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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. It's safe to say Maryland has established itself as a serious player for Potomac junior Dion Wiley . Wiley, a highly sought shooting guard regarded by many as a top-50 prospect in the Class of 2014, visited Maryland unofficially Saturday, and then decided to return Sunday to watch the team play pick-up games.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Mary Ann Rankin, a former longtime administrator at the University of Texas at Austin known for creating the innovative UTeach program to produce math and science teachers, was named provost at the University of Maryland, College Park. Rankin, who will start as College Park's No. 2 academic administrator in October, is currently the CEO of the Dallas-based National Math and Science Initiative. Like UTeach, the public-private partnership was designed to produce more graduates and teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2011
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a 31-year-old College Park man to 150 months — more than 12 years — in prison for possessing crack cocaine and intending to distribute it. Josue Monroy, who pleaded guilty to the charges, must also serve five years of supervised probation upon his release, under the terms of the sentence pronounced by U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. at the federal courthouse in Greenbelt. The judge noted that Monroy is a "career offender" with two prior drug convictions.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said. Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Edgewood Road where they removed a suspicious package forcing the evacuation of three homes, department spokesman Mark Brady said. No injuries were reported. "Basically we use procedures that remove any working component so that it become inoperable," Brady said. Forensic tests are being completed on the package but he said, "it definitely had all the appearances of an explosive device.
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By Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post | January 14, 2014
Authorities said two workers at the University of Maryland, College Park suffered injuries Monday from a flash fire after they had worked on a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a dorm. One of the workers suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening and was taken to a trauma center, according to Prince George's County spokesman Mark Brady. The worker's injuries involved "serious trauma to the upper body," according to Brady. The second person sustained "less serious injuries," Brady said, and was taken to an area hospital.
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Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
The University of Maryland, College Park will use a $1.1 million grant from defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. to establish a new honors concentration in cybersecurity, school officials announced Monday. With the program, which will accept its first students for fall 2013, the university is attempting to gain a foothold in a growing discipline already taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Maryland is considered rich ground for cybersecurity training because of the presence of the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade and the plethora of government and private technology offices in the region.
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By Justin Karp, Capital News Service | October 13, 2010
COLLEGE PARK — Police arrested a Kensington man early Wednesday in the stabbing of four men near the Thirsty Turtle bar, in what police are describing as a worsening trend of alcohol-fueled incidents in College Park. Prince George's County police charged Leonardo Alonso Ramos, 21, with three counts of attempted second-degree murder and four counts each of first-degree assault and intent to injure with a dangerous weapon. One of the stabbing victims is Leonardo Ramos' older brother, Jose Ramos, 23, police said Wednesday.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park were again listed among the nation's top up-and-coming schools in annual rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Most of the state's colleges and universities retained similar spots in the oft-cited, oft-criticized rankings, with the Johns Hopkins University finishing No. 13 among national universities for a second straight year. College Park jumped a spot to No. 55 among national universities and appeared on lists of schools with top-notch undergraduate experiences in areas such as business education, service learning, internships and freshman seminars.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
More than 100 people crowded into an intimate memorial service Saturday morning for Stephen Alex Rane, a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park who police say was killed Tuesday by his housemate. "We've witnessed a horrific tragedy this week," said the Rev. Jim Moyer, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church outside Philadelphia. During the 40-minute service, mourners made little other mention of the circumstances of Rane's death. Instead, family and friends took the solemn occasion to share thoughts about how, over his 22 years, the gregarious young man brought them joy, taught them life lessons and stood by them.
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October 26, 2011
Some historical background can illuminate your editorial about the proposed merger of the College Park and Baltimore campuses of the University of Maryland ("Higher education politics," Oct. 23). In the 1960s, the College Park campus planned a new school of social work to be located in College Park. Instead, it was placed in Baltimore at the insistence of the chairman of the board of regents. A few years later the College Park campus planned a new architecture school there.
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