Tag: University System of Maryland
Rutherford, Franchot question single-bid $634M health insurance contract, minority business participation
Comptroller Peter Franchot and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, standing in for Gov. Larry Hogan, once again criticized state agencies’ procurement processes at the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday, challenging a Maryland Transit Administration health insurance single-bid contract.Read More
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.Read More
Administrators from the University System of Maryland delivered impassioned and at times confusing testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development on Wednesday in response to recommended budget cuts.Read More
Determining how many of the 148,000 students at Maryland’s public universities can be counted as non-residents is worth more than $100 million to the University System of Maryland.
Of those full- and part-time students, about 34,000 are not Maryland residents and pay two to three times as much in tuition, according to university data.Read More
The state’s higher education system will have to rely on short-term options to continue a years-long educational progress study, thanks to a recent grant rejection.
The national Department of Education last month rejected an expanded proposal from the University System of Maryland to measure student progress from kindergarten beyond college, in order to evaluate Maryland’s school systems. Legislators nationwide have made tweaks to their educational systems to seem more attractive to judges who award shares of the $3.4 billion Race to the Top stimulus fundingRead More
University officials reported Wednesday that the textbook affordability law passed last year has lowered student costs.Read More
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