University of Maryland commits $40 million to improving faculty diversity over next 10 years (The Baltimore Sun)
The University of Maryland, College Park is committing $40 million over the next 10 years to improve the diversity of its faculty, supporting President Pines’ pledge to combat racism and improve campus culture for people of color.
U-Md. president aims to hire more faculty of color, cut carbon emissions and bolster research (The Washington Post)
Darryll J. Pines uses his inauguration to outline plans for Maryland’s flagship university. He announced that the University of Maryland in College Park will hire more faculty of color, slash its carbon emissions and bolster investments in research.
President Pines shares his vision and the university’s next plans — five new actions on topics such as diversity and inclusion, the environment and the arts.
Earlier this morning, I had the personal and professional honor of a lifetime bestowed upon me as University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman and Chair of the Board of Regents Linda Gooden presided over my investiture as the 34th President of the University of Maryland.
Despite overwhelming video evidence, many of us wrung our hands and expressed concerns or skepticism about what the outcome may be. We did this because our nation has a difficult history to reconcile when race intersects with the criminal justice system. Today, Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges and found guilty in the murder of Mr. George Floyd.
The Maryland General Assembly concluded its 442nd legislative session earlier this week, marking the end of a session unlike any other. We are grateful to Governor Hogan, the General Assembly and staff for their dedication to make this a productive legislative session addressing important issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, police reform, as well as K-12, higher education, and more.