Spring Semester is moving along at UMD and spring break is just around the corner. As you look ahead to the end of this semester and preparing for the summer, we wanted to share some important information with you about the upcoming spring break, final exams, and the closing of the residence hall in May. Please take a minute to review this information.
As you may have read or seen on the news recently, there is currently an outbreak of a mosquito-transmitted virus called Zika in a number of locations around the world. With spring break just around the corner, get the latest information on the Zika virus that may inform your plans for travelling.
The Department of Resident Life has made the decision to prohibit the use, possession, charging, and/or storage of electronic skateboards including self-balancing hover boards/scooters and other similar equipment in all university residence halls until safety standards for them have been further researched and addressed.
I have recommended to the Board of Regents that the name of “Byrd Stadium” be changed to “Maryland Stadium.” The Board will consider this request at its December 11 meeting. Months of conversations with internal and external stakeholders helped inform my thinking and recommendation.
Be sure to visit the Family Weekend website to stay on top of all weather-related updates!
A new Terp parent and her co-author (also the parent of a college student) share their thoughts following move-in day.
Tuesday March 17, 2015, President Loh addressed the University of Maryland community and outlined the steps that he wishes to take in response to the sexist, racist, and misogynist message that surfaced at the end of last week. He notes that he will take definitive action to promote inclusivity and make this incident a "teachable moment" for the campus community.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the University of Maryland became aware of an email dated January 2014, 15 months ago. The vulgar language in the email expresses views that are reprehensible to our campus community.
President Loh introduces the changes that will take place within the campus community to meet the challenges of state budget cuts. Though the entire campus will be affected, he assures the community that the challenges will be successfully met and we will emerge stronger for them.
In response to last night's Ferguson verdict, President Loh addresses everyone at the university with a message specific to our own community. He commends and encourages student activism and supports the formation of campus-wide dialogue about race relations.