April 13, 2004
The University System of Maryland loses the last of its "colleges" today, when Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. signs a bill creating Coppin State University. The dropping of "college" from the West Baltimore school's name was approved unanimously by the General Assembly. It leaves St. Mary's College of Maryland, which operates independently of the university system, as the only public four-year college in Maryland. "We deserve it," said Coppin President Stanley F. Battle, who has been pressing for the name change since he took office a year ago. "We worked very hard for this.
March 18, 2013
Coppin State University has a serious problem with very low rates of student retention and graduation. Last December, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents created a Special Review Committee to look into this problem further and make recommendations. This is of special interest to me, as I served as a member of the faculty at Coppin for 12 years, from 1999 until 2011, including service as Faculty Senate president in 2005-2007. Historically, Coppin's core mission has been to provide much-needed access to quality higher education for the citizens of Baltimore City, especially African-American men and women who often must contend with social and economic barriers because of race.
December 15, 2006
On December 11, 2006, VASHTI MINOR JUDE; mother of Elise Jude Mason, Esq., Laura Gardner; grandmother of Fred D. Mason, III. Also survived by other relatives. Family will receive friends at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington Avenues, Friday 11 A.M to 12 noon with Mass to follow. Interment Arbutus Memorial Park. Family request donations to be made payable to Coppin State University. Services entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home, 410-523-4918.
July 27, 2012
To answer your recent editorial, "Which way for Coppin?" (July 25), my response is - up! Back in June 2009, Coppin State University President Dr. Reginald S. Avery wrote, "We understand our obligation to be good stewards of the public's investment in us and that we will be held accountable. " The priority of Coppin State University today must be the enrollment, retention and graduation of students. Coppin, much more than any other university in Maryland, has a tremendous challenge in addressing a significant number of disadvantaged Maryland residents.
June 22, 2003
On June 18, 2003 BAIL L. RAO, born in India, son of the late Bail and Laxmi Gopalakrishnaya. He received his PhD in England and worked for several major companies including Clairol and MaxFactor as a Research Manager. From 1968 to 1985 he was the Chairman of the Department of CHemistry at Coppin State University. In 1985 he retired andobtained a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is also survived by a nephew and a grand-niece. He enjoyed reading writing and the horse races.
October 26, 2003
On Sunday, October 19, 2003, LILLIAN DABNEY DEARING, Ph.D., a resident of Baltimore, MD., passed away at the Independence Court of Hyattsville. She was a retired professor of education at Coppin State University, born in Washington, D.C. Daughter of the late William H. and Minerva G. Dabney. Left to cherish her memory are; her sister Ruth C. Smith and brother-in-law William R. Smith. Family will receive friends during viewing on Monday, October 27 from 10 A.M. until Funeral Service 11 A.M. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1225 R St., NW, Washington, D.C. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park.