UB Hopes BPD Can Cure Financial Woes

UB students, this past September, learned that the university had agreed to a deal with the Baltimore Police Department to the tune of more than six million dollars over a five-year period.  The deal was not without controversy. Supporters hailed the deal as a solution to the more than 6 million dollar (6.5 million to…

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…

Continuing the discussion of diversity with President Kurt Schmoke

Before the end of the last semester a petition was sent to the President of University of Baltimore challenging aspects of diversity on the UB campus. The petition focused heavily on racial diversity, encouraging opportunity for students and faculty of color. With the start a new semester the issue of diversity continues to be on…

Former Mayor Schmoke begins first school year as UB President

By Andrew R. Koch Reviewing why UB became four-year institution Kurt Schmoke has started his first year as President of the University of Baltimore. However, this isn’t the first time he’s been in the spotlight. Schmoke became president of the university on July 7, taking over for Robert Bogomolny, who announced his retirement last Spring….