Maryland

The Business of Branching Out

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Maryland college's payment of per-student fee to contractor in Taiwan raises questions about when practices unacceptable in the U.S. are permissible (or not) abroad.

Playing the Name Game

Loyola College in Maryland has decided to call itself Loyola University Maryland, but some alumni are concerned the new name won’t reflect the institution’s values.

Strangers in a Familiar Profession

Maryland community college helps foreign-trained, immigrant nurses seek licensure and ESL proficiency to work at local hospitals.

New Approach to Community College Transfers

Dickinson, a private liberal arts institution, creates link to honors programs at four two-year institutions, offering financial and academic support in hopes of attracting new cohorts.

Porn as Campus Attraction

Producers of new feature offer free screenings to colleges, some of which accept. At U. of Maryland, legislators get movie blocked.

History, But No Smoking Gun

University of Maryland releases findings of inquiry into its ties to slavery.

Online and in Exile

In the first case of its kind, Maryland has barred an online degree program due to its similarity to a classroom-based program at a historically black university.

Porn, Without Protection

Citing First Amendment, Maryland’s public universities defy legislature’s demands for a policy barring the use of public facilities for the display of obscene materials.

Boosting Math Standards

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Public college systems in Maryland, Kentucky and New York increase admissions requirements or placement thresholds for credit-bearing courses in mathematics, a subject in which many entering college students are ill prepared.

Freezer Burn

Tuition freezes may be politically popular, and even appropriate in emergencies, but they often lead to dramatic hikes in future years.

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