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Police ID student arrested, banned from Goucher College for allegedly drawing swastikas, racist graffiti

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A view of the campus at Goucher College. Photo by Rob Coyle, via Flickr.

Baltimore County police have arrested a Goucher College student who they say drew swastikas and racist graffiti and wrote the names or dorm numbers of black students–including his own–in bathroom stalls on two different occasions this past month.

Goucher College president José Bowen to step down in June 2019

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Outgoing Goucher College president José Bowen. Photo courtesy of Goucher College.

After four years at the helm of Goucher College in Towson, José Bowen announced today in an email to the campus community and alumni that he’s stepping down after the current academic year.

Goucher College cutting nearly a dozen paths of study, including music, art and math programs

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A view of the campus at Goucher College. Photo by Rob Coyle, via Flickr.

In what Goucher College has dubbed an “academic revitalization,” the Towson liberal arts institution is eliminating a half-dozen programs in which students can major or minor—including in music, mathematics, physics, and elementary and special education, among others—as well as paths of study for arts, languages and religion.

Meet Ziv Friedwald – Campus Fellow at Johns Hopkins University

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In partnership with The Associated’s global partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, each year the Associated provides support for four young Israelis to work as key members of the Hillel staff at Hopkins, Towson University, Goucher College and University of Maryland, College Park. Israel Campus Fellows provide opportunities for students to discuss and form connections with an Israeli, educated and inspire students to forge enduring commitments to Israel.

‘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

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.

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