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‘Walking in Antarctica’: Artist Helen Glazer Presents Images from Tour

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A work by Helen Glazer at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery this month.

In 2015, artist Helen Glazer spent seven weeks exploring the Antarctic wilderness with her camera, studying ice formations and the complex interactions between wind, water and sun that sculpt the region’s frozen landscape. Her resulting exhibition of photographs and sculpture, entitled “Walking in Antarctica,” is now on view at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery through Dec. 18.

Goucher Isn’t Raising Tuition For the First Time Ever

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Goucher College

College has gotten more and more expensive gradually, and there are lots of reasons to explain the change over time. But at a lot of private schools, the rising cost can be traced to a specific date every year when an announcement comes out that tuition is increasing. This year, Goucher College is putting the brakes on that annual ritual.

Local Universities Are Changing Policy on Freshman Year Grades

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For years now, first-year undergraduate students haven’t had to worry too much about their grades during their first semester at college. That’s because the university followed a policy known as “covered grades,” which keeps first-semester grades out of GPA calculations and off student transcripts. By essentially making first semester pass/fail, advocates of covered grades say, students can find their footing during the difficult first few months of college, without stressing out too much about their specific test scores.

Black Lives Matter activist to speak at Goucher

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alicia1catch of the day fish (2)Baltimore has one Black Lives Matter activist in the mayoral election. Next week, Goucher College will host one of the originators of the movement.

U.S. Cabinet Officials Introduce Pell Grants to Prisoners at Goucher

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Goucher College
Goucher College

Washington went to Baltimore once again on Friday, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a new push to make federal grants that pay for college once again available to prisoners.

After 13 Years, Goucher’s President Steps Down

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A couple of months ago, MICA’s longtime president Fred Lazarus announced that he planned to step down as of May 2014; this week, Goucher College’s president, Sanford J. Ungar, announced his plans to do the same. Ungar, who’s helmed the school for the past 13 years, didn’t give an official reason for his resignation, the Baltimore Sun reports.

UPDATE: Commencement Speaker Extravaganza: Baseball Players, Hollywood Directors, and More!

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Well, we know one person who is not going to be a graduation speaker this year. (That would be Hopkins’s Dr. Ben Carson, who opted not to give the speech at the graduation for the Johns Hopkins Medical School after students protested his homophobic remarks.) Here’s who’s speaking at local schools this year:

This Week in Research: Flu-Tracking on Twitter and Saying “God”

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Darker red indicates higher reports of flu cases culled from Twitter data. Clearly, 2013 (lower map) is having a more intense flu season that 2012 (upper map).
Darker red indicates higher reports of flu cases culled from Twitter data. Clearly, 2013 (lower map) is having a more intense flu season that 2012 (upper map).

I’m lucky enough to be flu-free as I write this blog post; not so much pretty everyone else in America. (Sorry! Take the Tamiflu, it really works!) Public health researchers at John Hopkins have found a surprisingly useful tool to help them track the disease as it spreads throughout the country, one that works even better than the traditional method of compiling medical information in government databases:  Twitter.

This Week in Research: Gun Control and Surgery Mistakes

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Love ’em or hate ’em, you’ve gotta admit that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is good at what it does:  tenaciously defending Americans’ right to own guns (and lots of them). That’s because the NRA is the model of a successful advocacy association, according to Goucher College political scientist Nina Kasniunas.