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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

Tidings from Annapolis

This year Governor Hogan and the General Assembly have again demonstrated their continuing support for UMD, increasing funds for higher education and support for faculty, staff, and students.

The Passing of Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch

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My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Michael Busch, the longest-serving House Speaker in our State's history, whose advocacy for education, health care, gun safety, and the environment helped improve the lives of all Marylanders. Flags on campus will fly at half-staff as directed by Governor Larry Hogan. 

Commitment to Our LGBTQ+ Community

Dear UMD Community,

I am proud of the work the LGBT Equity Center, partners across campus, and each of you have done to make our campus one that cares for and supports our LGBTQ+ community.

Welcome! Bienvenido! Huanying!

Dear University of Maryland community, 

Welcome to another year of promise, the 162nd academic year since our founding.

Welcome to one of the most talented and largest group of incoming students ever. Some 38,000 students applied and we accepted the very best. Because of our academic success, many more students than usual—4,700 freshmen and 1,800 transfer students—committed to Maryland, creating tight quarters in residence halls. Though it won’t offer immediate relief, planning is well underway for a complex of two new residence halls and a dining facility.

Statement on Jacksonville Shooting

In response to information that the alleged shooter in the August 26, 2018 Jacksonville, FL, shooting was a University of Maryland student, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh released the following statement: 

Updates on UMD Football Program

President updates community on external review

Update on Maryland Football

The University of Maryland announced that Head Football Coach DJ Durkin will be placed on leave effective immediately while a thorough examination of our coaching practices is conducted

Tragedy at the Capital Gazette

June 29, 2018

Dear University of Maryland community,

A horrific tragedy befell our state yesterday — the shooting rampage at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis.

I am heartbroken to report that among the victims killed are three members of our University of Maryland family, two alumni and an adjunct faculty member, as confirmed by Dean Lucy Dalglish of our Philip Merrill College of Journalism:

Making Our Campus More Inclusive and Respectful for All

We write to share with you three initial steps towards making our campus more inclusive and respectful for all: (1) Joint Task Force on Inclusion & Respect, (2) climate survey, (3) external review

Report on 2018 MD General Assembly Session

Dear University of Maryland community,

With the conclusion of this year’s General Assembly session, I can report that Governor Hogan and the legislature have demonstrated their continuing support for UMD and the University System of Maryland (USM).

The budget for the next fiscal year includes a cost-of-living increase of 2%, starting next January. Additionally, if the state ends the current fiscal year (this June) with at least $75M more in tax revenue than currently projected, an additional .5% pay increase and a one-time $500 bonus will follow, beginning in April 2019.


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