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In 2008, the University of Maryland developed a comprehensive and bold 10-year strategic plan, “Transforming Maryland: Higher Expectations.” In the years since, we have experienced a remarkable rise in accomplishment and reputation. By any measure, our University is now one of the nation’s front-rank public research universities. New opportunities now promise even greater attainments, and we will continue on our path to be considered “equal to the best” among all universities in the world.

Moving Mountains, Going Places

As the spring term ends, I look back with pride at the contributions and accomplishments of this university’s students over the past year.

A new year with exciting changes

The start of a new school year is a transcendent moment, alive with possibility and dreams to fulfill. The 155th academic year at this university brings new talent, new educational programs, new facilities and a new era of Big Ten athletic competition and academic collaboration.

Interview (Kojo Nnamdi Show): Reimagining College Park

Ask alums what they like least about the University of Maryland and they’ll likely say Route 1. The road cuts through campus and is known for its dive bars and low-rent businesses just north and south of the school.

Left at the Altar by the Corcoran, University of Maryland has new partner in the arts

After being jilted by the Corcoran Gallery last year, the University of Maryland has found a new partner in the arts — the Phillips Collection.

University of Maryland's new partner in the arts

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.

University of Maryland to honor Parren Mitchell with building dedication

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.

University of Maryland to Honor Pioneering Black Congressman

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.

President Loh Promises University of Maryland Will be a Top Public Research University

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh made his intentions clear when he delivered his State of the Campus address Wednesday:

President Loh: Recommendation on Byrd Stadium Naming

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.

Thank you and Annapolis update

As we start the first full week of the spring semester, stormy weather has retreated and given way to a somewhat promising fiscal forecast from Annapolis. 

First, I would like to express—on behalf of the entire University—our appreciation to the hundreds of people from across the campus whose unfailing dedication and hard work kept the University operating and safe during the Blizzard of 2016.

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