UB to create program for cybersecurity management

The University of Baltimore plans to create a cybersecurity management master’s program focused on developing cybersecurity leaders. While other schools have graduate cybersecurity programs aimed at areas including technical expertise and policy, the University of Baltimore program will meet what it sees as an unmet demand for leadership and strategy. (Daily Record)

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Bowie State marching band suspended after hazing allegations

Bowie State University has suspended its marching band, just days before a championship game, while it investigates allegations of hazing. The Maryland school and Fayetteville State University play for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football title Saturday in Salem, Va. On Tuesday evening, university officials sent an update to the campus: “Bowie State University is moving as quickly as possible to conclude its investigation of hazing allegations affecting the university bands. We are mindful of the impact of the imposed suspension on band members and the campus community, especially in light of the upcoming championship football game this weekend. We expect to be able to provide more information by Wednesday evening.” (Wash. Post)

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MCPS sends anti-bullying video to students in response to alleged hazing at Damascus High

Montgomery County Public Schools on Monday sent a video to student email accounts about bullying and harassment in response to an alleged incident of hazing at Damascus High School that left five football players facing rape charges. The five junior varsity football players were arrested last week and face multiple charges for an Oct. 31 hazing incident involving four fellow male football players that occurred after school in the boys locker room, according to authorities. (Bethesda)

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Johns Hopkins student raises more than $1M for Tree of Life Synagogue

A Johns Hopkins University graduate student helped raise more than $1 million dollars for the Pittsburgh synagogue where a gunman killed 11 people on Oct. 27 while a group celebrated a baby’s bris. Shay Khatiri started a GoFundMe campaign for the Tree of Life synagogue just hours after the massacre to help support the survivors and the victims’ families. His initial goal was $50,000, but in just 24 hours that goal was met and by Wednesday he had raised more than $1 million. (WJZ-TV)

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November 6 // Who's leading Board of Regents now? Interim chair Gossett has given millions to University of Maryland

The man who could become the next chairman of the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents likes to say that he was such a slow runner, a coach once threatened to time him with a sundial. But Barry Gossett, 78, believes in the transformative power of sports — which is one of the reasons he says it is painful to witness the turmoil in the athletics program of the College Park campus that he likens to another troubled era at the school. “It's almost equal to Lenny Bias,” Gossett says, referring to the Terps basketball star who died of a cocaine overdose in 1986, leading to the departure of high-profile officials and to a university overhaul of the academic standards for athletes. (Balt. Sun)

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Major University of Maryland donor asks Hogan, legislative leaders to support Loh

A donor whose name will grace a new $152 million computer science building at the University of Maryland, College Park has joined the chorus decrying the way the state’s Board of Regents handled the aftermath of a football player’s death. In a letter delivered to Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders Monday morning, Brendan Iribe, the co-founder of Oculus VR, urged the leaders to publicly support college President Wallace D. Loh. The president announced he would retire in June after the regents decided to retain football coach DJ Durkin, although the subsequent outrage led Loh to fire him. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland voters face question on education funding on the ballot

After picking through the list of federal, state and local candidates for office, voters in Maryland will find ballot questions to answer in the voting booth. A “Yes” vote on Question 1 would create a so-called “lockbox” for education using revenues from casinos. “The idea being that proceeds from casino gambling go to one of the most popular functions of government there is: the education of the next generation,” said Bruce DePuyt, senior reporter with Maryland Matters. But, it’s a bit more complex than that. The language of the constitutional amendment requires the governor to use casino money to supplement school spending that’s laid out in the state-mandated funding formula, known as the Thornton plan. (WTOP)

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'Don't Just Vote Here' Initiative Hopes To Get Voters Invested In City Schools

Some great things happen inside city schools, but sometimes the community just doesn't know about them. That's why city advocates hope voters get to know their local schools on Election Day. Beale Friedman, 8, knows exactly what he would want others to know about his school. "Everybody learns here and everybody is healthy, and they're working hard to try their best," the third-grader said. These are the sorts of things you may not know if you're just rushing in to cast your ballot at city schools that serve as polling places on Election Day. (WBAL)

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