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By The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
Baltimore International College plans to issue a statement Thursday about the future of the institution because the school is expected to lose its accreditation. According to a statement on the college's Facebook page, the school's "Board of Trustees met to seriously review all options for the College while keeping in mind the welfare of our students, faculty, and staff. " The trustees were expected to weigh whether to appeal the Middle States Commission on Higher Education' decision not to accredit BIC as well as other alternatives.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
When federal databases containing sensitive information on U.S. intelligence or nuclear weapons come under cyberattack, the agencies call on major companies like Lockheed Martin, Verizon and Booz Allen Hamilton - as well as a two-year-old startup in Federal Hill - to shore up defenses. Maddrix LLC is among seven companies to be the first ones accredited in a new National Security Agency vetting program. The firms use complex data analysis and digital forensics to root out invaders that are lurking or have left behind tracks during their intrusions.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2010
Pimlico Race Course was given a stamp of approval Monday by an industry group after taking steps to conform with the group's standards related to drug testing and other procedures. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Pimlico has been fully accredited by its Safety and Integrity Alliance. NTRA — which promotes safety at tracks around the nation — said Pimlico, the site of Saturday's Preakness, is the 17th course to be accredited. Others include Churchill Downs and Belmont Park, home of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, respectively.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Baltimore City Community College has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy amid concerns about its focus, goals and effectiveness, just two years after the college was taken off probation over fixing problems with its assessment of student learning. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits colleges and universities in Maryland and several other states and U.S. territories, placed BCCC on "warn" status at its meeting June 26. The action was made public Thursday.
NEWS
July 8, 1991
Harbor Hospital Center recently was awarded a three-year Certificateof Accreditation by th Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations.The JCAHO accreditation recognizes the hospital's outstanding efforts to provide quality health care.JCAHO evaluated Harbor Hospital recently and pointed out some of the strengths and ways to improve procedures and management systems.Accreditation is important for the hospital to qualify for participation in various professional internship, residency, and continuing education programs and to facilitate reimbursement from insurance companies and other organizations and agencies.
NEWS
February 25, 2013
Contrary to a recent letter criticizing the American Correctional Association's role in accrediting Maryland's prisons, the cost of ACA accreditation - approximately $12,000 over a three-year period - is an investment that will surely benefit Maryland ("Prison watchdog group is a waste of money," Feb. 21). The association sends nationally known experts from across the country to audit our prisons. It is already in two of our largest institutions, the Western Correctional Institution and Eastern Correctional Institution.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2011
Baltimore International College will file a "request for reconsideration" with the Middle States Commission, the agency that is taking away the college's accreditation Aug. 31. The request asks that about 100 students who are close to completing a culinary or hospitality degree be allowed to complete the work this fall. The remaining students would be given the opportunity to finish at an accredited institution that would merge with BIC. The college said Monday that it "is in conversation" with two out-of-state institutions about a merger.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Theo Jones is set to graduate from Sojourner-Douglass College with a nursing degree in November, but instead of celebrating as he nears the finish line, he's left wondering if he should transfer to another school. Sojourner-Douglass was ordered this month by its accrediting body to "show cause" or prove why it should not lose its accreditation, and Jones is one of the many students who are deeply worried about their futures. Jones said he's made inquiries to five potential employers in recent weeks, and all have asked him about the school's accreditation status.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | March 21, 1996
Confidence in the outcome didn't absolve Carroll Community College from the work involved in gaining full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, President Joseph F. Shields said as he announced the completion of the process."
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
Baltimore International College, a private institution that teaches cooking skills and hospitality management, is slated to lose its accreditation at the end of the summer, a rare blow that generally causes colleges and universities to close. The downtown college, which enrolled 474 undergraduates and 19 graduate students in the spring, would be unable to receive federal financial aid if it loses accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. "It is very difficult" to continue operating without accreditation, said the college's president, Edgar B. Schick.
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Staff Reports | June 24, 2014
Sykesville's Main Street Association has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Performance standards are evaluated by the Department of Housing and Community Development/Main Street Maryland on issues such as fostering public-private partnerships, tracking progress and preserving historic buildings. “We are extremely honored to have received this accreditation again this year,” said Ivy Wells, director of Economic Development and Main Street Manager for Sykesville.
NEWS
April 10, 2014
As a senior at Sojourner-Douglass College who is scheduled to graduate next year, I am quite concerned about the financial issues the school is having ( "With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo," March 30). My major is business administration. I worked hard and took my education seriously but if the school does not meet the Sept. 1 deadline for keeping its accreditation, I don't know what will happen to my credits. I am an older student and this would be a setback for me. The academics at this school are great, as are our teachers.
NEWS
April 7, 2014
Your recent story on Sojourner Douglass College revealed these students' distress and uncertainty about their futures ( "With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo," March 30). As an African-American who once experienced a similar situation at Morgan State University in the 1960s, I'm feeling those students' pain. During my four-years at Morgan our college was constantly and consistently underfunded and ignored while students were treated as second-class citizens by being denied the most basic necessities.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Theo Jones is set to graduate from Sojourner-Douglass College with a nursing degree in November, but instead of celebrating as he nears the finish line, he's left wondering if he should transfer to another school. Sojourner-Douglass was ordered this month by its accrediting body to "show cause" or prove why it should not lose its accreditation, and Jones is one of the many students who are deeply worried about their futures. Jones said he's made inquiries to five potential employers in recent weeks, and all have asked him about the school's accreditation status.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore is in danger of losing its accreditation and faces serious financial challenges, leaving the small private college's future uncertain. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the accrediting body for colleges in Maryland and several other states, directed Sojourner-Douglass College officials last week to "show cause," or prove by Sept. 1 why its accreditation should not be revoked. The college's president, Charles W. Simmons, said Wednesday that officials were in the midst of a plan to rescue the institution's finances and they believed they were close to having at least one investor commit money to help.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop
The Baltimore Sun
| August 1, 2013
The Towson University Police Department is seeking accreditation from a national law-enforcement standards agency and inviting public comment about its practices and procedures. The comment session is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 5 in the administration building, room 424. Those who can't make the session may call 410-704-6531 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. that day and speak directly with an assessor from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Comments must be limited to 10 minutes and address the department's performance.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Baltimore City Community College has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy amid concerns about its focus, goals and effectiveness, just two years after the college was taken off probation over fixing problems with its assessment of student learning. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits colleges and universities in Maryland and several other states and U.S. territories, placed BCCC on "warn" status at its meeting June 26. The action was made public Thursday.
EXPLORE
By Cassie Felch | May 16, 2013
In April, the first-graders from Daisy Troop 2484, out of West Friendship Elementary School, earned their Orange Learning Petal by studying ways in which they can act responsibly. They underscored the lesson with a trip to Triadelphia Veterinary Clinic in Glenelg, where they met with Dr. Susan Oltman. Oltman discussed the importance of proper diet and exercise for pets, and she showed the girls her surgery room and some X-rays. The troop had a memorable visit, including what student Gracie Hargrove called the best part — getting to see a lizard.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
Maryland health officials may ask state lawmakers for permission to oversee plastic surgery centers, a move inspired in part by the death of a Lochearn woman after liposuction. The state health department had already been considering whether to ask for a change to the legal definition of free-standing surgery centers to align regulations with medical risk instead of insurance billing practices, Secretary Joshua Sharfstein said. Surgical centers currently are subject to state inspection only if they meet certain criteria in how they bill insurance companies, he said.
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