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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
The murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead provided fresh fodder in Annapolis Wednesday for lawmakers debating whether to tighten Maryland's gun laws, with supporters saying the tragic incident gave them new resolve while opponents cautioned against rash responses. Gun control proponents said they hoped the incident Tuesday - in which police say a graduate engineering student from Baltimore shot his two roommates, one fatally, before killing himself - would spur legislators to approve the sweeping measure put forward last month by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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NEWS
February 16, 2013
I grew up in Baltimore reading The Sun, The Evening Sun and The News American initially for comics then on to sports and finally the actual "news. " I remember my English teacher at City College, Mr. Rosskopf, teaching us about H.L. Mencken and the heyday of journalism in America. I wake up Wednesday morning in Afghanistan to find the legacy of that time in shambles. The Baltimore Sun has became a joke when a headline that read "College Park shooter identified as Morgan State University graduate" (Feb.
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By John Fritze, Childs Walker and Rebekah Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2011
After weeks of negotiating behind the scenes, President Barack Obama came to the University of Maryland on Friday in an effort to convince the public that lawmakers could find compromise in their talks over raising nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. But hours after the president returned to the White House, those negotiations once again broke down. In a departure from the raucous rally he held on campus during the 2009 fight over health care, Obama spoke to about 1,000 students inside the relatively intimate Ritchie Coliseum, reiterating his desire for an agreement that includes budget cuts and revenue increases.
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By Scott Calvert and Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2010
The chief of the Prince George's County Police Department expressed outrage Tuesday over a video showing three police officers beating a University of Maryland student — a clip that spread virally and upset students at the College Park campus who say they are already mistrustful of police. Flanked by three dozen officers from his command staff, Chief Roberto L. Hylton said he was angered by the beating, which occurred March 3 as more than 1,500 Maryland fans raucously celebrated a basketball win over rival Duke University.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
Will Likely bypassed second-semester high school senioritis in favor of a head start on his 2013 college classmates by enrolling at Maryland last month. The transition from Belle Glade, Fla., to College Park has been smooth so far for the four-star cornerback, save for one obvious exception.  “I've been freezing. Nah, I'm just playing,” Likely joked Wednesday after Maryland's annual Signing Day news conference. “I'm adjusting to the cold. It's not that serious. I dress up. My mom calls me every morning, makes sure I'm dressed up. So I've got to abide by those rules, even though I'm gone.” Likely is the Terps' lone high school-aged early enrollee.
NEWS
July 21, 1992
In the new fiscal realities of the 1990s, public colleges and universities must refine their objectives and narrow their priorities. No longer can institutions squabble over academic turf and constantly seek to expand academic offerings. There's not enough money for that any longer.Leading the charge into this new campus reality is the University of Maryland College Park. Over an 18-month period, administrators, deans, professors and students looked over College Park's course offerings and uncovered some low-priority items that could be sacrificed.
NEWS
July 18, 1992
No suicide should be dismissed as an isolated incident. But we don't think that's what Julie Perlman, director of the American Association of Suicidology, meant when she referred to this year's spate of eight student suicides at the University of Maryland at College Park as a "blip on the statistics" that just sometimes happens.There is a limit to how far one can go to explain a sudden rash of suicides on a college campus. Why they would occur in high numbers during a particular year, or at one college, invariably gets lost as the details of each case are picked apart.
NEWS
April 13, 1991
Cutting budgets is never pleasant, but the University of Maryland College Park deserves credit for the way in which it has gone about the job.The University of Maryland System began the year with a $1.4 billion budget which called for $649 million in state support. But as state tax revenues dropped, this state support was cut by more than 8 percent for the current year and another 4 percent for next year.The university system's board of regents spread the cuts evenly around the campuses. Most have responded by leaving unfilled whatever vacancies occur and by mandating reductions in areas such as travel and library hours.
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By Morris Freedman | August 15, 1991
THE University of Maryland College Park has gone through three revolutions in the last quarter-century, the period I've been associated with it.The first occurred gradually during the mid '60s, when it began to emerge as an estimable academic center after decades of national football prominence.The second, triggerred by the nationwide upheavals of the early '70s, climaxed in a massive administrative reorganization followed by perhaps premature but clarion proclamations that College Park was joining the ranks of the country's "top 10."
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