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July 9, 2004
On July 7, 2004, MARY V. KIRWAN, beloved wife of the late John "Sam" Kirwan, devoted mother of Barbara Rhodus and Lynda Slater, cherished grandmother of Michael & Jeffrey Rhodus and Matthew Harbaugh; loving great grandmother of three and great-great grandmother of one; dear sister of Emil Kretschmer. Friends may call at the family owned Peaceful Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Center, 2325 York Rd., Timonium on Saturday 9:30-11:30 A.M. A funeral service will be held 11:30 A.M. Saturday.
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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.
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September 10, 1991
Hilda Virginia Kirwan, 88, a longtime resident of Annapolis, died Saturday of congestive heart failure in New London, Conn.Funeral services were being held today at Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Ave.The former Virginia Garner was born in Annapolis and lived there until last year when she moved to Connecticut to live with her daughter, Mary Doresky.Mrs. Kirwan was the wife of naval Lt. Buford E. Kirwan, who died in 1984.She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Edgewater, where she was active in the church's senior citizen programs.
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By a Sun Staff reporter | August 21, 2014
Towson University President Maravene Loeschke is taking a leave of absence through the end of the year because of "health and personal challenges," she wrote in a letter to the university community Thursday. She had announced in April that she was diagnosed with cancer of the adrenal gland but expected to make a full recovery. She said at the time that the cancer was found early and that she had surgery and would undergo radiation therapy. University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan approved the leave, which was effective immediately.
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By Alec MacGillis and David Nitkin and Alec MacGillis and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2002
William E. Kirwan, the next chancellor of the state university system, received a returning hero's welcome yesterday - including the gift of Final Four tickets from Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who briefly coveted the $375,000-a-year job. At his first public appearance after accepting the position Monday, Kirwan expressed confidence that he could lead the 13- institution system fairly, despite his close ties to its College Park flagship, where he was...
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1994
COLLEGE PARK -- University of Maryland president William E. Kirwan said yesterday that he is aware that athletic director Andy Geiger has interviewed for the same job at Ohio State, and will do what he can to keep Geiger.What Kirwan won't do is hold Geiger to his contract should he decide to leave. Geiger, 53, is in the fourth year of the five-year contract he signed when he came to Maryland from Stanford in September 1990. The contract calls for Geiger to earn a base salary of $125,000 a year, with a yearly $15,000 annuity and the use of two automobiles.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 5, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- The University of Maryland at College Park, determined to have its cake and eat it, too, announced major budget cuts yesterday but dovetailed them with a restructuring of academic programs officials say will keep the campus on the path to national eminence.Faced with a 10 percent reduction in state funds, university President William E. Kirwan announced $10 million in academic budget cuts and proposed shutting down two of the campus' 16 colleges and eight of its academic departments.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- Looking back on nearly a decade at the helm of the state's flagship campus, outgoing President William E. "Brit" Kirwan said yesterday that the University of Maryland, College Park remains "in striking distance" of greatness.But he said the 33,000-student institution needs a consistent level of funding and greater influence in the state's university system.In a warm farewell address to the College Park Senate, Kirwan, who leaves June 30 to become president of Ohio State University, said the campus has made remarkable progress despite economic woes in the early 1990s.
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By Don Markus | August 15, 1994
The University of Maryland has called an 11 a.m. news conference for today, when university president William E. Kirwan will introduce the school's new athletic director.Maryland has been looking for a new athletic director since Andy Geiger resigned in May to become the athletic director at Ohio State. It will be Maryland's fourth athletic director in the past eight years.Sources said last night that acting director William "Bud" Thomas, the vice president for student affairs, will not be named to a permanent position in the athletic department.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 6, 1998
In one of his final speeches before stepping down as president of the University of Maryland, College Park, William E. Kirwan renewed his call for more state aid to higher education.Kirwan, who will assume the presidency of Ohio State University this summer, told 200 Montgomery County business and civic leaders yesterday that Central Maryland can become a technological powerhouse like California's Silicon Valley and North Carolina's Research Triangle Park if it matches the financial commitment those states have made to their universities.
NEWS
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 and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is found, he said Tuesday. Kirwan, 76, a gregarious leader who maintained good relations with state officials, university presidents, members of the Board of Regents, faculty, business leaders and students, said he hopes to remain active in higher education with work on expanding access for low-income students.
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May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014 Dear Colleagues: After much thought and reflection, I have decided that the time is right to step down from my position as chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM).  I informed the USM Board of Regents of my decision last week.  Chairman Jim Shea and the board members requested that I remain as chancellor until they conduct a search and name a successor. This has been a very difficult decision for me because I value so much the opportunity to work on behalf of USM and its 12 institutions.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 26, 2013
The trial of the North Laurel man accused in the double shooting of his estranged girlfriend and her friend at an Ellicott City salon last year began in Howard County Circuit Court Wednesday. Tuan Minh Pham, 36, of the 9300 block of Somersby Court, faces two counts of attempted first- and second-degree murder, assault and firearms charges in connection with the July 14, 2012 incident that occurred at Hair Care Spa at the Shipley's Grant shopping center in the 5700 block of Richards Valley Road.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
Some Maryland education officials lauded a presidential plan to make colleges more affordable by assigning them value ratings tied to federal financial aid, yet others feared the state's historically black colleges and universities would suffer. The reactions came Thursday as officials tried to determine what President Barack Obama's proposal might mean for their institutions. "The devil, of course, can be in the details," said Dennis O'Shea, a spokesman for the Johns Hopkins University, in a statement.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
The state university system's Board of Regents violated Maryland's open meetings law when it met in closed session to discuss the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten Conference, according to a ruling released Tuesday by a state review panel. The regents failed to give required public notice and failed to follow proper procedure in closing their Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 meetings, according to the written opinion issued by the three-member Open Meetings Compliance Board. The opinion also says that "at least some part of the Board's discussion should almost certainly have been conducted in open session" and deems inadequate the written summaries of the meetings posted on the university system's website.
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By C. Fraser Smith | March 24, 2002
SHOULD WILLIAM E. "Brit" Kirwan become chancellor of the state's university system -- a near certainty -- Maryland can maintain and even accelerate its upward trajectory in higher education. As compared with another looming possibility -- the promotion of an outgoing governor -- the advent of Mr. Kirwan amounts to being twice blessed. A delightful synergy would be achieved if the General Assembly could restore most or all of the $34 million it cut from the system's budget. Money and personality, when added to official commitment, equal momentum.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2002
The state university system's Board of Regents has offered its chancellorship to William E. Kirwan, who left the presidency of the University of Maryland, College Park four years ago partly out of frustration with the very system he is being asked to lead. Kirwan, president of Ohio State University, will not decide whether to take the post until after a commencement in Columbus on Friday, Ohio State spokesman Lee Tashjian said yesterday. Kirwan, who for months disavowed any interest in the Maryland job, expects to weigh the offer while at his family's vacation home at Deep Creek Lake during Ohio State's spring break next week.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2012
A former Baltimore County teacher filed a complaint with a state board Monday, alleging that the University System of Maryland Board of Regents violated the state open meetings law when it voted in closed session on the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten athletic conference. "I think it's a disgrace that no one has complained about this," said Ralph Jaffe, who taught political science in the county public schools and has run for U.S. Senate and governor in recent years. Jaffe, who lives in Pikesville, sent a letter to the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board on Monday saying that the Board of Regents illegally met last week to approve the university's move, which ended six decades of membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2012
Few would argue that the University of Maryland's decision earlier this week to join the Big Ten isn't about the money — $24 million a year in television revenue. But university officials are helping to sell the deal with what they argue is a significant academic benefit to joining the athletic conference. The 12 universities that make up the Big Ten Conference, plus the University of Chicago, constitute an academic consortium called the Committee on Institutional Collaboration.
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