Returning to the workforce while opening the economy as the Covid-19 pandemic wanes will be difficult and require skilled leaders to assure the public that it is safe to engage again.
For Julia Shanley, the University of Maryland Global Campus became an academic lifesaver when the new coronavirus turned her education plans upside down.
In an unprecedented Town Hall meeting March 31 during the Covid-19 emergency, University of Maryland Global Campus President Javier Miyares said the university “is in better shape than almost any traditional university.”
For Allison Hartley, working her way toward a bachelor’s degree in health management, the coronavirus has stressed her day job even as she struggles to maintain her momentum toward graduation.
“I’m taking it day-by-day, hour-by-hour, some days minute-by-minute and moment-by-moment,” she said. “Some days have been better than others.”
Anna Seferian found herself suddenly popular.
Her academic friends who had built their careers in traditional academic environments had just been told that starting the next week, they would have to finish the semester by teaching online.
Michael Freedman, University of Maryland Global Campus senior vice president and journalist in residence, was sworn in Jan. 15 as president of the National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists.
The United States and its democratic allies are in a struggle with autocratic powers that are using cyberattacks to undermine elections and to steal technology secrets as well as money to underwrite their regimes, said George Barnes, the deputy director of the National Security Agency, in his Jan. 21 address to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council.
One of the nation’s leading academic honor societies has recognized the University of Maryland Global Campus as a “Circle of Excellence Silver Chapter” for its community service work.
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Jerry Williamson to Deliver Student Keynote at University’s Winter Commencement Ceremony, Dec 14.
That Jerry Williamson will receive his diploma this month for a University of Maryland Global Campus Master of Science degree is not newsworthy. Thousands of people earn those degrees.
That he is applying to enter a doctoral program and expects to begin in the fall 2020 term if he is accepted, also is not news. Scores of students are enrolled in those programs.