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Oct 17, 2018

Practicing what you speak

How you can help students across Maryland understand the value of a college education while perfecting your own oratory skills.

Oct 15, 2018

Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances

Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges.

Sep 26, 2018

Rich grad, poor grad

An ode to loan payments and financial planning, plus a soup recipe.

May 7, 2018

Mass. top court: Schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT

Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts' highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of responsibility for the death of a graduate student who killed himself on campus in 2009.

Feb 28, 2018

This is your brain. This is your brain (and your wallet) on Chipotle.

Dear reader: Get thee to Costco.

Divya Potdar
Oct 26, 2015

Lessons from Little Rock

K-through-12 education is vital to this nation’s future and is something that needs to be addressed by local governments on a regular basis, not just during an election year.

Oct 13, 2015

This court case could unshackle Americans from student debt

When Robert Murphy said he wanted to try to get his student loan debt erased, the person overseeing his bankruptcy case told him he had a better shot of getting hit by a bus. Now he’s closer than ever to victory. The unemployed 65-year-old, acting as his own attorney, spent three years appealing his way […]

Feb 20, 2015

Testy over tests: Students snub standardized exams

When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned; (b) demanding change; (c) pulling tens of thousands of children out of the exams; or (d) making themselves heard at the top levels of government.

Nov 10, 2014

Faster airport screening set for military students

Students of four U.S. military service academies are now eligible for expedited airport screening.

Sep 18, 2014

Social media rules revisited by university system

A proposal to relax the rules governing student and faculty use of social media is expected to be approved Friday by University System of Maryland officials.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony MF21_web
Aug 28, 2014

Nurses get white coats, too

For the first time, incoming nursing students across the country are participating in formal White Coat Ceremonies, a longtime rite of passage for medical students that’s less common for other health care professionals.

Jul 28, 2014

Chesapeake High students win App Challenge

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (center in photo at right) on Monday presented awards to three students from Chesapeake High School in Essex as the winners of his first high school App Challenge. The academic competition, which was open to all high school students who reside in Maryland’s second congressional district, required students to create an […]

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