Washington College to name building after...

Higher Education Digest

May 13, 1999|By From staff reports

Washington College to name building after Goldstein

Washington College will name a new $4 million academic building on its campus in Chestertown after Louis L. Goldstein, the state comptroller for four decades who died last year.

Slated to open in August 2000, the 22,000-square-foot facility will house classrooms, faculty offices and a 75-seat lecture hall. The Alden Trust of Massachusetts has pledged $100,000 toward its cost.

Goldstein graduated from Washington College in 1935 and joined its board of visitors and governors in 1957. He had been its chairman for 18 years when he died.

Continuing Studies division at Hopkins to be renamed

The Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies -- which has had three other names in its 90-year history -- is about to get a fifth.

After July 1, the division that teaches most of Hopkins' adult and part-time students will become the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, offering courses only in those two areas. The master of liberal arts program will be transferred to the School of Arts and Sciences.

The school started in 1909 as Courses for Teachers. It became McCoy College in 1947 and the Evening College in 1965. It has been known as the School of Continuing Studies since 1983.

Businessman donates to Hopkins after surgery

A Western Maryland businessman has given Hopkins $25,000 for research and treatment of heart disease.

Frank R. Lancelotta Jr., who owns Garrett County Self Storage in McHenry, recently underwent heart bypass surgery at Hopkins and describes himself as a "very satisfied patient."

The gift from a family foundation headed by Lancelotta goes to the Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Hopkins' enrollment dean to leave for post in Pa.

Robert J. Massa, dean of enrollment at the Johns Hopkins University for the past decade, has been named a vice president at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

Massa will report to the school's new president, William Durden, who takes office in July. Currently an executive at Sylvan Learning Systems, Durden spent much of his career at Hopkins at the Institute for the Advancement of Talented Youth.

Massa will assume the newly created post of dean of enrollment management and college relations with responsibilities that include admissions, alumni affairs, marketing and intercollegiate athletics.

Laurel learning center to issue refunds, pay fine

Computer Learning Centers in Laurel has agreed to pay a $60,000 fine and refund $650,000 in tuition payments after an investigation by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

MHEC had threatened to shut down the school, part of a national chain, alleging that it was enrolling unqualified students and failing to refund their tuition when they withdrew from courses.

MHEC officials say more than 900 students will get refunds under the agreement. The fine will go to the Guaranty Student Tuition Fund, which refunds tuition to students of private schools that go out of business.

Pub Date: 5/13/99

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