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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration was part of a student pitch for a bicycle GPS app in a freshman entrepreneurship class in the honors college. Other student groups had their own pitches: a new type of sustainable drinking fountain where water is squirted directly into the mouth, a Third World slum development project, and a day care center that emphasizes healthful eating habits.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
With the board that oversees Maryland's university system just two months from deciding whether to back a merger of its largest research campuses, Baltimore civic leaders are lining up against any move that would place the city's campus under out-of-town control. The idea of merging the University of Maryland, Baltimore with the state's flagship campus in College Park initially was floated by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who says the combined university would become one of the most prestigious in the nation.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2010
In his years as a chef, Chris Shoul had never thought much about the feelings of a lifelong vegetarian, unable to enjoy the cheese steaks others scarfed down. But last year, after Towson University began offering a vegan version of the sandwich made with substitute beef, the campus' top chef got a note from just such a student. "Because of you, I got to have my first cheese steak!" the student raved to Shoul. Such moments are the reasons why Towson and the University of Maryland, College Park rank among the most vegan-friendly campuses in the U.S. and Canada, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2011
The University of Maryland, College Park could look considerably different by 2020 if plans for a light rail line and a town center development on the east side of campus roll forward this year. Preliminary engineering for the $1.93 billion Purple Line, expected to run through the heart of campus, could begin this fall if federal transit officials grant permission. The initial phase of the East Campus development, which would include a hotel, restaurants and retail shops, could also come up for approval by the Board of Regents if campus leaders can reach an agreement with the Baltimore-basedCordish Cos. School officials say that, in tandem, the projects could make the campus more accessible to commuting professors and students from across the Washington suburbs and give it a more polished look commensurate with the flagship university's enhanced national standing.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
Did you hear the one about the hamburger that went to college? Bobby's Burger Palace opens Thursday in College Park, the seventh in a small but quickly expanding group of restaurants launched in July 2008 by the chef, restaurateur and television celebrity Bobby Flay. Upscale burger joints are huge right now, and Bobby's Burger Palace is opening in a particularly crowded field of upscale burger restaurants. What distinguishes Bobby's Burger Palace is the clear evidence of a chef's personal touch.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, Ian Duncan and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Dayvon Green, Stephen Rane and Neal Oa didn't know one another before becoming roommates last fall, sharing a modest split-level house in a subdivision across from the University of Maryland, College Park. But Oa came to regard Green as a friend, making Tuesday's events at the house even more shocking. Early that morning, Green opened fire, shooting Oa in the leg and killing Rane, police said. The violence stunned the community and those who knew Green. Police said the 23-year-old graduate student who had interned at NASA set fires in and around the home to lure his roommates outside before he shot them.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2011
Few state leaders care about the University of Maryland, College Park and its athletic teams more than Thomas V. Mike Miller, president of the state Senate. In recent years, Miller heard weariness creep into the voice of his friend Gary Williams at the prospect of courting another wave of teenage basketball players. So when Williams shocked much of Maryland by announcing his retirement Thursday as men's basketball coach, Miller hardly blinked. More importantly, he did not fret for the future of his alma mater, despite the latest in a year of big changes.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2013
Authorities say they are continuing to investigate a student murder-suicide this year just off the University of Maryland, College Park campus, a revelation that comes a month after the case was declared closed. Detectives are not looking for additional suspects but are seeking background information on the alleged shooter, Dayvon Green. They are also awaiting responses to subpoenas in the case, according to a Prince George's County police spokesman. A department attorney, Jamar Herry, cited the inquiry as a reason not to provide a copy of the case file requested by The Baltimore Sun through the Maryland Public Information Act. Police would not say who or what was subpoenaed, or what information police are looking to find on Green.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Actor Kevin Bacon brought his star power to a charity event Wednesday at the University of Maryland, College Park. But the cheers the actor received were not as loud as the hoots and hollers directed toward the six student groups competing for $5,000 toward their favorite causes. The competition — called the "Do Good" Challenge — is part of an effort by the school to make philanthropy more of a focus in academics and student life. The winner was The Food Recovery Network, which developed a system of collecting food from campus dining halls that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to homeless shelters.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2011
The Troy Park Tennis and Sports Center, a multi-use athletic park in Elkridge, was supposed to be developed enough to host a $220,000 WTA International-level event next month, but because funding did not come through as expected in December, the tournament is being moved. The Tennis Center at College Park will be the site for this year's Citi Open, formerly known as the Mid-Atlantic Women's Tennis Championship, from July 23 to 31. Meanwhile, Troy Park's developers wait for an independent economic impact study, approved by the Maryland Stadium Authority last week, before pursuing other sources of financing.
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