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By Rona Hirsch | July 3, 1991
* Jennifer Landsman, 19, of Columbia, sophomore at University of Maryland College Park:They should give it to the teachers and countyworkers. I thought it was bad they didn't get their raises. It's unfortunate for the students (when the teachers voted to 'work to contract'). The county should do whatever it can to make it up to them. Teachers already don't get paid enough. They should get whatever they can.
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SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
UMBC has released its schedule for the 2014 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Retrievers, who went 7-8 last year and failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive season. 10: UMBC has qualified for 10 America East tournaments in 10 springs. But the program is seeking to capture its first conference tournament championship since 2009. 9: When the Retrievers allowed opponents to score nine goals or less last year, they went 4-0 in those contests.
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.
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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.
NEWS
January 16, 2014
University System of Maryland officials are considering stiffening the penalties for college fraternities whose initiation rites cross the line from good-natured teasing to hazing that threatens life and limb. Pledging to join a campus fraternity or sorority has always involved a certain amount of ritualized torment for those who would cross the burning sands to full membership. Mostly it's all in good fun. But the merriment is apt to fade quickly if the antics lead to someone being seriously injured or killed or leave lasting psychological scars.
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.
NEWS
By DeWitt Bliss and DeWitt Bliss,Sun Staff Writer | February 12, 1995
The obituary published Sunday for Ralph G. Murdy should have said that his surviving children were from his first marriage.The Sun regrets the error.Ralph G. Murdy, a retired national chief of protective security for the Social Security Administration and a former deputy commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, died Jan. 30 of cancer at his Timonium home.Mr. Murdy, who was 71, retired in 1983 after a decade at Social Security.In 1966, Maj. Gen. George M. Gelston, the adjutant general of Maryland, who had just been named interim police commissioner in a reorganization of the Baltimore Police Department, asked Mr. Murdy to be his deputy for administration.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Four presidents at public research universities made a collective $9.2 million in fiscal year 2012, with the top earner of the group making much of his money because he was fired, according to a report released Sunday by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Graham B. Spanier, who was terminated from Pennsylvania State University in late 2011 for his handling of a child-molestation scandal, was paid $2.9 million - $1.2 million of it in severance. This was the first fiscal year that four presidents topped the million mark in compensation.
NEWS
By Ken Ulman | March 14, 2013
What if a major institution was interested in relocating its headquarters to Maryland, bringing with it 11,000 good-paying jobs and the need for thousands of additional subcontractors? Would we do everything we could to seal the deal? That's exactly the situation playing out right now, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks a new home to replace an outmoded behemoth that consumes a valuable block of downtown D.C. real estate. The clear best choice is in Greenbelt in Prince George's County, and everyone who lives in Maryland should be in favor of that move.
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