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Md.’s historically black colleges take aim at the future

2.24.17 BALTIMORE, MD-Renée Bowen, doctoral student in community college leadership program, from Trinidad and Tobago, on the Morgan State Campus.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz)

Cory Roscoe knew he wanted to go to a historically black college. The Baltimore native wanted a smaller classroom experience so he could get to know his professors and classmates. “The HBCU, it feel like family,” Roscoe said. “It feel ...

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Budget crunch for universities, but capital projects move on

William Kirwan

Maryland's fiscal 2016 budget could have been much worse for the state's higher education facilities, officials say, but the University System of Maryland will still feel the squeeze of a $47 million shortfall. As a result, institutions in the system can expect to face hiring freezes, larger class sizes and other service reductions in the coming year, said William E. "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor of the university system. The budget adopted by lawmakers Monday made no cuts to what Republican Gov. Larry Hogan proposed for the university system in January — for which officials were thankful, Kirwan said — but carried over $40.3 million in cuts made by outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in early January.

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