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St. John's College holds one of Maryland's first coronavirus commencements

St. John’s College held an online commencement Sunday from inside McDowell Hall in Annapolis, one of the first colleges in Maryland to hold a virtual graduation for the coronavirus class of 2020.

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Hood College Offers Online Archaeology Field School

Hood College is launching an online archaeology field school so students can learn how to dig like a pro while social distancing due to the coronavirus.

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McDaniel College to Launch Online Graduate program in Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Fall 2020

McDaniel College is launching a Master of Science degree in Innovations in Teaching and Learning beginning Fall 2020. This program is being offered completely online to provide flexible scheduling and convenience to working educators.

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Loyola Maryland’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship forms COVID-19 pro bono consulting group for businesses

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CI&E) has formed a pro bono consulting group to specifically help Baltimore-based businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

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Five Baltimore City high school seniors earn full-tuition McDaniel-CollegeBound Scholarships

Five Baltimore City high school students were surprised by McDaniel College’s Admissions and Financial Aid Offices over Zoom with full-tuition scholarships to attend McDaniel as part of the incoming Class of 2024.

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Loyola University Maryland faculty awarded grant to build a strong pipeline of diverse STEM educators

Afra Hersi, Ph.D., associate professor of Literacy Education and chair of the Teacher Education Department, and Tim Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, received a $75,000 one-year grant from the National Science Foundation within the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

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Loyola named Top School for Service for post-graduate service efforts

The Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) has named Loyola University Maryland a Top School for Service, including Loyola as one of only seven universities in the Mid-Atlantic to receive this achievement.

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The Maryland Institute College of Art Presents Class of 2020 Work Online

MICA may not be open physically, but online it can be accessed everywhere.

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Retired Hood College Professor Wins Award, Scholarship Established in Her Name

Joyce Michaud, a recently retired professor who founded and directed Hood College’s internationally renowned ceramics graduate program, recently received an award for teaching excellence and was honored with the establishment of a scholarship.

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Loyola students to host virtual Relay for Life event

The Relay for Life of Loyola University Maryland will host a virtual event on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Videos from the virtual event can be viewed on Loyola’s Relay for Life Instagram and Facebook pages.

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Join Hood College to Help the American Red Cross During a Severe Blood Shortage

Are you looking for a way to help save up to three lives? Join the Hood College Cares “SleevesUp” blood donation challenge running through May 15.

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Chatbots And Virtual Assistants To Be Used in College, A New Way Of Learning at Loyola

As college campuses are nearly shut down physically, administrators are more inclined to use chatbots as well as virtual assistants to aid them in their teaching endeavors. This can help preserve, build, and even nurture relationships with students.

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Hood Relaunches Graduate Education Programs to Accommodate Working Professionals

The Graduate School at Hood College is relaunching its programs in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and Multidisciplinary Studies in Education to make them more flexible and convenient for teachers and other working professionals.

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Goucher College Names Michele Y. Ewing As New Vice President For Advancement

Goucher College is proud to announce that Michele Y. Ewing will be the college's new vice president for advancement.

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Maine, Maryland Institutions Including Hood College To Study Warm Waters, Lobsters

A group of institutions from Maine and Maryland is using a National Science Foundation grant to study the impact the warming of New England waters is having on baby lobsters.

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Hood College president remains busy despite campus closure

Andrea Chapdelaine, president of Hood College, has only gotten busier since the school decided to make the rest of its semester virtual on March 10.

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Capitol's Roots Are in Distance Learning

As universities across the nation switch to purely online classes, some are calling this a new look at education. I'd call it a retro take—we're going back to a mode of education Capitol perfected in 1927.

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Mona Kerby of McDaniel College Named a National Award Recipient

Mona Kerby, the L. Stanley Bowlsbey Endowed Chair at McDaniel College, has been named the recipient of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians' Distinguished Service Award.

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3D printers at Loyola create face shields for local health care professionals

Faculty and staff members at Loyola University Maryland are using 3D printers and laser cutters to create face shields for hospitals in the Baltimore area. The initiative was launched by Open Works, a makerspace in Baltimore, and We the Builders, a group of makers in Baltimore who build sculptures from 3D-printed materials.

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Hood Partners with Community Organizations for COVID-19 Relief

Hood College has partnered with several community organizations to help the effort against COVID-19.

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The Daily Record honors Loyola faculty member as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women

Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, has been included on Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2020 by The Daily Record.

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Remote Instruction the Mount Way

On a Thursday afternoon, on the first day of spring, Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Nick Hutchings, M.F.A., taught his sculpture class in Barrett Hall. Students logged in—sitting with their lumps of clay in their childhood bedrooms, at desks in front of wallpapered living rooms and in their dad’s workshop—to watch his demonstration.

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Hood College Launches Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health

Hood College is launching a bachelor’s degree program in public health, which will be accepting students starting fall 2020.

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Here’s a list of colleges postponing the deadline to accept admission offers because of coronavirus

The traditional deadline for college-bound students to accept admission offers is May 1. But the coronavirus crisis has led some colleges to push that decision day back to June 1 or later. Here’s a list of those that have made that move. It will be updated.

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MICUA Member Institution COVID-19 Information

Here at MICUA, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have compiled the below information from our member institutions' websites.

Please view the individual links below for specific information for each MICUA member institutions' response to COVID-19.

Capitol Technology University  

https://mycapitol.captechu.edu/ICS/Public_Information/Emergency_Response.jnz

Goucher College

https://www.goucher.edu/experience/living-well/student-health-center/coronavirus-information/

Hood College

https://www.hood.edu/student-life/health-counseling-services/covid-19

Johns Hopkins University 

https://hub.jhu.edu/novel-coronavirus-information/

Loyola University Maryland

https://www.loyola.edu/about/coronavirus-update

Maryland Institute College of Art

https://www.mica.edu/campus-operating-status-updates/coronavirus/

McDaniel College

https://www.mcdaniel.edu/rtth

Mount St. Mary's University

https://inside.msmary.edu/health-services/covid-19-info.html

Notre Dame of Maryland University

https://ndm.edu/coronavirusinformation

St. John's College

https://www.sjc.edu/covid19#annapolis

Stevenson University

https://www.stevenson.edu/about/campus-services/alert/emergency-information/index.html

Washington Adventist University

https://www.wau.edu/virus/

Washington College

https://www.washcoll.edu/coronavirus/ 

Click here for general information about the State of Maryland’s response to COVID-19.

Click here for Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus resource center. 

Click here for NAICU’s Coronavirus webpage

Click here for the USDOE Coronavirus resource information page.

Click here for the Presentation to the House Education and Economic Development and Senate Education and Business Administration Subcommittees regarding the MICUA institution’s Fall 2021 semester operations – September 9, 2021.

 

Please contact Stephanie Thomas, Director of Communications, at sthomas@micua.org with any updates or questions.

Loyola University Cancels Face-To-Face Instruction Temporarily

Loyola University Maryland is taking precautions as the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continues to rise in Maryland.

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In response to coronavirus, McDaniel College announces restrictions, is planning for spring break travel

McDaniel College has announced restrictions and guidelines it has implemented in response to the spreading coronavirus.

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Johns Hopkins transitions to online instruction amid COVID-19 concerns

In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Johns Hopkins is transitioning to online instruction for both undergraduate and graduate classes across all divisions.

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Senior Makhalia Aiken Wins Hood College’s Third Consecutive Portz Award

Hood College senior Makhalia Aiken won the Portz Award for best honors student in Maryland at the recent Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference (MCHC), which marks the third year in a row that a Hood student has won the Portz Award.

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Goucher College in Baltimore County names new provost

Goucher College announced Elaine Meyer-Lee as its next provost and senior vice president.

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