Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Maryland News Nuggets

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Maryland News Nuggets

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The Old Line State has variety of institutions from Asian-serving and historically Black universities to a military academy and a plethora of community colleges.

Bowie State University: Maryland's oldest historically Black institution was scheduled to break ground on its $79 million Fine and Performing Arts Center earlier this summer. The 123,000-square-foot building will include a 400-seat main theater, 200-seat black box theater, 200-seat recital hall, art gallery, classrooms, class laboratories and offices. The projected completion date is October 2011. The center primarily will benefit fine- and performing-arts students but also the campus and surrounding communities.

Coppin State University: This historically Black, four-year liberal arts university offers 23 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate-degree majors. In July, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., joined the university in unveiling a major advancement to its Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSON) in July. Through a $50,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Coppin has added a pediatric nursing simulator to its curriculum that will help expand the number of students able to gain hands-on experience. "Baby Blue" is a new interactive medical simulator and is the newest addition to CSU's nursing simulator center. Stuffed with computer parts, the simulator is designed for training anyone involved with treating babies and will be used by the HFSON.

Johns Hopkins University: The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing now offers six new scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds or underrepresented groups in nursing who enroll in the accelerated baccalaureate program. Funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the goal of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program is to increase student enrollment in accelerated programs and enhance the diversity of the student body.

Kaplan College: Kaplan College and Kaplan University announced the merger of the Maryland campuses into one university. The merger is intended to provide students with a wider selection of program offerings and new online learning opportunities at a regionally accredited university. …

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