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April 20, 2020 | Grace Mottley

University of Maryland Announces Virtual Commencement Plans

The University of Maryland announced Monday that spring commencement will be held virtually due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In an email to the community, UMD President Wallace Loh detailed steps to provide the class of 2020 with recognition for their graduation. The university will be holding virtual commencement on May 22. The ceremony […]

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April 10, 2020 | Veronica Canales

First University of Maryland Staff Member Dies due to COVID-19

The University of Maryland announced the passing of the first university staff member from complications due to COVID-19. Luckmann Simon, a manager in Dining Services, worked for the University of Maryland for nearly 30 years. In an email sent to the university community, President Loh stated that Simon did not have contact with or serve […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

University of Maryland Plans to Honor Graduating Class Despite Cancelling Spring Commencement

The University of Maryland’s President Wallace Loh announced this morning in a schoolwide email that the school is working on planning an in-person or virtual commencement for the graduating class of 2020. This comes after President Loh wrote in a campus letter last week that there would not be an in-person spring 2020 commencement ceremony. […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

University of Maryland Transitions to Online Instruction For Rest of the Semester

The University of Maryland, among others, will now finish off its semester online. In an email sent by President Wallace D. Loh, he explained the decision to move instruction online for the rest of the semester. The University of Maryland was scheduled to have online instruction for at least two weeks, from March 30 to […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

UMD, Among Other Local Universities, Moves to Online Education

The University of Maryland announced Tuesday that it is moving to an online education system. In an email from Wallace Loh, president of UMD, he advises students to pack their essential belongings when they leave residence halls for spring break from March 16 to March 22. Campus will be closed for students until at least […]

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February 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Dean of Engineering Darryll Pines Named University of Maryland’s Next President

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents announced Wednesday that Dr. Darryll Pines, 55, will be the 34th President of the University of Maryland (UMD). He begins on July 1, and will replace current president Wallace Loh.  Pines has been the dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman […]

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March 1, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will Deliver University of Maryland’s Spring Commencement Address

University of Maryland’s president, Wallace D. Loh, announced Thursday that Michael R. Bloomberg will deliver UMD’s commencement speech on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Xfinity Center in College Park. “He is a champion of education,” said president Loh in a statement. “He has a compelling story to share with the thousands of graduates, and […]

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August 15, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Maryland Athletics: A Point of Inflection

A point of inflection, in math better yet in calculus, is the point where the curve of a data line turns either concave or convex along the tangent line.  In business, it’s a time of significant change in a situation, a turning point. For Maryland athletics, specifically the football program this past weekend’s exposure by […]

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