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Hopkins professors receive grants to commercialize research

Four Johns Hopkins professors received grants through a fund created to help faculty put their research on a path to commercialization.

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Loyola sophomore named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact named Gabriella Romo, ’21, a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow, an award for inspiring student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges faced by their communities.

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Johns Hopkins University commits $1.5M to programs that support PhD students

Johns Hopkins University today announced it will expand support for its PhD students and programs, committing $1.5 million to a series of initiatives that include investments in mentoring, professional development, and data that can help students identify career paths and networking opportunities.

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Federal opioid task force visits Johns Hopkins to learn about stemming epidemic

Those with a substance use disorder have a hard time getting treatment without insurance, which they can’t get without ID that often requires a lost birth certificate.

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Loyola’s MBA program to offer classes in downtown Baltimore

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business will offer courses for its new Professional’s MBA hybrid cohort at the Center Club in the Transamerica Building in downtown Baltimore.

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School Notes: Hood senior wins honors award in Maryland

Maisha Khan, a senior at Hood College, won the Maryland Portz Award for the top honors student at a four-year college in the state.

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St. John's College will host two legends for Great Conversations series

St. John's College will host Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. and veteran journalist Chris Wallace March 5 as part of the annual Great Conversations series.

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Hood College and Fort Detrick sign agreement to continue education for on-base military

Hood College and Fort Detrick signed an agreement on Monday to provide graduate degree scholarships for active duty military stationed at the army base.

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Q&A: McDaniel College president talks higher education after being appointed to national organizations

McDaniel College President Roger Casey was recently appointed to two national higher education boards, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the American Council on Education.

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Governor Hogan Proclaims February 13, 2019 is Independent Higher Education Day

Earlier today, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed February 13, 2019 “Independent Higher Education Day in the State of Maryland” in recognition of the successful partnership between the State of Maryland and its independent colleges and universities.

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McDaniel College students at “Maryland Independent Higher Education Day” Feb. 13

Students from McDaniel College have been chosen to participate in “Maryland Independent Higher Education Day” in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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Senator Van Hollen Receives MICUA Presidents’ Award

On February 5, 2019, the presidents of Maryland’s independent colleges and universities bestowed the prestigious Presidents’ Award to Maryland’s U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen for his unparalleled leadership and remarkable public service in support of higher education. The presentation took place on Capitol Hill in the Hart Senate Office building.

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Md. university leaders see few positives in new federal Title IX guidance

Some of Maryland’s top higher education leaders told a state Senate panel Thursday that they do not see a lot of positives in the federal Department of Education’s proposed regulations on handling sexual assault and misconduct allegations under Title IX.

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Hood College’s award-winning Frederick Food Security Network expands

Though it launched only a few months ago, Hood College’s Frederick Food Security Network is already winning awards and expanding.

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Community for Life program aims to help seniors age at home

Experts in aging from five sites in Maryland are joining together to launch a new state program to promote quality of life for people aging at home, with McDaniel College providing the expertise to guide and train leaders.

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Maryland Institute College of Art announces 2019 Spring Mixed Media Series

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is pleased to announce its spring 2019 speaker line-up for the Mixed Media Series, which brings artists, designers, scholars, curators and educators who are working at the forefront of their fields to MICA’s campus.

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Stevenson University To Create Pre-Med Program For Yeshiva Ner Yisroel

Stevenson University in Owings Mills announced it is creating a special two-year program in the medical field for students at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Pikesville.

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Hopkins receives US News’ top ranking for online nursing program

Johns Hopkins University has the best online nursing program in the country, U.S. News & World Report said in its annual ranking of online programs offered by universities.

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Loyola's Sellinger School honors its Business Leader of the Year

More than 650 guests helped Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management honor Thomas S. Bozzuto, chairman and co-founder of The Bozzuto Group, as its 2018 Business Leader of the Year.

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Startup looks to Capitol Tech for research and development partnership

Students at Capitol Technology University don’t just learn how to use existing technology – they help invent the technologies of the future. Case in point: pioneering new antennas being developed by a DC-area startup in collaboration with Capitol Tech.

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Loyola to receive 2018 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award for York Road Initiative

Loyola University Maryland will be one of 12 organizations to receive the 2018 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee. This annual award is given to companies who demonstrate leadership and promote community service to help improve the city. Loyola applied and received this award for the York Road Initiative's ongoing work with food security through the farmers' market and FreshCrate program.

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McDaniel College Announces New Military Legacy Scholarship

McDaniel College announces a new Military Legacy Scholarship for all military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children.

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Towson, Hopkins students team to bring together entrepreneurs from different schools

A pair of students from Johns Hopkins University and Towson University are looking for ways to bring student startups and entrepreneurs from different Maryland universities together to build a more inclusive ecosystem around them.

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McDaniel College Unveils Renovated Gill Center

McDaniel College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 6 for the college’s renovated Gill Center. The $6.6 million renovation expanded and modernized classrooms and research spaces, as well as maximized underutilized space in Gill Center, which houses one of the college’s largest majors in kinesiology. McDaniel is the only independent college or university in Maryland to offer a major in kinesiology.

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Reviving the Dream of Space Exploration: The Private Space Industry

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on the Moon for the first time. This “giant step for mankind,” as Neil Armstrong put it, was the culminating moment in a decade-long push by the United States to advance the frontiers of space exploration.

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Capitol Technology University, Science Engineering Partnership to launch new STEM program for young people

What’s the best way to attract more young people to STEM fields? Research points to the critical importance of starting early.

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A Conversation with Tina Bjarekull

What has been your journey to your current position at Maryland Independent College & University Association (MICUA)?

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Immediate Position Opening for MICUA's Administrative Assistant

Job Description:

The Administrative Assistant handles a broad range of clerical and administrative duties to support the operations of the organization, assists in the management of a scholarship foundation, records minutes for the MICUA Board of Trustees, and contributes to the mission of an Association dedicated to providing public policy leadership in support of independent higher education.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Greet and assist visitors
  • Receive, sort and distribute mail
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Maintain the office calendar
  • Maintain contact lists and directories
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Develop and maintain electronic and manual filing systems
  • Assist in the preparation of reports
  • Maintain supplies inventory, anticipate needed supplies, place and expedite purchase orders, and verify receipt of supplies
  • 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


  • 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
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

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.  

Small Private US College Slashes Tuition by $17K Annually

A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, acknowledging that steady price increases in pursuit of prestige drove away many qualified students from families of moderate or modest economic means.

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Decatur resident and Goucher Alumna, 95, was among Navy’s World War II code-breaking team

On October 1942, a professor at a women’s college in Baltimore asked a young student to step into her office.

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