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  • To get to the Loyola Maryland Fitness and Aquatic Center from Tunbridge Public Charter School or Govans Elementary School, head down York Road toward Woodbourne Avenue. Pass the ACE Cash Express, then turn right. At the end of the street that becomes Homeland Avenue, you'll see the center, straight ahead.

  • Goucher College and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County were recognized for their efforts to support more low-income students in a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education. The report, "Fulfilling the Promise, Serving the Need: Advancing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students," highlights schools with higher percentages of low-income students, and schools where those students succeed in completing their degrees. 

  • The images of violence during the unrest in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray almost a year ago will be etched in the minds of many of those in Baltimore for years to come. In April, Johns Hopkins University tackles the underlying issues of that unrest in a series called "Redlining Baltimore."

  • McDaniel College wants to take students to a place not often associated with liberal arts schools: the business world. This spring, the college is hosting its first “McDaniel Innovation Challenge” competition, in which students submit their ideas – for businesses, products or creative ways to address social problems – to a panel of experts.

  • Best known for training writers in the footsteps of Sophie Kerr, Washington College now aims to broaden its reputation, using its location by the Chester River to build standing in marine science and research.

  • Students at the Maryland Institute College of Art will get the chance to turn their craft into a business after the Baltimore art school was awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation on Monday. That money will be used to launch Up/Start MICA, a collegewide entrepreneurship program that will work with MICA students and recent graduates.

  • Nursing education is changing as rapidly as the health care profession itself. Patients in hospitals are sicker with more complex medical conditions, and in the community, the patient population is multicultural. Four area programs have adapted to ensure a steady supply of nurses trained for today’s – and tomorrow’s – health care environment. 

  • Bestselling author, Army veteran, and social entrepreneur Wes Moore will deliver the commencement address at Loyola University Maryland’s 164th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The Work and The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates are New York Times bestsellers. Moore has also authored Discovering Wes Moore, and co-authored the young adult novel, This Way Home, with Shawn Goodman.

  • Too many low-income Marylanders do not reach their full potential, because they fail to enroll at a college that best meets their academic aspirations. Today, Maryland’s independent colleges and universities took a bold step to make college a reality for low-income Marylanders. The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) launched an innovative public/private partnership, known as the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP), to reduce college costs and moderate student debt for Maryland high school graduates who lack the financial resources to afford an independent institution.

  • In 2016, Maryland’s independent colleges and universities and the State of Maryland launched the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP), a public-private partnership to help close the college affordability gap by supporting capable Maryland high school graduates with financial challenges.  GAPP provides a matching grant award for eligible Guaranteed Access (GA) grant recipients at participating institutions, up to the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees.    

    Click HERE to download the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP) Frequently Asked Questions.

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  • Too many low-income Marylanders do not reach their full potential, because they fail to enroll at a college that best meets their academic aspirations.  Maryland’s independent colleges and universities and the State of Maryland are creating this public-private partnership to address this pressing problem by closing the affordability gap for capable and financially challenged high school graduates.  

  • McDaniel College junior Mollie Fischer walked from student to student in a fifth-grade classroom at Randallstown Elementary School in Baltimore County, providing support to students, who were given an assignment on the American Revolution requiring them to role-play as delegates in the Second Continental Congress.

  • The Maryland Department of Commerce, Morgan State University and Washington College have endowed $4 million in two new research professorships. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI), a program created in 2014 to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at the state’s colleges and universities.

  • A coalition of city officials, two universities and community activists launched a civic partnership Monday to revitalize the part of Baltimore that was at the center of April's riots.