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

SGA asks students to help push Congress to renew critical education bill

By Kimi Fleming The Higher Education Act (HEA), which dictates the federal government’s guidelines for higher education institutions and programs, has not been reauthorized since 2008, but the University of Maryland Student Government Association is aiming to change that. The organization tabled outside of McKeldin Library Thursday for its “HEA Day of Action,” as part of a larger week of action, talking with students about … Continue reading SGA asks students to help push Congress to renew critical education bill

Marathon Deli to open new location on Baltimore Avenue

By Jared Ochacher Marathon Deli owner George Soldatos is excited about the demolition of his restaurant to construct a new apartment building.  Marathon Deli will eventually move to a bigger site near the bars on Baltimore Avenue. Soldatos recognizes the new business opportunities that he can take advantage of at a larger storefront and in a more central location. He could not provide further details … Continue reading Marathon Deli to open new location on Baltimore Avenue

Electric scooter companies may face campus crackdown as winter approaches

By Anna Hovey As fall semester rolled around, rentable bikes and e-scooters rolled onto campus as well. Since, the so-called micro-mobility companies VeoRide and Bird Rides have both become staples of the campus community.  “We’re excited about this new partnership that expands our mobility options,” said University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services Executive Director David Allen in a release. “VeoRide’s parking technology and commitment … Continue reading Electric scooter companies may face campus crackdown as winter approaches

SGA hosts town hall on birth control use and access

By Sarah Natchipolsky The SGA hosted a panel discussion Monday to provide students with information on birth control, to clear up misconceptions around it and to show how they can best access it.  The panel featured representatives from the University Health Center, Planned Parenthood and the Pregnancy Aid Center, a Maryland nonprofit organization that provides health care to low-income women.  Panelists began by describing the … Continue reading SGA hosts town hall on birth control use and access

Terps for Service Members assemble care packages for the holiday season

By Sarah Natchipolsky Terps for Service Members filled 71 care packages with snacks and toiletries to send to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas during the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 15. The student organization collected donated non-perishable items for the packages from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15. Marking the third year of this project, volunteers helped organize the donations and assemble the care packages Friday … Continue reading Terps for Service Members assemble care packages for the holiday season

UMD research team awarded $1.67 million for program aimed at reducing childhood bias

By Chloe Goldberg The National Institute of Health recently awarded a University of Maryland research team $1.67 million to support its work in reducing childhood prejudice through an online program administered to local elementary school students. The award allows researchers within the college of education to determine the effectiveness of a web-based tool that sparks discussions on inclusivity in hopes of creating a more equitable … Continue reading UMD research team awarded $1.67 million for program aimed at reducing childhood bias

Crossing the line: UMPD issues jaywalking citations, angering students

By Shauneen Miranda The University of Maryland Police Department recently issued a number of jaywalking citations along Route 1, creating frustration among affected students. Several students said they weren’t aware they were breaking any laws in the moment. Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas said UMPD’s mission is to enforce and educate people on pedestrian safety. “If you’re going to cross the street, legally you need to be … Continue reading Crossing the line: UMPD issues jaywalking citations, angering students

Education advisory committee discusses potential gun control letter

By Celia Richardson The College Park Education Advisory Committee may be taking a stronger stance on school safety this year as the committee discussed whether to proceed with a potential gun control letter during its Oct. 21 meeting. The committee discussed the contents of the letter in September, and initially intended to vote on it Monday. However, members were split on the issue, and committee … Continue reading Education advisory committee discusses potential gun control letter

Student Affairs indaba shares an affinity for fellowship

By Brenda Wintrode Over a dozen university staff members gathered in Stamp’s Jimenez Room last Tuesday to discuss their experiences and interest in starting fellowship groups known as affinity spaces on campus with colleagues of similar identities. The Division of Student Affairs Diversity Initiative (SADI) hosted “Indaba: Affinity Spaces and Collective Convening,” facilitated by Assistant Director of the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life Michael … Continue reading Student Affairs indaba shares an affinity for fellowship