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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,Sun Staff Writer | August 27, 1994
Faculty and staff at University of Maryland College Park would become the first state employees to win domestic partner benefits under a proposal getting wary consideration from state and university officials.The UMCP campus senate passed a resolution in May calling for the change as a matter of equity for gay employees, who are unable to secure the benefits given to spouses because they are not married to their companions. The campus senate said the exclusion of gays violated the school's policy banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Susan Reimer | April 25, 2012
Just as parents and their high school seniors are about to sign those college acceptance letters, there is news that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on federal student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. President Barack Obama has been touring college campuses (in swing states) and chatting up Jimmy Fallon to show his support for keeping interest rates on new loans low, and he talks about "the mountain of debt" he and his wife were under after law school.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1992
Job outlookEven as companies trim their work forces, they haven't stopped recruiting on college campuses. But many companies are concentrating on students with special, high-tech skills.International Business Machines Corp., for example, is focusing on key areas such as engineering, computer programming and some technical areas of manufacturing, said Andrew McCormick, recruitment communications specialist for IBM in Purchase, N.Y.Downsizing and layoffs notwithstanding, "companies still need junior-level executives to come in and be trained in broader responsibilities," said Christopher W. Hunt, co-publisher of the 1992 edition of "The Greenwich Register" ($39.
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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 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 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
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 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
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.
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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