University System of Maryland

Students raise concerns about partnership of UMD campuses

Students raise concerns about partnership of UMD campuses

Both houses of the Maryland legislature have approved a bill that will more tightly link the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The legislation awaits the signature of Gov. Larry Hogan.

The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016 will, according to language in the bill, "formal[ize] a strategic partnership between certain higher education institutions to be called the University of Maryland."

Along with, supporters hope, an increase in national research rankings, one of the reasons listed on the bill for linking the two campuses is that all institutions in the Big 10 athletic conference have schools of...

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