Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Thousands gathered in the Comcast Center Tuesday to hear from the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to a packed house Tuesday at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center, touching on everything from shared religious values to eschewing violence to his desire for global demilitarization. The speech, part of the university's Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace series, drew a crowd of some 15,000. Many waited outside of the arena for hours in order to hear from Tenzin Gyatso, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism better known as the Dalai Lama. The wife of the late Egyptian president, Jehan Sadat, was in attendance Tuesday along with Gov. Martin O'Malley, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, and other dignitaries. An advocate for world peace, religious harmony, and scientific discovery, the …
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.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The University of Maryland president lays out administrators' response to last week's shooting in The Diamondback.
In a lengthy column from Thursday's issue of The Diamondback, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh urges state legislators to pass a series of gun control measures proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and vows to expand campus police coverage to off-campus areas frequented by students. Loh's comments come just over a week after two UMD students were killed and another injured in a College Park murder-suicide—an event that "pierced our community’s emotional armor and awakened our vulnerability." "We are a campus family of some 37,000 students and 13,000 faculty and staff," Loh writes. "We must take thoughtful action together." The president outlines several areas of concern and steps the university is taking in the aftermath of the …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
University of Maryland students are among those using apps like Tinder and the charmingly named Bang With Friends.
Thursday, February 14
Jonathan Elbaz Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK - Just in time for Valentine’s Day, thousands of teens and young adults are finally mustering the courage to ask that cute girl or guy, “What do you think about me?” But instead of scoping out the local bar scene or attending a singles’ mixer, these hopeful romantics are turning to new Facebook apps to find love without the fear of rejection. Teams of clever app developers have found a novel technological solution to overcome an age-old dating problem: figuring out whether someone you’re interested in feels the same way. Two increasingly popular apps, Tinder and Bang With Friends, take different approaches to solving that problem. Tinder, launched in September by Hatch Labs, uses location …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Reactions to Tuesday's murder-suicide that left two University of Maryland students dead and a third injured.
Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves across College Park and the University of Maryland. Below, we've collected some of the accounts of and reactions to the shooting, both from Patch's own coverage and from other media outlets following …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
'Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief.'
The University of Maryland Student Government Association issued the following statement in response to Tuesday morning's murder-suicide in College Park: Today, we are shocked and saddened by this morning’s horrific news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief. We encourage the Terp family to come together at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel for a Community Memorial Gathering so we can begin the healing process. The Student Government Association hopes that all community members will seek the help he or she needs to cope with this tragedy. Our peaceful community is shaken when such a violent act is committed so close to home. A list of mental health resources can be found here. Specifically…
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh offered his sympathies and prayers to the victimes and their families in a statement.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh issued the following statement in response to Tuesday Morning's murder-suicide in College Park:
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 …
The 18-year-old University of Maryland student owed a relative money, authorities said.
Prince George's County police say the purported victim of a robbery last week in College Park made up the incident because she owed a relative money. Teshauna Nicole Jones, 18, of the 8100 block of Baltimore Ave. in College Park was arrested Friday and charged with making a false statement to police. Early on the morning of Feb. 5, units responded to the 4500 block of Paint Branch Pkwy. after a report of an armed robbery. According to police, Jones told officers she had been walking westbound away from the College Park Metro station when a man approached her, brandished a gun, and demanded she empty her pockets. Police conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate a suspect. When investigators reviewed surveillence footage from …
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 …