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Oct 6, 2011

Thanks Steve

Genius, revolutionary and mercurial are among the many adjectives that will be used over the next several days to describe Steve Jobs’ influence on media and technology. For a man that started a business from his parents’ garage, Steve’s accomplishments are epic. I never met Steve Jobs, but his life and work has had a […]

Sep 13, 2011

First a degree, then Chapter 7

As if the job market were not hard enough for recent college graduates, now comes news of another potential pitfall — bankruptcy. The number of people with bachelor’s degrees filing for bankruptcy jumped more than 20 percent between 2006 and 2010, according to a report released Tuesday by Institute for Financial Literacy. But there is […]

Aug 21, 2011

PNC gets naming rights for Mount St. Mary’s sports complex

Mount St. Mary’s University has formed a partnership with PNC Bank for naming rights of the school’s athletic facilities. The new complex in Emmitsburg is now known as PNC Sports Complex. It includes the Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex, Knott Arena, Waldron Family Stadium, E.T. Straw Family Stadium, the Walsh Team Center and the renamed […]

Aug 15, 2011

Baltimore International to be taken over by Virginia-based Stratford

Baltimore International College’s hospitality and culinary arts programs will soon be taken over by Virginia-based Stratford University, officials announced Monday, in a deal struck following the loss of Baltimore International’s accreditation that would have threatened the 39-year-old school’s existence. BIC President Edgar B. Schick said he’s confident the agreement, which is effective J[...]

Aug 4, 2011

UB business school’s dean working hard for alma mater

Coming back to the school from which she graduated to lead it into the future has been Darlene Brannigan Smith’s greatest pleasure. And changing the way education programs are structured to better fit students’ and employers’ needs in a down economy is the future that Smith says she is excited to be part of. After […]

Jul 31, 2011

Jack Gohn: The NCAA’s free-speech problem

My eyebrows rose in amazement as I read a message direct from Elizabeth Heinrich, interim chief of compliance at the University of Michigan Athletic Department, to my law partner Mark, warning him of 10 things he must not do. Mind you, Mark’s only Wolverine connection is that some years back he graduated from the Michigan […]

Jun 30, 2011

Frustration mounts over possible school shutdown

UPDATE: The school’s board of trustees issued a statement around 2:30, to its Facebook page. In it, it assures students that classes going on now and up to Aug. 30 will not be impacted. And, the board is looking at appealing the decision, pursuing legal options in regards to the loss of accreditation or merging […]

Jun 29, 2011

Baltimore International College’s future in jeopardy

Nervous and, in some cases, angry students of Baltimore International College will have to wait until Thursday to see if their school will be closed in the wake of its losing a vital accreditation. The school was also criticized for how it has handled keeping students apprised of what was happening. “I haven’t been the […]

May 6, 2011

Top 5: Garyland goes dark

Yes, The Daily Record is devoted to covering legal and business news — but many of our readers are University of Maryland graduates, and they were no doubt shocked by the sudden retirement this week of longtime basketball coach Gary Williams. So, having a sports story atop our list of the week’s five most-read stories […]

Apr 22, 2011

Bates College president Elaine Tuttle Hansen headed to Johns Hopkins

LEWISTON, Maine — Elaine Tuttle Hansen, who’s stepping down in July as president of Bates College, says she will begin work at Johns Hopkins University on Aug. 1. The Baltimore school announced Hansen’s appointment as executive director of its Center for Talented Youth. In that role, Hansen said, she will oversee an organization dedicated to […]

Apr 21, 2011

Freeman Hrabowski has helped UMBC grow in size, scope, gravitas

From the rooftop of the administration building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Freeman A. Hrabowski III said, he is able to best observe all that is good in his world. On one side is the expansive skyline of Baltimore. Turn around and there is constant motion as planes descend toward Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood […]

Mar 15, 2011

Cost of in-state tuition for illegals debated

ANNAPOLIS — The cost of offering in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from Maryland high schools might be significantly higher than estimated, since they were based only on figures from Montgomery College and none of the other community colleges. After two hours of debate, the Senate passed the bill, SB 167, Monday night […]

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