The Maryland state legislature is moving toward upping the penalties for hazing on college campuses. A suspension and incident at a Salisbury University spurred lawmakers to act. Delmarva Public Radio's Kyle Bean prepared this report.
For the first time Salisbury University listed a notice about two suspended fraternities on its campus website in late January.
In addition, a campus-wide email was issued around the extended suspension of Greek social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon for hazing.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the action follows criticism by elected officials and others after details became public about alleged hazing and illegal alcohol use at some of the University’s Greek organizations.
Salisbury University senior communication arts major and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) membership assistant Michelle Malinger checks notes on the new programming schedule with DPR producer Chris Ranck and membership director Angela Byrd.
SALISBURY, MD---Chamber music from Lincoln Center; works from the “Great American Songbook” with Michael Feinstein; Broadway classics; news, information and culture (including from a Latino perspective); music from Mountain Stage and World Café; expanded local news, as well as the latest in medicine, education and technology — all these and more will be available at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) starting Monday, September 16.
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are identifying the three people shot in an apparent murder-suicide at a home near Salisbury University.
The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 21-year-old Ryan Shallue shot 19-year-old Charles Abbott and 20-year-old Kristen Loetz on Tuesday night, then turned the gun on himself.
The sheriff's office says Shallue was pronounced dead on the scene and Abbott was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Loetz, a university student from Stevensville, is being treated at Shock Trauma in Baltimore in critical, but stable condition.
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are identifying a man killed in an apparent murder-suicide as a former Salisbury University student.
Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says the man killed Tuesday by the shooter was Charles Abbott of Hebron. Authorities are not identifying a female university student wounded in the shooting or the male shooter, who turned the gun on himself and died. Investigators believe the shooting was an incident of domestic violence.
ADELPHI, Md. (AP) - The Department of Defense has awarded a $250 million contract to University of Maryland University College.
UMUC announced Monday that the contract calls for offering exclusive undergraduate and graduate instruction at military installations across Europe.
The contract, which is renewed annually, extends through the 2022-2023 academic year.
UMUC will offer its MBA program for the first time in the European Command. The university also will partner with two other institutions in the University System of Maryland for first-time overseas programs.
In the fall of next year Salisbury University students studying computer science, mathematics or information systems could be going to Estonia to finish their bachelor’s degree and complete a master’s degree.
Karen Olmstead, dean of SU School of Science and Technology told the Salisbury Daily Times that Baltic nation is known as an international leader in cyber security and was hit with a large cyber attack five years ago.
The school hopes to send four to eight students under the program each year.
Salisbury Mayor James Ireton has issued a city proclamation declaring July “Delmarva Public Radio Month” in honor of the 25th anniversary of its founding in 1987.
The Mayor praised Delmarva Public Radio with its 40,000 listeners for bringing many local citizens, community leaders, politicians and other dignitaries to the airwaves to explore the issues that concern all Delmarvans.
Delmarva Public Radio's Student Correspondent Chris Grindley interviews Chelsea Tavik, a member of the Salisbury University Women's Track and Field Team and a student athlete with a long list of accomplishments:
Discussions about the April 21 incident that occurred in Salisbury's Cedar Crossing neighborhood, now dubbed the "War on the Shore party," have died down, but conversations between Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton and Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, are just getting started.
Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made his pitch to Salisbury University College Republicans yesterday during a campaign tour of Maryland and Delaware which hold their primaries in April.
The former House Speaker found a receptive audience, even as he began to lay off campaign staff.
Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush prepared this report.