BALTIMORE (AP) — The acting chief executive of the University of Maryland Medical System is pledging "significant changes" to senior staff after a scandal involving financial...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The overall health of America's largest estuary declined last year due to the effects of record-breaking precipitation washing more pollutants into the water, but scientists...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Three members of the University of Maryland Medical System's board resigned, the system announced Tuesday, in the ongoing aftermath of a scandal involving financial...
Chief of Maryland medical system resigns amid scandal
BALTIMORE (AP) — The president and CEO of a major medical system in Maryland resigned Friday following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members,...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana newspaper editor will direct a new journalism center at the University of Maryland.
The Missoulian reports that its editor, Kathy Best, will become the first...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return after abruptly announcing a leave of absence to...
Baltimore mayor says her $500K book deal was a ‘mistake’
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and...
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — News outlets say the FBI isn't recommending hate crime charges against a white man charged in the death of a black man at the University of Maryland.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A search is underway in Maryland for "Healthy Holly" — not a fugitive or a missing citizen, but a self-published children's book series authored by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh...
Bloomberg to address University of Maryland graduates
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Billionaire presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg will deliver the University of Maryland's spring commencement address.
Universities in Maryland reckon with past yearbook photos
BALTIMORE (AP) — Universities in Maryland are now grappling with racist images in yearbooks from the 1960s and 1970s.
The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that a fraternity page from a 1970 University of Maryland yearbook shows members imitating a lynching.
Police: Jilted lover opened fire outside Baltimore hospital
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man suspected of opening fire outside a city hospital and critically wounding an employee was a jilted boyfriend who intended to kill his ex-partner, according to police.
Charging documents obtained Tuesday allege Jamar Haughton, 26, used a stolen Beretta pistol to shoot a 24-year-old hospital employee near an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Monday morning shooting caused the hospital to go on lockdown.
Suspect arrested in shooting outside Baltimore hospital
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore hospital went on lockdown Monday after a 24-year-old employee was critically wounded by a gunman near an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Lt. Col. Kevin Jones of the Baltimore Police Department said the shooter was arrested with a loaded pistol a few blocks away from the hospital. He said the gunman knows the victim — shot in the face and buttocks — but details about a motive were not immediately available.
The Latest: Suspect ID’d in shooting at Baltimore hospital
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at the University of Maryland Medical Center (all times local):
Authorities have identified the suspect in a shooting that critically wounded a hospital employee in an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
UMd police: No inappropriate contact between woman, intruder
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Campus police at the University of Maryland say an investigation found there was no inappropriate contact between a sleeping student and a man who entered her dorm.
WUSA-TV reports police said Tuesday that the man accused of getting into bed with the woman told detectives that he accidentally entered the wrong dorm.
UMd police: Person IDed after intruder gets in woman’s bed
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Campus police at the University of Maryland say they've identified an individual after someone entered a female student's dorm room and got into bed with her.
Police said in a release Monday that there's no threat to the campus community and more information will be shared over the next day.
Kelly Clarkson backs lip-synching mom who embarrassed son
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie.
The video of Mandy Remmell's performance of Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" at Tuesday's University of Maryland basketball game, and her 10-year-old son's reaction, has captured more than 700,000 views online.
Judge asked to postpone trial over student’s fatal stabbing
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Maryland prosecutors have asked a judge to postpone a trial for a white man charged with a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a black student on the University of Maryland's campus.
Prince George's County prosecutors want to delay Sean Urbanski's Jan. 22 trial because the case's lead prosecutor resigned Nov. 30. Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Hill Jr. didn't immediately rule on prosecutors' request for more time to prepare for trial.
Maryland lawmakers meet on university player’s death
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are expressing support for the president of the University of Maryland, after meeting to discuss the death of a football player.
Rep. Elijah Cummings said after Wednesday's meeting in Washington he believes Wallace Loh has "done an outstanding job," and he is hoping he will stay on as president. Rep. Steny Hoyer says he believes Loh acted properly and will be "part of the solution to make sure this doesn't happen again."
Severn joins ‘ugly produce’ hubs trying to fix food waste
SEVERN, Md. (AP) — One man's trash is another man's produce — that other man being University of Maryland alum Ben Simon.
About 20 billion pounds of food is wasted at American farms each year, according to hunger-relief organization Feeding America, but Simon says a lot of those fruits and veggies are just fine. They're just not as pretty as what goes to the grocery store.
3 more UMd adenovirus cases diagnosed after student’s death
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Three more cases of adenovirus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, attended by an 18-year-old who died of complications from the respiratory infection.
News outlets report the three new cases over Thanksgiving break bring the total number of cases at the school to nine, including freshman Olivia Paregol, who died Nov. 18.
University Health Center Director David McBride says the new cases didn't require hospitalization.
Are drones the next big thing in organ donation?
Model: Chesapeake Bay oyster population half of 1999 count
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A professor who devised a new model that can estimate the number of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay says the body of water's market-sized oyster population is around half the amount found in 1999.
Man asks judge to toss hate crime charge in fatal stabbing
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man charged with fatally stabbing a black student on the University of Maryland's campus have asked a judge to throw out a hate crime charge against their client.
Sean Urbanski is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the May 2017 killing of Bowie State University student Richard Collins III. Collins, 23, was visiting friends at the University of Maryland when he was stabbed to death.
Black freshmen enrollment drops sharply at U of Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Newly released data from the University of Maryland shows that the number of first-year black students enrolled dropped sharply this fall, to an eight-year low.
Provost Mary Ann Rankin said in a Wednesday statement that "the tragic incidents of the last two years" likely played a role in the decline.
Regents to review report on Maryland’s football program
BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland's board of regents will hold a special meeting next week to discuss the results of an independent commission's probe into the culture of the football program.
It's the latest independent examination following the June heatstroke death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair. Another recent investigation has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field during a workout.
Joseph Tydings, former US senator from Maryland, dies at 90
WASHINGTON (AP) — A champion of liberal causes and public service, former U.S. Sen. Joseph D. Tydings has died at 90.
Gov. Larry Hogan mourned Tydings' death Monday in a statement praising his corruption prosecutions and ordered flags lowered in his honor.
News outlets report the Maryland Democrat died of cancer in Washington. Daughter Mary Tydings says he was surrounded by family and cloaked in a University of Maryland blanket.
University moves students after mold found in dorms
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland is moving hundreds of students to hotels after mold was reported in dorm buildings.
News outlets report more than 500 students living in Elkton Hall are being relocated to College Park hotels to allow contractors to clean every room in the building. Some students are expected to be living in hotels until early October. Mold exposure can lead to eye irritation, cold symptoms, coughing and congestion, skin rashes and the aggravation of asthma.
Lawsuit: University, prosecutors covered up sexual assaults
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit says prosecutors and detectives worked to cover up sexual assault complaints at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Two former students said they reported rapes to the university and county police, who then failed to act and intimidated the plaintiffs, news outlets reported.
According to the lawsuit filed Sept. 10, authorities have a pattern of coding sexual assault reports to deflate crime statistics.
Group at university billed as safe space for white students
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A group called "White Awake" at the University of Maryland's Counseling Center is seeking to serve as a safe space for white students to discuss race.
Citing a news release, WJZ-TV reported Friday that the group seeks to promote anti-racism and help white students become more culturally competent, but a promotional flyer for the group has some questioning its intentions.
Maryland gives students with no AC beds in lounges, ice pops
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — As temperatures soared this week, University of Maryland students who live in dorms without air conditioning sought refuge in air-conditioned lounges and multipurpose rooms as the school gave out ice pops.
True freshmen come up big in season’s opening week
The 2018 college football season started the way last season ended - with big performances from true freshmen.
One year after Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm squared off in the College Football Playoff championship game, plenty of other newcomers across the country garnered playing time and made the most of it in the season’s opening week.
Here’s a rundown of some of the noteworthy freshman contributions.
Maryland uses its opening play to honor McNair
Maryland used its first play from scrimmage in the 2018 season to honor Jordan McNair, the offensive lineman who collapsed during a May practice session and eventually died.
The Terrapins lined up with just 10 players and left the right guard spot vacant as their offense took the field for their first play Saturday against Texas. When Maryland got flagged for delay of game, Texas declined the penalty.
WVU associate professor working with cholera prevention team
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University associate professor is part of a team trying to prevent a large outbreak of cholera in war-torn Yemen.
The university said in a news release that Anta Jutla is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and is part of a British-led humanitarian team. Cholera is caused by consuming contaminated food or water. It can cause severe diarrhea and lead to dehydration and even death.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Scripps Howard Foundation is investing $6 million to create investigative journalism centers at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland.
The foundation announced Monday that each university will receive a $3 million grant over three years to establish a Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. The graduate-level programs will focus on training the next generation of reporters through hands-on investigative journalism projects.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyers for the white man accused in a fatal stabbing of a black college student in Maryland want a judge to separate his murder and hate crime charges.
Capital Gazette staffer Rebecca Smith was sweet and quiet, a good person with a beautiful smile. Editor Gerald Fischman, friends said, was a shy but gifted writer who expressed his brilliant intellect through his editorials.
Both victims of the June 28 newsroom shooting that killed five people in Maryland's capital were remembered Sunday for how they lived, not how they died.
Correction: Police Shooting-Maryland story
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a story July 2 about Baltimore police shooting a man on the medical campus of the University of Maryland, The Associated Press reported erroneously that police fatally wounded him. The man was shot June 28, but survived. Also, police misspelled the names of the officers involved. They are Epifano Torres Jr. and Tankeisha Cokley.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Baltimore police name officers in shooting of man at clinic
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's acting police chief says officers involved in last week's shooting of a knife-wielding man at a mental health clinic showed significant restraint.
Body-camera video shown to reporters shows a highly-agitated man holding a blade in a waiting room on the city campus of the University of Maryland. During a 10-minute encounter, the man threw chairs and repeatedly told officers to shoot him. Officers told him numerous times to drop the knife.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Colombia saw a dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in Brazil remain historically high, according to new satellite data released Wednesday.
Damon Evans hired as athletic director at Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has hired Damon Evans to be its athletic director, completing the transition that started in October when Kevin Anderson took a six-month sabbatical from the post.
Evans joined the school in December 2014. He was named acting athletic director when Anderson began his sabbatical and maintained that job after Anderson resigned in April.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — The health of the entire Chesapeake Bay is showing unprecedented signs of improvement as undersea grasses spread and the blue crab population increases.
The University of Maryland said Friday that the bay's overall condition is trending upward for the first time since the school began issuing report cards on bay health 12 years ago.
Slavery historian Ira Berlin dies at 77
NEW YORK (AP) — Ira Berlin, a prize-winning historian revered for his exhaustive groundbreaking scholarship into slavery and life during its aftermath, has died at age 77.
Berlin's death was confirmed Wednesday by the University of Maryland, where he was a longtime faculty member. The university did not immediately have additional details about his death.
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