International student enrollment in United States drops, UMD does not follow trend

College enrollment of international students in the United States is decreasing for the first time in over 10 years. It dropped over six percent from 2016 to 2017 and many blame Trump administration policies for the drop in enrollment. But others say the drop in international enrollment has much more to do with growing competition from colleges around the world along with the increasing cost of attending college.

Local author on the challenges to becoming a children’s book author

While the controversy continues over Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s nearly one million dollar book scandal, local children’s book author Priscilla Cummings has been writing books for kids for over 30 years after her career as a journalist. Cummings says the road to publishing can be very bumpy.

Traditional Chinese puppeteer tours Maryland schools sharing the art of his craft with children

A traditional Chinese puppeteer recently made his first trip to the U.S. to share his craft with Maryland schools.

UMD Observatory provides new images of meteor

The University of Maryland’s observatory provides a “space” for students to take part in long-term research projects and get hands-on experience with different telescopes and software. Their efforts are paying off with the use of a number of cameras taking pictures of the night sky and capturing images few have seen.

National Harbor residents, visitors say they won’t let terror threat impact them

National Harbor residents and visitors say they are determined to continue life as usual despite the arrest on Monday of a Montgomery County man who police say stole a rental truck with the intention of mowing down people at National Harbor.

DC store’s Go-Go music is turned back on after neighborhood protest

For nearly a quarter-of-a-century, a local store in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood has entertained the public with Go-Go played on external protests. A recent protest by neighbors silenced the music. But it didn’t last long after Go-Go fans united to get it turned back on.

Local paddling group wins battle with government over Potomac River

President Trump loves golfing, and when he does it locally, it can affect some D-M-V residents. The Canoe Cruisers Association has been paddling on the Potomac for years, but when the president golfs at his course across the river in Sterling, Virginia, paddling on the Potomac came to a stop because of a security ban on activity on the river. The CCA fought for their river back, and won, and celebrated back on the Potomac.

New report on the Chesapeake Bay finds encouraging signs

The latest report on the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed finds improving conditions for some of the key barometers.

State Comptroller calls for resignation of Baltimore mayor

During Wednesday’s meeting of the state Board of Public Works Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot praised Governor Hogan for requesting an investigation into the children’s book controversy involving Baltimore’s Mayor Catherine Pugh. Franchot said he also found it difficult to believe that legislative leaders who sit on the board of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Board with Pugh were not aware of some possible improprieties.

A new way to relax at the Maryland Zoo with yoga and penguins

Yoga enthusiasts now have a wild alternative to their usual setting. They can relax with an hour-long vinyasa-style class while enjoying the up-close view of the African penguins at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

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