Feature Series Showcases Sacrifice, Achievement of Student Servicemembers, Veterans, Their Families

University of Maryland University College Pillars of Strength Scholarship winner Vanessa Corey-Engelhardt is profiled in the first of a series of CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com stories that feature selfless acts of service and achievement by UMUC student servicemembers and veterans, as well as a special feature on the Forever GI Bill. The stories appear during November 2017 as part of UMUC’s partnership with ConnectingVets.com and its “Veterans Community Showcase” programing in celebration of Veterans Day.Continue Reading

Trump’s Criticism Becomes “Background Music” as Times and Post Push for Truth, Executive Editors Say

While reporting on President Trump can be challenging as he demeans critical stories about him, often calling them fake, the executive editors of two of the nation’s leading newspapers told a National Press Club audience recently that it can be done, but only by maintaining high standards and not snapping at the president’s bait.

“If you tell the truth, if you’re accurate, if you’re aggressive, and you’re fair, and you hold onto your principles, I think in the end, that’s the only way you can cover him,” New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet told moderator Marvin Kalb on the latest edition of “The Kalb Report.”Continue Reading

Caregivers of Injured Military Receive Pillars of Strength Scholarships to Attend UMUC

ADELPHI, Md. (May 31, 2016)—Volunteers who care for severely injured military are often spouses, partners, family or friends who sacrifice careers and education in the long-term effort to help their loved ones recover.Continue Reading

UMUC Earns Prestigious Designation as National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

UMUC Is the First Institution in University System of Maryland to Earn Designation

University of Maryland University College has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), the first institution in the University System of Maryland to earn this prestigious designation.Continue Reading

UMUC Reduces Undergraduate Tuition for Dependents of Active-Duty Servicemembers As Well As Spouses and Dependents of Military Reservists and National Guard Members

University of Maryland University College has reduced undergraduate tuition to $250 per credit for dependents of active-duty military servicemembers, as well as the spouses and dependents of reservists and National Guard members. The change goes into effect with the spring 2016 term.Continue Reading

WOW! UMUC Wins National Award for Eliminating Textbooks in All Undergraduate Courses

Move to Open Educational Resources Ensures Up-to-Date Material, Saves UMUC Students Millions of Dollars Per Year

University of Maryland University College was recognized by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, known as WCET, with a WCET Outstanding Work Award, or WOW Award. The award was given for UMUC’s large-scale effort to eliminate publisher textbooks and use Open Educational Resources, or OERs, in all undergraduate courses. The move is saving UMUC’s more-than-64,000 undergraduate students millions of dollars each year.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: Sunday Talk—A Conversation with Chuck Todd and John Dickerson

For more than 60 years, Americans have turned to network television on Sunday morning for intelligent, insightful discourse on issues of politics and public policy. A proud history, however, does not guarantee future success in a digital world and a dramatically changing television landscape.

On this edition of The Kalb Report, moderator Marvin Kalb explores the past, present, and future of Sunday talk with the hosts of the two highest-rated and longest-airing public affairs programs: Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet the Press and John Dickerson of CBS’s Face the Nation.

The Kalb Report will take place on Monday, November 9, at 8 p.m. eastern time, in the main ballroom of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, in Washington, D.C.Continue Reading