Three doors down from the end of the street, a house on 36th Avenue sits quietly, undisturbed. A takeout menu is wedged in the screen door. A few pieces of mail stick out from the mailbox. Broken boxes lie in a pile on the front stoop. Strips of torn caution tape that read “Fire line […]Read more "ONE YEAR LATER: ‘We want a safe place’"
By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com When university alumnus Sam Blum takes the company car to the grocery store or the movie theater, he’s ready for the cameras to come out. And when he drives down the highway, other drivers honk, wave or laugh. Each week, it’s […]Read more "Driving the dream"
This was the wrong entrance. This was the wrong place to make a U-turn. And the guard was not happy that a trio of students in a silver Volkswagen Rabbit had mistakenly shown up at his gate during Friday morning’s rush hour.Read more "The chamber of secrets"
Filling up six miles of shelving, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive is the largest single donation to the university libraries ever. By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com In the days following a massive donation of historical labor materials to the university archives, the collection is creating […]Read more "AFL-CIO archive donation largest in University of Maryland library history"
By Laura Blasey and Jenny Hottle senior staff writers Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com It was a colorful display: dozens of handmade fliers in a rainbow of colors, arranged in an organized but chaotic fashion on the back wall of the Maryland Room Exhibit Gallery. To some, it’s only paper. But to […]Read more "Hornbake honors WMUC’s history with ‘Saving College Radio’ exhibit"
By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com In the days leading up to the start of the fall semester, North Campus Resident Life officials had to scramble to hire new Ellicott Hall resident assistants after eight students resigned or were fired for violating their conditions of employment. New […]Read more "Firing, resignation removed half of Ellicott Hall’s RAs"
By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Wednesday, April 16, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Garrett Gleason had been following his mother’s progress in the Boston Marathon all Monday morning through text updates from the race’s website. His mom, Marilee Gleason, crossed the finish line about seven minutes before an explosion, followed by another, shattered windows […]Read more "Boston bombing sparks fear among univ. students, some with ties to race"
By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com In hindsight, collaborating with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, made perfect sense to university President Wallace Loh. When engineers at this university learned of a Baltimore neurosurgeon’s struggle to operate on sensitive parts of the brain, they designed a tiny robot […]Read more "MPower alliance with UMB results in innovative programs"
“The music industry often says you have to do this or that to make it. But I don’t think he would sell out. He’s just the kind of person who’s very true to himself and true to his friends.” By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Originally published on diamondbackonline.com It’s peaceful […]Read more "Student rapper D-Cal garners blog buzz"
“One of the saddest days was when we had to give up those athletic programs. I’ve been around the university and have watched the minor sports teams. Those kids work just as hard.” By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Originally published on diamondbackonline.com Students, alumni and coaches had their first opportunity […]Read more "Public invited to speak on Big Ten move at first open forum"
By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writerWednesday, April 3, 2013 Originally published on diamondbackonline.com The day before spring break, when many students from this university were making last-minute vacation plans or anticipating the week off, one group was playing M.A.S.H. in a local high school classroom. In the game, which supposedly predicts one’s future, students wrote […]Read more "Group helps high schoolers plan debts, cost of life goals"
With Supreme Court hearing two cases, students rally, protest in front of courthouse By Jenny Hottle and Alex Kirshner, senior staff writers March 28, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com As a crowd gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court steps Tuesday morning, Ryan Heisinger couldn’t help but feel like part of history in the […]Read more "Supreme Court takes on same-sex marriage"