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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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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2000
Johns Hopkins University officials and students broke ground Friday on a comprehensive landscaping project that will reconfigure the grounds and walkways of the 24-acre North Baltimore campus. Asphalt will be replaced on quadrangles and walkways with bricks, granite and marble, giving public spaces a stately appearance more in keeping with the campus' architecture, university officials said. In addition, they said, two campus entrances will be enhanced, scores of trees will be planted, and lights and benches will be added.
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May 11, 1991
It is bad enough that a Towson State University football player is charged with attempting to murder a fellow student in a brawl after an off-campus party. But what about the seven friends who witnessed the brawl? After it was over, they reportedly placed the bloodied victim's limp body in the bed of a pickup truck. They then "voted" to take him to St. Joseph Hospital, where they told a receptionist they found the unconscious man lying on the side of the road.Ours is such a violent society that few things astound us any more.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2004
The University of Baltimore will not merge with another institution, but the school will consider admitting underclassmen and forming partnerships with other state schools to boost enrollment, officials said yesterday. UB was targeted in a recent university system cost-cutting report, which said that the 5,000-student school could make better use of its facilities. About 60 percent of the students take night courses, according to UB officials, meaning that many facilities are underused during the day. No merger planned Some regents have said they are willing to discuss merging the university with another institution, but Chancellor William E. Kirwan said yesterday that idea "has been taken off the table."
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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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By New York Times News Service | May 19, 1993
NEW YORK -- A federal jury ordered officials of the Cit University of New York to pay Leonard Jeffries $400,000 for violating his free speech rights by removing him as chairman of the black studies department at City College after he made a 1991 speech widely criticized as anti-Semitic.The jury assigned damages to six officials who were found to have violated Mr. Jeffries' rights.Mr. Jeffries had sought $25 million in punitive damages from 15 officials, but he said yesterday he was pleased with the verdict.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2002
One week after Gov. Parris N. Glendening declared victory for having restored funding for higher education, state university system leaders say they are in fact receiving less than advertised, forcing cutbacks that might include layoffs. Glendening has pointed to the legislature's decision to restore a $22 million increase for the university system as a major success of his final term - and as proof that even as a lame duck he holds sway over the General Assembly. But some university officials are quietly questioning that claim.
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By David Nitkin and Alec MacGillis and David Nitkin and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that he is considering asking lawmakers to impose a limit on public university tuition increases, a move that would provide relief to students and parents who have faced double-digit increases but would deprive the University System of Maryland of revenue during a time of budget cuts. Ehrlich and top aides discussed the heated issue of tuition increases during a staff meeting yesterday, and the governor said momentum is building for the administration to introduce legislation calling for "some sort of freeze."
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September 1, 1998
UNWITTINGLY, a 19-year-old teen has become a flash point for what's troubling Americans.David Cash, a sophomore at the University of California at Berkeley, witnessed a crime allegedly committed by his buddy.The friend is charged with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in the ladies room of a casino near Las Vegas.Most disgusting was Mr. Cash's cavalier attitude. He didn't stop his friend, notify police or try to help the child. He's quoted as saying: "I'm not going to get upset over someone else's life.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state university system to avoid burdensome regulations and work more closely with the private sector. Under the proposal, the university would become an independent nonprofit organization that retains an affiliation with the state system. The school's president, Javier Miyares, said during a Thursday town hall meeting in Largo that the idea came from a task force of experts organized by the university as a response to a shrinking student body.
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