How UMD is responding to food waste during the coronavirus

by Eva Sanchez Every day in the University of Maryland dining halls, an abundance of food is served to students and consumed by them- reflected by the food left uneaten on their plates and left over in the dining hall once they’re finished. This waste poses environmental problems and raises the moral question about food insecurity.  According to the Sustainable UMD website, campus dining halls … Continue reading How UMD is responding to food waste during the coronavirus

Students root for Today’s Hair following fire

By Gabrielle Lewis Ethan Jenkins planned on getting his hair cut on Feb. 3. He’d been going to the same hair salon twice a month for a year and a half. But before he went, he found out the hair salon — Today’s Hair — had been severely damaged in a fire that day. “I was devastated,” Jenkins said. “I still haven’t gotten a hair … Continue reading Students root for Today’s Hair following fire

NextNOW Winterfest helps sustain student groups through UMD’s third virtual semester

by: Ceoli Jacoby Student organizations face a difficult task this academic year – finding new members during a pandemic. According to UMD’s Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment, the number of undergraduate students living in residence halls nearly halved between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 – meaning dorms are not the fertile recruitment grounds they once were. Additionally, new students have fewer incentives to … Continue reading NextNOW Winterfest helps sustain student groups through UMD’s third virtual semester

Pines announces in-person instruction plans for fall 2021

By Julia Eisen After almost a year of Zoom discussions, pre-recorded lectures and hours staring at screens, President Darryll Pines announced last week that the University of Maryland is planning to return to in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester.  In an email sent out on Feb. 11, Pines thanked faculty, staff and students for their cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pines stressed that it … Continue reading Pines announces in-person instruction plans for fall 2021

Black UMD alumni unite to share experiences

By Mira Varghese Black alumni of the University of Maryland united Thursday, Feb. 18 for the “Say It Loud: a Black Terpspective” panel, during which they shared their varying experiences as students, which spanned decades.  The University of Maryland Alumni Association and the University of Maryland Black Terps Alumni Network sponsored the event. The panel was geared towards highlighting “past and present events that defined … Continue reading Black UMD alumni unite to share experiences

In-person classes have started, but lessons are still far from normal

By Nicole Blanchard The week of Feb. 8 buzzed with the idea of campus returning to normalcy following the start of in-person classes and President Darryll J. Pines’ announcement that fall instruction will also likely be in-person. However, after attending in-person instruction for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, students admitted that their experience was only the start of campus life … Continue reading In-person classes have started, but lessons are still far from normal

UMD students react to Trump’s acquittal

By Kara Thompson Students at the University of Maryland had strong reactions to the second acquittal of former President Donald Trump, with some students arguing that the lack of conviction sets a dangerous precedent.  On Feb. 13, the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit Trump on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in the most bipartisan impeachment decision ever. It was also … Continue reading UMD students react to Trump’s acquittal

Terps celebrate Lunar New Year in old and new ways

By Gabrielle Lewis When people ring in the Lunar New Year, they normally get to visit family, eat plenty of cultural food and even attend performances. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, some University of Maryland students and alumni had to adjust their celebration plans this year. One of pandemic’s biggest impacts on Lunar New Year has been the inability to see extended family during … Continue reading Terps celebrate Lunar New Year in old and new ways

Di Rosa brothers thrilled by Major League Soccer opportunities

By Caleigh Bartash Matt and Ben Di Rosa have played soccer together since they were four years old. Now they are going their separate ways. The brothers, both University of Maryland men’s soccer players, made history on Jan. 21 as the first twins chosen in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.  Left back Matt Di Rosa was drafted in the first round at number 25 overall … Continue reading Di Rosa brothers thrilled by Major League Soccer opportunities

UMD earns top 10 ranking among research and development programs

By Nicole Blanchard This February, the University of Maryland earned a top 10 ranking in the National Science Foundation’s fiscal survey of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) programs. In the highest HERD ranking ever received by the university, UMD placed eighth out of all public institutions in research and development spending and 14th overall for the fiscal year of 2019.  Laurie E. Locascio was … Continue reading UMD earns top 10 ranking among research and development programs