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Nov 6, 2017

Some Md. private universities would take a hit under tax proposal

Some Maryland colleges would have to pay taxes on investment earnings under the tax legislation proposed by Republicans in the U.S.  House of Representatives. The colleges warn that the taxes could lower the amount of money they have to spend on financial aid and student support. “Private institutions have to rely on their endowment for their […]

Sep 1, 2017

State budget cuts target aid for Md. private college students

Grants to Maryland’s private colleges and universities will be cut by $2.1 million as part of $67.2 million in budget cuts announced by the state Thursday, forcing the schools to find money to replace grants promised to students. The $2.1 million comes from half of a $4.2 million increase to the state’s Sellinger Program that […]

Aug 23, 2017

New college presidents in Maryland get set for first semester

When a new president takes over a college, he or she can usually count on a soft opening. There are donors, faculty and staff to meet and facilities to run, but starting the job in July means few students on campus. But something changes at the end of August as students begin to move in […]

Jun 2, 2017

A day after its president resigns, Washington College chooses a successor

Washington College Friday named Kurt M. Landgraf its president, only a day after accepting the resignation of its previous leader. In making the announcement, the school’s board of visitors and governors said it had been impressed with Landgraf during a national search that had led to the selection of Sheila Bair as president in 2015. […]

Jun 1, 2017

Bair resigns as Washington College president

Washington College President Sheila Bair resigned Thursday afternoon, effective June 30th. Bair was appointed as president in May 2015 and had previously served as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In a statement, Bair cited family as a reason for her departure from the university. “Unfortunately, this job has required that I be away […]

Dec 30, 2015

New faces, biz focus among Md. higher ed. leaders

Several new presidents have come to Maryland colleges and universities this year, a crop that includes both veteran educators and administrators who crossed over from the business world. Coppin State University, Towson University, Washington College and others got new leaders this year, and a new chancellor took the helm of the University System of Maryland. […]

Dec 14, 2015

Washington College to freeze tuition next year

CHESTERTOWN — Washington College will freeze tuition at its current rate next year. President Sheila Bair announced the freeze Monday as part of an effort to control the higher education costs and reducing the toll of student debt on families. Bair, a former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chairwoman and financial reform advocate, said in a […]

Nov 23, 2015

Student who prompted closure of Md. college found dead

CHESTERTOWN — A troubled student whose disappearance prompted the weeklong closure of the Washington College campus in Maryland was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday in Pennsylvania, police said. Jacob Marberger, 19, was a sophomore at the small college in Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The school was closed Monday after his […]

Nov 19, 2015

Md. college closes through holiday; missing student may be armed

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The disappearance of a troubled student who might be armed with a gun has prompted a Maryland college to close its doors and send more than 1,400 students back home or to temporary accomodations through the end of the month. Washington College in Maryland announced Wednesday it will be closed through […]

Aug 18, 2015

$3.5M fire at Md. college started in smoker’s receptacle

CHESTERTOWN — The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says a fire that destroyed a building at an Eastern Shore college started in a plastic smoker’s receptacle outside the building. Saturday’s fire caused $3.5 million in damage at Washington College in Chestertown. The Fire Marshal’s Office says surveillance video shows that the blaze began in the […]

Apr 25, 2014

Governor’s race a sleepy affair

Lack of excitement and known candidates are keeping most voters on the fence when it comes to picking a new governor.

May 15, 2013

Washington College awards $61K undergraduate literary prize

Timothy Marcin, a would-be journalist who won the nation’s largest literary prize for undergraduate college students Tuesday night, isn’t too worried about the future of the news industry. “Everybody tells me to be discouraged,” Marcin said after winning the Sophie Kerr Prize. “But it’s something I’m really passionate about and will try to do.” Marci[...]

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