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BALTIMORE (AP) - A university's pharmacy school has cancelled classes on growing medical marijuana.

The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the University of Maryland appears to be concerned about how the Trump Administration will enforce federal marijuana laws.

Medical marijuana has been legalized in nearly 30 states, including Maryland. And Maryland state law requires workers who are employed by growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories to have training in their areas.

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COLLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland marching band will at least temporarily stop playing the state's official song, which includes a reference to "Northern scum" and other pro-Confederate lyrics.

University spokeswoman Katie Lawson tells news media outlets that school officials are suspending the playing of "Maryland, My Maryland" to "evaluate if it is consistent with the values" of the school. The marching band played the song during football pregame shows.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The FBI is helping to investigate the stabbing at the University of Maryland to determine whether it was a hate crime.

University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell said at a press conference Sunday that he sought the FBI's help after finding that 22-year-old Sean Urbanski is a member of a Facebook group called "Alt Reich: Nation," where members post racially charged material.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Authorities at the University of Maryland are investigating a noose discovered in a fraternity house.

Local news reports say the noose was found inside the house of the school's Phi Kappa Tau chapter on April 27.

Police at the university say they are investigating the matter as a hate/bias incident.

University president Wallace D. Loh said in a Wednesday statement that he condemns "the use of a symbol of violence and hatred for the purpose of intimidating members of our University of Maryland community."

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Some white supremacist fliers have shown up on a University of Maryland campus.

They were found at the College Park facility and put out under the American Vanguard logo which is associated with white supremacy.

The Washington Post reports that the flyer read, “We have a right to exist.”

It claims that – what it calls – whiteness is under attack with fears about becoming a minority by mid-century in the United States.  

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Documents show that a member of Gov. Larry Hogan's cabinet who recently resigned had assigned state employees to help with course work for her master's degree studies.

C. Gail Bassette was secretary of the Department of General Services before abruptly leaving last month. Hogan's office said at the time that she leaving to work in the private sector.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A student activist is calling for a statue of Harriet Tubman to be added to the grounds of the Maryland State House.

The Washington Post reports that University of Maryland student Colin Byrd thinks his push for the Tubman statue will be able to gather momentum after the Treasury Department decided to put the abolitionist on $20 bills.

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FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) - Frostburg State University says it will work to raise awareness of risks to student-athletes as part of a $50,000 state settlement in the 2011 death of a school football player.

The university says in a statement that the Board of Public Works approved the deal Wednesday with Derek Sheely's family.

The family is also in settlement talks with the NCAA. The family's $1.6 million wrongful death lawsuit is on hold while they negotiate.

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The University of Delaware could be moving spring break in the wake of the death of a student during St. Patrick’s Day week.

The move comes after Willem Golden a freshman at Skidmore College died after he fell from a roof at an unofficial fraternity party in Newark on March 19.  

The Wilmington News Journal reports that a number of universities including Towson, Rutgers and the University of Maryland hold their break the week of St. Patrick’s Day.

University of Delaware students have their break a week later.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland's universities are starting to use data to find students at risk of dropping out.

The Baltimore Sun reports that University System of Maryland officials say predictive analytics will help them increase graduation rates by allowing educators to help struggling students before it is too late. Predictive analysis is the study of things like grades, financial aid information and demographics.

Some schools are already using predictive analysis.

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