Raskin calls out Trump for misconduct at University of Maryland event

By Dan Qiu Rep. Jamie Raskin spoke to University of Maryland students at a conference on Monday night  in which he heavily criticized President Donald Trump’s business relations with foreign governments and his disrespect of Congress. “The original sin of the president is not to divest himself from the 500 businesses he owned and [that he] continues to do business with foreign governments,” Raskin said. … Continue reading Raskin calls out Trump for misconduct at University of Maryland event

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

Climate change tops the university senate’s priority list

By James Cirrone The university senate held its monthly meeting last Tuesday, and the university’s policies for tackling climate change dominated the conversation. At the start of the meeting, Senate Chair Pamela Lanford informed her colleagues that President Wallace Loh would not be delivering his state of affairs address that day, since he was in a conference at the White House. Lanford jokingly “offered condolences” … Continue reading Climate change tops the university senate’s priority list

Fordham University professor sheds light on history of U.S. and El Salvador relations

By Shauneen Miranda Dr. Hector Lindo-Fuentes discussed the history of El Salvador and United States relations with the UMD community on Wednesday, Oct. 16.  Lindo-Fuentes, a professor emeritus of history and Latin American studies at Fordham University, began studying relations between the U.S. and El Salvador around five years ago. He has written three books on Central American and Salvadoran history since.  “We have a lot … Continue reading Fordham University professor sheds light on history of U.S. and El Salvador relations

Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year

By Vanessa Reis “I want to see our conversations around equity and inclusion expand to include our faculty and staff, not just students,” said committee member Jazmin Pichardo at the end-of-semester “Embrace Race” reception held Tuesday in Stamp Student Union. Embrace Race is a “learning community for faculty and staff on campus around engaging conversations about race, racial justice, privilege and power,” said Pichardo, who … Continue reading Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year

“Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action

By David DeWeaver President Trump was elected, he said, “to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” It was a line he used to justify pulling America out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a non-binding, overwhelmingly popular global accord which asked signatory nations to curb their greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. But Pittsburgh, along with many cities and municipalities across the country, was … Continue reading “Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action

President Loh shares university budget cut concerns in presidential briefing

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh delivered his presidential briefing discussing how the State’s budget cuts would affect this university at a University Senate meeting on Wednesday. Loh said that Gov. Larry Hogan implemented a $3.5 million cut in January, and the Department of Legislative Services demanded another cut of $3.5 million, a total of $7 million. In addition to the State’s budget cut for the … Continue reading President Loh shares university budget cut concerns in presidential briefing