Category: University of Maryland

UMD to Investigate Racial Bias in Police Incident

The University of Maryland President Dr. Loh has released a statement today saying that he has asked the University Police to investigate any possible racial bias in last weekend’s incident, where a number of black students attended and police used pepper spray there. Here is the full statement. May 26, 2016 Dear University of Maryland […]

Thursday May 26th, 2016 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

UMD Asks to Change Paint Branch Avenue’s Name to Campus Drive

The City has recently received a request from the University of Maryland to support their intention submit a request to Prince George’s County to rename Paint Branch Parkway to Campus Drive. Paint Branch Parkway extends approximately 1.6 miles between Baltimore and Kenilworth Avenues, and is located in the municipalities of College Park and Riverdale Park. […]

Sunday January 31st, 2016 in University of Maryland | 2 Comments »

School Is Back – How to Address Noisy Parties

Back-to-school time in College Park has typically been associated with increased incidence of loud parties and other noise problems.  Here is a list of tips Council member Stullich has drafted to address such parties. If noise disturbances are a problem for you, please know that there are steps you can take to get relief.  College […]

Monday August 31st, 2015 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

City to Renew UM-Shuttle Bus Contract

At this Tuesday’s worksession, the City Council will discuss renewing City contract with the UM Shuttle service. Since 2008, the City of College Park and the University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services have had an MOU that allows College Park residents and City employees to use the Shuttle UM. The City issues permits at […]

Welcoming University of Maryland’s New International Students

The University of Maryland (UMD) hosts approximately 4,000 international students on campus who come from over 130 countries. This year, we expect to welcome about 1,500 newly admitted international students. For many students, this will be their first time in the United States; perhaps their first time applying their English language skills outside of an […]

Tuesday August 11th, 2015 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

MD’s Largest supercomputer to Start Operation with UMD support

The state’s largest academic supercomputer, which this university and Johns Hopkins University jointly manage, is at its final testing stage and will operate in full scale later this month. The Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center — one of the largest supercomputers in the country — will provide unprecedented research support for science projects at both […]

Wednesday July 29th, 2015 in University of Maryland | No Comments »

Council to Weigh in UMD’s Proposal for Alcohol Sales at Sporting Events

At tomorrow’s worksession, the City Council will discuss and possibly take a position on the University of Maryland’s proposal to sell alcohol sales at sporting events. The plan calls for university dining services to begin beer and wine sales at athletic venues, including 54,000-seat Byrd Stadium and the 17,950-seat Xfinity Center. The SGA, the Graduate […]

City and UMD Announce Incentive Program to Attract Employees to Live in College Park

The College Park City-University Partnership (“CPCUP”) announced this week a new Home Ownership Program to increase the number of University of Maryland employees living in the community they work, as outlined in the University District Vision 2020. The CPCUP Home Ownership Program offers $15,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to full-time, benefits eligible […]

Thursday June 18th, 2015 in Announcements, University of Maryland | No Comments »

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 […]

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