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4th Circuit extends mediation in dispute over Md. college segregation (access required)

Mediation between Maryland and its historically black institutions, scheduled to be completed by April 30, was extended by three months Thursday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the parties to mediate their dispute, which dates back to 2006, ...

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4th Circuit orders parties to settle dispute over Md. college segregation (access required)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered mediation for Maryland and its historically black institutions rather than ruling on cross-appeals argued last month in a lawsuit that dates back to 2006. The court issued a per curium order ...

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4th Circuit panel hears arguments in dispute over segregation at Md. colleges (access required)

An appellate panel will determine whether to allow a sweeping order to desegregate Maryland’s historically black institutions to stand after hearing arguments Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on cross-appeals from the parties to a lawsuit filed ...

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Parties propose special master candidates in Md. college segregation case (access required)

The parties to a lawsuit over segregation at Maryland colleges proposed Monday candidates to oversee the implementation of a federal judge’s order despite the state’s last-minute request to stay the process. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake issued a permanent ...

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Higher education commission to increase awareness of tuition assistance programs

The Maryland Higher Education Commission and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford announced a campaign to encourage students to seek financial assistance from the state. The $350,000 campaign will target high school students, adult learners, senior citizens and veterans. “Having a college ...

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Frostburg State gets $2.5M to develop nursing program (access required)

FROSTBURG — The path to a bachelor’s degree in nursing may be getting smoother — and faster. Frostburg State University said Monday it has received nearly $2.5 million from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop collaborative programs with some ...

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Idea clicks: UM launches online MBA program (access required)

Working professionals now have a more convenient way to earn an MBA from the University of Maryland’s highly ranked Robert H. Smith School of Business, which just unveiled its first master’s degree program designed to be completed almost entirely online.

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Hagerstown Community College sees enrollment spike

HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown Community College has jumped ahead of all other community colleges in Maryland in enrollment growth. The Maryland Higher Education Commission says enrollment at HCC grew by 6.8 percent this fall. That’s the highest-percentage increase in the state. ...

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