Featured, Health and Fitness, Locust Point, Schools

Scott Plank Funds New School Gym for Teachers

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 11:04am

francisscottScott Plank and his wife, Dana DiCarlo, funded a new center to make sure teachers at one Locust Point school get their phys ed. The Teacher Wellness Center at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School draws on a model that thinks of the educators as well as the students, according to a release posted at Read More →


Loyola Blakefield Lacrosse Coach Departs After 13 Seasons

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 1:05pm

Jack Crawford (photo: PressBox)

Jack Crawford (photo: PressBox)

by Maddie Brightman/Pressbox

After 13 seasons, Loyola Blakefield head coach Jack Crawford has decided to hang up his blue and yellow duds. The longtime Dons coach announced his resignation Aug. 13.  Read More →

Featured, Schools

Start School After Labor Day, Says Maryland’s Comptroller

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 10:38am

Peter Franchot. Photo via the Comptroller's Office.

Peter Franchot. Photo via the Comptroller’s Office.

Kids and adults may not always have the same view about when school should start, given one group’s desire to keep summer fun going and the other’s to let someone else handle the daily activity planning. Usually what the adults say goes, but the younger set may have found their ideal grown-up in Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. Read More →

Money & Power, Schools

Under Armour Seeks to Transform the University of Maryland

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 10:17am


Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank graduated from the University of Maryland not too many years ago–and now that Plank is at the helm of the world’s second-largest athletic apparel company, he’s found new ways to give back to his alma mater. Read More →


The Johns Hopkins Class of 2019 Is Smarter Than You

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 21, 2015 11:06am


It’s almost the first day of school, which means the incoming freshman at Johns Hopkins are probably out buying dry erase boards and twin extra-long sheets for their dorm rooms. This was another record-setting admissions year for Hopkins, which has made developing its undergraduate program a cornerstone of its strategy in recent years. Nearly 25,000 people applied, 3,065 were admitted, and 1,310 will be enrolling this fall. They’re an impressive bunch: Read More →


Hopkins Launches Nation’s First Undergrad Minor in Computational Medicine

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 12:05pm


Advancements in medical care increasingly involve computers. Medical technology helps physicians make diagnoses, track symptoms, and analyze outcomes. For the eager undergraduate who wants to be at the forefront of such innovations, Johns Hopkins’s new program of study in computational medicine sounds like a perfect bet. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Is the 16th Best University in the World

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 10:49am

Johns Hopkins University

According to the U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins is the twelfth-best university in the United States; according to the Center for World-Class Universities (which sounds fake but is actually real), the Baltimore-based school is the sixteenth-best in the whole wide world. Put simply: It’s a very good school. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Md. Law School Offers New Course: “Freddie Gray’s Baltimore”

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 10:55am

Francis Care King School of Law. Photo by Frederic C. Chalfant

Francis King Carey School of Law. Photo by Frederic C. Chalfant

The University of Maryland Law School announced a new eight-week course and discussion series beginning in September that “will examine the unrest in Baltimore as well as its causes and possible solutions.”

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Featured, Schools

After 40 Years, Petrides Retires as City Football Coach

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 9:37am

Baltimore City College Knights

George Petrides’s tenure as the coach of Baltimore City College’s football team is longer than the previous 11 coaches’ combined. And now, after a string of wins against rival Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, he figured this was as good a time as any to retire. Read More →

Featured, Giving, Money & Power, Schools

JHU Alums Don’t Give Often–But When They Do, They Give a Lot

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 9:20am

money hand

Last week, Forbes released its annual college rankings. While there are lots of best-colleges lists out there, the Forbes ranking is interesting because of its focus on finances.  Read More →

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