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Tax holidays arrive in time for new school year

Mark your calendar, Virginia and Maryland's annual back-to-school tax holidays are around the corner.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Md. schools get $10.7M grant to study STDs

The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 01:36pm EDT

University chiefs to testify on Corcoran merger

Presidents of George Washington U, University of Maryland to testify on Corcoran merger plan

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 07:42am EDT

Montgomery school board overhauls spending policy

Facing intense criticism, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to overhaul its spending and reimbursement policy.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 07:40am EDT

Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

Teenagers who survived South Korea ferry sinking haunted by disaster that killed their friends

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 07:10am EDT

NMMI AD accused of groping woman at Virginia event

New Mexico Military Institute's athletic director accused of groping woman at an alumni event

Monday - 07/28/2014, 08:10pm EDT

Florida State law professor was killed in his car

Florida State law professor was killed in his car, found by neighbor who heard loud noise

Monday - 07/28/2014, 07:40pm EDT

Prince George's Community College bans e-cigarettes

It's hardly newsworthy these days when an institution announces it's going smoke-free. But Prince George's Community College introduced one of the strictest policies around Monday, banning e-cigarettes along with all other smoke and tobacco products.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 06:23pm EDT

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

In war-struck Gaza, hardship felt more keenly during what's meant to be joyous Muslim holiday

Monday - 07/28/2014, 11:52am EDT

Salisbury University stadium to get $19M upgrade

Salisbury University stadium to get a $19M upgrade this winter

Monday - 07/28/2014, 11:20am EDT

Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

South Korean teens testify they were told to stay, but helped each other escape sinking ship

Monday - 07/28/2014, 10:10am EDT

Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans

Silent retreats: A historic tradition resonates in the harried 21st century

Monday - 07/28/2014, 10:09am EDT

8 new dancers join Miami City Ballet

8 new dancers join Miami City Ballet, including 4 graduates of company's school in Miami Beach

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:32am EDT

University of Delaware tripling up roommates

Largest class ever at University of Delaware causes school to triple up more roommates

Monday - 07/28/2014, 07:17am EDT

From documentaries to jazz bands, D.C. arts center fosters talent, passion in low-income youth

From almost dropping out, to making and screening a documentary at prestigious film festivals: Students at a local arts center discover creativity and themselves.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 06:42am EDT
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Former Virginia Intermont professor writing book about closed college

A former professor at Virginia Intermont College is writing a book to preserve the recently closed school's 130-year history.

Sunday - 07/27/2014, 08:44pm EDT

U.Va. considers loan for financial aid program

A University of Virginia official says the administration is considering borrowing up to $100 million to boost its student financial aid program.

Sunday - 07/27/2014, 08:30pm EDT

Va. Beach woman looks for answers in son's death

Damion Wilkins fell during a hike and couldn't be revived.

Sunday - 07/27/2014, 06:02pm EDT

At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

At 50, Upward Bound remains a welcome pathway to college for students from low-income families

Sunday - 07/27/2014, 04:10pm EDT

Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

Penn State hires former Cal AD Sandy Barbour to lead athletic program

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 06:50pm EDT
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