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by David Hoffman
We were sitting in a circle, just inside the tree line in the woods behind UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library, when Cazzy made the point that got me thinking. The group had spent the morning raking, mulching and building planting beds in The Garden as part of UMBC’s Welcome Week Service Project. Cazzy, a freshman, shared that …


Teaching Power, Globally and Locally (BreakingGround TV)

by Dinah Winnick
Since BreakingGround's launch two years ago this month, I've had dozens of thought-provoking conversations with faculty and students working together to address real-world problems in ways that both educate and empower. Thanks to New Media Studio Director Bill Shewbridge and students in his TV production course, I'm delighted to now share two of those thought-provoking conversations…

Katie Cano

UMBC’s Katie Cano appointed MHEC Student Commissioner

UMBC undergraduate Katie Cano, ’16, Political Science has been appointed to serve as the sole student member of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) for 2014-2015. As the student Commissioner, Katie will work with MHEC’s other members to establish policies and make decisions regarding …


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