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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 2, 2014
Although my role here at the University of Maryland College Park is as a professional in the field of information technology, it has been more difficult to do my part in helping us "foster a culture of innovation," primarily by hiring both graduate and undergraduate students to do real-life technical work ( "Federal funding drives innovation," April 30). That's because it has become much harder to find students actually from the United States who can do, or be trained to do, the type of software development and technical work I need.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ellen Fishel and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
My story isn't all that groundbreaking. I'm 23, officially a year removed from the University of Maryland-College Park and walking that ever-shaky line between being a functional adult and an irresponsible mess. It's a story you've heard many times before (probably in some form of Internet listicle). And it's also one that many of you are probably experiencing right now, or at least can remember when you were. My column will try to shed light on what being in this awkward half-stage of life really means.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Virginia Beckett "Becky" Tubbs, a retired Department of Defense worker, died of cancer Sunday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 89 and lived in Severna Park's Ben Oaks community. Born Virginia Beckett in Shelbina, Mo., and raised in Quincy, Ill., she was the daughter of Everett Beckett, a tool and die maker, and Ruby McFarland Beckett, a homemaker. She attended Western Illinois State University before joining the World War II effort and moving to Maryland. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Maryland College Park in 1967.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013
When Alexandra von Paris found herself out of a job in 2010, she didn't know how she was going to pay rent. Instead of working for another business, von Paris decided to start her own. Von Paris (Ali for short) founded Route One Apparel, which she said specializes in "edgy, unique designs. " Lately, the company has focused on "Maryland Pride" clothing - Maryland flag apparel and an emphasis on other state icons like crabs and Baltimore. Born in Joppatowne, von Paris graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in May 2012 and now lives in Timonium while working full-time at Route One Apparel.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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