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Maryland Institute College of Art

Apr 22, 2019

MICA startups win $100,000 at annual competition

Five startups founded by students or recent alumni of the Maryland Institute College of Art won a total of $100,000 at the school’s annual UP/Start Venture Competition last week. The competition’s two top winners were each awarded $35,000 in seed funding. GPG Technologies is a sustainability-focused company whose first product is a reusable water bottle. […]

Mar 15, 2018

Baltimore creative accelerator welcomes 10 firms to first cohort

The Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network announced its inaugural cohort for its Founder Fellowship program.

Aug 21, 2017

MICA faculty member pens Trump on cover of The New Yorker

A faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art has penned an upcoming cover for The New Yorker magazine. It features President Donald Trump on a boat blowing into a sail that looks like a Klu Klux Klan hood. The Baltimore Sun reports that David Plunkert’s illustration is scheduled to be the magazine’s upcoming […]

Jul 13, 2016

Open Works unveils ‘mobile maker space’

Baltimore now has a mobile maker space. Open Works, Maryland Institute College of Art and the Neighborhood Design Center unveiled Open Works Mobile. The custom-fabricated van, which includes cart systems, shelves and cabinets with tools and fabrication technology designed for small hands, will provide “STEM to Maker” education programming for city school students from kindergarten to [&hellip[...]

Jan 1, 2015

Adjunct unions progress at MICA, Goucher

For college-level faculty members in Maryland, 2014 was a historic year. And, to hear some people tell it, 2015 could be equally momentous.

May 1, 2014

Will vote by MICA’s adjuncts spur other union drives?

Part-time faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art have no problem blazing the trail, be it with fashion, fine arts, photography — or unionization.

Mar 20, 2014

MICA president urges delay to union drive

The president of Maryland Institute College of Art this week issued a tepid response to adjunct faculty members’ move to form a union.

Samuel Hoi
Feb 10, 2014

‘Creative economy’ excites new MICA president

The board of the Maryland Institute College of Art has chosen Samuel Hoi as the next president of the 188-year-old school in Baltimore.

May 6, 2013

State of the Arts: How the arts are changing perception, reality around North Avenue

On the corner of Charles Street and North Avenue, in a florist’s shop that has been in that location for 30 years, sits Vander Pearson, answering phones and taking orders.

May 6, 2013

State of the Arts: Districts brand neighborhoods, draw artists, though tax breaks little used

In their quest to revitalize and repopulate troubled neighborhoods in Baltimore, business and community leaders are getting help from a unique source: the arts.

Apr 29, 2013

Md. Institute College of Art president to retire

After nearly 35 years, the president of the Maryland Institute College of Art plans to retire. President Fred Lazarus IV on Monday announced his plans to retire at the end of the next academic year. Lazarus, the longest serving president of a four-year college in Maryland, informed the school’s Board of Trustees last week. During […]

Dec 6, 2012

Hopkins pledges $10M to surrounding communities

Johns Hopkins University has pledged $10 million over five years for the Homewood Community Partners Initiative, a collaborative effort to address key issues facing 10 North Baltimore communities surrounding the Homewood campus, officials announced Thursday. Although the initiative itself isn’t new — Hopkins convened a committee in 2010 to prioritize solutions — university President Ronald [[...]

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