University of Maryland

Wallace Loh
Oct 3, 2017

UMD College Park announces center for diversity

The University of Maryland, College Park Tuesday announced the launch of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, a national hub for research and policy on issues related to diversity and inclusion in higher education.  “Issues of diversity and inclusion are rippling through colleges and universities across the country, including our own,” said UMD […]

Sep 29, 2017

UM alum overcame obstacles, heart attack, became Supreme Court clerk

WASHINGTON – On the way to the most important job interview of her life, Tiffany Wright took a detour, turning up Trinidad Avenue in Northeast Washington and slowing as a brown brick rowhouse came into view. She glanced out of her passenger-side window and thought back to the night that shaped her life. It was […]

Sep 5, 2017

UMD’s Loh critical of Trump’s DACA decision

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, calling it contrary to American values. Trump’s administration announced that the deferred action program would end in March. At the same time, the president encouraged Congress to act on the program, tied to [&hell[...]

Aug 30, 2017

UMD, BSU honor slain student, look to address diversity on campus

The campuses of Bowie State University and the University of Maryland, College Park held a moment of silence to honor Lt. Richard Collins III, a Bowie State student murdered on the University of Maryland’s campus last May. The pause came as the two campuses, just 10 miles apart in Prince George’s County, deal with a […]

Aug 8, 2017

Felon from Md. who passed Conn. bar scrutinized in bid to be lawyer

HARTFORD, Conn. — A convicted felon who graduated from Yale Law School and won acclaim as a poet is being asked by a Connecticut committee to prove his “good moral character” before he is allowed to practice law. Reginald Dwayne Betts passed the state bar exam in February, but a panel of judges and lawyers […]

Jul 27, 2017

Md. quantum computing developer raises $20M from investors

A University of Maryland and Duke University startup that is developing its own approach to quantum computing raised $20 million from venture capital firms. IonQ Inc. of College Park raised the money in a series B round of funding led by Timonium-based New Enterprise Associates, which bills itself as the world’s largest venture capital firm, […]

Jul 10, 2017

University of Maryland among ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’

The University of Maryland ranked as one of the top 20 colleges in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2017 ranking of universities. The magazine ranked 711 schools based on affordability, quality of education and outcomes. The University of Maryland, at 20th, was the only school in the state to crack the top 20. […]

Jun 28, 2017

Rankings: Md. universities among those with best reputations in the world

Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland ranked among those universities with the best reputations in the world, compiled by Times Higher Education. Johns Hopkins finished 21st on the list, just behind the London School of Economics and above the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The University of Maryland finished in the 71-80 range, […]

Jun 12, 2017

In Big 10 endowment competition, Maryland comes in last

The University of Maryland has won 25 Big Ten Conference regular season and tournament athletic titles since joining the conference prior to the 2014-15 academic year. But while the Terrapins have performed well on the playing field, the university lags behind its conference peers in the size of its endowment. At the end of the […]

Jun 8, 2017

Hopkins, Maryland among top universities granted patents

Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland rank among the top universities in the world at being granted utility patents, according to a list compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. For the third straight year, Hopkins notched a top ten finish. The university finished seventh on the list, […]

May 25, 2017

Mourners honor college student slain days before graduation

COLLEGE PARK — Mourners holding flowers have paid their respects at the site where a student was fatally stabbed days before his graduation. Hundreds gathered Wednesday at the University of Maryland, College Park’s chapel garden to honor Richard Collins III, who was killed Saturday on the campus. Mourners placed red and white flowers in the […]

May 22, 2017

Judge orders U of Md. stabbing suspect to remain behind bars

COLLEGE PARK — A white University of Maryland student accused of stabbing a black man on campus in a possible hate crime will remain behind bars after a judge denied his request for house arrest on Monday. The FBI is investigating the unprovoked stabbing of Richard Collins III as a possible hate crime. The suspect, […]

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