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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1999
With the pomp peculiar to academic circumstance, C.D. "Dan" Mote Jr. was formally inaugurated as the 27th president of the University of Maryland, College Park yesterday.Lance W. Billingsley, a UMCP alumnus and chairman of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland, officially named Mote president, presenting him with the chain and medallion that symbolizes the office as Gov. Parris N. Glendening and system Chancellor Donald N. Langenberg looked on.The ceremony came eight months after Mote took over the job, a delay not unusual for such affairs, in part because they take so long to plan.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year. In a letter to Morgan officials obtained by The Baltimore Sun, the Universities Space Research Association details concerns with the program, including problems with scientists properly logging the time they work on projects, accounting issues and hiring delays.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1998
The University of Maryland football team is not the only group from College Park making the journey up Interstate 95. On the day before the Terrapins were to take on Georgia Tech at the Ravens stadium, new school President C. D. "Dan" Mote and a small entourage came to town for a series of visits clearly designed to build bridges to Baltimore.Attending a variety of meetings, mainly with business leaders, Mote delivered the message that has become his theme in two months on the job: The state has to recognize that a major research university is necessary to sustain economic growth.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Biotechnology company MedImmune said Tuesday it has expanded a bioresearch collaboration it started with the University of System of Maryland. The Gaithersburg company, a development arm of AstraZeneca, started the partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2013 and will now also work with campuses in College Park and Baltimore County. Research will start on five projects under the expanded agreement. MedImmune will contribute at least $5 million to the partnership over a five-year period, and the University System of Maryland institutions will contribute $800,000.
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February 12, 2013
Morgan needs a Board of Regents dedicated to achieving and preserving its goal as Maryland's premier urban research university . I commend the Morgan State University Board of Regents for their 9-5 vote to oust Dallas R. Evans as their chairman on February 5, 2013 ("Morgan regents oust Evans as their chairman" Feb. 6). This courageous action proved that the regents would no longer be mislead by the unexplained and false accusations made by Mr. Evans against Morgan State University President David Wilson.
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By PARRIS GLENDENING | February 22, 1992
Upper Marlboro. -- The State of Maryland is faced with a very exciting, and very unusual opportunity. With very little effort, it can create another major research university. This new university would join two of our state's finest schools, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park, as a Carnegie I-type institution -- the highest national ranking for a research university.Having three such institutions within a 30-mile radius will create a powerful magnet for both scholars and businesses of the 21st century.
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December 14, 2012
The board of regents failure to renew the contract of David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, is a grave mistake in judgment ("Morgan State board refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). As a 1950 graduate of Morgan, and the school's alumnus of the year in 2007, I have participated on many committees and projects at the university. I have worked with and observed the leadership and administration most of presidents since my graduation. I am extremely proud of the academic and physical growth at Morgan, especially under Earl S. Richardson's leadership.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year. In a letter to Morgan officials obtained by The Baltimore Sun, the Universities Space Research Association details concerns with the program, including problems with scientists properly logging the time they work on projects, accounting issues and hiring delays.
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February 15, 2000
COMMUNITY groups opposed to the development of the UMBC Research Park are now signing agreements to end their contentious 10-year battle against the project. That should remove the obstacles that have delayed development of this important high-tech business center. In the past three decades, the UMBC campus has grown from a few small buildings into a substantial campus that will ultimately serve 12,000 students. It has also evolved from an undergraduate-oriented institution into a research university.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Massachusetts Lowell will move up to Division I and join the America East Conference, representatives of both announced today at a rally at the Tsongas Center on campus. The school, which is currently in Division II, will also add men's and women's lacrosse for the 2014-15 season, the Boston Herald reported on its website . The America East Board of Presidents unanimously approved accepting UMass Lowell as a member of the conference effective July 1, 2013. The move also received the unanimous support of UMass Lowell's Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Student Government Association.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
After a federal judge found that Maryland's historically black colleges face unfair and unconstitutional competition from the state's predominantly white universities, the parties headed into negotiations this month to work it out. But even with the far-reaching court decision, some worried the rights of black institutions wouldn't be protected and tried to put the judge's ruling on the books as state law. "I'm normally not a Doubting Thomas,"...
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By David Wilson | February 3, 2014
About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that the state and its anchor institutions needed to start with a compelling economic vision that would have appeal to investors around the world - a vision with the same cachet as those in the Silicon Valley, along Route 128 outside Boston or in North Carolina's Research Triangle.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Massachusetts Lowell will move up to Division I and join the America East Conference, representatives of both announced today at a rally at the Tsongas Center on campus. The school, which is currently in Division II, will also add men's and women's lacrosse for the 2014-15 season, the Boston Herald reported on its website . The America East Board of Presidents unanimously approved accepting UMass Lowell as a member of the conference effective July 1, 2013. The move also received the unanimous support of UMass Lowell's Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Student Government Association.
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February 12, 2013
Morgan needs a Board of Regents dedicated to achieving and preserving its goal as Maryland's premier urban research university . I commend the Morgan State University Board of Regents for their 9-5 vote to oust Dallas R. Evans as their chairman on February 5, 2013 ("Morgan regents oust Evans as their chairman" Feb. 6). This courageous action proved that the regents would no longer be mislead by the unexplained and false accusations made by Mr. Evans against Morgan State University President David Wilson.
NEWS
December 14, 2012
The board of regents failure to renew the contract of David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, is a grave mistake in judgment ("Morgan State board refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). As a 1950 graduate of Morgan, and the school's alumnus of the year in 2007, I have participated on many committees and projects at the university. I have worked with and observed the leadership and administration most of presidents since my graduation. I am extremely proud of the academic and physical growth at Morgan, especially under Earl S. Richardson's leadership.
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By Wallace Loh | February 13, 2012
About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often credited with creating good jobs. That's a good start, but the school's goal is to double that rate in the next few years. With a small but smartly focused investment by the state, we can get there - and all Marylanders can benefit.
NEWS
November 20, 1991
Flagship U.Editor: As a businessman in the Baltimore region and former president of the University of Maryland at College Park Alumni Association, the word irresponsible comes to mind to describe your Nov. 3 editorial, "Secession Talk on Campus."First, let me respond to the implication that College Park and Senate President Mike Miller are leading the secessionist drive. For the record, there have been no discussions between the president of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Senate president concerning secession from the University of Maryland System.
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March 2, 1992
University QualityEditor: The proposed merger of the University of Maryland at Baltimore and the University of Maryland Baltimore County has engendered many comments in the pages of The Sun, the most recent being those of Parris Glendening (Feb. 22).Much has been made of the fact that the proposed merger would create a Carnegie I-type institution with a focus on the life sciences, health and technology.As a faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I support the proposed merger.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2011
A merger of the state's major research universities in College Park and Baltimore would remove significant barriers to medical and scientific collaboration, said elected officials and academic leaders Friday at a hearing on the proposed combination of the campuses. Former University of Maryland, College Park President C.D. "Dan" Mote Jr. spoke of missed opportunities over the years because of cultural differences and rivalry between the universities. "Without a merger, what we see in the historical record — a lack of major collaborations and a number of missed opportunities — is what we'll get in the future," Mote told the university system's Board of Regents.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
With the board that oversees Maryland's university system just two months from deciding whether to back a merger of its largest research campuses, Baltimore civic leaders are lining up against any move that would place the city's campus under out-of-town control. The idea of merging the University of Maryland, Baltimore with the state's flagship campus in College Park initially was floated by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who says the combined university would become one of the most prestigious in the nation.
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