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Capitol Technology University Wins National Award for Best Cybersecurity Program

Capitol Technology University, established in 1927 and located in Laurel, Maryland, was announced as the winner of the prestigious SC Media Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program on February 25, 2020.

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JHU Homewood Science Policy Group Graduate Poster Session

The Homewood Science Policy Group from Johns Hopkins University hosted a graduate student poster session on March 3rd.

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McDaniel College's Board of Trustees earns national award

McDaniel's Board of Trustees is a recipient of a national award honoring higher education governing boards for exceptional leadership.

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Princeton Review Ranks 6 Md. Schools Among Best-Value Colleges

When it comes to college, many potential students choose a school where they can get the most for their money. Princeton Review this month released its 2020 list of best value colleges, which includes six MICUA member institutions.

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Long-Time Hood College Vice President Olivia White Announces Retirement

Hood College has announced that Olivia G. White, Ph.D., vice president for student life and dean of students, will retire later this year after more than 27 years at Hood and more than 40 years in higher education administration.

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Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine Appointed to Two National Boards

Hood College President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., recently joined several leadership opportunities in the education and Maryland communities.

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NAICU Presents Maryland Independent Higher Ed Executive Tina Bjarekull With 2020 Henry Paley Memorial Award

Tina Bjarekull, retired president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), was presented with the 2020 Henry Paley Memorial Award during the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ 2020 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day.

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McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey Elected Chair of the NAICU Board of Directors

Roger N. Casey, Ph.D., president of McDaniel College (MD), and one of the longest-serving independent college presidents in the State of Maryland, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Casey leads a list of four new board officers, four national committee chairs, and 16 new board members who took office today at the close of the 2020 NAICU Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day held in Washington, DC.

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Loyola University Maryland unveils "Loyola Ready" brand

After a year of research and creative development, Loyola University Maryland is revealing its refreshed brand this month. The brand highlights the preparedness and confidence students achieve through Loyola's distinctive blend of Jesuit liberal arts education and career preparation.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University: Wow Baltimore Returns March 7

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is proud to welcome award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien to its line up for the Women of the World Festival – Baltimore (WOW), the region’s largest women’s festival, March 7, 2020 at the Columbus Center in Downtown Baltimore.

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Hood College Partners with Frederick Health to Offer Tuition Benefits

Hood College and Frederick Health signed a NeighborHOOD partnership agreement today that will offer educational opportunities for Frederick Health employees and eligible family members.

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Loyola to host panel discussion on successful data science practices

Loyola University Maryland will host a data science panel discussion to promote networking and discussion on successful practices and professional growth.

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Loyola receives democratic engagement award for increase in student voters from 2014 to 2018 elections

Loyola University Maryland received the Silver Seal Award at the national ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Awards Ceremony for excellence in student voter engagement.

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Three Trustees Join Hood College Board

Hood College welcomed three new Trustees during its October board meeting. Phillip Richard Pittman, Lance Withers Slaughter and Charlotte Sizoo Whitenight ’68 all were elected to four-year terms.

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McDaniel College students get acquainted with Westminster through the camera lens

McDaniel College students got to know their surroundings a bit better through their camera lenses as the Modern Photography class took a photo “field trip” to downtown Westminster.

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CCBC, Johns Hopkins awarded $3.88M from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a combined $3.88 million to the Community College of Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins University to support collaborations between the two institutions on Humanities curriculum and pedagogy.

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Capitol Technology University Awarded the Title of “Best Master’s Program”

Capitol Technology University was awarded the title of “Best Master’s Program” by Intelligent.com, a website that collects and researches resources for students.

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Hopkins says scrapping ‘legacy’ preference has boosted campus diversity

Several years ago, Johns Hopkins University quietly abolished an admissions policy that boosted applicants who are relatives of alumni — a shift that sets the Baltimore school apart from many other highly selective colleges and universities that offer what is known as a “legacy” preference." />

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Liberal arts education: Waste of money or practical investment? Study’s conclusions might surprise you.

When Erika Hagberg started college at Washington and Lee University, she thought she might want to be a doctor but quickly discarded that idea. She took journalism classes, business classes, music theory, history, calculus, economics, art history. “I had no idea what the hell I wanted to do with my life,” she said.

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Hood College Dean Selected to National Committee

April Boulton, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School at Hood College, has been selected to serve on the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Masters Committee, whose functions include guiding policy, deciding conference sessions and setting strategies for master’s programs at a national level.

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Loyola University Maryland honors 2019 Business Leader of the Year

Loyola University Maryland welcomed guests to the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore Nov. 21 for its annual 2019 Business Leader of the Year from the Sellinger School of Business and Management.

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Immediate Position Opening for MICUA's Executive Assistant

Job Description:

MICUA’s Executive Assistant handles a broad range of duties to support the operations of a seven-person office, including office administration, meetings and events, and special projects. MICUA is an association that provides public policy leadership in support of independent higher education, fosters cooperative efforts among member institutions and Maryland’s public colleges and universities, and serves as a liaison between its 15 member campuses and the state and federal governments.   

Responsibilities include:

Office Administration

  • Maintain the office calendar
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Receive, sort, and distribute mail
  • Reply to email, telephone, and face-to-face inquiries
  • Prepare and distribute written correspondence
  • Maintain contact lists and directories
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Develop and maintain electronic and manual filing systems
  • Maintain office supplies inventory
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned in support of the organization
  • Participate in team meetings, campus events, and Board activities
  • Perform typing, copying, binding, and scanning
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings
  • Reply to email, telephone, and face to face enquiries
  • Coordinate repairs to office equipment
  • Perform other duties in support of the organization


Meetings and Events

  • Provide logistical support for quarterly Board of Trustees meetings
  • Schedule and organize meetings with campuses, legislators, and other key constituents
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings
  • Prepare written materials for meetings, including agendas, presentations, and briefing books
  • Help plan and organize annual events such as the Presidents’ Fall Workshop and Maryland Independent Higher Education Day


Special Projects

  • Work on special projects in collaboration with other MICUA staff members in their areas of responsibility, including communications, research and policy, government affairs, and campus relations
  • Maintain legislative database and review bills and testimony during the legislative session
  • Assist in the drafting and preparation of reports
  • Help maintain and update MICUA’s social media accounts and website



  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Prior relevant experience or professional training required.

MICUA pays a competitive salary and offers an excellent benefit package, including healthcare, dental, vision, pension, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.  MICUA is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information about the organization visit www.micua.org.  Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume to aswift@micua.org.  


Job Type: Full Time


  • Executive Assistant: 1 year (Preferred)


Application Question

  • Describe your experience with communications, if any; government relations, if any; and higher education policy, if any.


Work Location:

  • One location



  • Health insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid time off



  • Monday to Friday

Engineering seniors use contemporary techniques to identify a piece of JHU history

By using modern technology and closely examining history, three Johns Hopkins engineering students have identified a small chunk of metal as a century-old piece of roofing material from a historic building on the university's Homewood campus.

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Hood College: Enactus Club Created Care Packages for Those in Need

The Hood College Enactus Business Advisory Board and student members of the Enactus club came together for the third annual Breakfast with a Purpose on Nov. 9. Members of the community and approximately 14 volunteers from Hood prepared a record 500 care packages for those in need at the Frederick Rescue Mission.

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Hood College launches certificate program for project management

Hood College has launched a certificate program for project management, aiming to help make leaders more productive and effective in their fields, the college announced Tuesday.

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St. John’s College wins 2019 Dive Award for change in financial model

The strategy at St. John’s College to cut tuition was recognized Monday by the Education Dive website, which named it the “4-Year College of the Year.”

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Baltimore Ravens Salute Washington College's Shoremen Aquatics volunteer club

A longstanding but largely unsung collaboration between a local youth swimming group, Special Olympics athletes and Washington College’s swimming program is getting its moment in the spotlight this month in a most unlikely arena — at M&T Bank Stadium during the Baltimore Ravens game Dec. 12.

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Capitol Tech. and Johns Hopkins Make Intelligent.com's List of Best Master's in Computer Science Degree Programs for 2020

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 39 Best Master's in Computer Science Degree Programs for 2020.

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Hood College to Help National Park Service Fight Harmful Algae in Washington, D.C.

Hood College's Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to research methods of mitigating cyanobacteria blooms in the constructed lake at Constitution Gardens, a large catchment in Washington, D.C.

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Johns Hopkins University's Idea Lab Funds 11 projects that Support Diversity, Sustainability, and Ten by Twenty Goals

As a volunteer at Health Care for the Homeless, Serena Wang, a Johns Hopkins junior majoring in public health studies, met people who wanted to improve their lives by getting jobs but didn't know how to go about it.

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