The Answer Sheet: University of Maryland

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 10/12/2010

U-Md. marching band wins $25,000 challenge with 'Book em Danno'

The University of Maryland marching band wins $25,000 for its ability to spell out "Hawaii Five-0" and "Book em Danno." If you don't know what that means, you have never watched Hawaii Five-0, the old series or the new one.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:08 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  University of Maryland | Tags:  000, band challenge, book em danno, hawaii 5 0, hawaii five-0, maryland $25, maryland marching band, maryland wins, maryland wins $25, um marching, umaryland wins, university of maryland

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010

Social media addiction: Worse than you think

So 200 University of Maryland students agreed to go without social media for 24 hours--no cell phones or computers--and their reaction was akin to drug withdrawal. I don’t know if these students are clinically addicted or not, but anybody who remembers enjoying life before the cell phone was invented may find some of the student's blog posts disturbing because they reveal thinking that is markedly narrow, unimaginative and too often historically obtuse.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research, Research, Research | Tags:  University of Maryland, kids addicted to technology, kids addicted to video, research, social media, social media experiment, technology

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/16/2010

Terps Coach Williams: Keep college advising to yourself

Terrapins Coach Williams commits a technical foul when he reacts negatively to an annual study that showed that the University of Maryland at College Park has the lowest graduation rate--8 percent--among the 65 teams in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  University of Maryland | Tags:  NCAA, Terps, University of Maryland

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/09/2009

WHY IT MATTERS: Porn Movie Tests University Leaders

The Answer Sheet bets that setting policy about pornographic movies is not the first thing you would think higher education administrators would be wrestling with at the start of a new year. But at the University of Maryland at College...

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  Maryland legislature, college park, free speech, higher education, pornography, university of maryland