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October 7, 1993
It is a tragedy repeated too often: Young men and women go off to college -- usually their first experience living on their own -- and within short order they turn up dead, victims of an apparent suicide. In the 1970s, suicide among students became a frequent occurrence on college campuses, although at the time hallucinogens often were the culprit. Today, the drug of choice appears to be alcohol, a drug that is considered benign but can be just as lethal.We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey Steven Welkos of Ellicott City; it is their turn to mourn.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 22, 2001
Chara Bauer, 17, is never sure what to answer when someone asks what grade she's attending at school. "I usually ask them if they want to know about high school or college," she said. "Then I say that I'm a senior in high school, and I'm finishing up my sophomore year of college." The Baltimore resident is one of a small but growing number of high-school-age homeschoolers who are finding a second home on the campuses of community colleges across Maryland. They're completing high school courses such as chemistry and calculus that might be difficult to study at home.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | April 15, 2007
Westminster Mayor Tom Ferguson said he never imagined he would find himself welcoming to town the author of a play as candid and jarring as The Vagina Monologues. But feminist playwright Eve Ensler, who promotes her work around the world, is coming to Carroll Community College for a local rendition of her play Friday. It is the county's fifth performance of The Vagina Monologues, and organizers said they have been hoping for years to lure Ensler here. Still, given Ensler's celebrity and worldwide travels, activist and organizer Sylviea Tejeda can't believe the celebrated playwright is visiting.
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By Tim Jones and Tim Jones,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | April 16, 2004
CHICAGO - President Bush's support on college campuses has dropped substantially in the past six months because of growing student dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq, the weak job market and Bush's stance on gay marriage, according to a poll released yesterday. The survey from the Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics at Harvard University showed college students favoring Sen. John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic nominee, over Bush, 48 percent to 38 percent. Independent candidate Ralph Nader drew the support of 5 percent.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | September 29, 2014
Last Friday, the White House announced an "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That's not the White House's first priority. Roughly six weeks before Election Day, its chief concern is to translate an exciting social media campaign into a get-out-the-vote operation. Accurate statistics are of limited use in that regard because rape and sexual assault have been declining for decades.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 22, 1991
The people on the radio have the sound of machine guns in their voices. They want the war protesters taken out and shot at dawn on "Good Morning, America." I couldn't agree with them less.Am I against this war? Don't ask me that for a few more paragraphs, OK? It's not the war I'm talking about, it's people's memories. I think they were shot off in the last war."Why doesn't one of his own people kill him?" I heard a woman say on the radio.She was talking about Saddam Hussein. Her thinking seems to be: If it's so clear to everybody around here that Hussein's a barbarian, then why isn't it clear to someone in Iraq, someone close to Hussein or someone in one of those little manufactured street rallies they tape for TV consumption, one lousy person in that whole country who can see the destruction he's wreaking and has the courage to end it instead of marching lock-step with all the other Iraqis?
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
Students at Loyola College touched off a three-week debate in February when they took out a full-page advertisement in the campus newspaper denouncing a human sexuality course as "detrimental to the soul of our college."But similar courses have operated with little controversy for years at other campuses.At Towson State University, University of Maryland College Park and Coppin State College, professors say courses are so popular there are often waiting lists to get in. College of Notre Dame has been offering a psychology course in sexuality for 15 )
NEWS
May 20, 1998
Colleges' new leader has wealth of vision but too little 0) supportThe article "Colleges' chancellor sees need to expand" (May 14) indicates that finally someone with authority has vision.Community Colleges of Baltimore County Chancellor Irving Pressley McPhail is conscious of what has been happening at Dundalk Community College for more than 15 years. DCC has been actively retraining former employees of Bethlehem Steel and other industry giants since the layoffs of the 1980s.Re-educating and teaching new technological skills to adults benefits society tremendously by reducing unemployment and allowing increased wages and, consequently, increased sales tax and income tax revenues.
FEATURES
By Jean Marbella | January 16, 1991
Like an echo that took more than 20 years to reverberate, the cry is heard once again on college campuses:"Hell no, we won't go."Some members of another generation of college students want to give peace a chance. As with the Vietnam War, the conflict in the Persian Gulf is beginning to meet resistance on college campuses across the country."I cannot sit back and allow myself to be drafted. I just think it's a matter of time before [the draft is] reinstated, and it scares me, FTC and it scares a lot of other students," said Eric Hansen, 23, a student at the University of Maryland's School of Social Work in Baltimore.
NEWS
October 7, 1993
It is a tragedy repeated too often: Young men and women go off to college -- usually their first experience living on their own -- and within short order they turn up dead, victims of an apparent suicide.In the 1970s, suicide among students became a frequent occurrence on college campuses, although at the time hallucinogens often were the culprit. Today, the drug of choice appears to be alcohol, a drug that is considered benign but can be just as lethal.We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey Steven Welkos of Ellicott City; it is their turn to mourn.
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