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7:46 am
Wed June 4, 2014

University of Maryland System to Revamp Sexual Misconduct Policies

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The University System of Maryland is updating policies on sexual misconduct, including assault and harassment, as the issue of rape on campus receives greater scrutiny from the federal government.

A Board of Regents committee is considering changes such as barring schools from requiring mediation between an alleged victim and the accused. Draft revisions also include an expanded definition of consent, and new definitions of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

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12:09 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Dip Expected in University of Maryland Enrollment

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BALTIMORE (AP) - University System of Maryland officials expect an enrollment dip at the system's 11 schools this fall for the first time since the 1990s.

The Daily Record reports that the forecasts outlined at a Board of Regents committee meeting Thursday are attributed to a drop in high school graduates and other trends.

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8:24 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Second Computer Breach in University of Maryland System

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland says someone hacked into its computer network and obtained personal information for the second time in four weeks.

Chief Information Officer Ann Wylie revealed the breach Thursday in a letter to administrators and department chairs.

She says the university learned of the intrusion Saturday and worked with federal and campus law enforcement agencies to limit the potential harm.

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10:42 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Tuition and Fees Up at MD Universities

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University of Maryland students will be shelling out a little more for tuition in the coming school year.

The Board of Regents gave the green light for a 2.4 percent hike in tuition and fees to bring in more than $35 million.

For students at Salisbury University this will mean a tuition increase of 6 percent while out of state students will pay up to 4.4 percent more.

For most schools officials say that Maryland residents won’t see more than a 3 per increase.

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11:56 am
Tue April 23, 2013

New Maryland University Ties with Jordan

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland has signed a new agreement that establishes the school's first formal reciprocal student exchange program with the University of Jordan.

The agreement was signed on Monday during a visit to Jordan by Gov. Martin O'Malley and University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh.

Officials say that Maryland is the second largest U.S. import market by volume for Jordan, and that Jordan is the 63rd largest export market for Maryland.

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8:44 am
Thu March 14, 2013

New Energy Curriculum From University of Maryland

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland says it has developed a new Energy 101 curriculum designed to help students address the nation's energy challenges.

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2:45 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Free Online Classes To Be Offered At University of Maryland

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland is joining a major online venture to provide free classes online.


Beginning next year, university faculty members will offer four courses through the online education platform Coursera.org. School officials say students who complete the courses will not earn any University of Maryland credit.


The school is one of 33 that have joined the consortium. Schools in the Washington region that are participating in the consortium include the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University.