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McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey announces retirement

McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2020–2021 academic year in June 2021.

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Hood College Launches Degree in Sustainability Studies

Hood College is launching a new Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies, and the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority has granted $1 million to fund an endowed chair in the new program.

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Hood College Professor Awarded Fellowship

Hood College Assistant Professor of Sociology Simone Kolysh was awarded a Purdue University Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence Fellowship for the 2020 Conference for Assistant Professors.

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Hood College Ranks High on Four Major US News & World Report Lists

U.S. News & World Report ranked Hood College in four major lists in the north region: no. 17 in Best Value, no. 28 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, no. 28 in Best Colleges for Veterans and no. 56 in Best Regional Universities.

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Vickie Mazer joins McDaniel as Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Vickie Mazer has joined McDaniel College as the new dean of Graduate and Professional Studies following a national search.

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MSMU Receives NSF Grant to Foster STEM Transfer Path for FCC and MC Students

The National Science Foundation has awarded Mount St. Mary’s University (MSMU), in partnership with Frederick Community College (FCC) and Montgomery College (MC), an $899,926 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (S-STEM) program grant that provides transfer pathways and scholarships for community college students to complete their bachelor’s degree at MSMU. The NSF S-STEM program aims to increase the number of low-income students earning degrees in STEM fields.

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NOAA to Fund Hood College Professor’s Lobster Research

Hood College is a collaborating institution on a National Sea Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) for research on lobster larvae in Maine.

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McDaniel again ranks No. 1 ‘Best Value’ regional university in the North by U.S. News

For the second consecutive year, McDaniel College tops U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Value Schools” and ranks among the best regional universities in the North in the “2021 Best Colleges” rankings.

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Money Magazine names Loyola a best value college

Loyola University Maryland has been named one of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money Magazine in its 2020-2021 higher education value rankings.

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Johns Hopkins University Announces New DNP/MPH Dual Degree Program

Johns Hopkins University announced that students can earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice/Executive Master of Public Health (DNP/MPH) in as few as 3 years through a dual degree program that the university will launch in the summer of 2021.

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Hood College professors launch project to unite educators, problem-solve virtual learning challenges

Two Hood College professors know firsthand the challenges of teaching online during the coronavirus pandemic. With new state funding, they’ve created a program to help solve these hurdles.

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Washington College Taps Wayne Powell As Interim President

A former mathematics professor-turned-higher education administrator has been tapped as Washington College's 32nd president, succeeding Kurt Landgraf.

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Independent Higher Education Day

Every year, MICUA brings together more than 150 college students and administrators to celebrate funding of the Sellinger Program and the strength and continued success of the students in independent higher education in Maryland. 

Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed February 26, 2020 Maryland Independent Higher Education Day (IHED) and encouraged the people of Maryland to support independent institutions. The Governor’s proclamation was announced on the Senate floor by Senator Shelley Hettleman and on the House floor by Delegate Mark Chang, and all members of the General Assembly were encouraged to celebrate IHED. Approximately 150 students and staff attended IHED, representing all 13 State-aided MICUA institutions.

MICUA hosted IHED at the Governor’s Calvert House on State Circle in Annapolis. Senate President Bill Ferguson kicked off IHED with a keynote address. President Ferguson is a native to Maryland, born and raised in Silver Spring, and he currently represents District 46 in Baltimore City. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson University and a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, he holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from the Johns Hopkins School of Education. President Ferguson described the path by which he went from classroom teacher to law student to politician to one of the youngest presiding officers in the State Senate. He spoke of both inspiring and humbling experiences along the way, and he challenged everyone in the room to demand nothing but the best of themselves, their colleagues, and their leaders. He had time for a few questions, and the students responded passionately and appreciatively to his remarks.

Following President Ferguson’s remarks, Sara Fidler gave a power point presentation that included key facts about MICUA and MICUA’s operating and capital budget requests, as well as tips and tricks to help the students successfully lobby members of the Maryland General Assembly. Students were given branded flash drives to leave behind as gifts for the legislators with whom they met. MICUA encouraged students to tweet about IHED and to tag pictures of themselves with legislators. Students arranged over 130 meetings with members of Maryland’s General Assembly.

 

Featured below are photos of MICUA students on Independent Higher Education Day 2020:

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Campus Presidents and their students chat with Legislators at the Legislative Breakfast Reception at the Governor Calvert House. 
Students gathered in the Maryland State House on their way to meet with Legislators. 
Goucher College President Kent Devereaux and students at their meeting with Delegate Mangione.
Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine gives the opening remarks in the Governor Calvert House Ballroom. 

 

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Students and administrators from Hood College gathered in the Maryland State House.
Students from the Maryland Institute College of Art wait to meet with Senator Cory McCray.
Mount St. Mary’s President Tim Trainor, Bill Davies, and students assembled in the Mike Miller Senate Building.
McDaniel College President Roger Casey and students pictured with their mascot, the Green Terror, in the House of Representatives.

Loyola faculty member receives grant to support STEM education research

Qi Shi, Ph.D., associate professor of education specialties, has been awarded a $193,853 two-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s HER Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research program.

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Hood College Receives Gold Award for Wellness at Work

Hood College received the gold award from the Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB) Wellness at Work Awards Program during a recent online symposium.

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