Just outside the Stamp Student Union, students can often be seen eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich and milling around the famous Jim Henson statue.
But while these two Stamp institutions co-exist harmoniously on the campus, a battle is brewing between the national companies.
In a statement released on Facebook last Friday, The Jim Henson Company — created by University of Maryland graduate and puppeteer Jim Henson — announced it does not wish to partner with Chick-fil-A on any future endeavors.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The original post incorrectly stated how much Merson won. The post has been updated.
I sent a routine request last Friday, a Facebook message asking for an interview with a former Terp.
Laurel native Greg Merson dropped out of this university when he was 19 but just more than a week ago, he raked in more than $1 million by besting a field of 474 to win the six-handed no-limit hold’em tournament at the 2012 World Series of Poker.
He agreed on Saturday to talk about his accomplishment. But not yet, the 24-year-old wrote. He was still sort of busy.
A team of university and industry researchers are one step closer to curing malaria with a $3 million grant in hand from the National Institute of Health.
The three-year business grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, a division of NIH, funds an existing partnership between the university’s Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and the biotechnology company Sanaria, in genetically modifying mosquitos. Entemology professor David O’Brochta has been working on the project for a few years, and his team of university and Sanaria researchers hope the grant will allow them to finalize their Sporozite vaccine.
Although the official award of the grant came in January, the funding have just started coming in, said Stephen Hoffman, CEO of Sanaria. Hoffman said he hopes to finalize a vaccine within three to four years.
Aroy Thai was set to be the newest addition to the city’s growing number of dining options.
The College Avenue restaurant opened at least two weeks ago, but all signs — apart from the one fixed to the storefront — indicate it did not stay that way.
The display cases next to the register are filled with soda; the hours are taped to the door and mock-ups of dishes are on display in the window. Everything seems ready, but its doors have remained locked and calls to the establishment have gone unanswered.
Alex MacRae knows a lot about picking up women.
He may not lead with the winning line, “I study engineering at the University of Maryland,” but he does know that many things adults say can be taken the wrong way if they are not conveyed with “energy and fun.”
MacRae, who gained YouTube fame in 2007 after he made an informative web video on impressing the ladies for askromeo.com, had a chance at redemption June 26 on Tosh.0, but not before viewers had a chance to hear a bit more of his good advice.
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Last night, some otherworldly things happened on the beltway just outside of our beloved College Park. Twitter exploded after a flatbed truck was seen hauling a UFO-like figure down I-495, escorted by police.
The government (psshh) was quick to cover up the incident, saying that the UFO was actually a Northrop Grumman X-47B aircraft, one that does not need to be operated by a human. Can we be sure to trust the word of a few military spokesman though? I’ve come up with a few of my own solutions.
To say that learning in today’s environment is unconventional would be an understatement at best. No matter the profession, the age or the purpose, an individual can always find ways to absorb himself in a studious setting. This idea is embodied in the university’s online class, “Maryland’s Open Meetings Act.”
Offered in conjunction by the state’s attorney general’s office and the university’s Institute for Governmental Service and Research since May 23, the course offers a detailed analysis of the Open Meetings Act. The OMA, enacted in 1977 to foster clarity in government, aims to educate citizens on the need for public bodies to keep certain information confidential.
Dom Mazzetti is accomplished for a college super senior. He has a passion for girls, partying and working out, an accent reminiscent of Jersey Shore, and more than 25 million views total on YouTube and more than 76,000 likes on Facebook.
In celebration of Cinco Dom Mayo, I mean de Mayo, The Barking Dog brought this Internet phenom to Route 1.
Because the bar’s managers expected 500 people to crowd the Barking Dog on Saturday, they hired three extra security hands for the night — only 50 people showed up.
“It was embarrassingly small,” said senior economics major Bret Greer. “You would think for Cinco de Mayo, more people would be out.”
As we pushed the hose and nozzle closer to the fire using muscles I had no idea existed, it became clear Capt. Steve Gallagher and the other instructors weren’t joking when they told me to tuck all of my hair into my turnout hood so it wouldn’t catch fire.
“We don’t want you writing about how we ruined your hair,” they said.
The Prince George’s County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association IAFF Local 1619, the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute hosted the second annual Fire Ops 101 training Friday. The departments invited state and county officials and media personnel to learn how to become a firefighter for the day at the MFRI station in College Park.