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The University of Maryland is a proud family over 325,000 strong. To realize our ambitions, to continue Maryland’s ascendancy, to truly make a difference in our world, we will invite alumni, family, friends, public and private partners to join us to Discover New Knowledge, Inspire Maryland Pride, Transform the Student Experience and Turn Imagination into Innovation.

I would like to let you know of a bill just introduced in the Maryland Senate that could have a positive impact on our campus. If enacted into law, it would create a much stronger partnership between our campus and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, making fuller use of our complementary strengths.

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I have recommended to the Board of Regents that the name of "Byrd Stadium" be changed to "Maryland Stadium." The Board will consider this request at its December 11 meeting.

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This Thursday, December 3, at 2 p.m., the University will officially dedicate the Art-Sociology Building as the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building in memory of the late congressman and civil rights leader who desegregated our campus. Everyone is welcome.

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On Tuesday, I outlined a path forward for our University in the annual State of the Campus address to the University Senate.

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In a move that brings recognition to a civil rights movement pioneer, the University of Maryland, College Park will rename one of its academic buildings for the late Parren J. Mitchell, the state’s first African-American congressman.

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