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December 1, 2013
I was struck by a glaring contrast on the Sun's commentary page this past Sunday. First, I read the column by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. ( "Churchill dilemmas repeat today," Nov. 24). Before too long it had degenerated into Mr. Ehrlich's usual sarcastic denigration of all things progressive, which he characterizes as "long on utopian vision and short on ability to pay. " Then my eyes moved to the left of Mr. Ehrlich's column to the one written by Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the highly successful president of UMBC ( "50 years in American education equity" . Mr. Hrabowski recounted some of progressivism's notable triumphs and told how the vision of equity in education has been aided by the funding provided from taxpayer dollars by the Maryland General Assembly for the founding and maintenance of UMBC and how this has helped open the door to successful higher education for previously disenfranchised minority individuals.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Over and again, Freeman A. Hrabowski called Howard County's African-American community fortunate to be living in "the richest county in the richest state in the richest country in the world. " Speaking at a "parent empowerment and engagement forum" in Columbia this week, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County then implored African-American parents to seize opportunities and resources within the county to help their children succeed. "A lot of people would like to live in Howard County," Hrabowski said.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2011
University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III has won a $20,000 prize from TIAA-CREF recognizing him for visionary leadership in higher education. Hrabowski won the award for his "work to increase the representation of minority students in science and engineering and create an institutional model of inclusive excellence. " He is the second straight Maryland educator to win the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award, named after a former president of the University of Notre Dame.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance was named this week to the federal Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans by President Barack Obama. The commission was created in 2012 and is tasked with identifying ways to increase the number of black teachers and administrators, boosting their college enrollment and graduation rates, and investing in early childhood education programs. The commission is chaired by University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III. Other members include Gwendolyn E. Boyd, president of Alabama State University; Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, executive director and chief executive officer of the National Black Justice Coalition; and Michael L. Lomax, president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund.
NEWS
June 23, 1992
University of Maryland Chancellor Donald Langenberg pulled off a deft political and academic move this month when he picked Freeman A. Hrabowski as interim president of the system's Baltimore County campus in Catonsville (UMBC). He is a solid candidate to guide the campus through a period of consolidation with the university's medical and professional schools downtown (UMAB).Dr. Hrabowski, now UMBC's executive vice president, will assume control following the departure of Michael Hooker, who was recently named president of the University of Massachusetts' five-campus system.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has joined the board of T. Rowe Price Group as an independent director, the Baltimore-based investment firm announced Thursday. Hrabowski has led the university since 1992, and was recognized last year by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. According to Price, Hrabowski sits on a number of civic boards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Urban Institute, the Marguerite Casey Foundation and the France-Merrick Foundation.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Over and again, Freeman A. Hrabowski called Howard County's African-American community fortunate to be living in "the richest county in the richest state in the richest country in the world. " Speaking at a "parent empowerment and engagement forum" in Columbia this week, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County then implored African-American parents to seize opportunities and resources within the county to help their children succeed. "A lot of people would like to live in Howard County," Hrabowski said.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | November 13, 2009
Freeman A. Hrabowski III is one of America's 10 best college presidents, according to the latest issue of Time magazine, adding to the list of national honors received this year by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In August, UMBC topped a U.S. News & World Report list of up-and-coming national universities and also finished fourth on the magazine's list of universities committed to undergraduate teaching. Hrabowski said Thursday that applications are up 60 percent compared with this time last year and that prospective students often mention the high-profile rankings when they contact UMBC.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | December 6, 2005
A potential candidate for lieutenant governor floated by Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan's campaign last week said yesterday that he is not interested in the job. Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, told colleagues in an e-mail yesterday that was obtained by The Sun that he is excited about the work he does at the college. "I have no interest in elected public office," Hrabowski wrote. "As I often say, it is an honor to be president of UMBC."
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | May 8, 1993
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, an energetic 42-year-old academic who has dreamed of running a college since he was a child, was named president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County yesterday.The University of Maryland Board of Regents gave Dr. Hrabowski the job he had held on an interim basis since the resignation of former President Michael K. Hooker last summer.Dr. Hrabowski becomes the first black president of a predominantlywhite campus in the Baltimore area. He is also one of only five blacks in the nation now running a predominantly white research university.
NEWS
August 28, 2014
A lesson that has been learned during my 80-plus years of reading The Sun is that berating an editorial is more therapeutic than productive. Nevertheless, it is incomprehensible why even the revolting title of the "Draft Freeman" (Aug. 22) editorial was published inasmuch as the body of the piece failed to provide any logical basis for your view that you, or anyone else, should have the right to condemn or override a decision made by Freeman A. Hrabowski III not to become chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
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By Carrie Wells and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
In the search for the next leader of the University System of Maryland, stakeholders are looking at a range of candidates, possibly a household name, a well-known CEO, a top government official - someone with star power. Someone like Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who has been profiled on "60 Minutes" and named among Time magazine's "Most Influential People in the World. " University officials approached Hrabowski early in the search, according to sources familiar with the process, though Hrabowski insists he is not interested in the job. As the search continues, a 10-member committee charged with finding the next chancellor is developing a list of candidates for review by the Board of Regents, which will make the final selection.
NEWS
August 21, 2014
University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III says he is not interested in becoming chancellor of the University System of Maryland. That is a shame. He is extraordinarily qualified for the job, and if he could do for the entire system what he has done for UMBC, Maryland would benefit enormously. He has spearheaded innovative new approaches to teaching and learning, particularly in math and the sciences, and he has fostered the kind of linkages between students and employers that Maryland needs to grow its innovation economy.
NEWS
December 1, 2013
I was struck by a glaring contrast on the Sun's commentary page this past Sunday. First, I read the column by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. ( "Churchill dilemmas repeat today," Nov. 24). Before too long it had degenerated into Mr. Ehrlich's usual sarcastic denigration of all things progressive, which he characterizes as "long on utopian vision and short on ability to pay. " Then my eyes moved to the left of Mr. Ehrlich's column to the one written by Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the highly successful president of UMBC ( "50 years in American education equity" . Mr. Hrabowski recounted some of progressivism's notable triumphs and told how the vision of equity in education has been aided by the funding provided from taxpayer dollars by the Maryland General Assembly for the founding and maintenance of UMBC and how this has helped open the door to successful higher education for previously disenfranchised minority individuals.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, a former social worker and volunteer who also served for years on numerous boards throughout the community and worked tirelessly for social justice, died of cancer Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. She was 89. "She was a phenomenal person, and I got to know her when she was one of then-President Michael Hooker's assistants," said Freeman A. Hrabowski III, current president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a longtime friend. "She always cared about social justice issues, and she worked hard to connect us to those initiatives in the city.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Coppin State University should enroll higher-caliber freshmen, focus more on transfer and returning students, and reorganize its academics and administration, a committee plans to report Wednesday to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. The recommendations, from a panel convened in December to study Coppin State, are meant to turn around the stressed institution, one of Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities. The school has one of the lowest six-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time students in the country at 15 percent as of fiscal year 2012 and is underenrolled by more than 2,000 students, the committee said.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
Newly appointed Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance has picked a transition team that includes two former state superintendents and a college president among the 21 individuals who will guide him in the first three months of his job. Beginning in June, the team will meet to review the school system and give Dance its thoughts on the strengths of the system as well as areas that may need to be improved. Dance drew his team from several states, picking Nancy S. Grasmick, the former Maryland school superintendent, and William Bosher, the former Virginia superintendent, to lead the team.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has received an academic leadership award from the Carnegie Corp. of New York that carries with it a $500,000 grant. The Carnegie award is one of the largest cash prizes given in recognition of higher education leadership. Hrabowski won the 2011 prize along with Eduardo J. Padron, president of Miami Dade College. "Presidents Hrabowski and Padron have been powerful voices advocating for a robust undergraduate education that strives for excellence and creates an environment for students — especially low-income, minority and immigrant students — in which success is the norm," said Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corp., in a statement.
SPORTS
By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
When Dr. Charles Brown first looked into taking the athletic director job at UMBC in 1989, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native wasn't real savvy about the school. "I thought it was a military base when I showed up," he said with a chuckle. "It said UMBC. I didn't know what it was. I lived near USMA, the U.S. Military Academy [at West Point] when I lived in New York. " Now, after 24 years at the school, he's retiring as the longest-tenured Division I athletic director in Maryland history and the driving force behind UMBC's greatly enhanced profile in both intercollegiate and club sports.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has joined the board of T. Rowe Price Group as an independent director, the Baltimore-based investment firm announced Thursday. Hrabowski has led the university since 1992, and was recognized last year by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. According to Price, Hrabowski sits on a number of civic boards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Urban Institute, the Marguerite Casey Foundation and the France-Merrick Foundation.
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