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Staff Reports | May 15, 2014
Kurt L. Schmoke, the former mayor of Baltimore who will take over the presidency of University of Baltimore in July, will address graduates and their families at Anne Arundel Community College's 52nd Commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Schmoke has worked in law, education and public service, most recently as general counsel and interim provost at Howard University. On May 14, the University System Maryland Board of Regents announced Schmoke's appointment as president of University of Baltimore, effective July 1. Schmoke earned an undergraduate degree in history from Yale University.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
At the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, when the Clinton administration was consumed with damage control, a White House aide reached out to Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening and asked the fellow Democrat to back off his criticism of the president, according to a trove of documents released Friday by the Clinton Presidential Library. President Bill Clinton's former director of intergovernmental affairs, Mickey Ibarra, wrote in a Sept. 7, 1998, memo that he spoke to Glendening the day before and "delivered our message (it does not help any of us to pile on)
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September 13, 1995
Kurt L. Schmoke's victory in yesterday's Democratic primary must be a bitter-sweet occasion for the two-term Baltimore mayor.Sweet because a victory -- regardless of a margin -- is always joyous and a plurality of Baltimore voters reaffirmed their faith in him. Bitter because so many citizens expressed misgivings about his eight years of leadership that they made City Council President Mary Pat Clarke a credible contender who endangered the mayor's shoo-in...
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
The University of Baltimore said Wednesday it will continue admitting underclassmen, rejecting a recent proposal to scrap the freshman and sophomore classes altogether and opting instead to strengthen its first-year program. Last month, the university's new president, Kurt L. Schmoke, said the school was considering discontinuing the freshman and sophomore classes and again becoming an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. Since the first freshmen were admitted in 2007, the school's enrollment growth has waned.
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September 21, 1993
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's surprise decision to seek a third term in 1995 makes him the front-runner in what promises to be the first really spirited Democratic mayoral primary since 1971. City Council President Mary Pat Clarke, who announced her candidacy last week, will put up a good fight. But Mr. Schmoke's incumbency will make it difficult for her to raise money or garner endorsements from their often-overlapping political constituencies.Yet it will be good for Baltimoreans to be exposed to the very different visions that are espoused by these two rivals.
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By Bruce L. Bortz | March 11, 1993
MAYOR Kurt L. Schmoke caused quite a stir a couple of weeks ago when he let it be known, quite intentionally, that he was considering a race for governor in 1994. It gave everyone a chance to take note and discuss. The pundits loved it; so did the pollsters. It's great to see a race become so interesting so early.Was Mr. Schmoke bluffing? Most likely. Do most politicians think he was bluffing? Probably not. In their minds, the mayor's entry in the race is quite plausible. It's a wide-open contest this time.
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By DANIEL BERGER | April 10, 1993
Mayor Schmoke is the ideal candidate for lieutenant governor. He would balance the ticket of a gubernatorial nominee, geographically, racially and generationally. He would be the first black official elected statewide in a state that is one-fourth black. It's about time.And he is young enough, at 43, that the job is not beneath him. It would burnish his statewide recognition in a tax-paid, four-year campaign for governor or senator (whichever opened up without a Democratic incumbent first)
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April 23, 1992
For more than four years, people have been asking whether Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke ever gets mad. We now have the answer. He is openly seething because Baltimore State's Attorney Stuart O. Simms has dropped perjury charges against four narcotics officers after two of these cases were thrown out of court. "This doesn't end the matter by any stretch," the mayor promised.Mr. Schmoke has been seeking vengeance ever since the four officers -- apparently unaware of the family connection -- last summer raided the house of his wife's cousin.
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October 17, 2002
HOWARD UNIVERSITY and Kurt L. Schmoke should be a perfect match. Eager to win back its standing as a pre-eminent producer of African-American lawyers, the university chose a leader of stature and accomplishment who is likely to flourish as Howard's new law school dean. Mr. Schmoke arrives in time to help the District of Columbia school celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the epochal U.S. Supreme Court decision desegregating the nation's public schools. That case was argued by Howard Law School graduate and Baltimore native Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first black member of the nation's highest court.
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March 22, 1995
An election year can do wonders in focusing the mind of a public official. For Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, the state of the city's schools looms as no small issue in the coming campaign. That is his own doing, simply because he had the courage when he first ran for the office to stake the success of his mayoralty on improvements in the quality of Baltimore's public schools.Although the past year has brought some rays of hope -- scores in many areas have stopped dropping and are showing slight improvements -- there are still daunting problems.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Seven years after the University of Baltimore admitted its first freshman class, new President Kurt L. Schmoke is considering a return to the school's roots as an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. The enrollment growth that came with the first underclassmen in 2007 has stagnated. UB enrolls about 200 freshmen each fall, and the university still attracts mostly transfers and graduate students. In an interview Friday, Schmoke spoke of flat public funding and a need to work more efficiently.
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Staff Reports | May 15, 2014
Kurt L. Schmoke, the former mayor of Baltimore who will take over the presidency of University of Baltimore in July, will address graduates and their families at Anne Arundel Community College's 52nd Commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Schmoke has worked in law, education and public service, most recently as general counsel and interim provost at Howard University. On May 14, the University System Maryland Board of Regents announced Schmoke's appointment as president of University of Baltimore, effective July 1. Schmoke earned an undergraduate degree in history from Yale University.
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May 14, 2014
The announcement this week that University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan is retiring after 12 years on the job comes just as the state is preparing to welcome another gifted leader in the field of higher education, former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, as the new president of the University of Baltimore. Over the years both men have distinguished themselves as educators and public servants of uncommon ability and proven accomplishment, and we wish them both success as they embark on the next phase of their careers.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood. Schmoke, who has held several roles at Howard University, including law school dean, said he hoped to "build on the momentum" of Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced last fall he would retire as president at the end of the academic year. Schmoke will take over the job in July.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
The adult literacy nonprofit Baltimore Reads Inc. announced Friday it would cease operations June 30 because of funding problems. Founded in 1988 by then-Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke as part of the "City That Reads" campaign, the organization said it had helped more than 10,000 people learn to read when it celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. It also has taught English as a second language and GED preparation classes. The group lists a staff of 14 on its web site. "This was not a decision made lightly, or without regard to its impact on the community which BRI has served for over 26 years," said Clare Miller, President of Baltimore Reads, Inc. As funding became harder to raise, the group's board sought a partner, without success.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
In the late 1990s, David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach - which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis - could work in one of America's most dangerous cities. It was, by most measurements, a disaster and an experience that pushed him to the brink. Fifteen years later, Kennedy is ready to try again, buoyed by successes in more than 60 other cities and widespread embrace of a philosophy once questioned as a gimmick.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Mark Matthews contributed to this article | August 3, 1997
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's advocacy of drug treatment on demand has caught the attention of a major philanthropist who plans to spend at least $25 million in Baltimore over the next five years to promote economic development and social service programs.Next month, currency speculator George Soros will establish a branch office of his Open Society Institute in Baltimore. The institute, an international charitable foundation whose U.S. headquarters is in New York, is the latest national or international philanthropic organization to set up shop in Baltimore in the past decade.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them. The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt Schmoke, to advocate for decriminalization. "I don't think it serves anybody's purpose to clog up the system with this type of offense, but I'm not going to be waving the Schmoke flag of legalization," she said. Rawlings-Blake said she endorses "diversion programs" that try to prevent offenders from continuing to use the drug.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest. Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote Wednesday on an award of $63,000 to Lenny Clay, the West Baltimore barber at Lenny's House of Naturals whose case sparked protests in 2009. The spending panel also has before it a $50,000 settlement with Anthony Keyes, 42, whom officers shocked with a Taser before arresting him on charges that were later dismissed.
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