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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | October 4, 1998
MY SON IS a senior in high school, which means that pretty soon he, like millions of other seniors, will have to make a crucial decision, the consequences of which will remain with him for the rest of his life: Who will be his prom date.Also, at some point he'll probably select a college. In fact, we've already gone on several college visits, which are helpful in choosing a college because you can get answers to important academic questions such as:* Is there parking?* Are all the students required to get body piercings?
By Jonah Goldberg | April 16, 2012
President Barack Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers -- again -- and whether Mitt Romneywill let him. In 2008, Mr. Obama won the youth vote by better than a 2-1 margin, 66 percent to 32 percent. Even more impressive, he actually expanded the share of young voters going to the polls by some 3 million. Those extra voters helped tip several swing states. Mr. Obama owed his success to being a charming political unknown onto whom young people could project their hopes.
June 4, 2013
On Friday, President Barack Obama met with college students at the White House to reprise a familiar appeal on behalf of the nation's young people: urging lawmakers to prevent the cost of student college loans from doubling on July 1. Interest rates on Stafford student loans are set to rise from the current 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent at the end of this month unless Congress acts, an increase the president says would add an extra $1,000 a year to...
By Andrew Leckey | May 5, 1995
I can still recall the humorous ordeal I'd encounter as a college student years ago whenever I made the foolhardy decision to phone home collect."You say an Andrew Leckey is calling?" asked my mother, sensing her son was calling collect because he was tapped out (( and seeking cash. "No, it can't be the Andrew Leckey we know, since he would handle his money well and wouldn't pester his poor parents with a collect call."Giggle from the operator. Charges not accepted.Subsequent attempts drew tongue-in-cheek responses ranging from "We haven't heard from an Andrew Leckey in so long that we assumed he'd struck out on his own" to "The Andrew Leckey we know is independently wealthy and wouldn't call collect."
By Bob Allen and Lauren Fulbright | August 9, 2011
One could think of the two electric vehicle charging stations on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County as points in a widening state-, region- and nation-wide grid. But tucked away in a fenced-in storage lot behind the school's automotive department, they don't get much use. Though available to the public, their presence has not been widely advertised. Most of their use comes in charging a low-speed car and a high-speed car owned by the college and used to train future technicians on electric vehicles.
By Larry Atkins | March 27, 2000
MOST PEOPLE assume that college campuses are safe havens for free speech and enlightened debate. In the case of student newspapers and publications, however, college administrators often try to control these publications to avoid controversy or articles putting the school in a bad light. In October 1998, student editors at Neumann College in suburban Philadelphia temporarily suspended publication of the school newspaper after school administrators demanded prior review in reaction to a controversial editorial cartoon.
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1995
An Ellicott City man sitting on a bench at Howard Community College in Columbia was robbed and pistol-whipped Tuesday night, Howard County police said.The victim, Keith Bates, 29, said the gunman approached and demanded money about 9:45 p.m., police said. Although Mr. Bates handed over money, the robber struck him in the face and fled in a white Ford Mustang with another man, police said. Mr. Bates was cut under one eye, police said.The robber was described as white, in his early 20s, with brown hair, thin mustache and goatee.
By JANE BRYANT QUINN and JANE BRYANT QUINN,Washington Post Writers Group | July 5, 1999
THE COLLEGE-search season is pretty much over for high school seniors. The mouse has been passed to juniors, whose turn it is to find a school.Yes, the mouse. Every year, a higher percentage of students turns first to the Internet to see what the schools have to offer.In a survey last year of 500 higher-ability students, 78 percent had visited individual college Web sites, according to Art & Science Group (ASG), a Baltimore college marketing consultant. That compares with 58 percent in 1997 and just 4 percent in 1996.
By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 20, 1991
WASHINGTON -- After 18 months of study, interviews with 89 sports officials and countless hours of discussion about how to fix what seemingly grows less fixable each day, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled yesterday a blueprint for reforming college sports that seemed full of hope, if short of new ideas.Echoing a refrain heard often at last year's National Collegiate Athletic Association convention, the commission declared that college presidents should be in the vanguard of efforts to restore integrity to athletic departments.
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | April 30, 1992
Where is the Johns Hopkins University? In North Baltimore, of course. But also in Columbia, Scaggsville, downtown Baltimore, near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, in Washington, D.C., and Rockville.So, where is the College of Notre Dame? Also in North Baltimore. But, coming soon to Harford County.Throughout the state, colleges are expanding beyond their traditional borders. Ivy-covered buildings on sprawling campuses are out. Functional space convenient to professional workers is in.The trend continued today when the University of Maryland System opened its new Downtown Baltimore Center.
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