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Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The $31 million donation to the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday from a computer tech millionaire was the largest donation in the history of the university, but there have been others nearly as big. The university has received three $30 million gifts from three individuals in recent years: Robert E. Fischell, a physicist and inventor, gave money to establish the department of bioengineering; A. James Clark, a construction company owner,...
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By Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
He didn't even finish his degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, but entrepreneur Brendan Iribe found other creative geniuses and best friends as he tinkered in the computer science department there. So on Friday, he will give the university $31 million - the largest gift the university has ever received - to build a new computer science building with a focus on virtual reality. "It is transformational for our university and our college. What Brendan Iribe is doing is creating a center.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
There were few surprises for local colleges and universities in the oft-quoted U.S. News and World Report annual rankings released Tuesday. The Johns Hopkins University maintained its 12th-place position for national universities, falling between Dartmouth and Northwestern. Hopkins is focusing on its undergraduate experience, with a goal of making it among the top 10 in the nation by 2020. And the state's flagship University of Maryland, College Park inched up one spot to 20th among the top 30 public national universities; it was 62nd in the overall university ranking.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 8, 2014
Maryland narrowly escaped with a 24-17 win Saturday over South Florida , a team that was just 2-10 last season and that struggled with a lowly FCS program (Western Carolina) the week before. Nevertheless, the Terps begin this week as a three-point favorite over West Virginia, according to ESPN.com. West Virginia travels to face Maryland on Saturday in College Park, a game that will provide the biggest indicator to this point of just how good the Terps can be. The Mountaineers beat Towson 54-0 on Saturday and hung with No. 3 Alabama in Week 1 before falling 33-23.
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Sports Digest | September 7, 2014
Laurel Park Legendary, Vielsalm among stakes winners Legendary enjoyed a clean stalking trip, picking off the leaders straightening for home and drawing off to win the grassy, $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes, the final of four stakes on Saturday's opening weekend at Laurel Park. The Fair Hill-based runner, who was making his fifth start in the United States, was scoring his first stakes win for trainer Niall Saville after campaigning previously in England. Rosie Napravnik Sheldon Russell guided Legendary to a 21/4 length victory in 1 minute, 41.52 seconds for the 11/16-mile distance over the firm turf.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Maryland freshman Dion Wiley's summer began the day he reported to school in early June for classes, official team workouts and pickup games. When his new Terps teammates went home for a couple of weeks in mid-August, Wiley's basketball education continued in Europe. In what was the first trip out of the country for the 18-year-old from Prince George's County, Wiley was part of a regional all-star team of college players that spent more than a week in England, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
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By Josh Stirn and Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Shaker Heights (Ohio) forward Esa Ahmad and his family traveled to College Park last Friday for a weekend-long visit that concluded earlier Sunday. “It was a great visit," said Ahmad's father, Ibby. "I'd rate it an A-plus. The staff came across real good. I got to meet a couple of the guys on the staff that I didn't meet before.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
The University System of Maryland could expand its tuition remission program for the dependent children and spouses of employees. Under the current program, spouses and dependent children can attend the employee's college without paying any tuition. The spouse or dependent child can also get a 50 percent discount on college tuition at another college in the state system if the student is in an academic program not offered at the employee's institution. The proposed revision to the policy would eliminate the unique academic program requirement and allow the student to get 50 percent tuition remission at any university system college where they have been accepted.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
While the Obama administration presses colleges and universities to respond more aggressively to sexual assaults, students who are attacked at Baltimore-area schools are unable to get rape kit exams on their campuses. Instead, they must go to a hospital off-campus - an extra step that advocates for victims say deters at least some from reporting the crime. The question whether schools should offer the exams is the subject of a national debate that is dividing school administrators, nurse examiners and advocates - with victims falling on both sides.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | August 29, 2014
WNBA Ex-Terp Thomas makes WNBA All-Rookie team Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (Maryland), who ranked fourth among WNBA rookies in scoring (10.0 ppg), second in rebounding (5.1 rpg) and eighth in assists (1.5 apg), made the league's All-Rookie team. She received seven votes. Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike , Tulsa Shock guard Odyssey Sims and San Antonio Stars guard-forward Kayla McBride received 11 votes each, and Washington Mystics guard Bria Hartley got nine.
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