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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Coppin State University's president said Friday that the college has accomplished about half the goals in a plan conceived last year intended to boost its graduation rates and enrollment, strengthen its academic programs and improve the way it operates. "We are aggressively changing the culture at Coppin" to meet the goals, President Mortimer H. Neufville said in a University System of Maryland Board of Regents meeting held Friday via conference call. Neufville said 23 goals on the 50-point plan have been put in place, with the rest expected to be complete by June.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Towson capped an end-of-year surge in 2013 by winning the Colonial Athletic Association tournament and securing the automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament. But that finish masked an inauspicious beginning. The Tigers opened the schedule on Feb. 8 against High Point, a team that was making its collegiate debut in lacrosse, and lost 9-7. The embarrassment of that defeat may be hard to shake, but coach Shawn Nadelen insisted that revenge is not a goal for Saturday's season opener against the Panthers at 11 a.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | February 2, 2014
Chew on these for a minute: "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are. " - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, with a directive for New York's GOP candidates last month. "It's not surprising then they get bitter. They cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley released excerpts of his final State of the State speech Thursday morning. His address to a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly begins at noon and will be live streamed at baltimoresun.com. Below are the excerpts O'Malley's office released to the press: The O'Malley-Brown Administration has used the challenge of these times to make our government more efficient, and more effective. We have cut spending by $9.1 billion. We have made more cuts than any administration in modern Maryland history.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Naval Academy officials say an increase in reports of sexual assault shows they are making progress against the crime. Fifteen sexual assaults were reported at the academy during the 2012-2013 academic year, the Pentagon said Friday, up from 13 the year before. The data came in the Pentagon's Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies. Reports of sexual assault fell at the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy, for an overall drop across the academies from 80 in 2011-2012 to 70 in 2012-2013.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
The 2013-14 season for the Morgan State men's basketball team opened with six consecutive losses, grew more encouraging with a 3-1 stretch, but now the Bears are mired in a three-game losing skid. The Bears' 3-10 record might be a source of concern for others, but don't lump in coach Todd Bozeman with that group. “You can't just judge it by the numbers,” Boseman said Monday afternoon. “It is what it is. I'm not trying to [tiptoe] around that. I'd say we're definitely getting better, and we are progressing in a way that we need to progress to get ready for the conference.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned. The changes are part of a longer-term effort to transform U.S. 1 - the University of Maryland, College Park's main drag - from a jumbled mix of strip malls and fast-food joints. After a decade of slow progress, the building spree jump-starts a plan to remake the city of College Park into a "real" college town.
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December 27, 2013
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one. The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's caucus has traditionally been ideologically diverse, with healthy doses elected officials who voiced relatively conservative fiscal and social views. They represented places like Dundalk or Southern Maryland where voters abandoned the Democratic nominee in 2002 to elect Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. governor.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and threatened further changes if he is not satisfied. "So long as our women and men in uniform face the insider threat of sexual assault, we have an urgent obligation to do more to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes," Obama said.
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December 20, 2013
Baltimore school officials are putting the best face possible on what can only be called a disappointing performance by city students on a rigorous national exam that tests proficiency in reading and math. Though city students scored small gains in reading, only 14 percent of fourth-graders and 16 percent of eighth-graders were performing at grade-level, while math scores remained flat or declined slightly. Just 13 percent of city eighth-graders and 19 percent of fourth-graders scored proficient on the math exam.
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