Md. cyberbullying bill draws mother’s praise, ACLU’s scorn

Legislation to expand Maryland’s law against cyberbullying of youngsters drew praise Tuesday from the mother of a child driven to suicide but scorn from a First Amendment advocate who said the statutory expansion would violate free speech. (Daily Record)

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SU athletics starts petition for new gymnasium

In the past few years, Salisbury University’s East Campus has undergone a roughly $40 million transformation with their new athletics facilities. Add the new Guerrieri Academic Commons, and Salisbury has seen many new developments to meet the needs of an expanding student population. While these projects have taken place, one well-known building has remained at the heart of student activity — Maggs Physical Activities Center. Built in 1977, Maggs has undergone wear and tear, seen banners raised and watched as new generations have walked through its doors. Now, a petition from Salisbury athletics staff members says the time to move on from their main indoor facility might be just over the horizon. (Daily Times)

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AR-15 found in home of Maryland teen who brought handgun to school, prosecutors say

Police in Maryland found an AR-15 assault-style rifle, handguns, tactical vests and a possible detonator device in the home of an 18-year-old honor roll student who last week brought a loaded handgun to school, authorities revealed in court Tuesday. Officers also discovered that the suspect — Alwin Chen, a student at Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County — had previously brought a gun to school and had compiled a “list of grievances against students in the school,” Montgomery Assistant State’s Attorney Frank Lazzaro said. (Wash. Post)

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February 20 // Harford Community College student testifies in support of tuition-free community college legislation

Harford Community College student Giavanna Tserkis recently provided emotional testimony in Annapolis in support of College Promise Programs that would allow eligible state residents to attend Maryland community colleges tuition-free. Gia, who does not qualify for financial aid, described the personal challenge of working three jobs to pay for her college education. (Dagger)

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Governor Larry Hogan tours UMBC

Monday governor Larry Hogan toured the University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus. Hogan was greeted on campus by a big sign, the university's president and a group of students. He was then shown around the campus and taken to the roof of one building with views as far as downtown Baltimore. The governor also took some time to meet with students and faculty. (WMAR-TV)

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Bust of President Obama unveiled at Coppin State University

As Baltimore continues to celebrate Black History Month, Coppin State University is honoring America’s first African American president by cementing his place in history, and on campus. Obama made history in 2008 by becoming the country’s first African American president, and he’s making history again, this time in Baltimore. On this President’s Day, dozens watched as a bronze bust of President Obama was unveiled at Coppin State University. (WJZ-TV)

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Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education prepares for interviews in superintendent search

Carroll County Public Schools continues to move ahead with the process to find its next superintendent, this week preparing for the first round of in-person interviews, the Board of Education announced earlier this week. A total of 14 people applied for the position, BOE President Bob Lord said. Lord could not say how many people made it to the first round of interviews, though the Times is aware of at least one candidate, current County Commissioner Dennis Frazier, R-District 3, who did not move forward to the interview round. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Hood launches new business school

Hood College announced the launch of the George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business on Monday afternoon after a “major” donation from the family. The college is rolling out the rebrand immediately, said David Gurzick, chairman of the economic and business administration department. So, graduates this spring will receive a degree from the Delaplaine school of business, he said. (News-Post)

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