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Students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held a training session this weekend on how to administer Narcan to reverse a drug overdose.

The training was carried out by the university’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

It was the first of these sessions by the school to deal with the rising opioid addiction rate in the country.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there were 69 participants -- a high turnout that surprised many at the session.

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Police have arrested a 19 year-old Baltimore woman after a Trump political billboard in Princess Anne was set on fire.

Police say that D’Asia Perry was taken into custody on the campus the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The motive, authorities said, was over “political differences”.

The Salisbury Daily Time reports it is not clear if she attended UMES.

The paper reports that she has been charged with arson and the commission of a hate crime and has been released on a $20-thousand bond.

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Senator Chris Van Hollen paid tribute to former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman at a ceremony on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Maryland Democrat told the historically black college that it was important to mark the incredible story.

He said hoped legislation in Washington will soon allow a statue of Tubman in the nation’s capital.

President Obama slated her image to replace that of President Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill.

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More than 30 students who enrolled in a now defunct Physician Assistant program have hammered out a deal with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

A year ago the program was shut down after it lost its accreditation leaving the students high and dry.

The students then asked UMES and the University system to provide funding for the costs of students who wanted to transfer to programs with were more expensive.

In addition, the students asked for a total of $1.5 million to compensate them for lost pay caused by the delay in transferring to another program.    


R. Hardy Rudasill has been appointed to serve out the rest of the term on the Salisbury City Council that had been left vacant by the departure of Laura Mitchell at the end of last month.

The vote was 4 to 0 yesterday.

The 38 year-old attorney and compliance officer for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore said he applied because his friends and neighbors believed he would be a good fit.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he is a native of Prince George’s County and graduated from UMES in 2006.

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore could be pulling the honorary degree given to actor Bill Cosby.

University President Juliette Bell issued a statement saying that was an option.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a number of universities and colleges have taken back their honorary awards in the wake of the claims by around 60 women who claim they were raped by the 76-year old entertainer over the years.


Settlement talks are scheduled in a lawsuit filed by a former white university cabinet member against the historically black University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that an agreement has been reached over discovery evidence as a precursor to the settlement discussions between the university and Ronald Nykiel.

The settlement discussions followed the judge’s denial of a motion by the university to dismiss the case.

The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorney’s fees and the costs of the legal action.

The number of first time freshman and transfer students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is already nearly 12-hundred.

And that is expected to spike with more students arriving to register for classes.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that total undergraduate and graduate enroll is expected to top 35-hundred this year.

UMES President Julliette Bell was out among the students yesterday as they swarmed across the campus getting their bearings.


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26-year old Maximino Melendez has been detained by the security at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on August 20th for a bomb threat against a campus construction site in July.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that UMES police found out Melendez worked on the construction site as a laborer.

He was provided by the Salisbury office of Labor Ready a temporary employment agency.

On July 6th a bomb threat was called in to the Somerset County emergency services claiming there was an explosive device near or on the UMES campus.

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit by Ronald Nykiel.

He charges that as a former member of the UMES administrative cabinet under President Juliette Bell was treated differently because he was white.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that UMES officials confirmed there was a lawsuit and said that there were working on it with the university attorneys.

The suit was filed in Baltimore last week.

The paper said also attempts to contact Nykiel were unsuccessful.

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A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of the campus of the University of the Maryland Eastern Shore this morning.

The UMES Campus Police Chief says he learned about the threat at around 10 a.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it was aimed at a building now under construction.

There were more than 150 on the work crew at the time.

No students were on campus today but some of the faculty members and researchers were present.

Traffic around the school on College Backbone Road, John Wilson Drive and UMES Boulevard has been diverted.

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There were more disturbances at the Centre at Salisbury mall over the weekend.

Two females began fighting around 8 p.m. on Saturday that drew some spectators.

It was quickly dealt with by the Salisbury Police Department and the mall security.

No injuries or arrests were reported.

There was a second incident about an hour and a half later that involved a bus from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Too many people tried to ride the bus back to campus and caused some to become upset.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.