UMDigest: University to Offer Free Online Classes; New Footwear for Terps

A roundup of recent University of Maryland news.

Welcome to UMDigest, a regular summary of news pertaining to the University of Maryland, College Park. (Have something you'd like to see featured here? Contact johnd@patch.com.)


UMD Will Offer Popular Courses Online

The University of Maryland has announced plans to offer four of its most popular classes through Coursera, an online platform used by an increasing number of top-tier U.S. schools. The courses will be available for free, though students who take them online will not receive credit. Read more from the UMD NewsDesk.


Women's Basketball to Sport Wild New Footwear

If you liked last year's much-ballyhooed football uniforms, you'll love the latest entry to the Terps' wardrobe: black, yellow, red, and white Under Armour sneakers for the girls basketball team. Read more from the Washington Post.


Off-Duty Cop Allegedly Pulls Out Gun in UMD Dispute

An off-duty Montgomery County Police officer is alleged to have pulled out his weapon on Saturday after a fender-bender led to a dispute in a UMD parking lot. University of Maryland Police and MCPD Internal Affairs are reportedly both investigating the incident. Read more from The Diamondback.


Northwestern High, UMD Extend Collaboration

Last week, the Northwestern High School community marked the third year of an educational partnership with students and professors from the University of Maryland. The program is aimed at improving academic preformance and preparing students for college and career paths. Read more from The Gazette.


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