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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Hood College President Ronald J. Volpe will resign June 30, after more than a decade at the helm of the Frederick school. Volpe led Hood's transition to co-education a year after being appointed president in 2001 and oversaw an enrollment increase of more than 1,000 students, the college said in an announcement of his resignation. Hood also credited him with increasing endowment to more than $80 million, retiring most of its debt, adding several academic and athletic programs, renovating campus facilities and building a multipurpose recreation and athletic center.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Hood College President Ronald J. Volpe will resign June 30, after more than a decade at the helm of the Frederick school. Volpe led Hood's transition to co-education a year after being appointed president in 2001 and oversaw an enrollment increase of more than 1,000 students, the college said in an announcement of his resignation. Hood also credited him with increasing endowment to more than $80 million, retiring most of its debt, adding several academic and athletic programs, renovating campus facilities and building a multipurpose recreation and athletic center.
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April 18, 1991
Hood College in Frederick has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the New York Times Foundation to provide scholarship support to minority students from the New York area.The grant will be used to support recruitment efforts in the New York area.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | May 15, 2014
NBA playoffs Wizards confident despite poor home playoff record The Washington Wizards are 1-3 at Verizon Center in the 2014 playoffs, winning only in Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls, but they believe they can fend off elimination again tonight and upset the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, who lead their Eastern Conference semifinal series, 3-2. "Definitely, we feel like we can finish this," backup big man Drew Gooden said. "We know, you guys know and they know this series could be the other way around, with us leading.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | November 12, 1994
FREDERICK -- Shirley D. Peterson, a former commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and a partner in a Washington, D.C., law firm, was named yesterday as the seventh president of Hood College.Mrs. Peterson, 53, will succeed President Martha E. Church, who announced earlier this year that she will step down as head of the small liberal arts college in June."I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Hood College," said Mrs. Peterson, receiving a standing ovation from about 400 faculty, students and Hood trustees who showed up at Rosenstock Hall yesterday afternoon to hear the announcement of a new president.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | June 15, 1995
FREDERICK -- Martha E. Church is spending her final day, today, as president of Hood College removing cherished mementos from walls, cleaning out her desk and tending to last-minute duties.Her office in Alumnae Hall is nearly empty. A hiking stick -- with Hood carved on its stem -- rests near a fireplace. Under a blue drape is an oil portrait of Dr. Church, the college's first woman president, waiting to be hung in the stately lobby of the building.As Dr. Church, 64, prepares to embark in a new direction after 20 years as Hood's leader, it's clear she really is leaving the small, largely women's school behind.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 24, 2005
Frederick police are investigating the death of a Hood College student whose body was discovered in her dormitory room yesterday after she failed to show up for class. Police are calling the death of Rebecca Sullivan, a senior honors student from New Jersey, "suspicious" and are looking into "every possibility," including suicide or an accidental death, said college spokesman Dave Diehl. Students - 1,900 undergraduates and graduates - were notified of the death in two e-mails yesterday, and a letter will go out to parents today, Diehl said.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2000
Shirley D. Peterson, who survived a vote of no confidence from the Hood College faculty and student petitions for new leadership last fall, has announced that she will quit as president of the Frederick school on June 30. The 59-year-old Peterson, who signed a contract last year through 2004, could not be reached for comment Friday. "This is part of the life cycle of colleges," said Allen Flora, a professor of physics and acting dean. "Presidents come and go." Complaints centered on Peterson's leadership style.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | March 1, 1994
FREDERICK -- In the mid-1970s, Hood College, the liberal arts school in downtown Frederick, counted 500 undergraduates and just "a handful" of graduate and commuter students among its enrollment.Under the nearly 20-year tenure of President Martha E. Church -- who recently announced her plans to retire in 1995 -- that enrollment has grown to 1,100 undergraduate and 970 graduate students. About one-third of the undergraduates are commuters; and about 10 percent are male.Hood College's enrollment last fall was the highest in the 100-year-old institution's history.
SPORTS
By From staff reports | March 3, 2007
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Hood College fell to Hampden-Sydney College, 68-65, last night in the first round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament at the Batten Center on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan. The Tigers (19-10) advance to the second round and will face the winner of the Virginia Wesleyan-Averett game. The Tigers and Blazers (21-8), who earned an at-large bid to the tournament, traded baskets in the opening minutes. Hood penetrated the Tigers' interior defense with several layups on a 10-0 run that gave the Blazers a 22-12 lead with 7:14 to play in the half.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | May 9, 2014
Et cetera Towson moves on to CAA softball title game The Towson softball team upset third-seeded Hofstra (33-13) on Thursday night in Harrisonburg, Va., 5-4, to advance to the Colonial Athletic Association championship game. Tigers pitcher Missy McCormick earned her 17th win of the year, throwing a complete game and giving up two earned runs. She allowed eight hits and walked two. Five Towson players scored. The Tigers will face top-seeded James Madison at noon today.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
In the next few weeks, I'll be traveling with my older son on a couple final college visits before he makes the big decision on where he wants to go. It's impossible to get into the mind of a 17-year-old. I know his decision might weigh on something as silly as a hot girl he sees in the cafeteria or a dorky tour guide. But while the college of the future looms for my son, I recently made a trip back to my alma mater, West Virginia University. I hadn't been on the campus for more than 20 years, but I wanted to visit one of my former professors, who turned 90 this month.
EXPLORE
September 26, 2013
Alex Paxton, of Laurel, was honored for academic achievement at a convocation ceremony at Hood College in Frederick. Paxton was name a Hood Scholar, having received convocation honors for at least two consecutive years.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 20, 2013
I recently returned from my 35th high school reunion. Yes, I'm that old. I like going to these reunions because I find it interesting to see how people have - or haven't changed. The class clowns are still cracking jokes. The serious students still sit quietly and talk among themselves. Reminiscing is always a big part of school reunions and I've noticed the memories aren't always accurate. For example, at this last gathering one of my classmates made the comment that kids today are just not as respectful of their teachers as we were.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood,
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 10, 2013
I've had the rather uncomfortable feeling lately that I'm turning into my mother. It isn't just that the highlight of my evening is sitting down to watch reruns of Pawn Stars. It's hearing myself say to my kids all those annoying things my mom used to tell me: “Be good.” “Be safe.” “Don't stay out late.” This last one has become a bit of a sore point now that my teenage son drives. Maryland law requires that he be home by midnight, and I'm grateful to our lawmakers for that rule.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Democrat Laurie Taylor-Mitchell, a professor and local activist, last week formally announced a bid to run for the Baltimore County Council seat now held by Republican County Councilman Todd Huff. In an statement, Taylor-Mitchell called the district, which covers the county's northern end, "a unique, special area. " She held her first fundraiser at a supporter's home in Towson last week, where she was joined by Del. Steve Lafferty, a Democrat who endorsed her. "We can do a better job of re-investing in our business districts and maintaining quality retail areas such as the York Road corridor, including Hunt Valley," she said.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | October 17, 1993
FREDERICK -- With little fanfare, Hood College, a small, expensive institution in downtown Frederick, has raised three-quarters of an ambitious $52.7 million fund-raising goal in three years."
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1998
Beginning elementary teachers in Carroll schools will get a crash course this fall in how to teach students about insects, magnets, rocks and minerals, and electrical circuits.Hood College in Frederick will sponsor a one-day workshop that will feature lesson demonstrations by veteran county science instructors from the school system's award-winning "Hands-On Elementary Science Program." The program has been adopted in about 3,000 schools nationwide.The college received a $6,500 grant last week from the Foundation for Independent Higher Education to develop the workshop for Carroll teachers.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
This past season, Hood labored its way through a 3-14 season, which included a winless 0-8 record in the Middle Atlantic Conference and the jettisoning of head coach Jeremy Mattoon. But assistant coach Brad Barber predicated that the team would reverse course next spring. “Next year, I think it's going to be a totally different story,” he said. “If we have this conversation next year, I think you'll have a totally different view of Hood College lacrosse. I'm fairly confident.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood,
For The Baltimore Sun
| May 30, 2013
As the end of my son's first year in middle school approaches, I look back in amazement at how much he has changed. Physically he is much taller and slimmer. Emotionally, his moods swing from silly to serious. One moment he wants a hug and the next he wants to be left alone. Over these last few months, I've seen him trying to figure out who he is and where he fits in with his peers. The most dramatic example of this is his wardrobe. This year he has vacillated from preppy, with button down polo shirts, to gangsta, with his hat turned sideways and his pants falling down, to skater dude, with graphic tees and hat worn backwards.
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