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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2000
Francis X. Kelly, who spearheaded an extensive reorganization of Community College of Baltimore County, has been reappointed chairman of the board of trustees by Gov. Parris N. Glendening. The reappointment this week -- which is subject to state Senate confirmation -- occurred after growing speculation that Kelly, a Democrat, would be passed over as part of a political payback. Kelly aggressively supported Glendening's Republican opponent, Ellen R. Sauerbrey, in the 1998 election. Yesterday, Kelly said he wanted to bury the hatchet and look to the future.
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By Carrie Wells and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is found, he said Tuesday. Kirwan, 76, a gregarious leader who maintained good relations with state officials, university presidents, members of the Board of Regents, faculty, business leaders and students, said he hopes to remain active in higher education with work on expanding access for low-income students.
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March 31, 2000
IT shouldn't have taken so long or required so much pressure, but Gov. Parris N. Glendening made the right decision in reappointing Francis X. Kelly, board chairman of the Community College of Baltimore County. Mr. Kelly has been a critical force in the turnaround of what had been the state's most dysfunctional community college system. Politics, rather than performance, explain why Mr. Kelly's reappointment wasn't automatic when his term expired last June 30. Governor Glendening considered Mr. Kelly a political enemy.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
The Morgan State University Board of Regents offered President David Wilson an "appointment" but no formal job contract this week and said he will continue to serve at "the pleasure of the board. " The college's governing board met in closed session for an hour Tuesday to debate Wilson's one-year contract, which is set to expire at the end of June. The appointment, which begins July 1, has no end date. "Morgan is a very special institution, which I have enjoyed leading now for four wonderful years," Wilson said in a statement.
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By From staff reports | October 20, 1998
Fall enrollment increases in community college systemCATONSVILLE -- Fall enrollment at the Community College of Baltimore County has increased slightly, halting a five-year decline, officials have announced.The full-time enrollment of 5,929 is up almost 5 percent from last fall. The total number of students this year -- credit and noncredit -- is 60,945 in Maryland's largest community college system."This is a significant milestone," said Irving P. McPhail, chancellor of the system with campuses in Essex, Catonsville and Dundalk.
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By Ronald G. Abe | April 16, 1996
Merger argument doesn't make senseYOUR APRIL 2 editorial, ''There's a crowd in Baltimore County,'' said the idea of merging Dundalk and Essex community colleges ''makes sense.'' My fellow trustees and I reject your proposal, not only because we support the current three-college system comprised of Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex, but because three of your key points are ill-founded and erroneous.Your statement that ''county council members are openly discussing the (merger) idea'' is incorrect, and you mislead the public by saying so. No recent agenda of county council public meetings has included an item proposing a merger of two community colleges.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | June 14, 1995
Tuition, fees and redundant jobs will be among the targets of scrutiny as the newly appointed chancellor of Baltimore County's three community colleges sets out to boost the system's efficiency and financial strength.Standing before politicians and the press in his first local public appearance, Daniel J. LaVista, the first chancellor of the colleges, said he plans to eliminate wasteful spending. "I suspect that will be the opening volley of our work."Dr. LaVista, for the past eight years president of the College of Lake County's two campuses outside Chicago, is to assume leadership of the county's 70,000-student community college system in September.
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December 27, 1990
Secretary of Higher Education Shaila R. Aery has recommended to Maryland community colleges that they charge a registration fee for continuing education courses taken by senior citizens.The recommended $20 fee would help defray the cost of offering continuing education courses to seniors, who by law may take courses without paying tuition.During the 1988-1989 academic year, there were more than 134,000 senior citizen registrations in Maryland's community college system.In a memo to community college presidents, Aery pointed out that demand for community college courses increases during economic slowdowns.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1998
Baltimore County's new community college chancellor got rave reviews and two standing ovations at his first public appearance yesterday, but said he knows the job won't be that easy.Six-foot-five, with a booming voice and manner to match, Irving Presley McPhail was blunt in telling county and college officials at Catonsville Community College that he intends to build his own administrative staff to reorganize the 70,000-student system."I'm a pretty forceful guy. I believe in what I'm doing.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | June 20, 1996
A Connecticut community college president has been named to head Essex Community College, replacing Donald J. Slowinski, who is retiring after 28 years with the school, college officials announced yesterday.The board of trustees for Baltimore County's three community colleges appointed Dr. Leila Gonzalez Sullivan, president of Middlesex Community-Technical College in Middletown, as president of the 10,000-student college in Essex. The action was taken Tuesday night.Sullivan, who begins her job Sept.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
The Morgan State University Board of Regents on Tuesday extended President David Wilson's contract indefinitely. The new contract begins July 1, when his current one expires, and has no end date - rather, Wilson will serve "at the pleasure of the Board. " "Morgan is a very special institution, which I have enjoyed leading now for four wonderful years," Wilson said in a statement. "Granted, we have a lot to do but our trajectory is upward. " In the statement, Board Chairman Kweisi Mfume acknowledged the challenges facing higher education and particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Enrollment at the University System of Maryland is expected to decline in the coming academic year and the following year, the first projected drop since the 1990s. More than 153,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2013 at the state's public college system, but officials don't expect to surpass that number again until 2016. USM officials believe the colleges are still on track for longer-term growth, however. Much of the decline expected this coming fall is driven by a 6.5 percent expected drop at the University of Maryland, University College, which offers online and continuing education courses.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote another. The images, posted online by the Student Government Association in recent months, are designed to highlight the rapid rise in the price of college textbooks over the past decade. This semester, the University System of Maryland is exploring ways to bring that cost to zero with "open-source" electronic textbooks — the latest experiment in changing the way students in Maryland and across the nation are taught.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
The president of Morgan State University was recently a finalist for a job as head of the public college system in Wisconsin, but ultimately withdrew his name from consideration. David Wilson was one of five finalists vying to be head of the University of Wisconsin System, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The job went to Ray Cross, an internal candidate, in January. Before coming to Morgan, Wilson had worked as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg | kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | February 26, 2010
- Tight end has never been an easy position for NFL scouts to evaluate. The skills required to play it at a high level simply don't mesh that often in one body. There are scores of big, tall guys with soft hands who can't block, and plenty of lumbering, rhinoceros-size blockers who simply can't run or catch. And finding one with the right blend of the two strengths has become that much harder in recent years because fewer and fewer high school and college teams are using tight ends in their spread offenses.
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October 14, 2007
Albert John Smith, an Army officer for 25 years who went on to shepherd the growth of a Virginia community college, died Oct. 9 of congestive heart failure. He was 75. Mr. Smith grew up in North Baltimore near Clifton Park, the son of a firefighter and teacher, and graduated from City College in 1951. He went on to train as a cadet at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., and graduated in 1955, commissioned as a second lieutenant. That August, he married his high school sweetheart, Constance Crossley.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1996
After only six months as one of two new vice chancellors of Baltimore County's community college system, Dr. David C. England has announced he is leaving.The former Texas college administrator is going home to become president of North Lake College in Irving, where he once taught. England, 44, is a native of Dallas and lived in neighboring Irving for 24 years."This is a real unusual situation," he said yesterday, adding that to be president of North Lake has "been a lifelong dream of mine."
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1998
Saying "I accept the challenge," Irving Pressley McPhail was inaugurated as chancellor of the Community College of Baltimore County yesterday.The academic ritual formalized a process that began in February, when the 49-year-old Harlem native was hired to lead the three-campus community college system that has endured questionable management and quarrelsome relations among faculty, staff and the board of trustees. The previous chancellor, Daniel J. LaVista, was fired last year.Speaking to a crowd that filled the auditorium of the Catonsville campus' performing arts center, McPhail promised to turn the community college system into a "learning college" where education is the top priority.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | January 23, 2006
Ambitious plans to create a bicycle network across Baltimore with a combination of designated lanes and shared roadways spanning more than 400 miles could begin in about a year, pending approval by the city's planning commission. The idea is to allow bicyclists to more easily navigate the often-congested streets by adding markings and signage, and, in some cases, resurfacing roadways to make them smoother. The paths would be integrated with public transportation stops. Planning officials said at a meeting last week that the first phase would be the creation of the Collegetown Bike Route, which would link Johns Hopkins and Morgan State universities with St. Mary's Seminary and the Loyola-Notre Dame campus.
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By Richard C. Paddock and Richard C. Paddock,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 4, 2004
JIMBARAN, Indonesia - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is a retired four-star general who likes to sing about peace and love. He served two presidents as security minister but was fired once for refusing to call out troops to save his boss' job. Now, as Indonesians prepare to vote tomorrow in the country's first direct presidential election, the low-key general has vaulted to the top in public opinion polls, outdistancing all four of his rivals, including President...
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