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Towson University to name new quad in honor of former minority affairs dean who was ‘an inspiration, a leader’

Just moments before unveiling an outdoor bust in honor of Julius Chapman, the school’s first Dean of Minority Affairs from 1969 to 1981, Towson President Kim Schatzel announced that the surrounding area would soon be turned into a quad where students could gather to study or socialize or do a little of both.

Who might run for the rare opportunity that is U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat?

The sudden death of Democrat U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings ― a venerated figure who mentored a younger generation of public servants ― leaves many lawmakers, even while mourning, facing a tough decision.

Maryland sweep: Local runners take top spots at Baltimore Running Festival, months after winning Baltimore 10-Miler

Jeremy Ardanuy and Natalie Atabek were the men’s and women’s winners Saturday in the marathon at the 2019 Baltimore Running Festival.

Maryland’s comeback bid falls short in 34-28 loss to Indiana, putting bowl hopes in jeopardy

The defeat, the fourth in five games for Maryland (3-4, 1-3), all but dashed any chance of the Terps navigating their way to six wins and bowl-eligibility.

Mayor Young moves to name Baltimore courthouse for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Friday he will move to rename the Courthouse East building in downtown Baltimore after the late U.S. Elijah E. Cummings.

The most beautiful sights in America's state and national parks

Since the first national park was created in 1872, Americans have worked to ensure that our country's breathtaking natural beauty is preserved for generations to come. Across all 50 states, there are many gorgeous national and state parks as well as national forests and tribal parks. But these 101 stunning landmarks within them are truly the best of the best and deserve a spot on your American bucket list.

Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall; another viewing set for Morgan State

The body of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore Democrat and committee chairman who died Thursday, will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol next week, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

President Trump drops plan to host G-7 summit at his Florida golf resort in 2020

President Donald Trump says he is reversing his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort.

To many, Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings was an American hero. To his siblings, ‘he was so much more.’

The siblings of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore weren’t surprised by their brother’s rise to political prominence, always feeling he was destined for something big.

Baltimore is furiously knocking down vacant houses — but barely keeps up as new ones go empty

Despite demolition crews working at an unprecedented pace in recent months to tear down Baltimore’s vacant houses, the number of abandoned buildings in the city has barely budged.

Baltimore traffic once depended on a system of homemade signals

Although electric traffic signals had been around since the 1920s, Baltimore only surrendered its last hand-operated semaphore in 1951.

Jack Young savors first Running Festival as mayor: ‘This is what Baltimore’s all about’

Bernard C. “Jack” Young savored his first Baltimore Running Festival as mayor and especially took pride in the depth of participants.

Fox Island has been washed away by sea level rise, forcing end of Chesapeake Bay education program

This fall is the last season for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Fox Island Education Program, the foundation announced in a blog post on Oct. 10.

Closure of General Motors’ White Marsh plant is official, local union officials told

As auto workers prepare to vote on a proposed deal that could end a 33-day strike against General Motors, local union officials have been told the automaker’s last plant in Maryland, a White Marsh transmission and electric motor factory, will remain closed.


U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies

Rep. Elijah Cummings rose from segregated childhood to powerful political voice in Baltimore, Washington

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, has died from complications of longstanding health problems early Thursday morning, his office said.


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