University Senate discusses upcoming changes for 2020

by Jenna Pierson The University Senate met on Dec. 4 for their last session of the fall semester, during which they discussed upcoming changes in leadership for the senate and house, adenovirus on campus, the review and alteration of current sexual assault policies on campus and the future of College Park. President Loh emphasized to the senate body the upcoming social and economic changes that … Continue reading University Senate discusses upcoming changes for 2020

Activist Cecile Richards encourages civic involvement among women at dean’s lecture series

by Brenda Wintrode Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards declared Thursday that since stepping down from the reproductive rights organization, she’s shifted her focus to turning out more women voters for the upcoming election.  The activist and author told a crowd of over 100 people at the Dean’s Lecture Series that she has partnered with other non-profit leaders to create a women’s power-building organization called … Continue reading Activist Cecile Richards encourages civic involvement among women at dean’s lecture series

"Deconstructing Islamophobia" panel educates audience on issues faced by Muslims

On Thursday, Nov. 14, the university’s Hate Bias Response Program, the Muslim Alliance for Social Change and the Muslim Student’s Association hosted a discussion entitled Deconstructing Islamophobia. The talk’s panelists discussed the implications of Islamophobia abroad and on campus before providing audience members with some tools to combat this form of bigotry.  The talk, held in ESJ, consisted of an opening exercise , a series … Continue reading "Deconstructing Islamophobia" panel educates audience on issues faced by Muslims

Student group brings rape culture discussion to the bar with "Real Talk" event

By Grace Mottley Twelve empty cups form a line on the bar, waiting to be filled with alcohol. They stand at attention, filled only with ice, until the bartender begins adding liquor and mixers, handing them out two at a time. Women take selfies and boomerangs of themselves clinking together their free drinks. To anyone who randomly walked into the bar, the scene would seem … Continue reading Student group brings rape culture discussion to the bar with "Real Talk" event

TOCSL hosts "Vibe and Flow" event to help students de-stress before exam week

by Anna Hovey The office of Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL) hosted their “Vibe and Flow” event on Dec. 5th. Held in Stamp’s grand ballroom lounge, the event featured a variety of arts and crafts with soothing background music to set the mood. “Vibe and Flow” was designed to allow students to relax and unwind before the start of finals. Those in attendance could … Continue reading TOCSL hosts "Vibe and Flow" event to help students de-stress before exam week

New hair salon in College Park Shopping Center puts diversity at the center of its mission

by Anna Hovey UMD alumna Regina Holbert always felt that College Park was missing a full-service salon for diverse hair types. So in January 2018, she began work on opening one of her own. This October, Hair + Space Blowdry Bar was born. The vision behind Hair + Space was to create a “a chic… beauty hub that caters to all women and prides itself … Continue reading New hair salon in College Park Shopping Center puts diversity at the center of its mission

Students celebrate Hanukkah early at Maryland Hillel

By Sarah Natchipolsky The University of Maryland’s Jewish community sipped hot chocolate and spun dreidels at Hillel’s annual Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 3. Maryland Hillel served traditional food like fried potato pancakes called latkes and jelly-filled donuts known as sufganiyot. Attendees could also write letters of thanks to university dining hall and housekeeping staff as part of a community service project. “I wanted to come … Continue reading Students celebrate Hanukkah early at Maryland Hillel

“The Future of Retail” explores industry impact of the internet

By Michelle Siegel Amazon has undoubtedly been on the minds (and screens) of many University of Maryland students this holiday season, with an untold number of Terp wallets now feeling lighter after some Cyber Monday impulse shopping. Despite Amazon’s reputation for frivolities, the company recently confirmed in an email statement on Nov. 11 that it would be taking a deeper dive into more practical retail … Continue reading “The Future of Retail” explores industry impact of the internet

Cultures interweave at Maryland Latin Dance Club's "Around the World" dance social

By: Connor DeLancey Students and members of the community learned some new footwork at Maryland Latin Dance Club’s most recent bisemesterly dance social, held on Nov. 24 in the Atrium of Adele H. Stamp Student Union.  The “Around The World Dance Social” encouraged attendees, regardless of their skill levels in dance to participate in an evening of laughter and learning. To kick off the event, … Continue reading Cultures interweave at Maryland Latin Dance Club's "Around the World" dance social

"Lunch with Leaders" hosts Khalil Kettering, a leader in green infrastructure

By Maya Rosenberg Khalil Kettering, the urban conservation program director at The Nature Conservancy spoke to students at the Do Good Accelerator on Nov. 13.  The lecture was part of the accelerator’s monthly “Lunch with Leaders” series, which highlights different innovative and impactful leaders.  “One of the things I love about the Nature Conservancy is that it’s an organization that’s very much about pragmatic solutions … Continue reading "Lunch with Leaders" hosts Khalil Kettering, a leader in green infrastructure