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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2010
This fall, the hit course on some college campuses may very well be iPad 101. At the University of Maryland, administrators plan to hand out Apple iPads to about 60 students, part of a new two-year program called Digital Culture and Creativity that immerses students in new technologies and focuses on the potential of the iPad to shake up the campus experience. The iPad has experienced early success in the consumer market, with more than 3 million sold since April, and it's already going back to school.
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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?
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2011
Adam Gross surveys the grassy quadrangle, surrounded by brick walking paths trimmed in marble, nary a car in sight. "This is one of those seminal shots," he says, taking in the view of the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. "This used to be all asphalt. " If Gross sounds like a proud papa, well, he is. Baltimore's most prestigious university looked a lot different — a lot junkier in Gross' view — before his firm, Ayers Saint Gross, got its hands on the master plan in 2001.
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By PETER A. JAY | July 4, 1993
Havre de Grace. -- For a long time, standing out in the cold, I've been wondering how to gain admission to the exclusive society of American minorities. Clearly, that's the place to be.Everyone who's managed to get inside seems to be having a wonderful time. As seen from the outside, through the thick glass of the windows, an air of opulence and aristocracy, perhaps even of elitism, prevails. It is like a scene at an 18th Century French court, a world beyond the aspirations of les citoyens ordinaires.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | November 18, 1999
THIS AUTUMN, much of my time has been spent touring college campuses with my 17-year-old, a senior in high school who is helping his parents through this stressful ordeal by declaring:a) He doesn't know where he wants to go to college, and;b) He doesn't know what he wants to study.Since this places him in the same demographic as 90 percent of the high school seniors in the country, my wife and I are not too concerned.Instead, we spend our weekends dragging the boy to every college on the East Coast, hoping he might find a school he likes, one that measures up to his rigorous standards, which right now seem to center on which has the most vending machines in its dorms.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
The horrifying statistics on rape and sexual assault on college campuses in this country speak for themselves. Studies show that about one in five undergraduate women has experienced such an attack or an attempted attack at some point during their college years, but only 12 percent of incidents are reported. Why is justice so difficult to find in what is supposed to be a protected and enlightened atmosphere of a college or university? Advocates say there are numerous institutional barriers that discourage reporting, including administrators who treat reports of sexual assault with disbelief and on-campus judicial systems that are difficult for a victim to navigate.
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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.
NEWS
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...
FEATURES
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?
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