May 30, 2012
Coppin State University will offer its first fully online bachelor's degree this fall in an attempt to afford more flexibility to a student body that has struggled with graduation rates below 20 percent. The management degree, designed in conjunction with an online education consultant, Pearson Learning Solutions, will be available starting in September. Coppin officials said an internal survey found that 86 percent of students expressed interest in taking online courses. "This online program will provide students with more options to complete their degrees and move on to successful careers," interim Provost Ronnie Collins said in a statement.
April 24, 2004
William Bachelor Rush, a retired electrician, died Wednesday of cancer at Ruxton Health and Rehabilitation Center of Pikesville. The Arnold resident was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised on Hollins Street, he was a 1942 graduate of City College. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and was a mechanic on fighter planes and a radio operator. Mr. Rush worked as an electrician for 55 years, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union and helped wire numerous office buildings in downtown Baltimore.
May 13, 1993
These days you can spot everything from hypo-allergenic dust cloths to Carolyne Roehm-designed doggy collars while browsing through catalogs. But Coral Springs, Fla.,-based publisher Mindi Rudan has added a new dimension to the home-shopping experience.She publishes and markets the Bachelor Book, a national catalog for single, heterosexual women that is brimming with names, photos and addresses of dozens of eligible men. Ms. Rudan has jokingly dubbed her four-color magazine the "ultimate in male order."
September 27, 2004
ORIOLES OUTFIELDER Larry Bigbie could become a millionaire without even going to salary arbitration and have his choice of a couple of dozen beautiful women, but he doesn't want to be a reality television star. He confirmed over the weekend that he'll decline an offer to follow in the cleatsteps of New York Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer and be the next The Bachelor, which proves that he is either a solid, grounded guy who isn't looking for any more time in the limelight, or he's just plain nuts.
February 2, 2010
Maurice F. Mackey Jr., a retired lawyer who enjoyed writing short stories, fables, poems and even a bachelor's cookbook, died Jan. 26 at his Baldwin home of a brain injury. He was 87. Mr. Mackey, whose father was an Irish immigrant and a Crown Cork & Seal Co. plant superintendent and whose mother was a first-generation Irish homemaker, was born and raised in East Baltimore. He attended Loyola High School until 1937, when he entered the Marianist Preparatory School in Beacon, N.Y., to prepare to be a brother, and Mount St. John High School in Dayton, Ohio.
July 14, 2011
Jennifer Frank, of Reisterstown, daughter of Timothy and Jamie Frank, and a graduate of Garrison Forest School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Bucknell University. Stephen Wilkes, a 13-year-old eighth-grade student at Old Court Middle School, was one of only 10 students nationally to be awarded an HMH Arts Scholarship from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the HMH Foundation. The scholarship, worth nearly $7,000, allows Stephen to attend the Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp, in New Milford, Conn., from July 24 through Aug. 20. Top scholars at McDonogh School were recently inducted into the school's chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national honor society recognizing academic achievement.