Aug 23, 2021

As Maryland’s demographics shift, so do college student bodies

Demographic shifts have reshaped the student populations at Maryland universities, with more racially and economically diverse student bodies.

This photo provided by New Mexico State University shows Aggie Health and Wellness Center nurse Marissa Archuleta administering a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Lauren Naranjo at a walk in clinic at Corbett Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on May 13, 2021. New Mexico's institutions of higher learning are spearheading efforts to vaccinate young people across the state. (Josh Bachman/New Mexico State University via AP)
Aug 11, 2021

Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards worry college officials

Faculty and students at dozens of colleges say they are concerned about how easy it is to get fake COVID-19 vaccine cards.

Jul 26, 2021

Maryland colleges, universities prepare to manage COVID-19 vaccination records

Colleges and universities in Maryland are adjusting software and hiring staff in an effort to manage vaccination records for COVID-19 ahead of the fall.

Sep 26, 2014

Unsafe at any frat? Colleges crack down on Greeks

The death of a Clemson University sophomore is the latest incident to raise alarms about safety at fraternities on U.S. campuses, with more colleges cracking down on dangerous behavior.

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Jul 10, 2014

Fifty colleges have tuition higher than $60k

Take a guess: What’s the most expensive college in the country? How much do you think that school charges for tuition, plus room and board?

Dec 25, 2013

Md. colleges join movement to snuff out student smoking

About one-third of Maryland colleges and universities have decided to follow a recent national trend to ban smoking on college campuses. The majority of institutions clearing the air are community colleges and the 10 campuses within the University System of Maryland, which adopted a system-wide smoke-free policy last year. Only two private schools in the […]

Dec 17, 2013

4 Md. colleges share $10M from Hodson Trust

Four Maryland private colleges are announcing gifts totaling $10 million from the Delaware-based Hodson Trust. Johns Hopkins University said Tuesday it received $2.5 million from the trust. The funds will be used for undergraduate scholarships, cancer research and to support for students who are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hood College, St. […]

Aug 22, 2013

Obama to propose new system for rating colleges

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Targeting the soaring cost of higher education, President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a broad new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on their affordability and perhaps be used to allocate federal financial aid. But the proposed overhaul faced immediate skepticism from college leaders who worry the rankings could […]

Oct 19, 2012

Enrollment falling at for-profit colleges

When the University of Phoenix, the country’s largest university, announced this week it’s closing 115 campuses and satellite locations, it signaled more than a sudden availability of commercial real estate near highway interchanges, where for-profit colleges like to set up shop as a student convenience. After years of explosive growth that really caught fire when […]

Sep 12, 2012

Naval Academy ranked top liberal arts college

ANNAPOLIS — U.S. News & World Report has ranked the U.S. Naval Academy as the best public liberal arts college in the country for the second consecutive year. The Annapolis school and its rival, the U.S. Military Academy, shared the top spot last year. This year, the military academy took the No. 2 spot. Meanwhile, […]

Dec 9, 2011

To thwart porn, colleges are buying up .xxx sites

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The University of Kansas is buying up website names such as and But not because it’s planning a Hot Babes of Kansas site or an X-rated gallery of the Nude Girls of the Land of Aaahs. Instead, the university and countless other schools and businesses are rushing to prevent […]

May 16, 2011

St. John’s stays true to liberal arts focus

ANNAPOLIS — The economic downturn has not been kind to liberal arts schools. Middle-income families with depleted portfolios are fleeing to public colleges. To some, the very term “liberal arts” now symbolizes impractical indulgence. Tuition is at an all-time high. So, too, are tuition discounts. The vicious cycle is driving colleges into debt. For Christopher […]

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