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University System of Maryland urges post-spring break remote instruction, colleges cancel classes to prepare

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University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay A. Perman urged universities to prepare for students to remain off campus for at least two weeks after the end of spring break, during which time instruction should be given remotely.

“The health of our students, faculty, and staff is my paramount concern as the University System of Maryland (USM) develops protocols in response to the coronavirus outbreak,” Perman said in a statement Tuesday. “Our recommendations align with those of our public health experts, and we’re prepared to adapt our protocols quickly as circumstances change.”

Towson-based InferCabulary app uses visuals, context clues to teach vocabulary words

An example of what users can find on the InferCabulary app, including a vocabulary word, related pictures and their accompanying captions. Image courtesy of InferCabulary.

A visual vocabulary-learning app that is looking to change the way students learn and comprehend language recently received a $250,000 joint investment from the University System of Maryland’s Momentum Fund, which supports early-stage companies.

InferCabulary, an app developed by speech and language pathologists Beth Lawrence and Deena Seifert, displays one vocabulary word at a time, accompanied by a collection of pictures, and has students infer a definition for that word based on context clues in the images.

Dougherty Shoes: What’s on the inside matters


Baltimore native Colin Dougherty launched his new summer shoe collection by blowing up a propane tank surrounded by old loafers. 

Meet Ziv Friedwald – Campus Fellow at Johns Hopkins University


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.

Baltimore Blast schedule championship celebration for this Friday

The Baltimore Blast celebrate their third straight championship. Image via Facebook.

Following the team’s victory over the Monterrey Flash in the Major Arena Soccer League championship game, the Baltimore Blast are hosting a party to celebrate their three consecutive league titles at SECU Arena this Friday at 7 p.m.

Event Pick: The Baltimore Blast Battle Harrisburg Heat for JFX Supremacy

Credit: Brandon Weigel

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have the Battle of the Beltway. Well, the local arena soccer equivalent is the Battle of I-83, between the Baltimore Blast and Harrisburg Heat. And hey, at least the highway in question actually connects the two cities in this instance.

Police: Woman Faked Armed Carjacking Report at Towson Town Center

Towson Town Center

Police in Baltimore County have charged a Parkville woman with essentially wasting their time with an elaborate report of an attempted gunpoint carjacking at the mall last week.