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Parsons’ UB gift to let community college transfers finish for free

University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke will be honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 4 at the 10th annual Wavemaker Awards. (File photo)

A gift to the University of Baltimore from billionaire alumnus Bob Parsons will allow community college students and military veterans to finish their degree for free, the university announced Monday. Parsons’s $5 million gift over five years will bridge the ...

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Schmoke wants to draw more veterans to UB

University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Former mayor and current University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke wants the school to appeal to more military veterans. Many people who went into the military expecting to have 20-year careers are being discharged sooner than expected due to downsizing, said Schmoke, whose formal investiture as university president is scheduled for Tuesday. In addition to attracting more veterans, Schmoke said he also wants to increase the university's endowment to $100 million by 2025, about double what it is now.

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