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U-Md. marching band wins $25,000 challenge with 'Book em Danno'

The University of Maryland marching band wins $25,000 for its ability to spell out "Hawaii Five-0" and "Book em Danno." If you don't know what that means, you have never watched Hawaii Five-0, the old series or the new one.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 12, 2010; 12:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  University of Maryland  | Tags:  000, band challenge, book em danno, hawaii 5 0, hawaii five-0, maryland $25, maryland marching band, maryland wins, maryland wins $25, um marching, umaryland wins, university of maryland  
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Social media addiction: Worse than you think

So 200 University of Maryland students agreed to go without social media for 24 hours--no cell phones or computers--and their reaction was akin to drug withdrawal. I don’t know if these students are clinically addicted or not, but anybody who remembers enjoying life before the cell phone was invented may find some of the student's blog posts disturbing because they reveal thinking that is markedly narrow, unimaginative and too often historically obtuse.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 28, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  College Life, Research, Technology, University of Maryland  | Tags:  University of Maryland, kids addicted to technology, kids addicted to video, research, social media, social media experiment, technology  
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Terps Coach Williams: Keep college advising to yourself

Terrapins Coach Williams commits a technical foul when he reacts negatively to an annual study that showed that the University of Maryland at College Park has the lowest graduation rate--8 percent--among the 65 teams in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 16, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  University of Maryland  | Tags:  NCAA, Terps, University of Maryland  
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Colleges admit freshmen for winter term

A friend told me that her son was admitted to the University of Maryland at College Park as a freshman--but not for this fall. Instead, he was offered admission for winter term starting next January. She had not known this was a possibility, and wondered if Maryland was the only school that did this. The answer: No, far from it. A lot of schools, both public and private, accept students as freshmen but ask them to skip the first term and start later. Why?

By Valerie Strauss  | February 19, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  College Admissions, Higher Education, University of Maryland  | Tags:  college admissions  
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WHY IT MATTERS: Porn Movie Tests University Leaders

The Answer Sheet bets that setting policy about pornographic movies is not the first thing you would think higher education administrators would be wrestling with at the start of a new year. But at the University of Maryland at College...

By Valerie Strauss  | September 9, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Higher Education, University of Maryland  | Tags:  Maryland legislature, college park, free speech, higher education, pornography, university of maryland  
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