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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.

Last Thursday, the University of Maryland dedicated the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center....Now we have a large and spectacular building, designed for active, collaborative, and technology-enhanced learning and pedagogy, one of the finest of its kind anywhere....Some 12,000 students every day will fill its classrooms, group study spaces, and labs....Thank you to the many donors, state leaders in Annapolis, and members of our UMD community for making possible the offering of an unexcelled education to our students. 

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The President's Student Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion has been selected. There were 112 nominations, 40 applications, and 18 selected to participate on the Council.

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As the University of Maryland, College Park weighs whether to rename its football stadium — which now honors an influential but segregationist early campus president — the school is renaming an academic building for Maryland's first African-American congressman.

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The partnership announced this week between the University of Maryland and the Phillips Collection in Washington is one of those happy institutional marriages that brings substantial benefits to both partners.

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