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By Ronald R. Peterson | April 11, 2014
As we at The Johns Hopkins Hospital enter day three of a labor strike, we want to assure our community that we are continuing to provide uninterrupted services to our patients, and we want to restate our priorities of caring about our patients, our community and our employees. We highly value our employees represented by labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Each one is part of our team and vital to the world-class care we provide. We want to thank the employees who have come to work, and we want to assure our union-represented colleagues who have been out that we will welcome them back.
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Editorial from The Aegis | April 15, 2014
Harford Community College officials may have come to a reasonable usage fee accommodation with the recreation leagues that play on the baseball and softball diamonds that serve as the Route 22 front yard of the college, but underlying problems exposed by the ham-handed proposal to increase the fees do not appear to have been addressed. On the subject of the fees, the college initially announced the per game cost to play on the crown jewel of the complex, an artificial turf diamond, was going from $100 to $600, and the charge for the other well-groomed fields from $100 to $200.
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May 11, 2011
Kudos to The Sun for two page one stories that clearly illustrate the hypocrisy of the Democrat-controlled legislature. In the same session that the legislature rewarded illegal immigrants with in-state tuition breaks, it penalized hardworking, high-achieving Maryland citizens by revoking their Distinguished Scholars awards. The net result of these actions will be to attract illegal immigrants to Maryland with services (educational, medical, etc.) paid for by taxpayers, and discourage the best students from remaining here during their college years and beyond.
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By Ronald R. Peterson | April 11, 2014
As we at The Johns Hopkins Hospital enter day three of a labor strike, we want to assure our community that we are continuing to provide uninterrupted services to our patients, and we want to restate our priorities of caring about our patients, our community and our employees. We highly value our employees represented by labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Each one is part of our team and vital to the world-class care we provide. We want to thank the employees who have come to work, and we want to assure our union-represented colleagues who have been out that we will welcome them back.
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July 28, 2012
I disagree with Timothy Law Snyder's approval of the use of student tuition to fund campus research ("A reminder of what tuition buys," July 26). Undergraduates can spend large amounts of money and incur staggering debt to attend colleges and universities. Their main goal is to get an education and to help prepare them for careers, not to fund research by faculty that they have never even heard of or seen in a classroom. Also, promotion and achieving tenure at most colleges and universities is directly related to research and publishing activities and has nothing to do with teaching ability.
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January 24, 2011
Your call for giving in-state tuition privileges to children of undocumented immigrants ( "College bound, but undocumented," Jan. 24) repeatedly claimed that this issue isn't really about immigration. You omit the enablement dilemma that always accompanies every attempt at charitable intervention. How do we ameliorate the consequences of bad choices without encouraging continuation of those same bad choices? How does your approach avoid enabling more violation of immigration law that most of our grandparents or great-grandparents had to go through?
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June 30, 2011
Shame on CASA de Maryland, the group shamelessly advocating for illegal immigrants, and the ever-flaky ACLU. They are trying to sift through signatures on the petition against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in order to throw out as many signatures as possible. Really? Obviously, CASA has no respect for the rule of law and the rights of law-abiding citizens. But the ACLU pretends to be about individual rights even if the individuals are not legal and breaking multiple laws.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland will be slashed by more than 8 percent in the coming academic year after the Maryland General Assembly approved a special grant in the state's final budget. The southern Maryland liberal arts college has the highest tuition of any public university in the state, and has recently struggled with declining enrollment. The $1.5 million grant approved by state lawmakers will only be used for reducing tuition for in-state undergraduates. The tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates this year was $14,864 – university officials now say that figure will drop by about $1,000 starting in the fall.
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March 8, 2006
For higher education in Maryland, what could be better than Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s proposed 12.5 percent budget increase for the next fiscal year? It would enable state colleges to make up for all his damaging budget cuts the last few years and to impose just a 4.5 percent tuition increase at College Park and most University System of Maryland campuses, a return to sanity after cumulative tuition increases since 2002 that have run as much as 50 percent. But it's an election year.
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May 15, 2011
I read with dismay your front page stories "O'Malley signs tuition break" and "Seniors stunned by Md. scholarship cuts" (May 11). Of the scholarship cuts, Gov. Martin O'Malley's spokesperson was quoted as stating that "when we're dealing with the kind of recession we've been dealing with, every program can't be protected. " Yet the governor decided to support a tuition break for illegal immigrants? What kind of message does that send to the 350 law-abiding high school seniors who earned the merit scholarships?
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland will be slashed by more than 8 percent in the coming academic year after the Maryland General Assembly approved a special grant in the state's final budget. The southern Maryland liberal arts college has the highest tuition of any public university in the state, and has recently struggled with declining enrollment. The $1.5 million grant approved by state lawmakers will only be used for reducing tuition for in-state undergraduates. The tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates this year was $14,864 – university officials now say that figure will drop by about $1,000 starting in the fall.
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March 18, 2014
The total per credit cost for in-county students at Harford Community College was increased last week to $124.80, which translates to $374.40 for a single three-credit class. It's hardly a king's ransom. College officials are also quick to point out that it is a bargain relative to the cost of attending even a Maryland college system facility as an in-state student. Still, as has been noted before, the latest round of increases (to fees rather than tuition, a distinction that's meaningful only to hair-splitters)
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday. The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and reduce student debt loads. Dubbed "Finish4Free," the deal is to be offered to this fall's freshmen when they reach their senior year, school officials said. They were unsure how much it would cost the university. In-state students now pay about $3,300 in tuition each semester; out-of-state students pay $9,000.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
The Baltimore school board is considering a more than 20 percent tuition increase next year for students who are not residents, which would make the city's rates higher than Baltimore County's and competitive with some Catholic programs. Officials have proposed raising tuition for middle and high school students to $7,500. Elementary-age students would pay $7,000. Currently, the district charges $5,900 for middle/high school tuition and $5,670 for elementary tuition. School officials said the increase would make its tuition rates, currently among the lowest in the state, more competitive.
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Susan Reimer | March 12, 2014
The New Jersey high school senior who moved in with a friend after disputes with her parents and then sued them for financial support returned home Wednesday. I described this family drama in my Monday column. Rachel Canning, who left home in October, had asked a judge to require her parents to pay her Catholic high school tuition, her lawyer's fees, her college tuition and more than $650 a week in support. A judge had refused her request for immediate financial relief but had scheduled a full hearing on the matter for April.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown pledged Wednesday to cap rising tuition costs at Maryland's colleges if he is elected governor.  Brown, a Democrat, vowed in a statement he would limit annual tuition increases to 3 percent. To keep that promise, Brown said he would use state tax dollars to offset any other rising costs at colleges. He did not specify  The University of Maryland's Board of Regents sets tuition rates at the state's colleges, although the amount of the increase is usually impacted by how much money the state government allocates for higher education.  This year, for instance, Gov. Martin O'Malley budgeted an extra $10 million for higher education so that tuition would rise by only 3 percent instead of 5 percent.
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June 16, 2011
I strongly disagree with your June 12 editorial, "County Council picks wrong fight. " That I and many others in Baltimore County support the County Council's opposition to giving tuition breaks to illegal immigrants is shown by the petition that is gaining approval across Maryland. The elected officials who go against what the people want on this issue are the ones picking the "wrong fight" — not the County Council. Jim Quinn
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Susan Reimer | March 7, 2014
A New Jersey high school senior, who claims she was kicked out of the house but whose parents claim she left rather than abide by their rules, has filed suit against them demanding financial support. Rachel Canning, who is now 18, moved in with a friend in October. She is asking a judge to require her parents to pay more than $650 a week in support, to pay the remainder due on her Catholic high school tuition and to give her access to a college fund they have for her. In addition, she wants them pay $12,000 in attorney's fees to the father of the friend she now lives with, who filed the suit on her behalf.
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By Michael Dresser and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally. Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the campaign for governor. One of his Democratic rivals, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, unveiled an economic program. The other, Del. Heather R. Mizeur of Montgomery County, pushed for relief from home foreclosures. On the Republican side, former Ehrlich administration official Larry Hogan told a summit of business leaders in Annapolis that he would improve Maryland's competitiveness by cutting taxes and regulation.
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