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  • Wandering Eye: Why Kevin Plank's donation is what's wrong with higher ed, 'Speaking While Female,' and more

    Wandering Eye: Why Kevin Plank's donation is what's wrong with higher ed, 'Speaking While Female,' and more
    A University of Maryland alumnus says Kevin Plank’s $25 million gift to his alma mater—and what the school is doing with it—exemplifies what's wrong with higher education. "The 'New Cole Field House' has little to do with academics and everything to do with competition and money," Kevin R. McClure writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Underwritten in part by the Under Armour founder's generous gift, the new building looks to be shaping up as both a center of sports excess (which is certainly unsurprising) and the kind of razzle-dazzle, quick-buck "wealth creation" culture heretofore more likely to be found in the ballroom of a beltway Best Western. "The new building will host the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which the provost established in 2013 to 'infuse the university with a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across all colleges and curriculum,'" McClure writes disapprovingly. Taught mainly by adjuncts with real-world business experience, the academy will feature business-incubator spaces and a kind of "Shark Tank" vibe where "students compete against one another for cash and prizes that may one day translate into donations," McClure writes. "Many of the experiences do not grant credit and are part of a quasi-curriculum. Students learn to leverage institutional resources to create companies. Ideas are evaluated according to metrics like scalability and profitability." What could possibly go wrong? (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • 2015 Resolutions for Baltimore: Kurt L. Schmoke

    2015 Resolutions for Baltimore: Kurt L. Schmoke
    Yes, “free tuition” is an attention-getting headline. But it is more than a gimmick: It’s a strategy in place in cities such as Chicago and in the entire Tennessee state community college system, part of a coordinated public-policy...

    Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table

    Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table
    It’s important that I see Ian Schlakman’s office, because it’s apparently a first. It’s a tiny, corner room on the second floor of 218 E. Lexington—just above Sidebar, where a Jack and Coke after 6 p.m. goes for $6—with...

    Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away

    Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away
    Baltimore City’s first manufacturing forum took place on Oct. 7 in the Hilton, a deluxe hotel the city spent $300 million to build, which has lost about $50 million since its 2008 opening.  Caron Brace, the Mayor’s press secretary, and...

    Immortal Beloved

    Immortal Beloved
    When Rita Dove comes to Howard Community College next Wednesday, the former U.S. Poet Laureate will be joined on stage by violinist Joshua Coyne. After she has read a few poems from her latest book, “Sonata Mulattica,” he will play a classical...