October 8, 2013
A federal judge ruled Monday that Maryland hasn't done enough to help the state's four historically black colleges and universities overcome segregation-era policies that required separate programs for white and black students. In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake found that state universities have continued to unnecessarily duplicate the programs of the four historically black institutions, violating the constitutional rights of those students. Plaintiffs had argued that the historically black colleges were hurt because neighboring institutions offered similar programs, siphoning away students.
July 18, 2007
A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 30522 Broad St., Princess Anne, for William Percy Hytche Sr., former president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, who died Sunday at his home there. He was 78. There will be a viewing from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts on the UMES campus in Princess Anne, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.
January 26, 1992
PRINCESS ANNE -- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, winless in 16 straight games this season, and 19 going back to last season, halted the streak with a 74-62 victory over Morgan State last night at Tawes Gymnasium.The Hawks, ahead by 39-35 at the half, maintained control the rest of the way. Marlin Kimbrew led UMES with 21 points, backed by Simon Edwards with 17. The UMES starters outscored their Morgan counterparts, 57-33. Brandon Parker had 16 points for the Bears.
October 13, 2013
A federal district court judge handed Maryland's historically black colleges and universities a partial and in many respects problematic victory last week. She denied them the monetary damages they sought but ruled that the state may not allow its traditionally white schools to unnecessarily duplicate their popular, unique academic programs. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake said such duplication has the effect of perpetuating the inequalities inherent in the dual system of higher education established during the era of segregation, and thus illegally discriminates against black students.
August 15, 2013
Calling "campus violence a reality" to prepare for, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced plans Thursday to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking white board that can stop bullets. The high-tech tablet - which hangs on a hook, measures 18 by 20 inches and comes in pink, blue and green - can be used as a personal shield for professors under attack, according to the company that makes it, and a portable writing pad in quieter times. "It needs to be a great whiteboard and a useful tool so that it doesn't get hidden in the closet," said maker George Tunis.
April 17, 1997
We tend to think that art is centered in metropolitan ideas. Here comes an exhibit to show us it ain't necessarily so. At the Clayworks, "Edges and Boundaries" brings together ceramics by artists working in rural areas of Maryland. It includes sculpture, functional pottery and wall pieces by artists living as far afield as Frostburg, Salisbury, La Plata, Accokeek, Princess Anne, Thurmont and Gapland. The show was organized by Deborah Bedwell, Baltimore Clayworks' executive director, and after it closes in Baltimore, it will make an extensive tour of as many as eight other sites in Maryland, including Frostburg State University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore at Princess Anne.