Hazing incident involving football players reported at another Maryland high school, officials say

A second high school in the Maryland suburbs has confronted an alleged episode of hazing involving football players, officials confirmed — as administrators contend with continuing concern about alleged sexual assaults by players at Damascus High, a football powerhouse. The new case in Montgomery County involved students at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown. Capt. Paul Starks, a Montgomery County police spokesman, said the agency investigated allegations of unwanted sexual touching among football players at the school on Sept. 18. (Balt. Sun)

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McDaniel College names Julie Weaver its financial wellness coordinator, a newly added position

McDaniel College recently named Westminster resident Julie Weaver as the school’s financial wellness coordinator, a position that has been created to help students navigate paying for college, managing loan debt and other college-related expenses. Weaver, a Westminster native, graduated from Westminster High School and said with the help of scholarships, she graduated from the University of Maryland. Before coming to work at McDaniel in 2015 as a financial aid counselor, Weaver spent more than 15 years in finance with Deutsche Bank Securities, formerly Alex. Brown & Sons, and helped create a Professional Women’s Leadership Program at Towson University. (Carr. Co. Times)

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McDaniel College offering Military Legacy Scholarship worth up to $100K over four years

For veterans, those in the service of children of those who have been enlisted, paying for McDaniel College just got easier. This weekend, the college announced a new Military Legacy Scholarship worth up to $100,000 over four years for all military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children. The scholarship is among the largest offered at McDaniel, according to a news release from the college, and while because of that, no other scholarships will be added on top of it, a student is still eligible for need-based assistance. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Maryland Farm Bureau offering 5 scholarships

The Maryland Farm Bureau is offering five $2,000 scholarships to college students in 2019. High school seniors starting college in the fall of 2019 and full-time college students are eligible as long as they are or a parent is a membebr of the Farm Bureau. Three of the scholarships will be offered to agricultural curriculum majors and two scholarships will be offered to non-agricultural or agricultural curriculum majors, according to a news release. (Carr. Co. Times)

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November 12 // Maryland's Loh went against attorney general's advice in taking responsibility for McNair mistakes

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh’s decision to take “legal and moral responsibility” for mistakes made in treating 19-year-old football player Jordan McNair went against advice from the attorney general’s office, according to a source with knowledge of the proceedings. Instead, Loh stood before a sea of cameras and microphones during an Aug. 14 press conference and apologized, saying the university took ownership for mistakes athletic training staff made on the day McNair suffered the heatstroke that would ultimately kill him. (Balt. Sun)

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Religious leaders, community gather to discuss racism in Anne Arundel schools

Reacting to the continuing racial incidents in county schools, a coalition of ministers called on the community to stand up to the hatred Friday night. The United Black Clergy of Anne Arundel County called a meeting Friday evening to examine the culture of racism in Pasadena and across the county, and to listen to the community in order to unite against the forces of evil and ignorance. (Capital)

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Pasadena politicians respond to racism in Anne Arundel County schools

Nooses and written threats. Swastikas and Confederate flags. Chesapeake High School has seen racist acts targeting African-Americans. These incidents recently spread to Chesapeake Bay Middle School. While Anne Arundel County Public Schools has taken steps to address the issue, black and Jewish students in the area remain the targets of racism and anti-Semitism. This includes a message written on a sheet of paper students use to sign in and out of counseling sessions that said, “Kill all blacks,” and a swastika drawn on a toilet seat in a boys’ bathroom. The midterm elections introduced a new crop of politicians to state and local offices, and some of them will be tasked with finding solutions. (Capital)

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Anne Arundel Community College to name Martha Smith president emeritus

Martha A. Smith, president of Anne Arundel Community College from 1994 to 2012, will be awarded the status of president emeritus Tuesday by the college board of trustees. During her 18 years at the college, Smith was credited with the expansion of AACC into the western part of the county; the growth of cybersecurity, science, technology, engineering and math programs; and the completion rate initiative known as Student Success 2020. (Capital)

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