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.
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.
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.
In January, Kayla Libby was excitedly preparing for a trip to help build the Pimentera Elementary School in Honduras when she suddenly fell ill and was forced to stay behind.
About a week after her fellow Students Helping Honduras member returned from the trip, Libby — a sophomore public health major — passed away unexpectedly Jan. 21 at Marlborough Hospital in Massachusetts.
Three months later, members of SSH and Libby’s sorority sisters in Alpha Omicron Pi came together Sunday afternoon for a 5K HonduRUN to honor Libby’s memory and raise $3,000 for the cause she was so passionate about in life.
Amid finals, papers, projects and stress galore, there is perhaps no better time to take a step back and reflect on what really matters — such as helping out your fellow Terps.
By now, everyone knows about Zach Lederer, the freshman who made headlines earlier this year for his fight against cancer. This Sunday, the first annual Zaching Against Cancer 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament will take place at the Armory starting at 10 a.m. The registration cost for each team is $21, with all proceeds going to cancer patients in the area through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
Just a thought, guys.
Ah, election season. One of my favorite times of year. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and mud is being slung through the air. We’re not talking the presidental election, people, it’s time for Student Government Association elections.
Why do I love them? Well (this is going to floor you), I actually hate them. I can’t stand the endless bombardment from candidates during the election cycle. The fliers, the emails, pitches during class — all of it.
I don’t care about your inconsequential platform you’re running on. I’d guess that neither does 70 percent of the student population. So, please stop shoving your platform down my throat. In fact, I’d rather you put an actual wooden platform through a woodchipper and sprinkle the wood chips on my tuna sandwiches (and I love my tuna sandwiches) than have to listen to a candidate drone on about how they’re going to increase the number of Inuits at our school.
Diversity as a platform? Really? It’s important in the grand scheme of things, but if you’re trying to get students to vote, that’s a surefire way to put them to sleep and to spread the apathy. You want to pull people out to vote and get your point across? Two words: moon bounce.
I’ll be the first to admit: Half the time my peers or promoters are handing out fliers on the campus, I ignore them. This is one flier I’m glad I grabbed.
On Thursday, College Electro will be presenting Electric Circus at Fur Nightclub, sponsored by Route One Apparel. Fur has events all the time, but this is one you definitely don’t want to miss. Music will be blasting throughout the live sets of Meerical, DJ Dovgi, DJ Rew!nd, DJ Tannenbaum, and DJ Ev0lution.
All-night drink specials include beers, rails and shooters for $3 each. However, if you’re not 21, don’t worry. The entire event is 18 and up.
Most students by now are familiar with Sweetgreen, the health food restaurant founded in Washington by three college students that recently opened a popular location on Route 1 under the University View apartment complex. The restaurant attracts students who are sick of not being able to identify any of the ingredients in dining hall food (Did anyone see last week’s “chicken parmesan sandwich”? I mean, really).
On April 28, Sweetgreen is presenting its annual event, the Sweetlife Food & Music Festival, which is being called “a party with a purpose.” The event boasts delicious and healthy food, two stages and a combination of headliners that could only be dreamt up after a long night at Cornerstone.
Yesterday, residents of two states and a district flocked to the polls to give out some Republican delegates. The district, obviously, was Columbia. The states were Wisconsin (the state that my Dad wanted me to go to school in because of my scholarship to Marquette) and Maryland (the state I obviously go to school in).
Mitt Romney won in all three places that were up for grabs, inching past the halfway point of needed delegates to secure the nomination.
Rick Santorum finished second in both states, but was not on D.C.’s ballot. His camp was asked their plans on CNN, and they claimed they’re eyeing delegate-rich Texas and are campaigning hard in Pennsylvania, where the former senator served.
Weeks after the initial event, thousands are still outraged at the controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin case. Tomorrow, students across the nation will demonstrate their feelings through a moment of silence.
The 1,000 Campus Vigil For Trayvon Martin starts at precisely 8:02 p.m. tomorrow and lasts for 15 minutes. This university’s Black Faculty and Staff Association endorsed the event, entitled “Let’s Light Up the Sky.”
The creators of the group, the members of the Malik Fraternity, clearly state, “We are demanding justice for Trayvon Martin and others who fell victims to the evil acts of racists, bigots and discrimination.”