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Loyola University Maryland proposes new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in partnership with Mercy Medical Center

Loyola University Maryland announced today that it intends to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to help address Maryland’s ongoing nursing workforce shortage. This program will be in partnership with Mercy Medical Center, which will provide clinical placements at Mercy’s downtown Baltimore campus, in addition to other resources and support.

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St. John's College Welcomes New Deans in Santa Fe and Annapolis

St. John’s College is welcoming new academic leadership at its campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sarah Davis will be dean in Santa Fe and Susan Paalman will be dean in Annapolis, each overseeing the college’s distinctive program of instruction with its focus on Great Books and small, discussion-based classes on their respective campuses. Brendan Boyle will serve as associate dean for graduate programs on the Annapolis campus, overseeing the St. John’s College Graduate Institute. Boyle’s term began June 1; Davis and Paalman will take on their roles beginning July 1.

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NDMU President Marylou Yam Elected to National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board

Notre Dame of Maryland University President Marylou Yam has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), representing the nation’s 1,700 private, nonprofit higher education institutions.

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Loyola faculty awarded 3-year, half-million-dollar grant to support future STEM professionals

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Qi Shi, Ph.D., LCPC, director of the Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice in Education (CELSJE), a three-year, $498,271 grant to support her research on preparing the next generation of STEM professionals.

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Raphael Della Ratta, C’92, Funds the Climb the Mount Initiative

Mount St. Mary’s University President Timothy E. Trainor. Ph.D., today announced that Raphael Della Ratta, C’92, has made a major gift to fund the Climb the Mount initiative in support of the university’s mission. Della Ratta is a member of the Mount’s Board of Trustees and a long-time supporter of the liberal arts at the university.

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Loyola University Maryland business students take awards at sustainability case competition

Three undergraduate student teams from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management won five awards at the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition.

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St. John's College and Notre Dame of Maryland Partner to Address Teacher Shortage

The St. John’s College Graduate Institute and Notre Dame of Maryland University today announced a new partnership: the Joint Master’s-Level Teaching Certification.

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Job Opening at MICUA - Research and Data Visualization Specialist

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The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) is a voluntary association that provides public policy leadership in support of independent higher education for its 15 member institutions.  MICUA offers competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, and retirement matching. Hybrid work schedules are available for the right candidate.

General Description:

The Research and Data Visualization Specialist provides research, analysis, and projections of trends in higher education. A qualified candidate will be intellectually curious and interested in learning new skillsets. The specialist will create interactive dashboards, display research and analysis in compelling ways and make recommendations for changes to higher education policy in Maryland.  

Specific Duties:

  • Collect, interpret, synthesize, and visualize data and information from primary higher education resources.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Communications to produce compelling and visually impactful displays of data.
  • Conduct surveys, compile, analyze, and display responses from MICUA member institutions and make recommendations for change based on the analysis.
  • Convene and coordinate periodic meetings of the MICUA financial aid officers and institutional researchers.
  • Evaluate studies, reports, regulations, State and federal legislation, and other issues impacting higher education and report findings to the MICUA’s Board of Trustees.
  • Represent MICUA and its members at conferences, workgroups, and committees related to research and data visualization.
  • Coordinate the solicitation and collection of donor information for the Independent College Fund of Maryland
  • Identify relevant issues and trends in higher education that are likely to affect MICUA’s member institutions; and
  • Handle other duties as needed to support the MICUA team and mission.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a related discipline is required.
  • A graduate degree in a related discipline or some work experience in data analysis and visualization is desirable but not required.
  • Expertise in the use of statistical analysis and the ability to present complex information in compelling ways.


Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to pnussbaumer@micua.org

MICUA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, religion, age, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law in recruitment, admission and access to, or employment with the organization.

Stevenson’s Legal Studies Bachelor’s Program Receives Maximum Approval from the American Bar Association

Stevenson University is pleased to announce its Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program has been reapproved by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the maximum term of seven years. Both the traditional undergraduate and online program are ABA approved paralegal education programs.

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Loyola’s MBA programs ranked among best in the nation

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management’s Professional’s MBA, a part-time, evening MBA program designed for working professionals, was ranked No. 102 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools.

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Notre Dame of Maryland, Mount St. Mary's University partner to address nursing shortage

One in every four hospital nursing positions is vacant, according to the Maryland Hospital Association.

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Johns Hopkins creates new $100,000 annual prize to support student entrepreneurs

Johns Hopkins University has launched a new, annual award to support promising business ventures developed by student entrepreneurs—and to encourage the creators of those startups to put down roots and grow in Baltimore./p>

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Hood College program to cover cost of tuition for qualifying students

Hood College has made getting a college education easier for those in need./p>

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McDaniel College launches women’s leadership network

In honor of Women’s History Month, McDaniel College has launched the advisory council for the McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network, an exclusive group of women leaders who are focused on supporting women in pursuing their personal and professional goals./p>

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St. John's College Celebrates Inauguration of New Annapolis President

St. John’s College installed its new Annapolis president, Nora Demleitner, in a festive celebration on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Demleitner is the 25th Annapolis president in the college’s 325-year history, the ninth since the inception of the current Program of Study in 1937, and the college’s first female president. Demleitner, born in Germany, a lawyer by training and a former dean of two preeminent law schools, began her tenure in January 2022./p>

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