March 8, 2012
With the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University '80, University of Pittsburgh '81, Dickinson School of Law '86), in an old-fashioned beat-down on higher education, recently informed us that President Barack Obama is "a snob" for wanting Americans to go to college, where they would be indoctrinated by "some liberal college professor.
February 2, 2012
Our preview on Mount St. Mary's will be published Friday, but here's a sampling of my interview with coach Tom Gravante. The Mountaineers have taken the unusual step of asking a trio of seniors in attackman Cody Lehrer, midfielder Eric Ososki and long-stick midfielder Mark Burns to sit out the upcoming season despite being healthy. All three players are business majors, and after graduating this spring, they will enter the school's MBA program. They will be play in 2013 when the team will be competing to win the Northeast Conference tournament and the subsequent automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament - which is not available in 2012.
November 7, 2011
The Community Foundation of Harford County has elected Kathleen A. Beck and Kenneth M. Ferrara to its board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term. Beck serves as vice president for wealth management for PNC Bank in Baltimore, a position she has held for the past five years. She is responsible for overseeing wealth-managed accounts and cultivating new relationships in the Baltimore area. Prior to PNC Bank, Beck worked at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., in Washington, D.C., and at T. Rowe Price Associates in Owings Mills.
October 15, 2011
For nearly two centuries, the Maryland Institute College of Art has been known for training painters, sculptors and fashion designers. But in May, MICA broadened its course offerings, and it is preparing to confer its first master's degrees on about 200 students planning careers in fields ranging from engineering to public health to computer science. The next step: an MBA program that will start next fall and provide classroom instruction at both MICA and the Johns Hopkins University's Carey School of Business.
June 2, 2011
Gilchrist Hospice Care announced that Gilchrist Center Howard County, the first-ever acute care inpatient hospice facility in the county, began admitting patients on May 23. Ascend One Corp. employees donated $1,000 and the company donated another $2,500 to FIRN . The funds will be used to support services and to sponsor FIRN's American Success Awards Dinner on June 7. Aquarius Sports and Entertainment, based in Fulton, announced that its client, Modern Business Associates, has entered into a corporate partnership with the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
May 1, 2011
Thursday, April 27, was an extremely sad day for the United States of America. That a sitting president should feel the need to release his birth certificate in order to quell nasty rumors about his eligibility to hold office was shocking, but then to hear even that did not wholly satisfy the doubters, some of whom are now questioning his college records, is almost unbelievable. I cannot help but think this is a result of prejudice. Because he is biracial? Has an unusual name? I had been hopeful that we Americans had progressed beyond that.