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Search begins for new Towson president

Search begins for new Towson president

The search is on to find Towson University’s new president. William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, has appointed a search committee to find a new president following the retirement of former President Maravene Loeschke for ...

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Buettner named head of Baltimore Lab School

Baltimore Lab School, which educates students with learning differences in grades 1-12, today announced that Steve Buettner has accepted the position as new head of school, effective July 1, 2015. Buettner was recommended by the school’s search committee and unanimously ...

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Schmoke wants to draw more veterans to UB

Schmoke wants to draw more veterans to UB

Former mayor and current University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke wants the school to appeal to more military veterans. Many people who went into the military expecting to have 20-year careers are being discharged sooner than expected due to downsizing, said Schmoke, whose formal investiture as university president is scheduled for Tuesday. In addition to attracting more veterans, Schmoke said he also wants to increase the university's endowment to $100 million by 2025, about double what it is now.

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Regents OK lower tuition for some non-state students

Regents OK lower tuition for some non-state students

In an effort to attract new students and increase retention, three schools in the University System of Maryland will offer lower tuition rates to some out-of-state students. The system's Board of Regents unanimously approved Friday the creation of regional out-of-state tuition rates for Frostburg State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and USM Hagerstown. The rates will apply to students who live outside of Maryland but still relatively close to each school.

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Bowling named interim president at Frostburg

Bowling named interim president at Frostburg

Tom Bowling will become Frostburg State University's interim president when the school's current president departs in July, officials announced Friday. Bowling, who has been vice president of student affairs at the university since 2006, will serve until a permanent replacement is found for outgoing President Jonathan Gibralter, who is leaving to become president of Wells College in Aurora, N.Y.

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Hopkins institute to honor Kissinger

Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is providing initial funding for a new international policy institute at the Johns Hopkins University named in honor of a longtime friend, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The Henry A. Kissinger Institute for Global Affairs will be located at the university’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. It will specialize in long-term strategic analysis and in the disciplined application of historical lessons to contemporary international problems. The institute will include at least 10 distinguished scholars in international affairs and will serve as a focal point for scholarship and public debate on international affairs and policy. The university did not disclose the extent of Bloomberg’s funding.

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