College trust enrollment closes at end of month The...

Education Digest

February 22, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

College trust enrollment closes at end of month

The current enrollment period for the Maryland Prepaid College Trust closes Feb. 29, and the program's administrators say prices are likely to be higher when the plan reopens in November.

The state-administered program allows parents to choose payment schedules for a child's tuition and fees at any state public college, or an equal amount at any school, public or private.

Figures show that a one-payment, lump sum schedule for a four-year contract for a child in the sixth grade would have cost $16,719 in 1998. To secure that contract for the same child -- now an eighth-grader -- costs $18,931 in the current enrollment period. Information: 888-463-4723 or

Salisbury State to upgrade labs with Guerrieri funds

Salisbury State University will use a $500,000 gift from the Guerrieri Family Foundation to purchase equipment for its science laboratories, the university announced last week.

The gift from the Guerrieri family will be supplemented by $350,000 from the state's Private Donation Incentive Program. Established last year, the program adds to private gifts to the state's public colleges and universities.

A wing of the school's $37 million science building, due to open in 2002, will be named the Guerrieri Laboratory Center. In 1990, the Guerrieri family gave Salisbury State $1 million for scholarships.

Berkeley professor to give lecture at Hopkins today

Galen Cranz of the University of California, Berkeley will give the Johns Hopkins University's annual Garrett lecture on urban issues at 6 p.m. today at Evergreen House Museum on North Charles Street.

The architecture professor wrote "The Politics of Park Design: A History of Urban Parks in America."

Admission to the lecture is $10. Information: 410-516-0351.

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