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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.

State Revenue Shortfalls and Impacts on UMD

In the months ahead, we will likely face budget challenges. The State of Maryland anticipates shortfalls in revenue this fiscal year of $300M, projected to grow to $650M next fiscal year.

UMD Responses to State-Mandated Budget Cut

Last month, I alerted you that we face budget challenges. The State of Maryland now anticipates a deficit of about $750M that is projected to rise to $1B, if no spending adjustments are made.

Update: State Budget Deficits and UMD budget cuts

I write to update you on how the state's budget shortfalls will affect the University and each of us individually.

University of Maryland President to Become Chair of Charter School with University Ties

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will become chair of the College Park Academy, a Prince George’s County charter school with ties to UMd, after a state senator recently stepped down from the position.

Creating Our Future

As we all make sacrifices to help close the State's large structural deficit, we must also work together to create our University's future.

An Important Statement from President Wallace Loh

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the University of Maryland became aware of an email dated January 2014, 15 months ago. The vulgar language in the email expresses views that are reprehensible to our campus 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.


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