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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 1, 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. named Baltimore lawyer A. Dwight Pettit to the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents yesterday, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of former chairman Nathan A. Chapman Jr. Pettit, 57, has worked as district counsel to the Small Business Administration in Washington and as counsel to the Baltimore County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Now in private practice, he was a prominent member of a group of Democrats supporting Ehrlich, a Republican, in his race for governor and appeared in a pro-Ehrlich television commercial aimed at black voters.
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February 12, 2013
Morgan needs a Board of Regents dedicated to achieving and preserving its goal as Maryland's premier urban research university . I commend the Morgan State University Board of Regents for their 9-5 vote to oust Dallas R. Evans as their chairman on February 5, 2013 ("Morgan regents oust Evans as their chairman" Feb. 6). This courageous action proved that the regents would no longer be mislead by the unexplained and false accusations made by Mr. Evans against Morgan State University President David Wilson.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1998
Auditors began their investigation of the Bowie State University Foundation's troubled finances yesterday, even as the University System of Maryland Board of Regents called the school's president into a closed session to discuss the problems.Donald N. Langenberg, chancellor of the 11-campus university system, played down the significance of the closed meeting with the regents' advancement committee, which oversees university foundations. He described it as an opportunity for the regents to hear directly from Bowie President Nathanael Pollard Jr."
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
A meeting of Morgan State University's Board of Regents planned for Thursday afternoon has been cancelled, university officials said. The meeting had been announced on the board's web page, but the notice was later removed. The purpose of the meeting had not been made public. Morgan was plunged into turmoil last month when the board voted 8-7 to seek a replacement for president David J. Wilson when his contract expires at the end of the academic year. Students, faculty and alumni rallied to support Wilson.
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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | March 19, 2006
Former Gov. Marvin Mandel registered as a lobbyist for the insurance industry after being appointed in 2003 to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, despite a legal prohibition against doing so that could earn him a reprimand. And he is now at the center of liquor wholesalers' efforts to block a bill allowing local wineries to sell directly to restaurants and retailers. He testified March 7 against the bill in a Senate committee hearing, has met with and written to key legislators, and has represented the wholesalers' interests in a task force meeting of legislators, winemakers and others.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1995
Within Gov. Parris N. Glendening's inner circle of advisers, Lance W. Billingsley has always held a special place.Not only is he the governor's family attorney and one of his closest friends, he is the man who introduced the College Park professor to real-world politics. He taught him who you had to know, what you needed to know and how to win.In return, Mr. Billingsley has enjoyed access to Mr. Glendening with a capital A. When Mr. Glendening was Prince George's County executive, that connection generated power and money for Mr. Billingsley and his highly successful law practice -- to an extent that some of the administration's critics found unseemly.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2003
Baltimore investment banker Nathan A. Chapman Jr. said yesterday that he is resigning from the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents to focus on his defense against federal charges that he defrauded the state pension system and his own companies. "Now is the time for me to focus on my family, my clients, employees of my companies and, especially, in defending myself against untrue and unjust charges recently filed against me by government authorities," Chapman said in a statement.
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By Alec MacGillis and David Nitkin and Alec MacGillis and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2002
The state university system's Board of Regents is on the verge of selecting a new chancellor, and William E. "Brit" Kirwan, former president of the University of Maryland, College Park, has emerged as a leading candidate, sources said yesterday. The regents were expected to discuss naming Kirwan - now president of Ohio State University - in a meeting held via conference call last night after interviewing at least one finalist yesterday. Kirwan, 63, who for months has disavowed any interest in returning to Maryland, said through an Ohio State spokesman that he was unaware that he is a finalist for the $345,000-a-year post.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,stephen.kiehl@baltsun.com | December 13, 2008
Employees of the state university system will be furloughed up to five days under a plan approved yesterday by the Maryland Board of Regents that would save $16 million in salary costs. Regents said the furloughs, which will come between January and June, were preferable to laying off any of the system's 22,500 full-time employees. The furloughs, the system's first since 1992, were ordered by the governor as the state tries to balance its budget in the face of declining revenues and a global economic crisis.
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February 21, 2001
YOU COULD CALL it careful career planning. Then again, cynics might view the governor's latest appointments to the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents as an overt attempt to lay the groundwork for Gov. Parris N. Glendening's next role in life: as the university system's top leader. Why else would Mr. Glendening have placed so many friends and others deeply indebted to him on the UM board? The latest crop includes the governor's personal lawyer and a departing U.S. ambassador who once was a rabid Friend of Parris in the General Assembly.
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December 15, 2012
Reports that Morgan State University's board of regents had declined to renew President David Wilson's contract when it expires next June undoubtedly came as a great disappointment to those who hoped the school could thrive under his leadership. His departure after less than three years leaves the school facing an uncertain future at a critical moment in its history, along with the prospect that the precipitous manner of his dismissal may make finding a strong replacement much more difficult.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2012
A former Baltimore County teacher filed a complaint with a state board Monday, alleging that the University System of Maryland Board of Regents violated the state open meetings law when it voted in closed session on the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten athletic conference. "I think it's a disgrace that no one has complained about this," said Ralph Jaffe, who taught political science in the county public schools and has run for U.S. Senate and governor in recent years. Jaffe, who lives in Pikesville, sent a letter to the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board on Monday saying that the Board of Regents illegally met last week to approve the university's move, which ended six decades of membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Before entering into serious talks with the Big Ten, Maryland president Wallace D. Loh signed a non-disclosure agreement pledging to keep details out of public view. Such agreements are not uncommon these days as schools negotiate to switch conferences. But Tom McMillen, a member of the Board of Regents and former Maryland basketball star, said in an interview that he's concerned that confidentiality agreements squelch public debate that is appropriate and necessary before schools make such big decisions.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
The University of Maryland moved closer Sunday to formally applying for admission to the Big Ten Conference and an announcement could come as soon as Monday. The Board of Regents meets Monday and will discuss the school's proposal to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference after nearly 60 years. It wasn't immediately certain whether a regents vote is necessary for Maryland to proceed, or if Chancellor William E. (Brit) Kirwan can make the decision on his own. There was some sentiment on the board that the decision would be made by a vote of the regents.
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Sports Digest | September 29, 2012
Colleges UM Board of Regents takes step to improve oversight The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents approved a measure to improve oversight of schools' athletic department finances and athletes' academic performances. The new policy requires that the universities periodically issue reports to the board containing expanded information on such topics as athletic department budget projections, athletes' graduation rates and numbers of special-admit athletes. The board created a new work group that will oversee the issue and meet three or four times a year.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
The state university system's Board of Regents approved a 3 percent tuition increase Wednesday for most in-state students, bringing a routine close to a budget process that was briefly thrown into chaos by the General Assembly's inability to agree on a spending plan. Though the university system received $5.3 million in cuts in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed $2 billion operating budget for 2013, the trims were not deep enough to force a change in the planned tuition increase. "It's a small enough number that I think the campuses will be able to absorb it without any significant impact to student services or to academic quality," said Chancellor William E. Kirwan of the cut. System workers will not face furloughs, Kirwan said, though most salaries will remain frozen aside from a 2 percent cost-of-living increase scheduled to begin Jan. 1. The presidents of each campus will decide how to implement the cuts.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | May 11, 2006
Richard E. Hug, the chief campaign fundraiser for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., resigned his seat on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents yesterday to comply with a law banning political activities by members of the board. Hug criticized the Democrat-controlled General Assembly for approving a bill that forced him to choose between helping Ehrlich's re-election effort and working with the Board of Regents, which governs the state's public university system. "It was a finger in the eye of the governor to try to disrupt his fundraising abilities through me," said Hug, who helped raise $10 million for Ehrlich's 2002 campaign and has reportedly set a goal of twice that this year.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter | February 17, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley nominated seven people yesterday -- some new faces, some holdovers from previous Democratic administrations -- to the 17-member board that sets tuition, approves policy and hires presidents at 11 Maryland public university campuses. The governor's choices to serve on the state university system's Board of Regents include a former University of Maryland basketball star, the head of one of Baltimore's oldest law firms and a major donor to former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. O'Malley selected C. Thomas McMillen, a former congressman, Rhodes scholar and University of Maryland basketball star, to take the seat vacated by Ehrlich fundraiser Richard E. Hug. McMillen has served on the independent Knight Commission, which promotes reform in collegiate athletics.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2010
The state university system will attempt to add 45,000 students, hand out 10,000 more degrees annually and double its research funding to more than $2 billion by 2020, according to a new strategic plan approved Friday by the Board of Regents. Under the 10-year plan, the system will also attempt to convert more of its research into industry, churn out 40 percent more graduates in science, technology, engineering and math, and redesign introductory courses so fewer students drop out. "It's a very focused set of goals and initiatives bringing all of our assets to bear on the state's most pressing needs," said Chancellor William E. Kirwan.
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February 16, 2009
Police identify victim in fatal Towson shooting A man found fatally shot in the head in his Towson apartment Saturday had recently undergone surgery and was discovered after an acquaintance came to check on him, Baltimore County police said. The victim was identified yesterday as Daniel Ho Colverston, 24. Police said he was killed Friday or Saturday in his residence in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle, in the Fairways at Towson complex. Investigators said they knew of no motive and had no suspect in the case.
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