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10:45 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Michael Brown Rally at UMES, Hogan Comments on Ferguson Shooting

Protester at UMES
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A small group of protesters gathered on the campus the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to protest in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an African American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

The rally was organized by the local chapter of the NAACP on the UMES campus.

Some carried signs readying “Hands up Don’t Shoot #Mike Brown” while another asked “Why Is He Dead.”

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8:54 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Protest Set for UMES Over Ferguson Shooting

Michael Brown
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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Protests of the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, are expected to continue this week with the NAACP chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore planning a rally.

The Daily Times reports the university's NAACP rally is inviting supporters to gather Tuesday in the courtyard at the Student Services Center of the Princess Anne campus.

According to the group's Facebook page, the event starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The group is also urging participants to wear black clothing.

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2:32 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

UMES Installs Metal Detectors, Responding to Social Media Chatter

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The University of Maryland has installed metal detectors at entrances to the Student Services Center in response to concerns over social media chatter.

A message form the UMES police issued last night said that they were taking a proactive step to “dialogue detected on a social media site popular with college students. “

In addition, the university said students would be subject to questioning by campus authorities should the detectors be triggered.

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12:10 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Youngest Princess Anne Commissoner Sworn into Office

Lionel Frederic
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The youngest Princess Anne Commissioner was sworn into office at the Garland Hayward Youth Center.

23 year-old Lionel Frederic is a senior of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and bills himself as a musician and entrepreneur.

Now, he adds, at-large commissioner to his resume.

He told WBOC that his plans range from lowering taxes and creating jobs to a recycling plan and bringing new creative ideas to the commission.

Lionel is a biology major and hopes to attend medical school after he graduates from UMES.

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10:31 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Tonight's UMES Concert Canceled, Worcester County to Begin School Year Early

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Today’s rescheduled Homecoming concert at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been suddenly canceled.

Justin Thompson, the student government president told WBOC, that the cancelation was due to concerns about a lack of security for the new date.

He said he was baffled by word from the public safety department that they could not provide enough security for the event.

University officials told the television station that the Maryland State Police do not discuss their security plans.

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8:52 am
Mon February 17, 2014

No Leads, One Year After Stabbing Death at UMES

Edmond St. Clair
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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) - It's been one year since a 21-year-old college student was fatally stabbed on the campus of University of Maryland Eastern Shore during homecoming week, and police are still looking for suspects.

Sunday marks one year since the death of Edmond St. Clair of Severn.

Troopers say St. Clair was in a car with others when they encountered a group walking on the school's campus in Princess Anne. Police say an altercation broke out, and St. Clair was stabbed. Investigators say as many as three people may be involved in his death.

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9:24 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Protest at UMES Over Outsourcing Proposal

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Small group with green signs reading “No Layoffs” held a rally on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore yesterday with petitions bearing the names of students and staff.

They were protesting an outsourcing proposal that could lead to the layoff of 70 to 80 full and part-time food services worker on the campus after an audit found deficiencies in the current system.

University spokesman Bill Robinson says that if the jobs are contracted out the current employees would be able to apply for the new positions.

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1:47 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

UMES Considers Outsourcing Food Services

UMES Cafeteria
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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is looking at outsourcing its food service operations which could affect up to 80 employees at the school.

The university has issued request for the cost saving measure with a decision expected to be made for the next fiscal year starting in July.

University spokesman William Robinson told the Salisbury Daily Times that a contract clause would require that the current employee be able to apply for the jobs.

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9:42 am
Fri September 27, 2013

New Info on Shooting of UMES Student

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More details are emerging from the shooting of a student from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore last Sunday.

Devin Johnson was walking to meet with Toren Tilghman early that morning so they could walk back to Johnson’s home.

Tilghman was jumped by two women from a nearby car.

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11:32 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Arrest Made in Shooting of UMES Student

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An arrest has been made in connection with last weekend’s off-campus shooting of a University of Maryland Eastern Shore student.

WBOC is reports that His name is Tyshon Gabriel Hobson Sr.

The 26 year-old was taken into custody yesterday and charged with attempted first and second degree murder as well as first and second degree assault among other counts.

Police say that Hobson shot 21 year old Devin Johnson early Sunday morning on Somerset Avenue…a few blocks away from the UMES campus.

He is being held without bail in the Somerset Detention Center.

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9:25 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Impact of Summer Break on Murder Investigation at UMES

Edmund S. Clair
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Maryland State Police say the summer break at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will not slow down their investigation of the stabbing death of 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair during homecoming weekend.

His killing remains unsolved with some worried that the break will impede the momentum of the probe.

Some UMES students say they worried that his death and the search for those responsible could be forgotten.

It’s been three months after his murder.

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10:18 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Additional Funding for Maryland's Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is asking for an additional $4.1 million in his supplemental budget to go directly to the state's four historically black colleges and universities or their students.

The money would go toward converting adjunct instructors to full-time faculty at the institutions and providing scholarships.

O'Malley unveiled the supplemental budget earlier this week.

Maryland's Legislative Black Caucus in February requested a five-year, $70 million allocation to help the schools.

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9:27 am
Thu August 23, 2012

$500,000 Grant For Geoscience at UMES

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a $500,000 grant from National Science Foundation to help prepare students for science jobs.


The grant was announced by Democratic Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin on Wednesday. It will be used to help high school students complete undergraduate and advanced degree programs in order to prepare them for careers in geosciences.

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8:47 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Help from UMES and Local School Children for Manokin River Park Project

Volunteers from UMES and Somerset County school children will descend on Manokin River Park.

Their job: To spruce up the recreational area.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that students in the Environmental Club at Somerset Intermediate School will raise flowers for the park at a greenhouse behind the JM Tawes Career & Vocational Center in Westover.

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