University Senate passes changes to course evaluations for faculty, students

Senate Chair Pamela Lanford addresses the Senate at the beginning of the meeting on October 2, 2019. Photo by Jenna Pierson. By Jenna Pierson During their Oct. 2 meeting, the University Senate passed the student course evaluation project, a committee-driven effort over two years in the making that aims to change the online evaluation process. The faculty and undergraduate senate voted on the project, resulting … Continue reading University Senate passes changes to course evaluations for faculty, students

Salmonella Outbreak linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

By Sara Chernikoff Five University of Maryland campus community members have been diagnosed with salmonella. The University Health Center first notified the University of Maryland community that three students were diagnosed with salmonella on September 20. The Health Center reported a total of nine cases, eight of which were linked to eating hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob. Maryland health officials are currently investigating … Continue reading Salmonella Outbreak linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

UMD remembers pioneer of its women’s studies program

University of Maryland Professor Emerita Dr. Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, who died at the age of 98 on Feb. 10, was remembered on Sept. 28 in a celebration of life service that recognized the pivotal role she played in developing feminism at UMD. Photo by Michelle Siegel. By Michelle Siegel Several dozen people gathered at the University of Maryland’s Memorial Chapel on Sept. 28 in remembrance … Continue reading UMD remembers pioneer of its women’s studies program

Pops of color aren’t the only changes coming to M Circle

By Brenda Wintrode Landscapers planted winter-hardy yellow pansies at the M Circle last week, replacing the red begonias and marking the last time workers would make this change before it moves to its new location in the spring.  The new M will sit in front of Mitchell Hall to make way for the Purple Line track being installed along Campus Drive. “We’re delighted that it … Continue reading Pops of color aren’t the only changes coming to M Circle

Spark seeks to inspire entrepreneurial excellence in UMD students

By: Jenna Pierson Spark at UMD, a creative workshop sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, held their annual event at the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center on Saturday. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 119 students came together to participate in a variety of brainstorming events designed to help them think creatively and critically about new … Continue reading Spark seeks to inspire entrepreneurial excellence in UMD students

UMD Students are still “Feeling the Bern”

By James Cirrone  As the 2020 primary heats up, Terps for Bernie 2020 is working overtime to get Sen. Bernie Sanders elected president. The campus organization held a “Plan to Win Party” on Monday night to strategize with fellow supporters and let them know how they can become actively involved. On the Terps for Bernie website, the group says they are “building a movement at … Continue reading UMD Students are still “Feeling the Bern”

University of Maryland hold Unity Fair to welcome back diverse Terps

On Wednesday, Sept. 25 CommUMDiversity hosted a Unity Fair in the Stamp Student Union. The Unity Fair was an opportunity for over 12,000 diverse students to see all of the organizations.  Stamp hosted the CommUMDiversity event, a day-long showcase of the university’s diversity resources. The day began with the Unity Fair and Expo and continued with other events, such as a visit from University of … Continue reading University of Maryland hold Unity Fair to welcome back diverse Terps