The UMCP-UMB Merger Discussion – a series

Published between September-December, 2011 for Capital News Service

Throughout the semester at CNS, I kept tabs on the University System of Maryland Board of Regent’s study on a potential merger between the University of Maryland flagship campus, College Park, and the founding campus, Baltimore.

Regents hear progress ‘well under way’ in UMCP-UMB merger studySept. 9

University merger talk gets largely positive campus responseOct. 5

UMCP UMB merger forums end with mixed reviewsOct. 28

USM Regents decline merger, back strategic allianceDec. 9

White House Let’s Move program lets schools snag salad bars

Published on Nov. 23, 2011 – Capital News Service


Four schools in Maryland were awarded grants to fund and operate a salad bar, as part of Michelle Obama’s Salad Bars to Schools Program that focuses on improving school meals to promote better health and nutrition.

Educators work to get more women in math classes

For Capital News Service. Published on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 – Southern Maryland Newspapers


In an effort to get more girls in the Southern Maryland area interested in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM subjects, the College of Southern Maryland held its seventh Women and Math Conference where about 80 young women between 13-21 years old participated in workshops led by women in STEM-related fields.

Maryland interested in No Child Left Behind waiver

For Capital News Service. Published on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 – The Daily Record

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Maryland may apply for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act after President Obama announced that he is allowing states flexibility from the decade-old law in exchange for a more rigorous system that promotes college-and career-readiness.

Dale Kline is not your average teenager

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2011 – The Montgomery Sentinel

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Recent graduate of Richard Montgomery High School, 17-year-old Dale Kline is not your average teenager. For one, she has a strong passion for ceramics, and unlike any 17-year-old, she gets excited about shipments of glaze and can be found hanging out in her studio at VisArts located at Rockville Town Center—even on Friday evenings.