University of Maryland College Park

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 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Says Student Crisis Fund Has Almost Run Out, Asks for Donations

The University of Maryland (UMD) is asking for donations to its Student Crisis Fund.  The fund helps students who are hit with emergency financial needs, according to its page. The crisis fund usually gets a few requests for assistance per week, but recently has gotten at least 50 per day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UMD Offers All Undergraduate Classes as Pass/Fail

All undergraduate classes at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) will be pass/fail (P/F) for the spring 2020 semester unless the student chooses to receive a letter grade, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin said in a letter Thursday.   The decision comes after the COVID-19 outbreak led the university to cancel in-person […]

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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 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

University of Maryland Confirms First Coronavirus Case

The University of Maryland now has its first case of Coronavirus. A student participating in study abroad in Barcelona, Spain has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the University of Maryland Police Department. The student did not return to College Park upon returning from Spain, and is self-isolating at home outside the state of Maryland. […]

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February 28, 2020 | Veronica Canales

University of Maryland Suspends South Korea Study Abroad Program Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

University of Maryland students studying at South Korea for the semester will have to return to the U.S. The school sent a school-wide email on Tuesday, announcing the suspension of the study abroad program in South Korea. Students in South Korea have received direct communication from the school. Maryland is also closely monitoring the situation […]

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September 24, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Running Back Funk Out For Year Again

For the second straight season, University of Maryland running back Jake Funk (Damascus High School) is out for the year with a torn ACL in his left knee. The redshirt junior from Gaithersburg hurt his knee in the Terps’ last game at Temple on September 14. “Jake played an integral role, not just on offense […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Churchill Grad Dubick’s OT Goal Lifts Maryland Lacrosse in Dramatic Fashion

The Maryland Terrapins are not used to being unseeded in the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament yet that’s exactly the position they found themselves in heading into Sunday’s first round match-up with longtime rival and sixth seeded Towson. The game, played at Johnny Unitas Stadium, was a back and forth affair. The Terps trailed 13-12 late in […]

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May 1, 2019 | Sam Merrill

UMD Chemical Fire Sends 17 to the Hospital

A fire in the University of Maryland Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building this morning hospitalized 17 people. A campus alert sent by University of Maryland Police said, “Individuals were conducting a lab experiment and a chemical reaction caught on fire.” Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesperson, Michael Yourishin, told The Diamondback that the people taken […]

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March 25, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Senator Susan C. Lee

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Senator Susan Lee is the Deputy Majority Whip on Maryland’s State Senate, the first Asian American elected to the State […]

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