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 …

Students can now register to vote using UID

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Registering to vote is now as simple as having a university ID and password. Students at this university are the first in the country to be able to register right on the campus through an in-house online voter registration system. Rather than having …

Terps Vote ramps up registration efforts

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Thursday, September 27, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Standing behind a table outside the South Campus Dining Hall on Tuesday evening, James Jalandoni smiled as he watched a cluster of students begin filling out their voter registration forms. Those students were just a few of the more than 150 who registered …