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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.

Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education and UMD

Last Friday, June 28, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announced that it is placing UMD on "warning" that "its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that [UMD] is currently in compliance with Standard VII (Governance, Leadership, and Administration)." This Standard requires that UMD "operate as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy." 

UMD's commitment to international collaborations and the international community on campus

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I write to reaffirm the University of Maryland's commitment to international collaborations and support for all faculty, students, visiting scholars, and staff on our campus from all countries, including China. American research universities, a landmark of American civilization, have thrived because of our core values of openness, academic freedom, and inclusiveness. 

Washington Post story today

Dear University of Maryland community,

Today, the Washington Post published a story about the death of Olivia Paregol, a first-year student who died on November 18, 2018. We are heartbroken by Olivia's death and continue to mourn her passing. I have offered condolences on behalf of the University to Olivia's parents and continue to think of her family. Her many friends on campus mourn along with them. 

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

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