University of Maryland University College will change name and spend big to grow national footprint

The online university will become University of Maryland Global Campus and spend $500 million to grow nationally, while some in the Maryland system mull whether the university could help run online programs for other campuses.

Judge issues long-awaited ruling on black colleges in Maryland


After finding illegal discrimination against Maryland’s historically black colleges and their students, a judge orders a proposed fix. But it doesn’t include the controversial idea of transferring programs from traditionally white institutions.


Brit Kirwan on the 'troubling' transformation of college athletics

Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.


Exit interview with outgoing University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan

After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.


Federal scrutiny of campus sexual assaults spills into the states

Federal attention to colleges’ handling of sexual assaults is spilling over to a handful of statehouses, where lawmakers are proposing new legislation to curb incidents and looking to convene best practices. 


Maryland's ambitious college completion law gets rolling

Maryland goes big with a college completion law, and some community college leaders say they like its comprehensiveness.

Colleges rely heavily on popular remedial placement tests

Research backs reformers' criticism of remedial placement exams, but colleges rely heavily on them, a new study finds.


U of Maryland will reconsider policies after backlash over student mental health, temporary eviction

A University of Maryland student who voluntarily checked into the hospital for a mental health scare wasn't allowed back into her campus apartment, which struck many on campus as insensitive.


Three Maryland community colleges close health education facility amid rising costs

Three Maryland community colleges plan to close a jointly run health education center because of enrollment changes.


Maryland says collaboration, not merger, best solution to end higher education discrimination

Maryland officials call a proposal to merge a commuter institution with a HBCU a "far-reaching, risky scheme," arguing instead that joint degree programs can better end decades of racial inequity among the state's public colleges.



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