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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2011
The U.S. Naval Academy has been named the nation's most popular liberal arts college, according to a ranking published by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The academy tops the magazine's popularity list of schools based on its yield — the number of accepted students who decide to enroll as freshmen. In the fall of 2009, 1,251 of the 1,464 students accepted to the Naval Academy chose to enroll, a yield of 85.5 percent. "We think this is indicative of the great opportunity the Naval Academy affords our nation's most talented and well-rounded young Americans to serve as leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps," Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, superintendent of the academy, said in a prepared statement.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
There were few surprises for local colleges and universities in the oft-quoted U.S. News and World Report annual rankings released Tuesday. The Johns Hopkins University maintained its 12th-place position for national universities, falling between Dartmouth and Northwestern. Hopkins is focusing on its undergraduate experience, with a goal of making it among the top 10 in the nation by 2020. And the state's flagship University of Maryland, College Park inched up one spot to 20th among the top 30 public national universities; it was 62nd in the overall university ranking.
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March 30, 2002
Founded: 1890. Location: Norman, Okla. Enrollment: 18,308 undergraduates. Tuition and fees: $2,713 in-state, $7,437 out-of-state. Famous alumni: Astronaut Shannon Lucid; actor Dennis Weaver; congressman J.C. Watts. Academic ranking: Ranked in top 100 among public national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report (September 2001). School colors: Crimson and cream. Nickname: Sooners. Last trip to Final Four: 1988. NCAA basketball titles: None.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Johns Hopkins, for decades ranked the best hospital in the country, has been through this before. Two years ago, it fell to No. 2 in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, regaining the top spot last year. But No. 3? "What a disaster!" said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, professor of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health, before quickly adding: "Just kidding. While these rankings are interesting, the bottom line is that Hopkins remains one of the very best hospitals in the world.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | August 25, 1997
U.S. News & World Report ought to rank the country's prisons, too.Building a smoking lounge above a Fells Point bar is an appropriate use of federal dollars in the East Baltimore empowerment zone. It supports health-care industry jobs further up Broadway.The Teamsters election was so much fun they are going to do it again.Peter Boulware for mayor!Pub Date: 8/25/97
SPORTS
March 30, 2002
Founded: 1856. Location: College Park, Md. Enrollment: 24,638 undergraduates. Tuition and fees: $5,341 in-state, $13,413 out-of-state. Famous alumni: Nobel-winning chemist Herbert Hauptman; Maryland's first African-American congressman, Parren Mitchell; soprano Carmen Balthrop; astronaut Judith Resnick; Muppets creator Jim Henson. Academic ranking: No. 21 among public national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report (September 2001). School colors: Red and white. Nickname: Terrapins.
NEWS
September 4, 1999
AH YES, combine the U.S. News & World Report pecking order of universities and colleges with the Princeton Review's rating of "party" or "stone cold sober" schools. What do you get? A certain correlation of parties with football prowess and the South. Otherwise, the prestige, selectivity, fun in intellectual and cultural dimensions, likely professional future and other criteria of excellence go mostly with sobriety. Of course, some places are virtually drunk with intellectual excitement, but that's not quantifiable.
NEWS
October 2, 2013
Severna Park High School came in No. 8 and was the among four Anne Arundel County public schools in the top 30 Maryland high schools on a list compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings were based on reports conducted by the magazine that measured: student/teacher ratios; how seniors performed on their Advanced Placement tests; and how they performed in the subjects of math and reading on state exit exams. “I am very proud of our students and community for their continued commitment to education,” said Severna Park High School Principal Patrick Bathras in a release from the county school system.
NEWS
August 23, 2013
Dan Rodricks reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley is taking a victory lap after touting his great accomplishments as governor at the MACO convention held recently in Ocean City ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). The governor stated that he achieved No.1 rankings in public schools, income, entrepreneurship and women-owned business during his reign. He also stated that Maryland has regained 99 percent of the jobs lost due to the recession of 2008.
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By Liz Bowie and Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
The Obama administration announced Friday that it is developing new rules aimed at improving schools by focusing on the training that teachers receive before they enter the classroom - an idea that met with a mix of cautious support and questions from Maryland's leading schools of education. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the new regulations for training programs - which could direct more federal money to high-performing colleges and universities - will be unveiled this summer and could be in place within a year.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
U.S. News and World Report ranked the Johns Hopkins University's School of Education No. 1 in the nation for graduate education programs, above two state programs better known as teaching schools: University of Maryland, College Park at No. 26 and Towson University at No. 116. The annual rankings of graduate schools in various disciplines is being released, and it gives the education program at Hopkins the top billing for the first time, up from...
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Maryland's superintendent of schools has no plans to take down dozens of signs in the windows of her agency's headquarters that proclaim Maryland No. 1 in education. Likewise, Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to stop bragging that Maryland is No. 1 in the nation, a point he made again Wednesday on Twitter. But technically, Maryland cannot claim that distinction anymore. Education Week, a national education newspaper that has given Maryland schools the top mark for the past five years, has stopped ranking the states in its annual Quality Counts report.
NEWS
October 2, 2013
Severna Park High School came in No. 8 and was the among four Anne Arundel County public schools in the top 30 Maryland high schools on a list compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings were based on reports conducted by the magazine that measured: student/teacher ratios; how seniors performed on their Advanced Placement tests; and how they performed in the subjects of math and reading on state exit exams. “I am very proud of our students and community for their continued commitment to education,” said Severna Park High School Principal Patrick Bathras in a release from the county school system.
NEWS
August 23, 2013
Dan Rodricks reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley is taking a victory lap after touting his great accomplishments as governor at the MACO convention held recently in Ocean City ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). The governor stated that he achieved No.1 rankings in public schools, income, entrepreneurship and women-owned business during his reign. He also stated that Maryland has regained 99 percent of the jobs lost due to the recession of 2008.
HEALTH
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Johns Hopkins Hospital is back on top - reclaiming bragging rights and a lucrative marketing chip as the nation's best hospital in the annual ranking released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report. A year after being knocked from its 21-year perch atop the news organization's hospital ratings, Hopkins rebounded by edging out last year's winner, Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. "We're very pleased about that, because we had quite a story going," said Ronald R. Peterson, president of Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2012
The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis ranked as the top public liberal arts college in the country, pushing its traditional rival, the U.S. Military Academy, with which it shared the top honors last year, into the No. 2 spot, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. "We always compete against West Point and Air Force, but first and foremost we're partners," said Cmdr. William Marks, a spokesman for the academy. "It's always nice to be recognized as being on the top. " The Naval Academy remained anchored at No. 14 among all liberal arts colleges in the annual U.S. News rankings, released Wednesday, mirroring the steady performance of other Maryland schools.
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