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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.    

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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.

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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.

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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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