With the new school year at Towson University and UMBC comes a new way for people to crack down on college parties. Read More →
If you still think of virtual reality as something that involves bulky goggles and awkward holograms, think again. The cutting edge of VR today involves hybrid environments, where the virtual and the actual coexist (and interact). And thanks to a major grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of professors from UMBC is embarking on a quest to build a state-of-the-art virtual reality environment right in our own back yard. Read More →
It’s time to plan for camp. Hooray! We’ve come a long way from the days of Camp Wabeewawa <—literally the name of a sleep-away camp in White Mountains of New Hampshire in the 1930s. However, there is still Band Camp. There will always be a Band Camp, and stories from Band Camp. (Fist pump! Fellow glockenspielers!)
The Ravens advanced in the AFC playoffs over the weekend, leaving football fans daydreaming about another Lombardi Trophy. The Terps’ basketball team has only one loss, meaning a March Madness run may soon be in their future. But amid all the well-marketed hype, let’s not forget the area’s other dynasty: the UMBC chess team. Read More →
It’s the time of year that college administrators and admissions officials have been waiting for: the annual release of U.S. News’s college rankings. Even as the whole idea of rankings had been heavily criticized, and despite other magazines trying to steal the glory by developing their own lists, the U.S. News list remains a focus for students and administrators alike. Here’s how local schools measured up this year:
I love commencement season — not just because of the caps and gowns and excitement in the air, but also because it’s the time of year when local universities bring famous (or, well, semi-famous) folks to town to deliver the commencement address. While none of the speakers announced so far rivals Ira Glass (who spoke at Goucher in 2012), they make for an intriguing mix:
Johns Hopkins: Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube. Why this is cool: She’ll be just the fifth woman to serve as Johns Hopkins’ graduation speaker since 1974.
Stevenson: ABC News Anchor Byron Pitts, who you may recognize from his reporting appearances on Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20. Or from Morgan State’s 2013 commencement speech. Why this is cool: He’s a native Baltimorean!
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