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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1995
Maryland universities' graduate and professional programs gained high rankings in U.S. News & World Report's review, an annual rite that offered few surprises.The magazine's March 20 issue rated the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine No. 2 in the nation. That's the third straight year Hopkins has finished second to Harvard University -- but it's heady company."Whenever anyone ranks you in the top cadre of medical schools, you're pleased to be there," said Dr. Michael E. Johns, dean of Hopkins' medical school.
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October 14, 1994
The University of Maryland College Park will become one of 90 public institutions to receive funding under a $24.4 million program from the U.S. Commerce Department to help open the computer network Internet up for all Americans, Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown has announced.The $244,496 grant for Maryland will channel data to the Internet from a series of Chesapeake Bay buoys containing observational sensors. A new Internet Resource Center, to be set up at UM, will provide training for teachers at selected public schools in Howard, Montgomery and Wicomico counties.
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April 11, 1994
LAST month the University of Maryland College Park held a contest in which students were asked to rewrite Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," incorporating contemporary issues. The speeches had to be 272 words (the same number as Lincoln's). This year's winner was Teresa Shirlen, a senior at the University of Maryland College Park. Here is her entry:"The American Address"Tenscore and seventeen years ago, a grand nation was conceived and dedicated to the proposition that all are created equal.
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By Justin Fenton and Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2010
A Howard County couple who own liquor stores and commercial properties throughout the Baltimore region have been indicted in a scheme to illegally distribute untaxed cigarettes and alcohol, federal authorities announced Monday. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein indicated that the probe was connected to a broad investigation that led to the arrest of Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, a Democrat, and his wife last week on corruption charges. Officials declined to discuss the relationship, however, and an attorney for one of those charged denied any link to Johnson.
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By Kelly Brewington, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2011
Patricia Cabezas was downright giddy as she peered out at the Chesapeake Bay getting herself pumped to take a dip in the icy water. But something was missing — it wasn't snowing. Last year, she took part in her first Polar Bear Plunge, the hugely popular event at Sandy Point State Park where the daring and the wacky willingly bound into the frigid bay to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. It snowed so hard that doctors cut the event short, saying conditions were too dangerous for even the boldest of swimmers.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Most Maryland colleges and universities remained in similar spots in annual rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, but the magazine highlighted individual programs at the University of Maryland College Park and again placed the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at the top of its up-and-coming list. College Park finished No. 56 in the overall ranking of national universities, down three spots from 2009. But U.S. News placed the state's flagship university 20th on its up-and-coming list, praised its programs for first-year students and its themed learning communities, and ranked its undergraduate business program No. 19 in the country.
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November 21, 1991
EVEN THOUGH his last scholarly book was published some 20 years before his retirement from the English Department at the University of Maryland College Park last spring, Morris Freedman apparently likes to write. Mostly he likes to write short pieces of opinion unimpeded by facts -- as in his article in Other Voices Nov. 13, "Why I'm not picketing to 'save' College Park."Let us be clear about the facts we face at College Park. Eight departments and two colleges are in the process of being eliminated.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
Mold has closed a child care center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a floor of the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park. The UMBC child care facility, operated by the Y of Central Maryland, shuttered Wednesday night because of a mold problem caused by water leaking between walls, officials said, leaving dozens of families without child care. "We arrived at the decision to close with the safety of the children in mind, and we are very sorry for the impact it will have on the families affected," Lynne Schaefer, vice president for finance and administration, said in an email to the university community Thursday.
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May 3, 2012
Much of the coverage of the need for a special budget session of the Maryland legislature has focused on the political machinations of its leaders. That's understandable. But we should not ignore the impact on ordinary people if the legislature fails to finalize a budget. Major victims will be thousands of middle-income college students from every community in Maryland. The budget package proposed by Gov.Martin O'Malleyand endorsed by both houses of the legislature caps tuition hikes at 3 percent for this fall at all the public four-year campuses.
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November 25, 1993
Monica Feeser of Taneytown and Melissa Harrison of Day, members of the Maryland 4-H livestock judging team, traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the North American International Livestock Exposition, which began on Nov. 16.The Maryland group placed seventh overall out of 38 teams.Ms. Feeser received 20th place in the individual rankings.The team had won a state fair competition at West Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 18.It won again at the Eastern National Livestock Show in Timonium one week later and placed second at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition in Harrisburg, Pa., on Oct. 2.Ms.
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