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By Los Angeles Times | February 25, 1992
LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada Las Vegas professor, saying he is "thoroughly embarrassed" by the school's basketball program, yesterday placed a resolution before the UNLV faculty senate urging administrators and the University of Nevada System Board of Regents to suspend the program for two years.Jim Deacon, UNLV distinguished professor of biology and director of the school's environmental studies program, submitted the resolution to the faculty senate for airing at the body's regularly scheduled meeting.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
The University of Baltimore said Wednesday it will continue admitting underclassmen, rejecting a recent proposal to scrap the freshman and sophomore classes altogether and opting instead to strengthen its first-year program. Last month, the university's new president, Kurt L. Schmoke, said the school was considering discontinuing the freshman and sophomore classes and again becoming an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. Since the first freshmen were admitted in 2007, the school's enrollment growth has waned.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1997
Faculty and student leaders at Baltimore County's troubled community colleges launched an effort yesterday to break up what one called the look of an "old boy network" on the system's board of trustees.Appearing before the county's House delegation in Annapolis, faculty senate presidents and student leaders from the three colleges asked for changes to a legislative proposal that would recast the board.Retaining trustees who have run the board for years is wrong, said Jan Allen, president of the Essex faculty senate.
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By Fred Medinger | 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.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2003
Angered by the management style of Baltimore City Community College's new president, faculty members appealed to the school's board of trustees yesterday after a series of decisions that they say have adversely affected students and threaten the academic integrity of the college. In a meeting yesterday on the college's Liberty Heights campus, almost 60 of the school's approximately 125 full-time faculty members met and voted 46-9 to forward a petition to the trustees to register their discontent with President Sylvester E. McKay.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2003
The chairwoman of Baltimore City Community College's board resigned during its monthly meeting yesterday amid a heated dispute between faculty members and the school's president about his management style. Rosetta Kerr Wilson quit without explanation at the beginning of the session. Later, the board narrowly passed a surprise 15-point resolution supporting President Sylvester E. McKay and denouncing his critics among the faculty and staff. Wilson is a director of government relations for Comcast Cable who has served as chairwoman of the board since July 2002.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
William F. Pelham, a retired Towson University physics professor who photographed nature and still-life scenes, died of cancer Thursday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 79. Born in Queens, N.Y., and raised on Long Island, he earned a degree in chemical engineering at Clarkson Institute of Technology in Potsdam, N.Y. During World War II he served in the Navy, where he worked in an experimental gunnery unit based at Norfolk, Va. After the war, he earned a master's degree and doctorate in science education at Columbia University and simultaneously taught at Manhattan College.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2011
Over objections from most of the faculty, the Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday night to eliminate 14 degree programs in an effort to streamline courses. BCCC President Carolane G. Williams said following the meeting that the plan — which will also cut nine faculty positions — was an effort to promote "student success. " By eliminating some programs and consolidating others, she said, the school can use the money to expand high-demand degrees, such as cyber technology and nursing.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
The president of Coppin State University says he won't be derailed by a recent vote of no confidence from faculty members and promises rapid efforts to improve communications with those who have criticized his leadership. "I certainly take all of the issues, whether it's budget or academic affairs, seriously," said President Reginald Avery in an interview Friday. "I just think there has been a lack of communication, and if I need to do more to improve that, I will. " Avery said he wants to hold a town hall meeting as early as next week and will also hold meetings with smaller groups of faculty to hear their concerns.
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By Julie Scharper and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
The president of Baltimore City Community College was forced out this week, following a tumultuous two years and a recent dramatic drop in enrollment. President Carolane Williams said she was caught off guard when two trustees called her Monday to say she had been "separated" from the college. Williams, who has headed the college for six years, said she was "confused" by the board's abrupt decision, which was announced Tuesday. "It came as a surprise, because there had been no previous conversations about it or any leadership issues that they had been concerned about, either from the board chair or the board as a whole," Williams said.
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By Julie Scharper and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
The president of Baltimore City Community College was forced out this week, following a tumultuous two years and a recent dramatic drop in enrollment. President Carolane Williams said she was caught off guard when two trustees called her Monday to say she had been "separated" from the college. Williams, who has headed the college for six years, said she was "confused" by the board's abrupt decision, which was announced Tuesday. "It came as a surprise, because there had been no previous conversations about it or any leadership issues that they had been concerned about, either from the board chair or the board as a whole," Williams said.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
The president of Coppin State University says he won't be derailed by a recent vote of no confidence from faculty members and promises rapid efforts to improve communications with those who have criticized his leadership. "I certainly take all of the issues, whether it's budget or academic affairs, seriously," said President Reginald Avery in an interview Friday. "I just think there has been a lack of communication, and if I need to do more to improve that, I will. " Avery said he wants to hold a town hall meeting as early as next week and will also hold meetings with smaller groups of faculty to hear their concerns.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
The faculty at Coppin State University overwhelmingly expressed no confidence in the institution's president, Reginald Avery, in a vote taken Monday, according to letters obtained late Thursday by The Baltimore Sun. Fifty-five faculty members indicated that they are not satisfied with the leadership of Avery, who has been the school's head since January 2008. Thirteen faculty members opposed the no-confidence vote during the all-faculty meeting. "[Avery] has brought neither a clear vision of mission to CSU, nor established a coherent or viable strategic plan, nor wisely allocated resources," wrote Nicholas Eugene, the leader of the university's faculty senate, in a letter dated Wednesday to William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the state's university system.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2011
Over objections from most of the faculty, the Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday night to eliminate 14 degree programs in an effort to streamline courses. BCCC President Carolane G. Williams said following the meeting that the plan — which will also cut nine faculty positions — was an effort to promote "student success. " By eliminating some programs and consolidating others, she said, the school can use the money to expand high-demand degrees, such as cyber technology and nursing.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
William F. Pelham, a retired Towson University physics professor who photographed nature and still-life scenes, died of cancer Thursday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 79. Born in Queens, N.Y., and raised on Long Island, he earned a degree in chemical engineering at Clarkson Institute of Technology in Potsdam, N.Y. During World War II he served in the Navy, where he worked in an experimental gunnery unit based at Norfolk, Va. After the war, he earned a master's degree and doctorate in science education at Columbia University and simultaneously taught at Manhattan College.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2003
The chairwoman of Baltimore City Community College's board resigned during its monthly meeting yesterday amid a heated dispute between faculty members and the school's president about his management style. Rosetta Kerr Wilson quit without explanation at the beginning of the session. Later, the board narrowly passed a surprise 15-point resolution supporting President Sylvester E. McKay and denouncing his critics among the faculty and staff. Wilson is a director of government relations for Comcast Cable who has served as chairwoman of the board since July 2002.
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By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1998
When the academic dean of the Naval Academy announces pay raises for civilian professors today, he'll be helping to defuse a long-standing conflict between the school's military and civilian cultures that flared up a year ago.Ever since the academy opened in 1845 with three civilian professors and four military professors, the so-called Athens vs. Sparta debate has simmered on campus over whether it is a training ground for Spartan warriors or an institution more...
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | October 19, 2001
Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. John R. Ryan will retire from the Navy in June and leave the academy to become president of the State University of New York Maritime College, college officials said yesterday. The news of Ryan's departure came as a surprise to academy faculty members and many of his closest advisers, who did not expect him to find and accept a job elsewhere with more than eight months remaining in his term. Ryan has not commented on SUNY's announcement. School officials there said he might be waiting for SUNY's board of trustees to officially approve his hiring at its meeting Tuesday.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2003
Angered by the management style of Baltimore City Community College's new president, faculty members appealed to the school's board of trustees yesterday after a series of decisions that they say have adversely affected students and threaten the academic integrity of the college. In a meeting yesterday on the college's Liberty Heights campus, almost 60 of the school's approximately 125 full-time faculty members met and voted 46-9 to forward a petition to the trustees to register their discontent with President Sylvester E. McKay.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | October 19, 2001
Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. John R. Ryan will retire from the Navy in June and leave the academy to become president of the State University of New York Maritime College, college officials said yesterday. The news of Ryan's departure came as a surprise to academy faculty members and many of his closest advisers, who did not expect him to find and accept a job elsewhere with more than eight months remaining in his term. Ryan has not commented on SUNY's announcement. School officials there said he might be waiting for SUNY's board of trustees to officially approve his hiring at its meeting Tuesday.
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