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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2011
With a tap on his smartphone, University of Maryland student Shiv Krishnamoorthy can instantly alert police as he walks through the dimly lit corners of the College Park campus — and share with them his precise location, plus live video and audio. The app, which was developed by a university computer science professor and a team of students in conjunction with campus police, is the first of its kind in the small but growing field of smartphone apps for campus security. M-Urgency will be available to Maryland students, faculty and staff early next month.
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May 4, 2014
I appreciate the Sun's recent coverage of the issue of sexual assault on college campuses ( "New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges," April 29). Towson University is committed to preventing sexual assault and promoting the safest possible environment for our students. In addition to our strong commitment to address sexual assault, Towson University is one of the 10 institutions that formed The Maryland Collaborative. The Maryland Collaborative was established to reduce college drinking and related problems through the application of a range of evidence-based strategies.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | December 15, 1992
Why people hate one another because of skin color or ethnic background always has sparked sociologist Howard J. Ehrlich's interest -- even when he was a kid.He witnessed the senselessness of ethnic violence at an early age when he saw New York street gangs clash.For the past eight years, Dr. Ehrlich -- he has a doctorate in sociology from Michigan State University -- has documented racist acts and studied prejudice as research director at the National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence in Baltimore.
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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.
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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.
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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
May 13, 2011
Two articles in The Sun of May 11th present an alarming picture of Gov. Martin O'Malley's priorities for supporting higher education in the state. In her commentary "Maryland's uneducated graduates," Marta H. Mossburg of the Maryland Public Policy Institute reports that huge numbers of Maryland's high school graduates show up annually on college campuses in need of remedial courses in math and/or English before they may enroll for credit-bearing courses. Her statistics are largely drawn from the community college level: 65-70 percent at Montgomery College, 74 percent at CCBC in Baltimore County, and a whopping 80 percent at BCCC in Baltimore City.
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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