AR-15 found in home of Maryland teen who brought handgun to school, prosecutors say

Police in Maryland found an AR-15 assault-style rifle, handguns, tactical vests and a possible detonator device in the home of an 18-year-old honor roll student who last week brought a loaded handgun to school, authorities revealed in court Tuesday. Officers also discovered that the suspect — Alwin Chen, a student at Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County — had previously brought a gun to school and had compiled a “list of grievances against students in the school,” Montgomery Assistant State’s Attorney Frank Lazzaro said. (Wash. Post)

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February 20 // Harford Community College student testifies in support of tuition-free community college legislation

Harford Community College student Giavanna Tserkis recently provided emotional testimony in Annapolis in support of College Promise Programs that would allow eligible state residents to attend Maryland community colleges tuition-free. Gia, who does not qualify for financial aid, described the personal challenge of working three jobs to pay for her college education. (Dagger)

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Governor Larry Hogan tours UMBC

Monday governor Larry Hogan toured the University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus. Hogan was greeted on campus by a big sign, the university's president and a group of students. He was then shown around the campus and taken to the roof of one building with views as far as downtown Baltimore. The governor also took some time to meet with students and faculty. (WMAR-TV)

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Bust of President Obama unveiled at Coppin State University

As Baltimore continues to celebrate Black History Month, Coppin State University is honoring America’s first African American president by cementing his place in history, and on campus. Obama made history in 2008 by becoming the country’s first African American president, and he’s making history again, this time in Baltimore. On this President’s Day, dozens watched as a bronze bust of President Obama was unveiled at Coppin State University. (WJZ-TV)

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Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education prepares for interviews in superintendent search

Carroll County Public Schools continues to move ahead with the process to find its next superintendent, this week preparing for the first round of in-person interviews, the Board of Education announced earlier this week. A total of 14 people applied for the position, BOE President Bob Lord said. Lord could not say how many people made it to the first round of interviews, though the Times is aware of at least one candidate, current County Commissioner Dennis Frazier, R-District 3, who did not move forward to the interview round. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Hood launches new business school

Hood College announced the launch of the George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business on Monday afternoon after a “major” donation from the family. The college is rolling out the rebrand immediately, said David Gurzick, chairman of the economic and business administration department. So, graduates this spring will receive a degree from the Delaplaine school of business, he said. (News-Post)

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Salisbury University opens new, $3.8 million baseball stadium

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach walked out to midway between the pitcher’s mound and home plate prepared to throw out the first pitch, officially opening the new Sea Gull Baseball Stadium. A $3.8 million complex located across from Sea Gull Stadium, the new baseball field marks the latest in a long line of new athletic facilities or upgrades for Salisbury sports’ programs. (Daily Times)

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Hagerstown Community College clothing drive to help students dress professionally

Are there clothes in your closet that you haven't worn in ages? They could help students at Hagerstown Community College land a coveted job or internship, while streamlining your wardrobe. Bonnie Saunders, the coordinator of internship and job services at HCC, knew of career clothing drives at other colleges and kept the idea in the back of her mind. (Herald-Mail)

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