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University System of Maryland

Sep 30, 2021

Maryland union will seek veto override on bill to consolidate USM bargaining

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[...]

Sep 1, 2021

Students at UMD, St. Mary’s have registrations canceled due to vaccine noncompliance

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 […]

Aug 31, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination rates soar at USM schools

University System of Maryland schools have vaccination rates that far surpass those in their local jurisdictions.

Aug 20, 2021

USM online learning platform surpasses 1 million enrollments

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 […]

Aug 13, 2021

USM Board of Regents member asks for campaign email to be rescinded

A University System of Maryland Board of Regents member is vowing to refrain from campaign activities after questions were raised about a fundraising email.

Jul 1, 2021

Peters’ appointment to USM board means one fewer moderate in Maryland Senate

An appointment to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents signals more changes to the state Senate.

Apr 20, 2020

Md. universities brace for pandemic budget cuts

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 […]

Apr 8, 2020

Md. universities deal with challenges in move to remote learning

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 […]

Apr 7, 2020

Broad range of health workers volunteering for Md. coronavirus response

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 […]

Mar 20, 2020

Md. universities prepare for ‘adventure’ of online learning

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 […]

Mar 19, 2020

USM universities go to online learning, no in-person graduations

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[...]

Mar 10, 2020

Md. universities cancel classes, plan to teach online after spring break

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 […]

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