Monday, May 20, 2013
Baseball's Iron Man delivered the commencement address Sunday at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
Drawing on his experience with talent, attitude, and success in professional baseball, hall of famer Cal Ripken, Jr. delivered the University of Maryland commencement address Sunday at the Comcast Center in College Park. The "Iron Man"—best known for playing a record 2,632 consecutive games with the Baltimore Orioles—spoke to some 7,000 members of the class of 2013 along with their family, friends, and professors. Recalling his transformation from a headstrong rookie to American League MVP, Ripken urged each student to "thoroughly examine your attitude, to make it positive, and to go forth and make your mark on this world." Ripken, who was raised in Aberdeen, played shortstop and third base for Orioles from 1981 to 2001. He is one of just …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The University of Maryland and Prince George's County Police were investigating.
Update, 6:36 p.m.: University of Maryland Police the report of a person with a gun was unfounded. No weapons were found in the area either, according to UMPD. The all clear has been given for the area. Original report, 6:23 p.m.: Local police agencies are scouring the 4500 block of College Avenue after receiving reports of a person with a gun. The incident is occuring off campus near the University of Maryland, University of Maryland Police tweeted. They warn that residents and students should "be alert if in the area." Prince George's County Police are taking the lead on the investigation.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
It may have been gang-related, police said Monday.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The church needs a successor who can 'create a renewed sense of meaning and hope throughout the Catholic world,' says Gilad Chen.
Monday, February 11
On the heels of this morning's surprising announcement that Pope Benedict XVI would step down from his post, one professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business says the Catholic Church should seek to appoint a successor who can "adapt effectively to current and future crises" and "create a renewed sense of meaning and hope throughout the Catholic world." Gilad Chen, the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and Department Chair, issued the following reaction through UMD Right Now: Leaders play major roles in corporate, religious, and political organizations. They are particularly critical in setting and executing the vision and direction of an organization, but also in helping to shape and …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The incident took place Thursday night near the Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Building.
Authorities say a woman was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night near the University of Maryland's Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Building. According to University of Maryland police, the victim was walking through parking lot around 10:40 p.m. when she was approached by an unknown male. The suspect reportedly pulled out a handgun and demanded the woman's valuables. She complied, handing over cash, gift cards, and other personal items. The man then fled the area on Paint Branch Drive, police said. He was described as wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans, and a covering on his face. Prince Geroge's County police attempted to locate the suspect using a K-9 unit but were unsuccessful. The incident comes less than three days after a …
Prince George's County students taking advantage of value at consistent levels.
The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) was recently named as the 5th "Best Value in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger, trailing only the College of William and Mary, the University of Florida, the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Maryland was ranked 5th for in-state students and 10th for out-of-state. The annual Kiplinger study bases its ranking on a combination of financial factors, including total cost-per-year and cost after need-based aid for in-state students, total cost-per-year and cost after need-based aid for out-of-state students and average debt at graduation. Kiplinger also factors in the schools' admission rates and four-year-graduation rates. Maryland's overall admit rate is 45 …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Baseball's 'Iron Man' will speak to nearly 7,000 graduates at the May 19 ceremony.
Baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. will deliver the 2013 commencement address for the University of Maryland, administrators announced Tuesday. The "Iron Man"—best known for playing a record 2,632 consecutive games with the Baltimore Orioles—will speak to nearly 7,000 graduates plus family and friends at the May 19 ceremony. “I hope that my life experience allows me to impart some wisdom and give [graduates] a message that will serve them as they start their careers," Ripken said in a statement. "While I never attended college, opting to pursue my baseball career after high school, I have great respect for higher education and the great value it brings to young people," he added. Ripken, who was raised in Aberdeen, MD, played shortstop and …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Local grocery store manager and an economics professor weigh in on topic.
As reported by Germantown Patch on Tuesday, a Maryland lawmaker is introducing legislation seeking to raise the state's minimum wage from its current rate of $7.25 per hour to $10.00 per hour by 2015. When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, was passed by Congress, a number of business leaders, including Papa John's CEO John Schnatter expressed concerns over the negative financial effect the law would have on business. Curt Grimm, professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland College Park, said that he expects there to be a "big outcry from the business community—they have to protect their own interests" but is not sure it will rise to the level of resistance to Obamacare. …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The workshop runs on Feb. 2.
The Prince George’s County Public Schools International Student Counseling Office is collaborating with the University of Maryland to host a free college workshop in Spanish for students in Grades 6-12 and their parents. The workshop will be on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland. The program will include the following grade-level workshops facilitated by counselors: The workshop is geared towards Latino students and their families in grades 6-12, but it is open to all families in Prince George’s County. For more information, call 301-445-8460 or visit www.pgcps.org.
The hangout will take place on Feb. 6.
University of Maryland football coach Randy Edsall will host a Google Hangout on national signing day, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., according to a WBOC story. The chat will be moderated by UMD quarterback C.J. Brown. Fans can submit questions to Edsall in advance or during the chat. Questions can be sent via Twitter by using #MarylandFootball, Facebook (Maryland Football and Maryland Terrapins) and email (MarylandFootball@umd.edu). To be a part of the hangout, fans must log into their Google+ account and visiting the Randy Edsell Google+ page. The chat will be posted later on the Maryland football YouTube channel as well.