Category: University of Maryland

Council to Support UMD’s RISE Zone Application

At next week’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss drafting a letter in support of the University of Maryland’s application to be a Qualified Institution for purposes of the Maryland Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone program. The RISE Zone program was created in 2014 to maximize institutional assets and encourage investment and job […]

Saturday May 16th, 2015 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

University Proposes to Build Child Care Center at Calvert Rd Site

Carlo Colella, Vice President of Administrative Affairs at the University of Maryland, came to last Tuesday’s City Council meeting to make a presentation about possible use of the city’s Calvert Road facility as a site for day care available to UMD staff and College Park residents. The city has owned this property for about 20 […]

Thursday May 14th, 2015 in City Council, University of Maryland | No Comments »

This Saturday – Maryland Day 2015

The 17th Annual Maryland Day will take place on the University of Maryland campus this Saturday, April 25 from 10AM – 4PM College Park residents are invited to the University of Maryland celebration to participate in more than 400 free events and exhibits across the entire campus! To view the full Maryland Day schedule, visit […]

Thursday April 23rd, 2015 in Announcements, University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMD Seeking Input on Sale of Alcohol at Athletic Events

[The University is seeing input about the sales of alcohol at their athletics events. Please see below for more] Last spring, a student proposal to permit the sales of alcohol beverages at Maryland athletic events was submitted to President Loh and the University Senate. The proposal was forwarded to the Athletic Council, a group that […]

Tuesday April 14th, 2015 in Announcements, University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMD to Seek Council Comments About 2025 Strategic Plan

Representatives from UMD’s Center for Leadership & Organizational Change will be at the meeting this Tuesday to discuss UMD’s 2015 – 2025 strategic plan. The Center is currently collecting data for the “vision” section of the University’s Strategic Plan from a number of key stakeholder groups. for use by President Loh’s Flagship 2020 Commission. The College Park City […]

Sunday April 5th, 2015 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMD Announces Campus-wide Hiring Freeze

Tough time is ahead for the University Maryland. This week, the University president Dr. Loh has announced a campus wide hiring freeze. The University’s operation is funded by the State of Maryland, which is facing a budget shortfall of $300 million this year. This will grow $650 million next year, and possibly $2 billion in 2020. […]

Friday December 12th, 2014 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

Students Present Complete Street Study on College Park’s Streets

Today, a group of high school students presented the results of complete street in the College Park Council Chambers. The faculty adviser and the graduate student coordinator introduced the project and students, and the students gave about a 20-minute presentation / PowerPoint of their findings. This was followed by a question and answer session. The […]

Thursday July 31st, 2014 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

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.

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