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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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Bowling named interim president at Frostburg

Tom Bowling of Frostburg State University (University System of Maryland)

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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Letters to the Editor – 4/12/13

Peter Franchot’s defamatory comment about Towson University President Maravene Loeschke (“Franchot: State funding of Towson baseball a ‘bad idea’”, Eye on Annapolis, April 3) is reprehensible. Calling Dr. Loeschke a liar in connection with her decision to discontinue two sports programs at Towson is patently unfair and manifestly untrue.

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