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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Perry Hall residents could soon be seeing big changes to some of their parks. At its scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Baltimore County Council is slated to discuss a supplemental appropriation of $156,000 in state and federal funds to go toward an extension of the Indian Rock Park Trail north to Ebenezer Road and south to Silver Hall Road, which would allow for pedestrian and bicycle access directly to Indian Rock Park and the Perry Hall High School...
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FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
What's 6,000 mathematicians, multiplied by 2,500 talks, divided over four days? The nation's largest gathering devoted to the science - and art - of math. The annual Joint Mathematics Meetings is gathering in Baltimore this week for the first time in a decade. Running through Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center, it is organized by the country's two major professional groups for mathematicians and includes smaller meetings of other mathematical societies. Attendees come from as far as Korea, Brazil and Iran.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | January 14, 2014
The chair of the University System of Maryland's education policy and student life committee said Tuesday that the committee would begin a review of all university policies on hazing, after a recent report of extreme hazing at Salisbury University that has lawmakers calling for tougher penalties. "Hazing is unlawful in Maryland," said chair Louise M. Gonzales at a committee meeting Tuesday. "There is no question that this board ... is opposed to anything unlawful. " Gonzales said that the university system does not have an umbrella hazing policy, but every college and university has its own that are detailed and all-encompassing.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2013
The 2013 season has been something of a wild ride for Randy Edsall and the Maryland football team. The Terps won their first four games before falling victim to another string of major injuries that threatened to sink Edsall's third season as head coach, but bounced back to become bowl-eligible and guarantee his first winning season at Maryland. The Terps will end that season against Marshall in Friday's Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium before making the jump to the Big Ten Conference next year.
NEWS
December 19, 2013
On the matter of reopening Loch Raven Elementary School and moving the Halstead Academy population to Loch Raven, Baltimore County Superintendent of Schools Dallas Dance has been less than candid about the role that the Loch Raven Village and Knettishall communities and other stakeholders have played in the process ("Loch Raven Village residents protest outside Balto. Co. Board of Education," Nov. 5). Either that or people who advise him have been sloppy with their facts. An Oct. 30 notice on the Baltimore County Public Schools website reads as follows: "After six months of community engagement, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance will recommend to the Board of Education, at its November 5, 2013, meeting, several proposals to relieve capacity issues in the central areas of Baltimore County.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
This winter, Baltimore is shaping up to be a place where talk is cheap - and enlightening. Two new free speaker series are in the works: The Contemporary museum will present artists with national reputations talking about their creative process. Meanwhile, the Ivy Bookshop has lined up a roster of local cultural pioneers and has asked them to discuss the books that have influenced their lives. Both series begin Jan. 13. The Contemporary's speaker series represents the first offering from the newly reorganized institution since it abruptly shut its doors in mid-exhibition in May 2012.
NEWS
By Gregory Kline | December 12, 2013
Since Del. Heather Mizeur, a candidate for governor, announced a plan to legalize marijuana in Maryland, there has been a great deal of discussion of the issue. The Baltimore Sun called for a more measured approach that avoided the risk of "rushing to embrace a sweeping but untested new policy that could create as many problems as it solves. " In an op-ed in The Sun, Walter Olson, a fellow at the Cato Institute, derided conservative opposition to Ms. Mizeur's drug legalization proposal and regurgitated many of the arguments that have been made by legalization advocates for decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
On Monday afternoon, Charlie Hughes, the lead singer-songwriter of the Baltimore indie-pop quintet Raindeer, gently fumbled through a phone interview about the year his band had. Like many musicians, art is much easier to create than to discuss for the 29-year-old Remington resident. But ask the Damascus native the ultimate ambitions of his band, which performs at the Windup Space on Saturday, and Hughes speaks with confidence. "I'd always make music no matter what, but we're definitely trying to make this a career and get out there," Hughes said.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
Hannukah is the most celebrated Jewish holiday in America today — but for many, the deeper significance is lost under piles of dreidels, gifts and latkes. To help rediscover the meaning of this ancient tradition, Harford Chabad will host a Pre-Hanukkah class Nov. 27. The class is a comprehensive examination of the historical Jewish responses to discrimination and persecution. It surveys those communities who chose to assimilate into the wider society, and those that chose instead to shut the doors of the ghetto and recede into their own insular world.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
The local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is holding an emergency education stakeholder meeting Monday to discuss the high rates of suspensions among pre-kindergartners in Baltimore City. According to a release from the organization, ministers, educators, elected officials, activists, and community and civil rights leaders will gather at the Faith Church in Baltimore at 6 p.m. to discuss the issue after a revelation that Baltimore city schools noted the most out-of-school suspensions for 3- and 4-year-olds in the area.
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