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April 12, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Applications for Distinguished African American Scholar Awards Close April 16

The Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators (MCABSE), a non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success of children of African descent, is accepting applications for its Distinguished African American Scholar Awards. MCABSE are looking for students in Montgomery County “committed to leadership in their high schools and communities; passionate and committed to their […]

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March 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Players Chant ‘Let Us Play’ in Protest of Council Disallowing Contact Football Games

Over 100 high school football players, poms participants, their coaches and parents chanted,”Let us play,” Sunday in protest of Montgomery County’s disallowing contact football games due to the pandemic. Gathered in front of the county council building in Rockville, they questioned why soccer and indoor hockey are permitted, but not football. Harrison Loudermilk, a senior […]

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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATED: Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Reading with Montgomery College Postponed

Update (1/27): Amanda Gorman’s virtual poetry reading with Montgomery College has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the college said in a message to students and employees Wednesday. The college said it is corresponding with Gorman’s representatives and is confident a new date will be announced soon. The poetry reading was originally scheduled for […]

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November 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Spiking COVID-19 Cases Forces University of Maryland to Jumpstart Virtual Learning

With spiking COVID-19 cases in the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County, the University of Maryland early Friday afternoon sent an urgent email notifying students, faculty, and staff of changes to the planned virtual start date. University of Maryland President Darryll Pines and University Heath Center Interim Director Sacared Bodison said the decision was […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

University of Maryland Transitions to All Virtual Classes After Thanksgiving Break

Due to concerns over COVID-19 amid rising case numbers across the country, the University of Maryland announced that all courses will transition entirely to online instruction following the Thanksgiving break. University president, Dr. Darryll Pines, notified students and faculty of the decision in a message to students and faculty on Thursday. “Like many of you, […]

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September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College Graduation 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.  She attended Little Flower School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart before enrolling at Stanford. Ledecky said she majors in psychology and minors in political science. “I know there’s an election joke with that one […]

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August 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Stay Mostly Virtual Until Spring Break 2021

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard announced Monday that instruction will remain mostly virtual until at least the end of spring break in March 2021.  Pollard said in a statement that summer enrollment shows that students like the virtual model and the flexibility it offers. Spring classes will be seven weeks long instead of 15. […]

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August 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Coronavirus Advisory Team Details Plan for Limited On-Campus Classes

Most classes at Montgomery College this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and biotechnology may have very limited on-campus lab sessions. The semester begins Aug. 31 and ends Dec. 20. The college already announced that the winter session, which begins Dec. 21 and ends Jan. 22, 2021, will be virtual. […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Offering Live FAQ Event Thursday

Montgomery College is offering a live virtual event Thursday at 2 p.m. to answer frequently-asked questions about the fall semester.  Residents can watch live on Facebook and YouTube. Most classes this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and health sciences may have on-campus lab sessions. The semester begins Aug. 31 […]

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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

University of Maryland Will Begin Fall Semester With Two Weeks Virtual Learning

The University of Maryland (UMD) will begin the fall semester with two weeks of all-virtual instruction, President Darryll Pines announced Monday.  “I know this two-week delay is disappointing, but it will permit us to phase in the resumption of on-campus activities and allow us to implement campus-wide virus testing, as outlined below,” he said in […]

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