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By Larry Atkins | March 27, 2002
PHILADELPHIA - They call the NCAA men's basketball tournament "March Madness," but many people are angry about the perceived failure of student athletes in the classroom. Critics of the NCAA and student athletes are quick to point to low graduation rates for athletes, but they overlook something: On the average, these athletes are competitive with their peers in the regular student body when it comes to graduation rates. At face value, the statistics appear to be grim when it comes to student athletes and graduation rates.
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July 30, 2014
The University of Maryland University College has long been at the forefront of online continuing education and job training for its mostly adult student body, so a recent proposal by UMUC President Javier Miyares to tie the school's future more closely to the private sector and adopt a learning model that lets students progress at their own pace seems like a natural evolution of the institution's history of innovation. The plan is still in the preliminary stages, with many details left to be worked out. But overall it could represent a way forward for an institution with a worldwide student body that has experienced declining enrollments, staff cuts and increased competition from for-profit schools in recent years.
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SPORTS
By Milton Kent | June 18, 1999
In the wake of the April 20 shootings in Littleton, Colo., the nation has been forced to examine the interaction among teen-agerswithin our high schools.The latest "Outside the Lines" special, airing Monday at 7: 30 p.m., takes a look at the gap between high school athletes and the rest of the student body, one of the many themes in the midst of the Columbine tragedy.For lead reporter Shelley Smith, the topic is especially poignant, not only since the shootings took place not far from where she grew up, but, also because she is the mother of a 13-year-old daughter who is an athlete.
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By Andrea R. Bowden | June 12, 2014
Digital Harbor High School is a diverse, inclusive and successful school that prepares students for computer technology careers, college and productive citizenship. Recent media coverage about tensions among small groups of black and Latino students would suggest a divisive culture, but nothing could be further from the truth. Our demographics, philosophy and daily dealings with each other belie such a notion. Our 1,352 students - roughly three quarters of which are male to one quarter female - come from every sector of the city and 35 countries.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 20, 2002
Naval Academy Superintendent John R. Ryan has proposed increasing the size of the military college's student body by 10 percent, to 4,400 midshipmen. Ryan told the academy's oversight panel Monday that an increase of 400 midshipmen would help offset what he said were fleetwide shortages of Navy and Marine officers. Though the academy may have to expand the faculty and buy new equipment, Ryan said that would be less expensive than producing new officers through college ROTC programs or the Naval Officer Candidate School.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 15, 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Damon Brown feels duped. Like many of his classmates, he came to the Vanderbilt University Law School partly for its racial diversity: Its student body is 13 percent black, a higher proportion than at most other top law schools. Then Brown found out about the law review. The Vanderbilt Law Review - the most prestigious club at the school, and a springboard to the best clerkships and law firms - does not have a single black student among its 60 members. By one count, there have been only four African-Americans among the 750 students selected through its rigorous, merit-based selection process in the past 25 years.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | November 18, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Anyone who is surprised at the stir Tim Daly has caused at the University of Maryland and in the halls of power in Annapolis probably doesn't know about the flag football team. Daly, the UM student body president who has been hounding the governor about skyrocketing tuition, was captain of an intramural football team his freshman year. He took the job very seriously - he videotaped practice from an eighth-floor window and strode the sideline in a suit during games to call out plays.
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | January 7, 1993
ONE OF Jimmy Carter's first decisions as president-elect in 1976 was to send his 9-year-old daughter, Amy, to a public school in Washington, D.C., whose student body was largely black.It was regarded at the time as a highly symbolic act, showing his concern for the ideas he had advocated as a candidate for president.His Democratic Party had long been a staunch supporter of integration and public education. That is, Democrats in government in Washington supported this in principle. Most of the senators and representatives who had consistently voted for busing and other social and education programs that had helped turn most urban school systems black and poor chose, as Bill Clinton has just done for daughter Chelsea, to send their children to predominantly white private schools in the city or predominantly white public schools in wealthy suburbs.
NEWS
March 31, 1995
Also, an article in yesterday's editions incorrectly reported the male-female ratios of Loyola's student body and of its student athletes. The student body is 55 percent female; 50 percent of the student athletes are females.The Sun regrets the errors.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2003
ARLINGTON, Va. - The student body president at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, a Pakistani engineer who is facing deportation, will be allowed to remain in the United States until at least mid-July. Zaid Safdar appeared briefly yesterday before a federal immigration judge who continued his case to allow Safdar time to retain a lawyer to represent him. He was ordered to reappear July 17. "The thing I had hoped for was a continuance," Safdar said after the hearing.
NEWS
May 25, 2014
When I read Patricia Schultheis' recent commentary on Baltimore School for the Arts ( "Who is responsible for Jabril?" May 19), I was saddened and frustrated. I was disappointed to hear that she, and the young man she spoke of, Jabril, had such a negative experience. I've taught U.S. History at BSA for the last three years, and I began the year after Jabril left. I can't speak on that particular incident, nor would it be appropriate for me to add to that conversation specifically.
NEWS
October 31, 2013
In the commentary by George La Noue ("Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27), he criticizes the recent court decision in the lawsuit brought by supporters of Maryland's historically black institutions against the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Among other things, he finds fault with the judge's decision to appoint a mediator to consider closing, merging, or transferring duplicative academic programs from traditionally white institutions to historically black institutions.
NEWS
April 23, 2013
Recently, our president at Towson University, Maravene Loeschke, has endured great scrutiny for her decision to discontinue the men's soccer and baseball teams. The most vocal of critics has been Comptroller Peter Franchot, who called for her resignation last week ("Franchot calls on president of Towson University to resign," April 18). As the Student Government Association president, I wish to express how happy I am that President Loeschke has stated that she will not resign and will continue to serve this campus and its students.
EXPLORE
March 6, 2013
I read Gina Eichman's letter praising parents' and teachers' commitment to their children's musical pursuits and in particular praising the efforts and ingenuity of the Howard County Gifted and Talented (GT) High School Orchestra. I second her praise and am an avid music supporter, as are my children. Unfortunately, the opportunity she references is not available to all young musicians in the county: Those students who attend private schools are prohibited from joining the county GT group.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
Some foreign-born students at Howard Community College enter professor Mary Beth Furst's business class, sit attentively through instruction and say next to nothing. Furst said that when they are called upon, "You would think they were going to die, because they're really uncomfortable speaking up. " She recently discovered one of the reasons behind the silence: Some students hail from countries where it is disrespectful to ask an instructor a question. Furst and other HCC faculty and staff are learning about the college's ever-diversifying student population — and coming up with better ways to break down cultural and communications gaps — through a professional development program called INSPIRES Global Perspectives.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Returning to school a little shaken, some students walked in clusters behind their parents, while others went arm-in-arm. A few even took their parents' hands, as though they needed the same reassurance they had received in elementary school. At the front flagpole, the band kids, the football players and the chorus members melded together to pray for both the "sweet and kind" victim and the alleged assailant in the shooting at Perry Hall High School. Students came back Tuesday searching for ways to continue to heal a community they say has been drawn closer by the shooting inside their school.
SPORTS
By Ed Sherman and Ed Sherman,Chicago Tribune | March 28, 1991
CHICAGO -- A survey reveals basketball players need to improve off the court.Graduation rates on a national level showed the same trends that exist in the Big Ten: Basketball players lag far behind in their rates compared to other athletes and the rest of the student body.Nationally, only 39 percent of the basketball players from the 1984-85 freshmen class received degrees over a five-year period. Football checked in at 47 percent, according to a survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
NEWS
By Beverly J. Weston | November 22, 1995
I CANNOT remember where I left my car keys this morning. Yet some events are etched in my mind forever. Thoughts of high school bring back myriad memories every day, or at least every year.Samuel Ready School no longer exists. What remains is a stately, two-story gray stone mansion surrounded by lush green grass, hundred-year-old oak trees, delicate pink and white dogwood trees -- and ghosts of innocent youth.Samuel Ready was a private school for girls. When I entered at grade seven as a day student, the entire student body totaled 300 girls, 50 of whom were boarders who lived on the second floor.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Twenty years after opening its first large residence for students, the Maryland Institute College of Art plans to build a $16.5 million addition that will increase the number of undergraduates living on campus and help revitalize Baltimore's North Avenue corridor and northern Bolton Hill. College officials intend to break ground this fall on Commons II, a five-story building with 62 apartments that can accommodate about 240 students. When it opens in the fall of 2013, MICA will have on-campus housing for more than 1,000 students, up from practically none in 1991 and enough for more than half of its undergraduates.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2011
A sexual encounter involving a girl and several members of a Baltimore County junior varsity boys football team has led to the cancellation of the team's Friday game and concern among parents, a school district official said Thursday. The incident — involving players and a female student at Essex's Kenwood High School — took place on school property and was consensual, according to district officials. School officials decided that, because of the encounter, the Kenwood Bluebirds junior varsity team should forfeit its game against Baltimore's Eastern Technical High School, said Phyllis Reese, spokeswoman for Baltimore County schools.
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