USM Board of Regents violated open meetings laws in Big Ten vote

By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Monday, March 4, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Nearly four months after the university announced its move from the ACC to the Big Ten, a state board found the Board of Regents violated open meetings laws when it met twice in November to discuss the move. The Maryland Open …

Female students able to enter combat in wake of new law

Female students able to enter combat in wake of new law “Some people say women are too soft. But we’re all warriors. We’re all together in training. As long as the standards are upheld, [women] can still be an asset to battle.” By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com EDITOR’S …

Maryland prepares for long ACC legal process over Big 10 move

Maryland prepares for long ACC legal process over Big 10 move By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 Originally published on diamondbackonline.com This university’s move to the Big Ten will be anything but quick and smooth after the state filed a lawsuit last week against the ACC to avoid paying a steep $52.26 million …

An ongoing battle for equality

Activists now looking toward protection from gender identity discrimination By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Originally posted on Diamondbackonline.com on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 As a transgender student working at a children’s summer camp, Mykell Hatcher-McLarin refused to disclose his identity, fearing he would lose his job if parents perceived him as a risk to their …

Advocates rally on campus for DREAM Act passage

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, October 26, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Jose Aguiluz, a 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Silver Spring, advocates for the Maryland DREAM Act so he can see his younger brothers, Angel and Josue, become Terps —  an opportunity he never had. With the passage of the act, Angel could play clarinet …

Putting politics aside, a matter of equality

About 200 rally for marriage equality By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, October 12, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com For Kevin Hollander, the issue of same-sex marriage is more than a question on the November ballot and more personal than a fight for civil rights. The junior marketing and psychology major said he has known he …