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By Susan Baer and Michael A. Fletcher and Susan Baer and Michael A. Fletcher,Sun Staff Writers | May 1, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Gavil, a professor at Howard University Law School who is Jewish, has been getting phone calls from friends all over the country lately."
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By Julekha Dash and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The Doberman sits on the edge of a bed, oblivious of the remarkable view from the floor-to-ceiling window. Modern high-rises peep out from a dense forest dotted with palm trees and shrouded in mist. Artist Jereme Scott says his painting was inspired by a 1957 photograph in National Geographic. At 66 inches by 50 inches, “The Watcher of Suite Singapore” is the largest item on display at his store, Cotton Duck Art & Apparel, in Historic Ellicott City. The shop, which opened in March, also sells T-shirts, hoodies and tank tops Scott designed, and jewelry made by designers from the Mid-Atlantic.  Scott, 28, studied fine arts at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and received his master's in studio arts from Howard University.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2000
Dr. Maria Silberkweit, who fled Adolf Hitler's Germany during World War II and later became an esteemed and long-serving faculty member at Howard University's College of Dentistry, died Friday of pneumonia at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. She was 96. Born in Konigsberg, Germany, now Kaliningrad, Russia, the former Maria Rabinowitz was the daughter of a Lithuanian physician. She studied dentistry at the University of Leipzig, Germany, receiving her doctorate in dentistry in 1929.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Seven years after the University of Baltimore admitted its first freshman class, new President Kurt L. Schmoke is considering a return to the school's roots as an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. The enrollment growth that came with the first underclassmen in 2007 has stagnated. UB enrolls about 200 freshmen each fall, and the university still attracts mostly transfers and graduate students. In an interview Friday, Schmoke spoke of flat public funding and a need to work more efficiently.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | June 30, 2007
When death came quietly for Gen. Oliver Otis Howard in 1909, a veteran warrior, he was sitting in a chair in his Burlington, Vt., home. His passing at age 79 also marked the death of the last surviving Union commander who had fought in the Civil War. At his death, he was more than four decades removed from the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, which in part conspired to shape his destiny. An obituary in The Sun said, "Including General Howard's services in the Indian wars, he was probably in more engagements than any other officer in the United States Army."
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December 8, 1998
THE STORY is textbook Americana, as old as the republic.Jose D. Vargas is Loyola College's first Rhodes scholar, a big honor for the small Baltimore institution.But his achievements and ambitions are also noble.Mr. Vargas is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic who has been in this country eight years.He graduated from Magruder High School in Gaithersburg and became interested in science as he taught himself English. He plans to become a doctor and help fill a need for bilingual physicians in his adopted country.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Evening Sun Staff | September 10, 1991
The son of former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young is charging that officers of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington yanked him from his car and severely beat him during an incident early Sunday, his attorney says.Andrew Young Jr., 18, a freshman at Howard University, told attorney Charles Jerome Ware yesterday that five or six officers attacked him near the university and broke his leg.The attorney, who practices in Columbia and Washington, said he expects Young to file police brutality charges against the officers this week with the District's civilian complaint review board.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2002
Kurt L. Schmoke, a Harvard-trained lawyer who served three terms as mayor of Baltimore, was named dean of the Howard University School of Law yesterday - adding a high-profile academic position to his long record of achievements. Howard President H. Patrick Swygert announced the appointment of Schmoke, who was the first African-American elected mayor of Baltimore, at a news conference in Washington yesterday. Schmoke, 52, will step into his new role as head of the nation's best-known historically black law school Jan. 1 "It sounds like a wonderful opportunity," Schmoke said.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 30, 2000
WASHINGTON - Generations of black Americans have longed to reconnect with their African roots, frustrated by the improbability of knowing where their ancestors lived on the vast continent. So when Rick Kittles, a young geneticist at Howard University, proposed using DNA testing to pinpoint the region or tribe of their forebears, hundreds of blacks contacted his lab with expectations that a $300 blood test could link them to their long-lost lineage. Like a dream too good to be true, such hopes remain impossible to grasp.
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From Sun staff reports | April 5, 2013
Niki Geckeler, who led Howard University to back-to-back 20-plus-win seasons and three postseason tournament appearances, was introduced as the women's basketball coach at Towson on Thursday. "When we started this search, we went in search of a coach that would possess the characteristics needed to build the Towson women's basketball program into a perennial force in the CAA," Towson athletic director Mike Waddell said. "Niki is just that person … a leader and a winner. She has shown leadership throughout her career as both a player and now as a coach.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Linda Ogwuazor, a Howard University student from Elkridge, packed her bags and boarded a flight to summer school this month. Her destination: Thailand, where she and other students from around the world are taking part in an international science mission. Ogwuazor, 19, is one of the students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines in Howard's Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program - or GEAR-UP. Funded with a $5 million National Science Foundation grant, the program began four years ago and gives students at the historically black college in Washington opportunities to conduct original research abroad.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just completed her freshman year at the University of Maryland, College Park, said she's "blown away" by the opportunities she's had as an intern at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She's producing the models to help engineers and scientists visualize the creation of a satellite they're working to launch in eight years.
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By Andy Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, a psychiatrist whose work with underserved children in her hometown of Baltimore became the core of a regional practice, died May 12 of breast cancer . The Mount Washington resident was 65. Raised in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore, Dr. Haynie would become the CEO of Urban Behavioral Associates, an Old Goucher psychiatric clinic for children, teens, adults and families. Those who knew Dr. Haynie said she was driven to extend the availability of treatment to children in low-income African-American families, a resource she believed was essential for young people to become successful adults.
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May 14, 2014
The announcement this week that University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan is retiring after 12 years on the job comes just as the state is preparing to welcome another gifted leader in the field of higher education, former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, as the new president of the University of Baltimore. Over the years both men have distinguished themselves as educators and public servants of uncommon ability and proven accomplishment, and we wish them both success as they embark on the next phase of their careers.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood. Schmoke, who has held several roles at Howard University, including law school dean, said he hoped to "build on the momentum" of Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced last fall he would retire as president at the end of the academic year. Schmoke will take over the job in July.
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By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
After a busy first semester last year at Boston University, Hayley Spivey was eager to head home to Florida for spring break. Yet while the theater arts major enjoyed the sun and fun, she also found herself slightly bored. "It was nice seeing my family and friends," recalled Spivey, 19. "But other than relaxing, I didn't do much else. " This year, however, the sophomore was in Maryland for her school break, taking part in a movement that's swept college campuses nationwide. Known as Alternative Spring Break, the concept, which gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, centers around students performing community service during their time off, instead of, say, participating in wild parties or beach escapes.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2000
WASHINGTON -- The founder and financier of the nation's first major black college humor magazine wasn't here for the launch of Howard University's Illtop Journal. But comedian Chris Rock sent his regards via telegram: "I'm making a movie to pay for this all over again." After more than two years and chronic delays, the Illtop formally debuted yesterday on the Howard campus, where the quarterly magazine will be published and distributed. Molded in the satirical vein of the Harvard Lampoon, Howard's new lampoon is the brainchild of Rock, who has long decried the shortage of black writers in show business.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun staff | October 31, 1999
WASHINGTON -- The pale face of college humor will soon be changing.Next month, after two years and two Chris Rock comedy workshops, Howard University plans to launch a humor magazine in the fearlessly satirical spirit of the Harvard Lampoon."
SPORTS
Sports Digest | November 2, 2013
College soccer No. 8 Terps men win, 2-1, against N.C. State on Senior Night Senior Patrick Mullins scored the game winner in the 47th minute as No. 8 Maryland defeated North Carolina State, 2-1, Friday on Senior Night at Ludwig Field. The Terps (9-3-5, 6-1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) allowed five shots from the Wolfpack (7-5-4, 2-5-3). Senior Sunny Jane scored the Terps ' first goal in the 43rd minute. Men's honor: Loyola Maryland senior goalkeeper Thurman Van Riper has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America/Capital One Academic All-District II first team after maintaining a 3.89 GPA. Women : Army defeated Navy, 2-0, in the Star Match at West Point.
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By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Morgan State's club team will play in the inaugural HBCU Lacrosse All-Star Classic on Nov. 17 at Howard University's Greene Stadium in Washington. The event, which is backed by US Lacrosse, will begin with a high school all-star game at 1 p.m., followed by a college all-star game at 3 p.m. The college game will feature a North-South showdown, with players from the Howard and Morgan State men's club teams forming the core of the North squad, and players from Hampton and Morehouse anchoring the South team.
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