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University System of Maryland

Aug 18, 2023

Towson University seeks state guidance after AG’s office objects to doctorate program approval

Towson University is seeking direction from the state government after the Office of the Attorney General objected to the approval of a new doctorate program.

Kim Schatzel speaks to the media and University of Louisville administration after she was named the 19th president for the university in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 30, 2022. Schatzel is the second woman to lead the school. (Matt Stone/Courier Journal via AP)
Nov 30, 2022

Towson University president leaving for University of Louisville

Towson University president Kim Schatzel has been named the next president at the University of Louisville.

Aug 30, 2022

University of Maryland raises student worker wages at College Park campus

The University of Maryland, College Park, will be increasing its minimum wage for students workers to $15 an hour beginning in 2023.

Jun 17, 2022

University System of Maryland drops SAT/ACT requirement

The University System of Maryland has dropped its systemwide rule that member schools require applicants to submit SAT/ACT scores to gain admission.

Jun 16, 2022

University System of Maryland moves toward removing SAT/ACT requirement

The University System of Maryland is debating removing standardized test scores, such as the SAT and ACT, as an admissions requirement for incoming first-year students.

Jun 8, 2022

USM looks to adjust pay scales following $15 minimum wage

To address wage compression caused by the University System of Maryland raising its minimum wage to $15, the system is planning to adjust nonexempt staff pay scales. Nonexempt, hourly positions within the USM are sorted into “pay grade” categories that denote the minimum amount that role can be paid, the maximum it can be paid, and […]

Apr 13, 2022

After four years of investing, USM’s Momentum Fund seeks additional $6M

When the University System of Maryland first established a fund to invest in early-stage student-, faculty- and alumni-led companies, it provided $10 million.

Jan 14, 2022

USM employees to get 2 merit, cost-of-living pay raises

The University System of Maryland will provide two cost-of-living adjustments and two merit-based pay increases for its employees this year.

Jan 7, 2022

USM to mandate COVID-19 booster, but only for students living on campus

All University System of Maryland schools will require their residential students, excluding those with medical or religious exemptions, to receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, workers are shown in the kitchen of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Tacoma, Washington, during a media tour. A federal jury has determined that The GEO Group must pay minimum wage — rather than $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Dec 9, 2021

USM to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted to approve a measure that will establish a $15 minimum wage for all system employees.

Coppin State University
Oct 13, 2021

Coppin State to install Jenkins as 8th president

Coppin State University will install Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D. as Coppin’s eighth president Friday.

Oct 8, 2021

Salisbury University president to retire

Salisbury University President Charles Wight will retire at the end of the academic and fiscal school year, he announced, after leading the school since 2018.

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