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New graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J., May 17, 2018. A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, dismissed an effort by six Republican-led states to block the Biden administration's plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Jul 3, 2023

Maryland community colleges attempt to recover from enrollment declines

As Maryland community colleges recover from a decline in enrollment over the past decade, reaching a low in 2022, the future of community college enrollment in a post-pandemic era is unclear, with community colleges seeking to take steps to expand enrollment and buck these negative trends.

Mar 27, 2023

ACES program provides pathway to college, careers for Montgomery students

The Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program is a collaborative effort to provide a structured pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

Oct 23, 2018

Maryland approves tax-incentive zones around 3 colleges

Maryland has approved the creation of three tax-incentive zones around universities in the state. The Maryland Department of Commerce authorized three Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zones, also known as RISE Zones, around Morgan State University in Baltimore, Salisbury University, and Montgomery College’s Germantown campus. These designations allow targeted businesses that expand[...]

Feb 8, 2018

Maryland college issues false active shooter alert

A Maryland college issued an active shooter alert by mistake.

Oct 24, 2016

Bio-health entrepreneur helper to manage Md. life sciences incubator

A life sciences incubator formerly run by Montgomery County is now being managed by a public-private partnership that focuses on helping central Maryland scientists and bio-health startups bring their ideas to market. Rockville-based BioHealth Innovation Inc. at the start of October began managing the Germantown Innovation Center, which is part of the Pinkey Innovation Complex for Science and[...]

Oct 3, 2014

Community colleges get $15M for cybersecurity

Maryland officials now have another reason to declare the state the nation’s cybersecurity capital.

Aug 28, 2012

Md. same-sex marriage backers ally with immigrants

HYATTSVILLE — Gay and lesbian advocates teamed up with Maryland’s largest Latino and immigrant rights group on Tuesday, hoping to build support for November ballot questions to allow same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who have attended a Maryland high school and whose parents have paid taxes. Equality Maryland, the state’s gay and […]

Oct 21, 2011

Montgomery Co. OKs plans for Germantown hospital

GERMANTOWN — Montgomery County officials have unanimously approved plans to build a new hospital in Germantown. The county’s planning board greenlighted Holy Cross Hospital’s plans to build a six-story, 93-bed hospital on the campus of Montgomery College on Thursday. Hospital officials say they will move ahead to obtain permits to begin construction on the hospital […]

Aug 19, 2011

Judge throws out suit against Montgomery College

ROCKVILLE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a conservative foundation against Montgomery College in Maryland over a school policy it said illegally offered reduced tuition to illegal immigrants. A Montgomery County judge ruled Thursday that the plaintiff did not have a right to bring the lawsuit. Washington-based Judicial Watch sued the school […]

Jul 14, 2011

On the Move, 7/14: Fretwell elected chair of AACC board of trustees

Victoria K. Fretwell has been elected chair of the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees, effective July 1. Jerome W. Klasmeier was elected vice chair, and Cynthia Robichaud was appointed student representative. Fretwell is director of external affairs for Priority Partners/Johns Hopkins HealthCare, handling communications and marketing for the Medicaid Managed Care Organization. Klasme[...]

Jan 31, 2011

Senate leader: Tuition vote will be tough battle

COLLEGE PARK — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Monday he is expecting a tough battle this year on legislation to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition to public colleges and universities under specific circumstances in Maryland. Miller, D-Calvert, cited a recent lawsuit filed against Montgomery College for its long-standing policy of providing […]

Jan 4, 2011

On the Move, 1/4: Wrenn installed as chairman of Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

Doug Wrenn, a principal with Rodgers Consulting, of Germantown, was installed last month as chairman of the board of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. Chris Zindash, of Crowne Plaza Rockville, is chairman elect. Sam McNamee, of Signs of Progress, is treasurer. Vice chairs are Ron Dimaranan, of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union; David Edgerley, of HarVest […]

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