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Harford Community College offering cybersecurity camp for girls this summer

Through a grant awarded by the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation, Harford Community College is offering GenCyber Smart Girls Camp this summer for rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade girls interested in cybersecurity. Four one-week cybersecurity day camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: June 21-25, July 12-16, July 19-23, and July 26-30. This no-cost opportunity is targeted toward underrepresented populations in cybersecurity as well as those who may not otherwise be able to afford camp. Free lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Before and after care and limited transportation assistance may be available.

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Soft Launch Of Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Held In Baltimore’s Mondawmin Neighborhood
It was a team effort to get 50 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents of Baltimore’s Mondawmin neighborhood Saturday morning. Dera James said she’s feeling relieved. “I’m blessed,” James said. “I’ve been trying for months to get it.” She was one of 50 people to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Read More: WJZ
COVID-19 Latest: University Of Maryland Lifts Sequester-In-Place Order
The University of Maryland, College Park lifted its sequester-in-place order on Saturday. The University implemented the order last week after a “concerning” rise in COVID-19 cases. In a letter to the campus community, the University said the number of positive cases has slowed, and the daily positive rate from the last three days of major testing was 1%. “As a result, the sequester-in-place order will be lifted effective today, Saturday, February 27 at noon. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and intervene appropriately as needed, including requiring additional testing in areas where we may observe increased viral transmission,” the letter said.
Read More: WJZ
Most summer classes in Montgomery College to stay online, some in-person during fall semester

Montgomery College will continue in a mostly remote learning format with some exceptions during its summer and fall semesters.  In a memo to the college’s employees and students released Friday, President Dr. DeRionne Pollard cited concerns for students and staff’s safety as factoring into the decision to continue with remote learning. Currently, classes at all three of its campuses are being held remotely. “There will be some exceptions for a few classes which rely heavily on hands-on experiences,” Pollard said.

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Bobbleheads Memorialize Baltimore Sports Superfan Mo Gaba, Raise Money For Charity
There’s is a new way to pay tribute to Baltimore sports superfan, Mo Gaba, while also raising money for charity. WJZ has told you about the bobbleheads being made in honor of Mo, and now, they’re going on sale! The money raised will benefit local charities, most likely the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
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Pharmacist preps Covid-19 vaccine
Nearly three-quarters of educators, almost half of 75-over population in Carroll have been vaccinated for COVID

Nearly three-quarters of educators in Carroll County who want the COVID-19 vaccine have gotten at least one dose, as have about half of all county residents over 75 years old, Health Officer Ed Singer told the Board of Commissioners on Thursday. Singer said after administering vaccine to 500 Carroll County Public Schools employees on Wednesday, about 4,600 educators in Carroll — including day care providers and private schools — have been vaccinated. He estimated that some 1,700 who would like to be vaccinated remain.

Johns Hopkins, four other hospitals launch national cancer research foundation with $250M gift

Johns Hopkins University’s Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and four other leading research hospitals are teaming up to launch a new foundation aimed at finding treatments for some of the most difficult forms of cancer. Hopkins; the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston; the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City announced the launch of Break Through Cancer on Feb. 25.

University Of Maryland College Park Students Are Supposed To Be Sequestering Due To COVID-19. A Student Says They Aren’t
University of Maryland, College Park students have been told to sequester-in-place after a spike of COVID-19 cases last week. While students were supposed to be staying in their dorms, one student tells WJZ some aren’t following the rules, and the university isn’t enforcing them. “Since this semester has started, the partying, the people at bars, the non-mask wearing on Baltimore Avenue in large groups of people, it’s been really bad,” the student, who wishes to stay anonymous, said.
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Baltimore’s second mass vaccination site M&T Bank Stadium opens with 250 appointments

New banners hang over RavensWalk and on the side of M&T Bank Stadium. A check-in tent has replaced the metal detectors. And when you take the escalator or elevator up to the club level, pharmacists, not bartenders, staff the bar in the middle. The Ravens stadium, Maryland’s third state-run mass COVID-19 vaccination site, opened Thursday, offering just 250 doses by appointment at 74 club-level vaccination stations.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Howard school board advances $960 million operating budget to county executive, council

The Howard County Board of Education is advancing a $960 million spending plan that requests a considerable increase in funding from the county. The school board voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to send the proposed fiscal 2022 operating budget to County Executive Calvin Ball and the County Council. The board’s spending plan requests $50.1 million more from the county government than the school system received last fiscal year.

Read More: Baltimore Sun

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