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University Of Baltimore Receives Record $5M Donation For Scholarship Fund
A historic donation to the University of Baltimore was made to help more students get the education they want without having to worry about the bill. Alumnus Samuel Rose donated $5 million that will go into a scholarship fund to help undergraduate students afford tuition and get their degrees.
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BWI Recognized As Best North American Airport Of Its Size By ACI World
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was named as the the best North American Airport of its size in the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. The annual awards were presented by the Airports Council International World (ACI World). “I congratulate BWI Marshall Airport on this remarkable achievement in delivering the best customer experience in the opinion of your passengers at a time when the voice of our passengers must be heard,” said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of ACI World. “The ASQ Awards represent the highest possible customer experience accolade for airport operators around the world.”
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Maryland To Get Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses This Week, But Health Commissioner Says Rollout Will Be ‘Uneven’
Following its federal emergency approval, the Baltimore-made Johnson and Johnson vaccine is rolling out across the country. 49,600 doses reserved for Maryland will be delivered this week, but the state’s acting health commissioner Dennis Schrader told lawmakers Monday to expect fewer doses in the coming weeks.
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COVID In Maryland: 603 New Cases, 10 Deaths As Hospitalizations Up Slightly

Maryland adds 603 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths as hospitalizations jump up slightly Monday morning. The state has now seen 382,703 cases and 7,697 deaths as we approach the anniversary of the first confirmed cases in Maryland. Thirty-six more Marylanders are hospitalized with the virus, with 235 in ICU beds and 669 in acute care.

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First day of hybrid learning at Anne Arundel County elementary schools: ‘It’s been amazing.’

The first day of hybrid learning at Brooklyn Park Elementary kicked off at 8:35 a.m. Monday as the first bunches of masked children streamed into the building. A few buses were late — a common occurrence even for a traditional school day — and some students had momentary technology issues logging into the school’s hotspot, but overall the day has been smooth so far, Principal E. Rodney Walker said. By around 10:30 a.m., breakfast had been served, students who had never been to the school before received tours and then got a well-earned break.

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Some Maryland Students Head Back To Classroom As Hybrid In-Person Learning Begins

It was back to school — in person — for many Maryland students Monday as hybrid learning begins across most districts. Weeks of planning led up to the return of students to classrooms this week. On Monday, those plans were put in action. It was a new experience for some students who had their first-ever day of in-person learning.

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Harford schools announce target dates to bring back all students 4 days a week

The same day Harford County Public Schools’ elementary school students returned to buildings for two-day-a-week hybrid learning, the school system announced its targeted dates to have kids in all grade levels back for in-person learning four days a week. March 19 is the target date to have elementary schoolers in buildings four days a week, and April 7 is the target date for middle and high school students. Middle and high school students are slated to return once a week starting the week of March 15.

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Medical workers on the frontline at GBMC and MedStar Health discuss a year of pandemic life for patients and caregivers

Whether you’re a patient with routine medical needs or a mom having a baby, the past year of battling COVID has created complexity and anxiety at local hospitals for everyone.

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At a Baltimore senior complex, a COVID vaccine clinic imbues sense of relief amid discussions of racial gap

In the 1960s and ’70s, they called him “Dancing Harry.” A fixture at Baltimore Bullets and then New York Knicks basketball games, Edward Marvin Cooper was a fan well-known for his moves, his costumes and the hexes he cast on whatever opponents dared set foot in the Baltimore Civic Center or Madison Square Garden.

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Montgomery School System Deal to Lease Electric Buses Called Historic

The Montgomery County Board of Education this week voted to approve a $168.7 million contract to lease hundreds of electric school buses over the next 16 years.  It is reportedly the largest local government bus order in U.S. history. Like school systems everywhere, Montgomery has long wanted to transition from diesel-powered buses to plug-ins. Trucks and buses represent a small percentage of vehicles but are a disproportionate source of emissions.

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