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Letter to the Editor: We must turn the tide on antisemitism (The Washington Post)

President Darryll Pines and Rabbi Ari Israel speak on the rise of antisemitism and the role college campuses play in turning the tides.

Happy Holidays from Darryll and Sylvia Pines

This holiday season, we celebrate the rich diversity of our campus, state and world. Here at the University of Maryland, we are recognizing those brave individuals who broke down barriers, and honoring those who lived on this land first. We have cemented this commitment with the addition of the Heritage Community to our campus, named for Maryland trailblazers Pyon Su, Chunjen Constant Chen, Elaine Johnson Coates and Hiram Whittle, and the ancestral stewards of our land, the Piscataway People.

Peace, hope and healing

While today marks the end of classes for the Fall 2022 semester, it is also a special day of remembrance on our campus. Today, we honor the life and legacy of Lt. Richard Collins III on what would have been his 29th birthday.

President Pines Thanks Steny Hoyer for Decades of Outstanding Leadership

President Pines issued a statement in response to Steny Hoyer's announcement that he is stepping down from his House leadership role.

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.

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