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 …

Great Expectations campaign raises $1 billion

Launched in 2006 under former university President Dan Mote, the six-year fundraiser’s goal was the largest ever for a public institution in the region and in the state. By Jenny Hottle, Senior staff writer Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com The university recently celebrated raising more than $1 billion in its Great Expectations …

CP, UMD communities remember those killed through vigil

By Jenny Hottle, Senior staff writer Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Through the tears and hugs of condolence Tuesday night, Stephen Alex Rane’s friends remembered the senior English and linguistics major’s way with words and love for traveling and chocolate chip cookies, less than 24 hours after the 22-year-old was killed in …

Criminology and criminal justice program struggles with limited funding

Criminology and criminal justice program struggles with limited funding By Jenny Hottle, Senior staff writer Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Taylor Gross struggled to decide on a major. But during summer 2012, the junior decided criminology and criminal justice was the perfect fit — not unlike many of her peers at the …

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 …

Residents, students discuss noise violation complaints at forum

Residents, students discuss noise violation complaints at forum By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 Originally published on diamondbackonline.com Prepared for a friction-filled evening at City Hall discussing noise violations, student leaders worked to rustle up enough support to match a strong resident showing Tuesday night. The public forum, the first of two hosted …

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 …