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Franchot calls on Towson president to resign

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling on the president of Towson University to resign over her handling of sports programs at the university. Franchot said Wednesday that University President Maravene Loeschke has “forfeited her claim to moral leadership.” ...

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First lady praises Md. bill meant to help veterans

ANNAPOLIS — First lady Michelle Obama praised a Maryland bill that helps veterans and their spouses find jobs, describing it Wednesday as one of the best laws in the country aimed at helping military personnel and their families. The Veterans ...

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State credit cards were used to dodge bidding rules at UMB

One department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore was found to have misused state-issued credit cards to dodge purchasing rules, according to state auditors. An audit report released Monday said purchases made on the two corporate purchasing cards “were artificially ...

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St. Mary’s College cancels tuition hike (access required)

The Board of Trustees of St. Mary's College of Maryland, a state-funded liberal arts college in St. Mary's County, has agreed to freeze in-state undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 academic year at the current rate, as a result of $800,000 in new funding that was approved unanimously by the House of Delegates and the Senate during the just-concluded legislative session.

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Obama budget calls for $59M Smithsonian increase

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian Institution is requesting an increase of $59 million in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for new education programs and to continue building a new black history museum on the National Mall. The 2014 budget request announced ...

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