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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1999
Morgan State University for not keeping tabs on its multimillion-dollar art collection, saying the institution lacks sufficient documentation on the location of its artwork.The university's James E. Lewis Museum of Art, renowned for an extensive African-American collection, closed abruptly for two weeks last year while university officials investigated allegations of security and management problems there.The facility has since reopened. Its director, Gabriel S. Tenabe, who was reassigned for several weeks during the internal inquiry, has returned to his duties, according to university officials.
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By Robert Becker and Robert Becker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2003
CHICAGO -- The computer system intended to track international students as part of the nation's stepped-up security routinely loses sensitive information about foreign students and faculty, according to university officials throughout the country. Gaffes in the $36 million Student and Exchange Visitor Information System -- or SEVIS -- have also left schools unable to print documents that international students and visiting scholars need to obtain visas, delaying their entry into the country.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
The Johns Hopkins University, despite prodding from black students, has ruled out the creation of a black studies department, college officials said yesterday.The university instead will set up a major in comparative cultural studies that draws on courses from several disciplines.A black studies department was among black students' demands in a list of grievances presented to the university in the summer of 1992.University officials said yesterday that a free-standing black studies department would be too small and would lack political influence, making it vulnerable to budget cuts.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1997
State and federal authorities are investigating the apparent theft of more than $100,000 worth of goods and services at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, sources said yesterday.The investigation is centered on a former UMBC employee who left the university after the apparent thefts were discovered last summer, officials said.They declined to identify the former employee or say whether the person quit or was fired.The university referred the matter to the state attorney general's office for criminal investigation after a supervisor detected evidence of theft, officials said.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2005
A former aide to state Sen. Richard F. Colburn has sent a complaint to the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, asking for an investigation into the aide's allegations that he was required to write academic papers and conduct other personal tasks for the senator as part of his job. Gregory A. Dukes, who resigned from Colburn's staff in December, said he made the request after learning that the ethics committee had no plans to act...
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1997
Towson State University's ambitious 10-year master plan, which includes the possible acquisition of several nearby apartment complexes, has alarmed tenants who fear they may lose their homes.To quiet the furor, university officials are trying to reassure the neighbors, many of whom are elderly, that the expansion won't have an immediate impact -- and might never occur. President Hoke Smith called the plan "a wish list," and said the campus has enough space to build new dormitories.But that hasn't stopped the criticism.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1998
Towson University and Maryland Stadium Authority officials unveiled plans yesterday for a $28 million expansion to the university's football stadium that would double the facility's seating.Calling the upgraded stadium a "regional sports complex," officials said the proposed 11,000-seat facility would house five of the university's athletic programs as well as provide a location for high school tournaments and community events.Towson residents, however, worried about traffic and noise from the stadium, were reserving judgment on the proposal until they could hear more details.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2000
Negotiations to end the 2-week-old "living wage" sit-in at the Johns Hopkins University's administration building might begin this week. University officials say talks may happen because protesters have softened their position. "Before, they were saying that before we could even begin to talk, we would have to capitulate to their position," said school spokesman Dennis O'Shea. "Now that might not be the case." David Snyder, of the Student Labor Action Committee (SLAC), which is organizing the protest, said the administration has misinterpreted the group's position.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1996
In one of the biggest land deals in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University won approval yesterday to buy the old Eastern High School building and within the next 20 years redevelop the unoccupied 26-acre site to include businesses, a private school and university offices.The action by the Board of Estimates was the last step in the $2.6 million land deal brokered by Baltimore Development Corp. officials. They have been in negotiations since July 1995, when the city selected the university to develop the site, which is across from Memorial Stadium.
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January 25, 1995
Officials of the University of Maryland College Park have devised what they call a temporary response to a federal appellate court's finding last fall that a UMCP blacks-only scholarship program is unconstitutional. By merging the race-based Benjamin Banneker program with the merit-based Francis Scott Key awards, university officials will abide by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision. Meantime, though, they have pledged to fight the ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court.We have suggested previously a Supreme Court hearing could give Maryland and other public schools guidance they need on what is and is not constitutional in affirmative action programs such as the Banneker scholarships.
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