University housekeepers rally for better wages, working conditions

July 1, 2013

For as long as some housekeepers at the University of Maryland College Park can remember, they have been eating lunch next to mops, brooms, dust pans, and cleaning sprays in tight janitor closets. That's among the working conditions at issue as the $11.50-an-hour housekeepers hold a rally as they are about to open contract negotiations. [...more]

News Comments (5)

University students, administrators are anxious over possible tuition hikes

April 24, 2012

Students and administrators at the state universities are worried that the $50 million cut in the state budget will lead to a double-digit tuition hike. [...more]

Budget, Education, News Comments (7)

University of Maryland College Park, Baltimore campuses approve partnership

March 1, 2012

The University of Maryland’s College Park and Baltimore campuses will be collaborating to “MPower the State” through a new strategic partnership, the Board of Regents voted unanimously on Thursday. The university system has been exploring ways to work more closely after the General Assembly passed a bill last year directing both campuses to look into the possibility of a merger. [...more]

Education, News Comments (0)

Franchot criticizes new College Park president’s home

January 5, 2012

Comptroller Peter Franchot criticized the University of Maryland’s College Park Foundation’s use of $7.2 million to rebuild the university president’s palatial on-campus residence, as he cast the sole vote opposing the demolition of the current home at Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting. [...more]

Board of Public Works, Education, News Comments (4)

University of Baltimore lost track of unused student aid, failed to collect overdue tuition and didn’t verify residency

July 26, 2011

The University of Baltimore lost track of $350,000 in unused loan and scholarship checks, did not take steps to collect overdue tuition, and did not always verify that students were eligible for reduced in-state tuition, according to state auditors. [...more]

Audits and Accountability, News Comments (0)

In-state tuition for illegal immigrants: A dream for some, a nightmare for others

February 17, 2011

Debate over whether young illegal immigrants living in Maryland and graduating from the state’s high schools should get in-state tuition to public colleges rocked an hours-long hearing Wednesday on a bill proposed by Sen. Victor Ramirez. [...more]

Education, News Comments (3) introduces new editors

July 5, 2010 has hired a new associate editor and two contributing editors who bring years of award-winning journalism experience to the news website. Associate editor Megan Poinski has six years of experience covering state-level government, and is a nationally recognized investigative reporter. She is also working toward her master’s degree in information management at the University […] [...more]

Hot Topics, News Comments (1)

Mandel at 90: Being governor today is harder

May 2, 2010

Being governor today is a lot more difficult than it was when he had the job in the 1970s, as Marvin Mandel tells it. But the government, at both federal and state levels, has also grown too large and taxes are too high. Those were some of the observations Mandel offered in a 90-minute interview two days after his 90th birthday last month, in the Annapolis law office where he said he still works five days a week. [...more]

News Comments (0)