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Blame game in U-Md. student's death

Last Tuesday, police found 22-year-old University of Maryland student Justin DeSha-Overcash dead inside a home he was renting on the 8800 block of 38th Street, across the street from the University's campus. DeSha-Overcash's death, the 11th in a series...

By Aaron Morrissey  | January 18, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, PG County, Prince George's County, University of Maryland, crime  
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As 'American' as a tuition break

I read with bemusement Maia Werbos’s lamentation that she “read with outrage” statements arguing against giving in-state tuition benefits to “undocumented” immigrants in Maryland. She cited the story of a friend who apparently left the country and became a Canadian...

By Al Sartor, Walnut Creek, Calif.  | January 6, 2011; 7:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Prince George's County, University of Maryland, immigration  
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A path to citizenship -- in Canada

I read with interest Maia Werbos’s letter on the Maryland “Dream Act.” The fact that her friend from China excelled in school in this country but became a Canadian citizen is not all bad; it is fortunate that there is...

By William F. Tell, Silver Spring  | January 6, 2011; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, University of Maryland  
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Friedgen's scrambled priorities

I am a passionate sports fan, but I was appalled by the comment of fired University of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen on his coaching vs. the work of an English professor who wondered why $2 million was wasted on...

By Eric A. Green, Arlington  | January 4, 2011; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, University of Maryland, sports  
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Year in review: Sporting seasons to forget

Some questions have easy answers. For instance, what state is colder than South Dakota? North Dakota, of course. Now, name an American city whose major sports scene was as unlucky, mismanaged, confused, bungled and even downright cursed as was Washington’s...

By William Byron, Takoma Park  | December 26, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, University of Maryland, Year in review 2010, sports  
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U-Md. Porn Controversy: A Wrapup of Views

The decision by students at the University of Maryland to show excerpts of a pornography film at the campus yesterday has all the ingredients of a hot debate: sex, morals, freedom of speech and tax dollars. In the comments sections...

By Mike McPhate  | April 7, 2009; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  University of Maryland, schools  
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