Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuition rates and fees for In-county, out-of-county and out-of-state students will all go up next semester.
Students attending the Community College of Baltimore County will have to dig a little deeper next semester. The college will increase fees across the board by 3 percent. Currently, in-county students pay $106 per credit. Out-of-county and out-of-state students pay $202 and $303 respectively. Under the new tuition rates, those costs will increase to $109, $208 and $312 respectively. General services fees will also increase across the board. Currently, in-county students pay $9 per credit. Out-of-county and out-of-state students pay $18 and $27 respectively. The new increases will bring those fees to $10.50, $20.50 and $30.50 respectively. Registration fees will increase from $40 to $50. Graduation fees will increase from $50 to $75. …
Baseball's Iron Man delivered the commencement address Sunday at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
Drawing on his experience with talent, attitude, and success in professional baseball, hall of famer Cal Ripken, Jr. delivered the University of Maryland commencement address Sunday at the Comcast Center in College Park. The "Iron Man"—best known for playing a record 2,632 consecutive games with the Baltimore Orioles—spoke to some 7,000 members of the class of 2013 along with their family, friends, and professors. Recalling his transformation from a headstrong rookie to American League MVP, Ripken urged each student to "thoroughly examine your attitude, to make it positive, and to go forth and make your mark on this world." Ripken, who was raised in Aberdeen, played shortstop and third base for Orioles from 1981 to 2001. He is one of just …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Two Catonsville schools will drop off food and supplies donations at the Maryland SPCA in Baltimore Friday.
Angela McLean said it wasn’t hard to get the Catonsville community to rally behind a good cause. “It seems like if you ask, they’ll do it and ask what else can they do,” she said. “It’s incredible.” McLean, along with students from Catonsville Middle and Hillcrest Elementary schools, plan to drop off a large amount of food and supplies donations at the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Baltimore tomorrow. The donations came from students, parents as well community members, McLean said. My Pet Store and More in Ellicott City also donated $300 worth of supplies. This is the second drive the schools have done for the SPCA. In December, about 30 students, parents and teachers filled six vans with pet food, treats, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A K-9 unit is on the scene as the Baltimore County Police Department searches for a suspect.
Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday in the 5400 block of Dolores Avenue, near the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. The Baltimore County Police Department is at the scene, investigating, according to Julia Hardgrove, department spokeswoman. A K-9 unit is also at the scene. The call came in at 11:28 a.m., Hardgrove said. And the suspect reportedly took a victim's cash, truck keys and cell phone. There were no injuries, she said. The robbery occurred near Sulphur Spring Road, according to a message to UMBC students, by UMBC. "Suspect is 5-feet-8, slim build, black male, wearing a gray sweatsuit, goatee, armed with a silver handgun. Stay alert," states another message at 12:17 p.m. by …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sean McComb was declared the winner at a Monday afternoon ceremony at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.
Baltimore County Public Schools honored Patapsco High School English teacher Sean McComb was honored as the 2013-2014 teacher of the year Monday afternoon. "Sean McComb is a dynamic and creative educator who is an inspiration to both his students and his colleagues," Superintendent Dallas Dance said in a news release. "He used his teachers and education to rescue him from a difficult childhood, and now helps his own students to, in his words, 'achieve, awaken and ascend' We congratulate him and all of our 115 nominated teachers and finalists." McComb, a seven-year educator who also serves as an Advancement Via Individual Determination coordinator, was one of four teachers nominated for the award, according to the release. The win makes him…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The performances are set for May 9-10.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Baltimore County Executive speaks about his outburst with senior citizens who heckled him at a school groundbreaking.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Tuesday used a news conference on rabies shots as an opportunity to joke about a confrontation between himself and seniors who heckled him at a school groundbreaking in Mays Chapel. "Contrary to popular belief, I did have my rabies shot last week at Mays Chapel," Kamenetz said. Attendees of the groundbreaking on Friday and television viewers may have been wondering after video on several news websites showed the executive angrily confronting seniors citizens who came out to heckle him. "Sir let me talk for a second, ok?" an animated Kamenetz shouted at the hecklers. "It's my job to talk and your job to listen right now." [See a short video shot by WMAR television and WBAL TV has a longer cut.] Don Mohler, a …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Baltimore County Public Schools calendar had initially listed the closing date as June 18.
Baltimore County Public Schools announced Tuesday that the last day of classes is June 14. The originial schedule for the school system called for an end date of June 18, according to a news release. But the system is ending the school year early because of the limited number of emergency days off. The last three days of school will be full days under the new schedule, the release states. Under the previous one, the last three days were slated to be half-days.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Kamenetz: "It's my job to talk, your job to listen right now."
UPDATED (5:08 p.m.)—The groundbreaking of a new school in Mays Chapel sparked an angry outburst from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz was on hand Friday for the groundbreaking of a new 700-seat elementary school when he was faced by a group of nearly three-dozen protesters who oppose the school. At least one of the protesters can be heard in a video shot by WMAR television trying to interrupt Kamenetz before the county executive fires back. "Sir let me talk for a second, ok?" Kamenetz shouts back. "It's my job to talk and your job to listen right now." WBAL TV has additional coverage on its website. Don Mohler, a spokesman for Kamenetz, said the county executive became irritated after the protesters, who he described as senior …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The state comptroller criticizes the president of Towson University and compares her to a movie villain.
Comptroller Peter Franchot went "Old School" on Towson University President Maravene Loeschke during a Wednesday meeting. Literally. Before calling for the resignation of Loeschke, the comptroller gave the Towson University president a political tongue lashing in absentia. Then Franchot, the Amherst graduate, dropped in a pop culture reference comparing her to the Dean Gordon "Cheese" Pritchard, head of the fictional Harrison University in the movie "Old School." Pritchard, played by Jeremy Piven, lies and schemes and connives to thwart a group of middle-age men who attempt to start their own fraternity. In this case, Franchot was worked up over how Loeschke choose to tell students she was eliminating the men's baseball and soccer programs…