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Loyola administrator gets Mount St. Mary’s post

Mount Saint Mary College has appointed a longtime administrator at Loyola University, Maryland, as its new vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Ilona McGuiness will oversee eight academic areas and 85 full-time faculty members at the Newburgh, N.Y., school. She had served for many years as the dean of first-year students and academic services at Loyola.

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Loyola administrator gets Mount St. Mary’s post

Mount Saint Mary College has appointed a longtime administrator at Loyola University, Maryland as its new vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Ilona McGuiness will oversee eight academic areas and 85 full-time faculty members at the Newburgh, N.Y. school. She had served for many years as the dean of first-year students and academic services at Loyola. As a tenured associate professor of writing, McGuiness has also directed Loyola’s honors program and taught composition and major-level non-fiction prose courses. At Loyola, she was recognized with numerous awards for her teaching, including the Educator for Life Award and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year.

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USM board to vote on rate hike Wednesday

ADELPHI -- The University System of Maryland Board of Regents will hold a special public meeting Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. to vote on a proposed schedule of tuition and mandatory fees for fiscal year 2016. The board will meet in the multipurpose room of the Christopher Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St.

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Salisbury unveils campus makeover plans

SALISBURY — Salisbury University has unveiled plans for a 10-year-campus makeover. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports University president Janet Dudley-Eshbach officially unveiled the campus's new facilities master plan Wednesday. Approved by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, the plan includes proposals for a new field house, a fine and performing arts complex, new residence halls and academic buildings and the development of walking and biking paths bordering the east campus rail line.

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In wake of riots, ‘we will be stronger,’ Hrabowski says

Against the backdrop of Monday's riots in Baltimore and images of angry, frustrated teens in the city, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County told business leaders Wednesday about how important the idea of struggle can be to inspire young people. "The question is, what do we do in the struggle," Freeman Hrabowski told members of the BWI Business Partnership at the organization's breakfast meeting. Hrabowski, a native of Birmingham, Ala. who participated in civil rights marches as a youth, said the unrest in the city was felt by the entire region.

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JHU cancels Tuesday classes; others adjust schedules

The Johns Hopkins University has canceled its classes in Baltimore City for Tuesday and Tuesday evening, citing an “abundance of caution” regarding safety in the city following Monday’s riots. Officials had no specific information about threats to the Hopkins community ...

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Chandler wants to stay as Towson prez; Smith not interested

The interim president of Towson University says wants to continue on as the official president. "I will be putting my name in," Timothy J.L. Chandler told a town hall meeting of faculty, staff and students Tuesday. "Until you all tell me not to," he added with a smile. Chandler has served as interim president since the retirement of Maravane Loeschke for health reason in December. He served as acting president for four months before that, while Loeschke was on leave.

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UMBC, Naval Academy join forces for cybersecurity research

UMBC, Naval Academy join forces for cybersecurity research

Officials from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the U.S. Naval Academy said Tuesday that the schools will collaborate on cybersecurity research efforts. "The Naval Academy has wonderful researchers and so do we," said UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, who co-signed a research and development agreement Tuesday with Vice Admiral Ted Carter, the academy's superintendent. "We're collaborating to build strength for America," Hrabowski said. Carter has wanted to build a partnership between the two institutions since he became superintendent nearly a year ago, he said.

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