Education

4:47pm

Mon January 12, 2015
College Enrollment

Enrollment drops at Va. public colleges; universities

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new report shows enrollment is down at more than half of Virginia's public colleges and universities in the current academic year.

The report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia says fall enrollment declined at eight of the state's 15 four-year schools, compared to fall 2013.

Total head count dropped from 214,667 students to 213,718. It's the first year-to-year decline in enrollment since 1994.

During the same period, enrollment at private, nonprofit four-year institutions rose from 131,910 students to 135,910.

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4:41pm

Mon January 12, 2015
Education Ads

Md. teachers' union launches ads to protect school funding

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland teachers' union is launching a petition drive to protect strong investments in schools.

The Maryland State Education Association is kicking off a radio ad campaign and online petition drive on Monday. The ad will run for two weeks in Baltimore, the District of Columbia and other parts of Maryland.

The campaign is calling on Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and state lawmakers to not cut school funding.

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3:54pm

Fri December 19, 2014
umes-vice presidents named

UMES names two senior administrators to vice president posts

Veteran fund raiser Stephen L. McDaniel (left) has been named vice president for institutional advancement, and Patrick R. Liverpool has also been named provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Credit UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -– Two senior advisers who were serving in an interim capacity have been named to leadership posts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore by President Juliette B. Bell. 

Veteran fund raiser Stephen L. McDaniel is Bell’s choice for vice president for institutional advancement, the office responsible for generating external funding and community support for university endeavors. McDaniel signed on in the fall of 2013 as a UMES administrator and emerged as the top candidate for the job following a national search. 

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4:34pm

Wed December 17, 2014
UMass President

UMass president leaving for post in Maryland

BOSTON (AP) — University of Massachusetts president Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by James Shea, chairman of the USM Board of Regents. Caret will begin his new post on July 1, 2105.

Caret has served as president of the five-member UMass system since January 2011. He previously served as president of Towson University in suburban Baltimore, part of the University of Maryland system.

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4:30pm

Wed December 17, 2014
UMass President

UMass president has discussed job in Maryland

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts says its president, Robert Caret, is in talks about a possible top job with the University of Maryland.

Caret has served as president of the five-member UMass system since January 2011. He previously served as president of Towson University in suburban Baltimore.

UMass spokeswoman Ann Scales said Wednesday that Caret has not resigned, but has told university officials that he's had discussions with the University of Maryland system about becoming its chancellor.

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