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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.

Salary Increase November 1, 2022

Dear colleagues, I write to you with good news for our workforce, the people who power the University of Maryland. Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan announced all regular status state government employees, including UMD faculty and staff, will receive ...

A united front on mental health

We are writing with a message of support for our community. Next week, October 1-8, is Mental Health Awareness Week, and we wanted to take this opportunity to invite our entire campus to keep mental wellness and looking out for one another in sharp focus.

A measure of excellence

Today, the University of Maryland was once again recognized as one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education by U.S. News & World Report, holding our place as a top 20 public university in the country. We now have a combined 73 Top 25 ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in 2022-23, which is up from 67 the previous year.

Where change begins

Welcome to the fall 2022 semester! It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating our graduates at spring commencement, but the events of this summer demonstrate that our world is moving forward fast. If there’s a theme of our forthcoming semester, it is this: do not sit on the sidelines to see what happens next. Help create the world, community, and university you want.

A 50-year landmark for women

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Perhaps the most significant legislation for women since the 19th Amendment, its scope and impact reach far beyond the equity achieved in competitive athletics, the outcome for which it is most commonly known. The law also improved opportunities in education, including admissions and hiring, offers recourse for victims of sexual harassment and assault, and provides protections for pregnant students.

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