum an annual event.

  • Simon Newman, Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Management Group — a private equity, merger and acquisition, and strategic consulting firm based in Los Angeles, California, has been appointed the 25th President of Mount St. Mary’s University.

  • I was certain of only a few things when I took the position at the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College as the founding director of the Goucher Poll. First, I wanted the Goucher Poll to provide a voice for residents to help facilitate the linkage between public opinion and governance. Next, I wanted to focus on policy over politics.

  • Indya Dodson is living a life far different from what she imagined. Growing up, Dodson had designs to become an actress. But now the 18-year-old sophomore at Capitol Technology University in Laurel is studying software engineering and Web development. When she graduates, she'd like to become a software and app developer.

  • Goucher College is pleased to announce that Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott (2nd District) will serve as the 2014-15 Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center Politician-in-Residence.

  • It’s been a whirlwind few days for Isamar Gonzalez. On Saturday, the 21-year-old law school student arrived in Baltimore with nearly two dozen of her peers. Then, they were whisked off to Notre Dame of Maryland University, where they settled in to their dorm rooms, toured the campus, took some tests and sat through orientation.

  • José Antonio Bowen, the new president of Goucher College in Baltimore, made headlines this fall with the announcement that the college would accept two-minute videos from applicants as analternative to high school transcripts. But Dr. Bowen, a jazz musician who has played with Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck and Bobby McFerrin, has been shaking up college instruction for years, in workshops across the country, preaching the lessons of his book, “Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning.”

  • On Wednesday, McDaniel College will become the second Maryland college — after Johns Hopkins University — to sign the Real Food Challenge, a pledge to purchase 20 percent of food from local, sustainable, humane and fair-trade sources by 2020.

  • The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has committed $5 million to Johns Hopkins, enabling the university, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Maryland Film Festival to transform Baltimore’s historic Parkway Theater into a center for the study, production, and exhibition of film. The gift will turn the Parkway Theater into a hub for film screenings and education and bolster undergraduate film programs at both JHU and MICA.

  • I’ve read the tweets, the blogs and the experts. Yes, yes, I understand that a college degree doesn't guarantee a post-college career… Like many universities, my school has a dedicated group of career service professionals who work to prepare me for a competitive job market… In fact, from the very beginning of your freshman year, they are there drawing you into a process (we call it Career Architecture at my school) that engages you to think more deeply and deliberately about how college and your degree can help you get a job.

  • We begin today with a visit to a couple of unusual college classrooms. In a spacious library, a political science class discusses why some political movements succeed, while others don’t.

  • More than two dozen Johns Hopkins University students and staff painted the corridors of the 29th Street Community Center on Saturday as part of the school's annual President's Day of Service. Among them was the university's president himself.

  • A Howard County high school teacher who was raised in a family of educators and turned to the profession as a second career was named the state's Teacher of the Year Friday.

  • Interested in becoming a MICUA business affiliate? Click here for the Business Affiliate Program Application. Applications should be sent to Sara Fidler, President, sfidler@micua.org.

    EnerNOC, Inc.
    Johnson Controls
    United Health care
    Winthrop Resources

    The MICUA Business Affiliate Program provides a mutually beneficial link between Maryland’s business community and the State’s private colleges and universities. Business affiliates are companies or

  • Capitol College today announced its new designation as Capitol Technology University, reflecting its identity as an educational institution dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curricula across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.