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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski to Speak at Friends Oct. 10

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UMBC President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III will share his insights on the Future of Education in a live interview with Emmy Award-winning WJZ-TV news anchor Mary Bubala-Smith on Tuesday evening, October 10, 7 pm, at the Friends School of Baltimore Forbush Auditorium

Baltimore County Has a New Law Targeting ‘Unruly’ College Parties

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Let's make sure this doesn't get unruly.
Let’s make sure this doesn’t get unruly.

With the new school year at Towson University and UMBC comes a new way for people to crack down on college parties.

UMBC to Build Giant Virtual Reality Environment

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If you still think of virtual reality as something that involves bulky goggles and awkward holograms, think again. The cutting edge of VR today involves hybrid environments, where the virtual and the actual coexist (and interact). And thanks to a major grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of professors from UMBC is embarking on a quest to build a state-of-the-art virtual reality environment right in our own back yard.

School’s out for the summer — almost.

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Gilman Summer Camp
Gilman Summer Camp

It’s time to plan for camp. Hooray! We’ve come a long way from the days of Camp Wabeewawa <—literally the name of a sleep-away camp in White Mountains of New Hampshire in the 1930s.  However,  there is still Band Camp. There will always be a Band Camp, and stories from Band Camp. (Fist pump! Fellow glockenspielers!)

Week in Review: 10 Baltimore Stories You Might’ve Missed

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meangirlsOh, the perils of instant communication. With one click, you’re getting canned unicorn meat in an hour. The next, you’re off the team for threatening the freshmen.

UMBC Coach Gets Caught Up in Threat Scandal

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Earlier this week, five UMBC lacrosse players were suspended after violent statements they’d made about their younger teammates were made public. Now the team’s coach is facing scrutiny as well.

The UMBC Chess Team is Final-Four Bound, As Usual

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UMBC's Niclas “The Dark Knight” Huschenbeth (left) at the Pan-Am championships (UMBC)
UMBC’s Niclas “The Dark Knight” Huschenbeth (left) at the Pan-Am championships (UMBC)

The Ravens advanced in the AFC playoffs over the weekend, leaving football fans daydreaming about another Lombardi Trophy. The Terps’ basketball team has only one loss, meaning a March Madness run may soon be in their future. But amid all the well-marketed hype, let’s not forget the area’s other dynasty: the UMBC chess team.

Want to Be Rich? Don’t Go to Hopkins–And Other Weird Lessons From the DB College Rankings

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If you want further evidence that college rankings don’t make a whole lot of sense, check out the Daily Beast’s annual list of the country’s best colleges.