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“We Are DeVos-stated”: UB Students Protest Slated Commencement Speaker

Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

As could have been expected, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s invitation to speak at University of Baltimore’s winter commencement stirred up controversy. On Monday, UB students staged a protest of the would-be speaker with signs that read “#neverDeVos” and “We are Devos-stated,” according to reporting from WTOP.

“Good God!” Tomorrow — Book of Job Sendup Jokes Dark



Looking for a cultural bargain? Catch the sure-to-amuse staged reading of University of Baltimore prof, playwright, and fiction writer Jonathan Shorr’s short play “Good God!” tomorrow night, June 13, in the Wright Theater in the Student Center at UB as final chapter of the Emerging Voices performance series. Steve Satta directs. The event is free, open to the public, and starts at 7 p.m. Shorr serves as the interim division chair of Applied Behavioral Sciences at UB – he’s also very funny, as you’ll see below.

I talked to the writer about his play and his passion for the craft.

    Keys: A Short Story by Kimberley Lynne



    As UB grad student Kimberley Lynne illustrates in this short story excerpted from her MFA thesis, “The world of Hamilton is thick with surprise.”

    “Don’t I know you?” the Key Maker asks me. He’s even shorter than I am and built like a fireplug. He needs a step stool to reach the key templates hanging over his work station. He has stubby fingers and a halo of fine hair.

    I’m glad I’m unwashed and wearing baggy clothes; sometimes it’s easier not to look pretty. I don’t have the emotional fortitude for conversation; a sob lurks in the back of my throat, threatening to rise. People who need key copies hover in some transitional zone between lovers or roommates; the Key Maker should respect our code of silence.

    Attn. Entrepreneurs: UB/Towson M.B.A. Lands Prestigious Ranking



    The UB/Towson joint M.B.A. program got some great ink in January when it was named #58 nationwide by reputation-maker U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of Best Online Programs — additionally, the UB/Towson M.B.A. is the only online M.B.A. program in the entire state to be rated by the publication.

    What’s so special about their stay-at-home business degree?