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In a move that brings recognition to a civil rights movement pioneer, the University of Maryland, College Park will rename one of its academic buildings for the late Parren J. Mitchell, the state’s first African-American congressman.

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As the University of Maryland, College Park weighs whether to rename its football stadium — which now honors an influential but segregationist early campus president — the school is renaming an academic building for Maryland's first African-American congressman.

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The partnership announced this week between the University of Maryland and the Phillips Collection in Washington is one of those happy institutional marriages that brings substantial benefits to both partners.

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After being jilted by the Corcoran Gallery last year, the University of Maryland has found a new partner in the arts — the Phillips Collection.

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Ask alums what they like least about the University of Maryland and they’ll likely say Route 1. The road cuts through campus and is known for its dive bars and low-rent businesses just north and south of the school.

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