Tuesday, February 26, 2013
McDaniel College has an early intervention team that works to ensure students get the support services they need, including mental health resources.
Tuesday, February 26
By MANDY DOMINELLI, KRYSTAL NANCOO-RUSSELL and YAGANA SHAH, Capital News Service Universities find themselves walking a difficult line as they strive to balance the rights of students with disabilities and campus safety, say experts in the wake of the recent shooting deaths of two students at the University of Maryland. “We don’t assume that because a student might have a mental health condition, they are going to be disruptive to others or dangerous to others. We respond to behavior,” said Jana Varwig, associate vice president for student affairs at Towson University. Universities face the challenge of somewhat limited involvement in student mental health issues. Unlike transcripts or immunization records, colleges and universities are …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Dozens of local scholarships are available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Carroll County.
Dozens of local scholarship funds are available for Carroll County high school students through the Community Foundation of Carroll County. Scholarships based on college major, athletics, academics, and character among other things, are available. Deadlines vary depending on the scholarship fund. Some of the more than 70 funds available include: The Gretchen Brandt Character Award was established to honor and pay tribute to Gretchen, a student athlete, who was a member of the Class of 2006 at Century High School. Her life was cut short, but her character remains in the halls of Century. The recipient of this award will be someone with the same values, morals, and dedication to life. Teachers and coaches will nominate deserving, college-…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The bill would make textbooks tax-exempt for students enrolled in a Maryland institution of higher education.
A bill sponsored by Del. Susan Krebs, R-District 9B, and seven other Republicans in the House of Delegates, would make textbooks a little more affordable for Maryland college students. The legislation would exempt from the sales and use tax a sale of a textbook that is purchased by a full-time or part-time student enrolled at an institution of higher education. "The cost of college textbooks has become outrageous," said Del. Krebs whose district covers Eldersburg and Sykesville. "Eliminating Maryland State Sales Tax would be a small step to help students afford a college education." According to the bill, which had its first hearing on Jan. 25, students would verify their full-time or part-time status by producing a valid student …