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President Pines Responds to Tragedy at the University of Virginia

Gun violence has taken lives at nearby @UVA. Our hearts are with our friends and colleagues coping with this tragedy. Praying for the lives lost and those who waited in fear to be reunited with loved ones.

Today in College Park

This semester has been one of tremendous progress for our university. We welcomed a new class of Distinguished University Professors and Distinguished Scholar-Teachers. We announced a historic investment in need-based financial aid for Maryland students. We opened Johnson-Whittle Hall, our newest residence hall, and Yahentamitsi, a dining hall that honors the Piscataway people and the indigenous roots of our campus. And we officially opened the doors to our new School of Public Policy building. Today, three events championed more progress, commemorated landmark achievements for the state of Maryland, and reflected our strategic commitments in our university’s strategic plan.

Make a plan to vote

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the Midterm Elections will determine the next set of leaders representing the interests of counties and states across the country. Newly elected officials will be making decisions that have a direct impact on our lives regarding social issues, economic policy, healthcare and education. Let's make a plan to vote.

Announcing the Terrapin Commitment

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the Terrapin Commitment, an investment that will provide up to $20 million annually for need-based financial aid for Maryland students.

U-Md. to cover tuition and fees for low-income state residents (The Washington Post)

President Pines discusses the university's new Terrapin Commitment program, an investment that will provide up to $20 million annually for need-based financial aid for Maryland students.

Engineering Success (Diversity in Action)

President Darryll J. Pines discusses the university's new vision for enhancing diversity on campus with bold initiatives.

Salary Increase November 1, 2022

Dear colleagues, I write to you with good news for our workforce, the people who power the University of Maryland. Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan announced all regular status state government employees, including UMD faculty and staff, will receive ...

U-Md. to dedicate dorm named for Black students who broke barriers on campus (The Washington Post)

President Darryll J. Pines discusses the privilege of getting to know Hiram Whittle and Elaine Johnson Coates, as the university prepares to dedicate its newest residence hall, Johnson-Whittle Hall, in honor of Maryland trailblazers.

A united front on mental health

We are writing with a message of support for our community. Next week, October 1-8, is Mental Health Awareness Week, and we wanted to take this opportunity to invite our entire campus to keep mental wellness and looking out for one another in sharp focus.

A measure of excellence

Today, the University of Maryland was once again recognized as one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education by U.S. News & World Report, holding our place as a top 20 public university in the country. We now have a combined 73 Top 25 ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in 2022-23, which is up from 67 the previous year.

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