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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

Words matter

The joys of spring break do not erase the pain all of us have felt in the past few days. It was caused by the revelation of an email that one of our students, a fraternity member, wrote last year.

Statement of the President

The entire University of Maryland community mourns the passing of Mr. A. James Clark.

Rising above odious words

The University's Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct, with the support of the University's Police Department and the Prince George's County Police Department, has concluded its investigation of an abhorrent email that was racist, sexist, and misogynist in condoning non-consensual sexual conduct.

Report on 2015 MD General Assembly: support for higher education

The funding for all these projects comes from bonds that the State sells to investors and from philanthropic gifts—moneys that can only be used for these capital purposes and not for operating expenses.

A teachable moment

Last week, Student Entertainment Events Productions (SEE), an independent student group on campus, announced its decision to postpone a screening of the film American Sniper that was scheduled for early May.

Updates

Today, Governor Hogan extended a 2% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to state employees into the next fiscal year (begins July 1, 2015), funded by the $68M approved by the General Assembly.

Creating new opportunities for UMD in East Asia

Just back from a 10-day visit to universities, businesses, and government organizations in Seoul and Beijing as part of Governor Hogan's trade mission, I would like to share some outcomes and personal impressions—beyond the space limitations of my daily postings on Twitter.

Proposal for beer/wine at venues on a trial basis

After extended and careful consideration, the University has submitted a proposal to the Prince George's County Board of License Commissioners ("Board") for permission to serve beer and wine at UMD athletic venues starting in fall 2015, on a one-year trial basis.

Changing the culture of college drinking

The Prince George's County Board of License Commissioners has approved UMD's request to sell beer at football and basketball games on a one-year trial basis, starting this fall. 

President's Student Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion

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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