College, Inc.: the University of Maryland


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 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 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 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 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 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 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