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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 | April 13, 1995
Roughly 17,500 graduates marched off from Maryland public high schools to college campuses across the state in 1993. Trouble is, more than one-third of them went there to enroll in a high school class.A new government study finds that these Maryland freshmen are not ready to handle college-level courses in reading, writing and arithmetic. That level is typical of the past few years, according to SOAR -- the third-annual Maryland Student Outcome and Achievement Report."We're acutely aware of this," said Denny Gulick, a math professor at the University of Maryland College Park who is chairman of the school's general education committee.
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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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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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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 George La Noue | October 27, 2013
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Blake issued a long awaited, 60-page ruling this month in the case Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence v. Maryland Higher Education Commission. The litigation was brought by supporters of Maryland's historically black institutions (HBIs), Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The plaintiffs argued that the state of Maryland had failed in its obligation under the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause to desegregate its higher education system.
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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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June 3, 2013
Regarding Anne D. Neal's commentary on St. Mary's College of Maryland, how sad it was to read such an uneducated piece published by a usually trustworthy source ("Campus cautionary tale," May 30). The article was a perfect example of manipulation of facts. Granted, St. Mary's is more expensive than the University of Maryland College Park and other institutions. But Ms. Neal's article fails to report that we benefit from small class sizes, which requires more class participation than sitting in a lecture hall with several hundred students.
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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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