Garrett school board member defeated

The Garrett County Board of Education will have a slightly different makeup next year after Rodney Glotfelty defeated incumbent Nathan Sorber on Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial election returns. Glotfelty won the District 2 seat with 6,794 votes to Sorber’s 2,006. Incumbent Monica L. Rinker will retain her District 3 seat and Matthew Paugh, who ran unopposed, will keep his seat in District 1. (Times-News)

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Four newcomers join the ranks of the Howard County school board

Two front-runners from the June primary were among the winners for four open seats on the eight-member Howard County Board of Education, according to unofficial results from the State Board of Elections as of 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Vicky Cutroneo, Chao Wu, front-runners in the primary, as well as Jen Mallo and Sabina Taj took the seats with all 118 precincts reporting unofficially. (Ho. Co. Times)

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Three current Board of Education members headed toward victory

For Washington County Board of Education, voters supported incumbents Jacqueline Fischer, Mike Guessford and Linda Murray in their bid to retain their seats. Five candidates vied for three open seats in the nonpartisan BOE race — three incumbents and one challenger, John Krowka. Another challenger, Paul Toothman, filed to run as a write-in candidate. According to complete but unofficial results, the leading three candidates in the nonpartisan race were Murray with 26,047 votes, Guessford with 23,458 votes and Fischer with 22,107 votes, with 54 of 54 precincts, including early voting, reporting. (Herald-Mail)

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UB to create program for cybersecurity management

The University of Baltimore plans to create a cybersecurity management master’s program focused on developing cybersecurity leaders. While other schools have graduate cybersecurity programs aimed at areas including technical expertise and policy, the University of Baltimore program will meet what it sees as an unmet demand for leadership and strategy. (Daily Record)

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Bowie State marching band suspended after hazing allegations

Bowie State University has suspended its marching band, just days before a championship game, while it investigates allegations of hazing. The Maryland school and Fayetteville State University play for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football title Saturday in Salem, Va. On Tuesday evening, university officials sent an update to the campus: “Bowie State University is moving as quickly as possible to conclude its investigation of hazing allegations affecting the university bands. We are mindful of the impact of the imposed suspension on band members and the campus community, especially in light of the upcoming championship football game this weekend. We expect to be able to provide more information by Wednesday evening.” (Wash. Post)

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MCPS sends anti-bullying video to students in response to alleged hazing at Damascus High

Montgomery County Public Schools on Monday sent a video to student email accounts about bullying and harassment in response to an alleged incident of hazing at Damascus High School that left five football players facing rape charges. The five junior varsity football players were arrested last week and face multiple charges for an Oct. 31 hazing incident involving four fellow male football players that occurred after school in the boys locker room, according to authorities. (Bethesda)

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Johns Hopkins student raises more than $1M for Tree of Life Synagogue

A Johns Hopkins University graduate student helped raise more than $1 million dollars for the Pittsburgh synagogue where a gunman killed 11 people on Oct. 27 while a group celebrated a baby’s bris. Shay Khatiri started a GoFundMe campaign for the Tree of Life synagogue just hours after the massacre to help support the survivors and the victims’ families. His initial goal was $50,000, but in just 24 hours that goal was met and by Wednesday he had raised more than $1 million. (WJZ-TV)

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November 6 // Who's leading Board of Regents now? Interim chair Gossett has given millions to University of Maryland

The man who could become the next chairman of the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents likes to say that he was such a slow runner, a coach once threatened to time him with a sundial. But Barry Gossett, 78, believes in the transformative power of sports — which is one of the reasons he says it is painful to witness the turmoil in the athletics program of the College Park campus that he likens to another troubled era at the school. “It's almost equal to Lenny Bias,” Gossett says, referring to the Terps basketball star who died of a cocaine overdose in 1986, leading to the departure of high-profile officials and to a university overhaul of the academic standards for athletes. (Balt. Sun)

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