The union representing Maryland state government workers Thursday announced a campaign to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would allow state university employees to bargain with the University System of Maryland’s chancellor rather than the presidents of individual institutions. The bill aims to even what advocates say are discrepancies across USM institutions in areas [&hel[...]
Seventy-nine students at Maryland’s largest college, the University of Maryland, College Park, had their fall course registrations canceled due to failure to comply with the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements, according to a university spokesperson. The number accounts for less than 0.2% of the college’s student body, which was over 40,000 students in fall 2020. The […]
University System of Maryland schools have vaccination rates that far surpass those in their local jurisdictions.
A little over a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced educational institutions online, the University System of Maryland Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation’s online education platform, USMx, surpassed 1 million enrollments. “I never thought we’d get to that number as quickly as we did,” said MJ Bishop, the associate vice chancellor and director of the […]
A University System of Maryland Board of Regents member is vowing to refrain from campaign activities after questions were raised about a fundraising email.
An appointment to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents signals more changes to the state Senate.
Maryland’s public universities have been forced to adapt to one sudden change by shifting their learning online, but they face another looming challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic as the state expects to enact significant budget deficits. Over the past decade, Maryland public universities have enjoyed some of the highest levels of state funding in the […]
Maryland universities say they have adapted relatively quickly to their new remote learning reality, but some hiccups remain and distance learning is unlikely to become prevalent in normal circumstances. Administrators anticipated that technology issues for faculty and students may be one of their primary stumbling blocks but have found that, for the most part, they […]
Maryland health care workers, from those still in training to those who thought their careers were over, are volunteering to help staff the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Larry Hogan has pushed for 6,000 new hospital beds to be created in Maryland in response to a potential surge of cases from the disease […]
College students in Maryland had planned to return from spring break Monday for the final months of the spring semester. Instead, while classes will resume for many students, those classes will happen virtually — online — while campuses sit empty. Maryland universities have suspended in-person learning and postponed commencements in response to COVID-19 and shifted their […]
The University System of Maryland, which includes most of the state’s public universities, will move all undergraduate learning online for the rest of the spring semester, Chancellor Jay Perman announced during a special Board of Regents meeting Thursday. The universities will also not “hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies” Perman announced. Gov. Larry Hogan had earli[...]
Universities across Maryland have canceled classes in advance of their spring break next week to shift to online classes when students return, part of their ongoing efforts to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 epidemic. Classes have been canceled this week at the University of Maryland, College Park; Johns Hopkins University; Bowie State University; Coppin […]