Category: University of Maryland

City, UMD Team Up for a New Live/Work Program

In the last Council meeting, the City Council approved a letter in support of a Community Legacy Grant program at the Department of Housing and Community Development. The program will support the College Park City-University’s proposal to initiate a new Live/Work College Park program. In order for this program to be successful, the College Park […]

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 in City Council, University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMD Responds to Route 1 Traffic Accidents

Here is the message UMD president sent in response to recent tragic incidents on Route 1. April 23, 2014 Dear University of Maryland community: Four serious pedestrian traffic accidents — two of them fatal, all within 10 months — call for urgent action. The anguish of the victims’ grieving family and friends is heart-wrenching. The […]

Thursday April 24th, 2014 in Traffic, University of Maryland | No Comments »

New Registration for City Residents to Get UMD Emergency Alerts

The University of Maryland Police Department is asking College Park residents to register to receive relevant updates at the following address, especially during emergency situations that may occur on UMD’s campus: http://collegeparkmd.gov/government/public_services/umd_alert.php This link only applies to those residents who not affiliated with the University. The UMD Alert system is the channel the UMD Police […]

Thursday April 17th, 2014 in Announcements, University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMD to Extend Credit Monitoring for Security Breach Victims

The University of Maryland is offering four more years of credit monitoring for anyone affected by a computer security breach that compromised hundreds of thousands of personal records. UMD President Dr. Loh made that announcement on UMD’s website: “I have ordered an extension of credit protection services from one year to a full five years […]

Thursday February 27th, 2014 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMd to Expand Concurrent Police Jurisdiction, Student Code of Conduct Boundary

Recently, the University Maryland President has announced that the UMd will expand its concurrent Police jurisdiction into several neighborhood in College Park. The new neighborhoods , where the UMd police will patrol include Lakeland, Crystal Spring, Calvert Hills, and the student housing high rises. In addition to the expansion of police jurisdiction boundary, UMd’s student […]

Thursday September 12th, 2013 in Public Safety, University of Maryland | No Comments »

Residents Asked to Report Incidents Involving Off-Campus UMd Student Misconducts

The University of Maryland recently revised the Code of Student Conduct to include misconduct that occurs off-campus. There was increasing concern over the limitations of the Code to address certain types of misconduct off-campus such as physical assaults, sexual assaults, and acts of hazing. In May 2013, the University Senate voted to approve expansion of […]

Thursday August 15th, 2013 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMd/College Park Welcome Video Goes Live

Recently the University of Maryland and the City of College Park put together a video welcoming the new students and faculty staff to the UMd and the city. Please check it out here and share with others.

Tuesday August 13th, 2013 in Community, University of Maryland | No Comments »

First Lady Speaks in College Park

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to about 600 Bowie State University graduates at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center in College Park. Obama spoke of the importance of a good education and their responsibility after graduation for helping others achieve the same goal.

Sunday May 19th, 2013 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Student Code of Conduct Tonight

At tonight’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss the Student Code of Conduct with a group of University of Maryland officials. They include Andrea Goodwin and Linda Clement from UMD’s Office of Student Conduct and UMD Police Chief Dave Mitchel. Both the City’s Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Workgroup and the Public Safety […]

Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

City Mourns Shooting Victims at Memorial

I joined my Council Colleagues, Mayor and the College Park Community at large last night at the memorial for the shooting victims at UMd’s Memorial Chapel. [Courtesy of the Diamondback]

Wednesday February 13th, 2013 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

Missing UMD Student Found Dead

A University of Maryland student who had been missing since Dec. 19 was found dead inside his vehicle nearly 10 days after his disappearance. Around 10 p.m. Friday, Prince George’s police discovered David Johnathan Scherr, 20, unresponsive inside his Ford Escape parked near Route 197 and Route 450. He was pronounced dead on scene. The […]

Sunday December 30th, 2012 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

One Hundred Years Ago: The Great Fire in College Park

One hundred years ago today, the Maryland Agricultural College suffered a devastating blow when the Barracks and Administration Building burned down in what is now Morrill Quad. As you may have read in Terp magazine or seen on TerpVIsion, the Great Fire of 1912 brought this institution to a crossroads. Its records were lost. Its […]

Thursday November 29th, 2012 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

Group Gets to Work on “One Community, One Vision” Project

A few weeks ago, I took a class with a number of my colleagues on our Council and other council members in a few other cities and municipalities across the country. The class was organized by the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA), that mainly focuses its activities to improve relationship between the University and […]

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