College, Inc.: Maryland


Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012

St. Mary’s College moves to shore up selectivity

A strategic shift aims to jump-start stagnant admissions at Maryland’s vaunted public liberal arts school. A longtime admissions officer has moved on.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts, Publics | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, liberal arts

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/02/2012

U-Md. collaboration blueprint released

After rejecting a merger, state regents roll out a series of initiatives to foster more collaboration between College Park, Baltimore campuses.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Research | Tags:  University of Maryland, University System of Maryland

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012

St. Mary’s College secures major gift for need-based aid

The $1 million donation for need-based aid is a significant boost for a public liberal arts college with a $30 million endowment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Development, Liberal Arts | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, philanthropy, financial aid

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Guest post: Should St. Mary’s compensate ship-bound students?

A St. Mary’s College student says many classmates saw their grades slip during a semester on a cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Students | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/13/2011

The 10 lowest college graduation rates in D.C., Md. and Va.

The “bottom 10” include a handful of for-profit colleges, high-poverty HBCUs, a night school and a Christian campus in central Virginia.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, For-profit colleges | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland, University College

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Maryland regents reject merger of College Park, Baltimore

Instead, the two schools will form a “strategic alliance” to find the collaborative spark that has eluded them.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Obama meets with star presidents to talk reform

Attendees include University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan, UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and the New York state university chancellor.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 11/16/2011

U-Md. Baltimore President Jay Perman takes on childhood obesity

Jay Perman, a pediatrician by training, says childhood obesity may be “our No. 1 public health problem,” and he’s trying to something about it.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:38 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research | Tags:  University of Maryland, Baltimore

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Floating dorm at St. Mary’s College could taint local oysters

State agency orders halt to local oyster harvest until the students vacate the cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Students | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Five arguments against a University of Maryland merger

President of the U-Md. campus in Baltimore — the likely junior partner in a proposed merger with the College Park campus — shares his faculty’s concerns.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011

10 colleges with Klout

Texas A&M has displaced Stanford in a periodic ranking of colleges whose Twitter feeds generate the most interest.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Rankings | Tags:  Georgetown University, University of Maryland, George Washington University

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011

U-Md. plans to build first major classroom facility in decades

A $10 million gift from a Baltimore developer will enable the University of Maryland to build a “world-class teaching and learning center.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Development | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011

At the top of the U.S. News rankings, a five-way tie

More movement than usual in the annual rankings of national universities; D.C.- area schools fare well.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  Washington and Lee University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Georgetown University

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011

Grad school deans: Don’t be ruled by U.S. News rankings

Do deans invest in things that will improve their ranking? Sure, as long as the investment also helps students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Development, Graduate education, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Washington University, Catholic University

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Three-fifths of colleges get C or worse in general education

Trustee group finds that more than 60 percent of colleges surveyed require three or fewer of seven core general-education courses.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  St. John's College, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, George Mason University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011

St. Mary’s College defends its tuition

Maryland’s public liberal arts college charges more than any other state university in the region, but less than its liberal-arts peers.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Feds unveil list of most expensive colleges

Education Department’s ‘College Navigator’ now includes data on net cost of colleges, accounting for student aid, and most-expensive lists.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, George Washington University

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Who are the most influential college leaders?

Christopher Nelson, president of St. John’s College in Annapolis, is arguably one of the most influential college presidents in the nation. Who are the others?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  St. John's College, UMBC, University System of Maryland, Trinity Washington University

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011

O’Malley restores merit grants to 350 seniors

The students found out in recent days that their $3,000 Distinguished Scholar grants had been yanked.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  Maryland higher education, student aid

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011

James Madison, Georgetown, William & Mary fare well in RateMyProfessors survey

All three rank in the top 25 in a national survey that considers professor ratings as well as campus appraisals.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  James Madison University, College of William and Mary, Georgetown University, Towson University, College of Southern Maryland, George Washington University, Anne Arundel Community College

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Maryland moves to regulate for-profit colleges

General Assembly jumps in ahead of slower-moving federal regulation effort

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Marketing, Public policy | Tags:  Kaplan, for-profit colleges, Maryland

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Immigrant tuition breaks prompt Md. suit

Updated at noon Thursday with statement from Montgomery College. A Maryland lawmaker says he will announce a lawsuit against Montgomery College on Thursday challenging the institution's practice of charging lower fees tuition to illegal immigrants who live in the county....

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Litigation, Litigation, Litigation, Litigation | Tags:  Maryland colleges illegal immigrants, Montgomery College illegal immigrants, illegal immigrant college students, illegal immigrant college tuition

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Kiplinger: D.C. region awash in collegiate values

Many colleges in Maryland and (especially) Virginia have made this year's Kiplinger 100 list of top public collegiate values, delivering high quality at a reasonable price. Flagships in Virginia and Maryland capture three of the top five spots. (The University...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Aid, Aid, Aid | Tags:  Kiplinger rankings, best maryland colleges, best virginia colleges, best-value colleges, college rankings, college rankings value, college values

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Ranking community colleges

Washington Monthly published a list of the 50 top community colleges earlier this year.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Maryland Virginia community colleges, Washington Monthly rankings, community college rankings, community colleges

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Md., Va. grad rates exceed national average

A new report from the Southern Regional Education Board shows new graduation data suggesting that both Maryland and Virginia outperform the nation as a whole in both entering and exiting college. Maryland's college graduation rate stands at 65 percent, and...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  Maryland higher education, Virginia higher education, college completion rates, college entrance rates, college graduation rates

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/06/2010

U-Va., William and Mary grad rates are nation's best

Updated 12/7 with Chronicle citation corrected. The University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary rank one and two in the nation among public research universities for their graduation rates, according to an analysis of new federal data...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  Maryland college graduation rates, UVA graduation rate, Virginia college graduation rates, William Mary graduation rate, college completion rates, college graduation rates

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Md. community colleges pledge more graduates

Leaders of Maryland's 16 community colleges pledged Friday to increase the number of degrees they award by nearly two-thirds by 2025, part of a state and national movement to raise the college completion rate. The "Promise to Act," signed by...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  American Graduation Initiative, Maryland community colleges, college completion, community college graduation completion

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 11/16/2010

A new name for College of Notre Dame

Leaders of the College of Notre Dame on Tuesday announced a name change to Notre Dame of Maryland University, effective in September 2011. College President Mary Pat Seurkamp debuted the new name at a meeting on the Baltimore campus. "'Notre...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:26 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marketing, Marketing | Tags:  College of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Maryland University, Notre Dame name change

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/09/2010

UMB inaugurates new president

The University of Maryland, Baltimore inaugurated Jay Perman as its sixth president Tuesday morning in a ceremony at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre. Perman was appointed president of the oldest University System of Maryland campus July 11. He previously chaired the department...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  Jay Perman inauguration, UMB inauguration, University Maryland inauguration

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Texas students oppose tuition break for illegal immigrants

The Student Senate at Texas A&M University last week registered its opposition to a bill in the Texas legislature that would give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. The students voted 41 to 28 for a bill that opposes the state...

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Public policy, Public policy, Public policy, Public policy, Public policy | Tags:  Texas A&M immigrants bill, Texas tuition immigrants, illegal immigrant college tuition, illegal immigrants college Maryland

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/27/2010

GOP lawmaker asks whether Montgomery College is breaking law

A Republican state delegate is asking Maryland authorities to investigate whether Montgomery College is breaking the law by allowing illegal immigrants to enroll as county residents and therefore obtain lower in-county fees. Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore County) called a...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Public policy, Public policy, Public policy, Public policy, Public policy | Tags:  Montgomery College, Pat MDonough, college tuition in-state immigrants, illegal immigrant college tuition, illegal immigrants college Maryland

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 09/14/2010

New U-Md. president gives $100,000 to university

Incoming University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and his wife Barbara have pledged $100,000 to help U-Md. students with financial needs stay in school, according to chief university spokesman Millree Williams. According to an announcement posted late Tuesday, the...

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:30 PM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Aid | Tags:  UMD president gift, University of Maryland, University of Maryland Loh gift, Wallace Loh

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Antiabortion exhibit comes to U. of Maryland

Antiabortion activists at the University of Maryland are hosting a two-day exhibit on campus called the Genocide Awareness Project, a photo mural with 16 panels, each measuring 6-feet by 12-feet and depicting an aborted fetus. The point is to portray...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students | Tags:  Genocide Awareness Project, UMD abortion exhibit, UMD abortion pictures, University of Maryland abortion exhibit, anti-abortion University Maryland

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 08/18/2010

New U-Md. President Loh: 'Go Terps!'

The newly appointed president of the University of Maryland made his first appearance in College Park on Wednesday, and offered himself as an example of the American dream fulfilled through education. Born in Shanghai and raised partly in Peru, Wallace...

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  UMD Loh, UMD president, University Maryland presidential search, Wallace Loh

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 08/16/2010

U-Md. names new president: Iowa provost Loh

Updated with Tuesday's developments. Wallace D. Loh, provost at the University of Iowa, has been appointed president of the University of Maryland, university officials announced Tuesday. Loh will take the lead of Maryland's flagship public university Nov. 1, replacing C.D....

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:39 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Dan Mote, UMD president, University Maryland president, Wallace Loh

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/20/2010

USM's Kirwan: No Pay Cut

Well, here's something you don't see too often in a newsroom. We publish something flattering about a source. He says it's not true and asks for a correction. We reported in Tuesday's paper the latest survey of executive compensation for...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Publics, Publics, Publics | Tags:  Executive compensation, University System of Maryland, higher education finance