Thursday, February 21, 2013
The University of Maryland president lays out administrators' response to last week's shooting in The Diamondback.
In a lengthy column from Thursday's issue of The Diamondback, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh urges state legislators to pass a series of gun control measures proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and vows to expand campus police coverage to off-campus areas frequented by students. Loh's comments come just over a week after two UMD students were killed and another injured in a College Park murder-suicide—an event that "pierced our community’s emotional armor and awakened our vulnerability." "We are a campus family of some 37,000 students and 13,000 faculty and staff," Loh writes. "We must take thoughtful action together." The president outlines several areas of concern and steps the university is taking in the aftermath of the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh offered his sympathies and prayers to the victimes and their families in a statement.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh issued the following statement in response to Tuesday Morning's murder-suicide in College Park:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
There's really no turning back now, with the University of Maryland mansion already demolished. But what do you think of the project anyway?
Buying, building or renovating a campus president’s home is considered a sure way to ignite controversy, The Washington Post reported over the weekend. It has at least ignited questions at the University of Maryland. State officials approved the demolition of the president’s home and campus event center and the rebuilding of it for a cool $7.2 million. What about the athletic teams that could be cut at UMd. because of an athletic budget deficit, Comptroller Peter Franchot asked at the Board of Public Works meeting. It just seems like a bad time for it, he told university officials. Others agree. “The big question that I’ve heard is, ‘Why is the money being used there instead of for athletics?’” Staci Armezzani, a senior criminology and …
Monday, January 2, 2012
The website "Klout" measures the influence we have on others through social media.
Councilman Marcus Afzali (Dist. 4) has a little more than half the influence through social media networks as County Executive Rushern Baker, according to the website Klout. University of Maryland President Wallace Loh is one point higher than Baker, according to the site. Klout measures how much influence a person has on others via social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, in which topics they are most influencial, and who is being impacted. Patch did a run down of some local officials and Prince George's County officials and agencies to find out what their Twitter Klout scores are. Here are the results: Name Agency Klout Score Rushern Baker County Executive 43 County Council Media County Council 16 Derrick L. Davis County Council 21 …
Monday, December 12, 2011
It's an "innovative organizational approach to 21st century opportunities and challenges," chancellor says.
Monday, December 12, 2011
By Gina Cairney Capital News Service The potential benefits from a merger between the University of Maryland College Park and Baltimore campuses were not enough for the University System of Maryland Board of Regents to support merging the two campuses. USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan said in a special meeting Friday that the State of Maryland and its higher education system would benefit more from a strategic alliance between the College Park and Baltimore institutions. The regents will recommend that approach to the Maryland General Assembly when they submit their report to the legislature next week. The General Assembly asked the regents to study the idea of a merger and set a deadline of Dec. 15 for the regents' report. "This is a …