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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
As the fall semester began at Towson University last year, Erin Garnes settled into one of the dormitories and signed up for clubs and other school activities. But one thing separated her from Towson students: All of her classes were taught by community college professors. Under a program at Towson, if she did well, she would be admitted to the university in the spring. Her experience mirrors a practice that's been growing at colleges in Maryland and across the country in recent years — offering some students admission for the spring semester and providing a bridge during the fall to help them adjust to the rigors of college.
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By Colin Campbell and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
- Three University of Maryland students crossed U.S. 1 this weekend, hours after a fatal hit-and-run on the same stretch of road. The students said they know jaywalking on the major thoroughfare is dangerous - three people have been struck and killed by drivers there in the past six months - but they said they've become accustomed to drivers yielding to them on campus. "Because on campus the cars have to stop for you, we all are so used to it," said Elizabeth Steidl. "So we just walk wherever we want.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Storms brought damaging winds, large hail and flooding across the state Thursday afternoon, with more possible later in the evening as a cold front approaches. Wind damaged a building on Route 1 in College Park, and hail an inch in diameter was reported in the Hereford area of Baltimore County, according to early storm reports made to the National Weather Service. A flood warning was issued in the Jarrettsville area of Harford County. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect across the Baltimore region until 9 p.m., with risks of damaging wind gusts and downpours dumping rain at rates of 2 inches per hour or more.
SPORTS
By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
I'm Blessed To Say That Today I Have Committed To Being A Maryland Terp.. ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ #BeyondBlessed #TerpNation pic.twitter.com/kSpTeIm2QU - ACE♠¿ (@DjMoore23) July 3, 2014 Four-star wide receiver D.J. Moore, a rising senior at Imhotep High School in Philadelphia, became very familiar with College Park before making his decision. Imhotep football coach Albie Crosby said Moore visited Maryland's campus three times in the past month, with the last trip coming just last Saturday.
SPORTS
By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Former Maryland women's basketball player Sequoia Austin, who's spent the summer working basketball camps in College Park, joked with one of her co-workers Tuesday morning at a certain sight. "Somebody I work with had an ACC basketball lanyard and we were like, 'This is retro now,'" the 22-year-old Austin said. "We need to update, get with the times. " On Tuesday, Maryland officially became a member of the Big Ten Conference nearly two years after announcing that the school would leave the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
When Sarah Suskind, 18, stopped by Long Reach High School with her mother, Shelly, on Thursday morning, she thought they were there to pick up a copy of her high school transcript. Instead, a secretary directed Suskind, a recent graduate, down the hall to the principal's office. Visibly confused, Suskind entered the office to find not the principal but her father, Steve Suskind, brother Spencer, Long Reach Assistant Principal Sam Richman, Howard County Public School System Chief of Staff Susan Mascaro and - perhaps strangest of all - Amy Colman, one of her elementary school teachers.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
The coaches for University of Maryland, College Park's football and men's and women's basketball teams were the state's three highest-paid public employees last year, continuing a long-standing trend. Bucking the notion of low-paid college professors, of the top 200 most highly compensated state employees in 2013, the vast majority are professors, administrators and coaches at UM, as well as doctors and professors at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. A few in the top 200 are University System of Maryland officials, administrators and presidents and coaches at other colleges.
SPORTS
By Chris Anderson and Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 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. Maryland added another big piece to its class of 2015 Tuesday night, securing a commitment from Middletown offensive lineman  Will McClain , who chose the Terps over rival West Virginia. McClain had the coaches in College Park screaming. “I was just thinking about it for the past couple of weeks, me and my family were, and I just felt like Maryland was the place for me,” said the 6-foot-5, 290-pound rising senior.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just completed her freshman year at the University of Maryland, College Park, said she's "blown away" by the opportunities she's had as an intern at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She's producing the models to help engineers and scientists visualize the creation of a satellite they're working to launch in eight years.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
A late-night cookie store will open in Charles Village in late July. The store will be open every day until 3 a.m. Insomnia Cookies, a Bryn  Mawr , Penn.-based bakery and dessert cafe that delivers warm cookies to the customer's door until the wee hours of the morning, will open its first Maryland location in the Charles Commons building at 3301 N. Charles St.  It sounds like the kind of idea that was hatched in an undergraduate dormitory,...
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