UB law professor explains consent decree between DOJ, city police

In mid-January, just before leaving office, then-U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch came to Baltimore and joined Mayor Catherine Pugh and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis for a press conference at City Hall to announce the signing of a consent decree for the Baltimore City Police Department. But just what is a consent decree? “It’s an agreement…

Maryland Men Win in Second Straight Trip To Baltimore

After playing a game in Baltimore in December 2015 for the first time in 17 years, the Maryland men’s basketball team returned to Royal Farms Arena on December 20 against the Charlotte 49ers. With one of the top scorers in program history serving as an honorary captain on the anniversary of a record-setting night, the…

“Unleash the Beach” looking to get off the leash

Last year, Joe Napoli, now a senior Business Entrepreneurship major in the Merrick School of Business, was named a winner in the “Rise to the Challenge” business pitch competition in the “Undergraduate Student – New Business Idea” category. Napoli’s idea was “Unleash the Beach,” a kennel for pet owners vacationing in resort areas like Ocean…

Lawsuit seeking to merge UB, Morgan State dismissed

Judge calls proposal “neither educationally sound nor practical” A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a 2007 lawsuit over duplication of degree programs, brought by a group of current and former students of Maryland’s Historically Black Universities (HBUs), against the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the former state Secretary of Higher Education. While not named as…

Jonas, brother! Historic winter storm slams Baltimore, northeast

  Three Feet of Snow Measured in Parts of Maryland By Andrew R. Koch Business Manager In a typical winter, Baltimore averages just over 20 inches of snow, as measured at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport. Nearly 150 percent of that amount fell in one storm, and the Baltimore-Washington region is still struggling to get back to…

Maryland Women Celebrate 10th Anniversary of National Championship

    The fifth-ranked Maryland Lady Terrapins started off 2016 by celebrating the 10th anniversary of their national championship, when Head Coach Brenda Frese’s team came from behind to defeat Duke 78-75 in overtime at what was then known as the Fleet Center in Boston. The first 2,006 fans at the Jan. 2 game against…