Friday, April 12, 2013
Five teams made their philanthropic pitches for a chance at a $5,000 grant.
Jocelyn Rubin Capital News Service For the second year in a row, the University of Maryland School of Public Policy hosted the Do Good Challenge finals. After seven weeks of philanthropic work, five final teams presented their projects to a team of celebrity judges, including actress Fran Drescher and Olympian Carl Lewis, in hopes of winning $5,000 for their cause. However, Dr. Robert Grimm Jr., director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Maryland, said the competition is often just the beginning for these students. "The Do Good Challenge is clearly a catalyst," he said. "People don't just make a difference during the challenge. They keep on going and they continue to make a tremendous difference for months and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A university commission is weighing which, if any, teams should be restored.
Wednesday, April 10
Kelyn Soong, Capital News Service University of Maryland officials said Monday they are considering bringing back some of the athletic teams eliminated last year because of a budget deficit. Members of a university commission that includes faculty, students and alumni studying the transition from the ACC to the Big Ten have been meeting since January and will make recommendations to university President Wallace Loh by June 30. The committee will “make recommendations on which, if any, teams that were eliminated should be restored and in what timeline and what order of priority,” Nan Ratner, one of the committee’s vice chairs, said Monday at a public forum to discuss the Big Ten transition. Seven athletic programs were cut last year to …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Lindsey Rodkey gets her kicks by creating special hand-decorated shoes honoring her home team.
University of Maryland student Lindsey Rodkey gets her kicks by creating special hand-decorated shoes honoring her home team.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Local students compete in a non-magical version of a sport made popular by the 'Harry Potter' book series.
Wednesday, March 13
By Ben Oldach, Capital News Service The University of Maryland, along with hundreds of other colleges across the world, has adopted a sport that comes straight from a storybook: Quidditch. Quidditch was played by hundreds of witches and wizards in the magical world created by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. But the sport has been played by non-magical students -- on the ground, not in the air -- since 2005, when the magical game was adapted to the real world by students at Middlebury College in Vermont who were looking for an alternative to bocce ball. “Muggle Quidditch,” as it is known, quickly spread across the world and has found a home at the University of Maryland. The Maryland team is ranked second in the world …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The incident occurred off campus, according to University of Maryland Police.
Update, Feb. 11: Police now say that the victim of the alleged robbery made up the entire incident. Original article: A Univeristy of Maryland student was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning off campus in the area of Paint Branch Parkway and Rhode Island Avenue, University of Maryland Police reported. UMPD learned of an incident after it was reported to the Prince George's County Police around midnight. According to a police report, the victim was walking westbound on Paint Branch Parkway from the Metro station with her headphones on and looking at her phone when a man approached her. He demanded she empty her pockets, police said, brandishing a black handgun. The victim complied and told police the man then reached into her pockets …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Food Recovery Network, founded by UMD student Ben Simon, donates leftover college dining hall food to the hungry.
Tired of seeing uneaten food from his UMD dining hall go to waste when so many in the area were going hungry, Ben Simon decided something needed to be done. So, he and a friend founded The Food Recovery Network. Active on 13 college campuses nationwide, the program helps to come up with ways to distribute uneaten dining hall food, reported MSNBC. The program, Simon told MSNBC, gives students a way to give back, helps universities improve their bottom line by reducing food waste, and helps feed hungry people in the area. According to MSNBC, although The Food Recovery Network began as a project at UMD, after learning that 75 percent of colleges and universities did not have food recovery programs, Simon, with the help of UMD, worked to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It is unclear when Louisville will officially make the move, reports WBAL.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced Wednesday that its chancellors and presidents voted unanimously to approve Louisville as the replacement for UMd., reports WBAL. Maryland recently announced that it would be leaving the ACC for the Big 10 for athletic and academic reasons. This announcement comes on the heels of the lawsuit filed by the ACC on Monday to ensure that UMd. pays the $50M exit fee when it leaves the ACC for the Big 10 in two years. Read the full story here on WBAL.