Category Archives: Top Stories

‘Finals Time’ in Quarantine by Adam Binkley

This April has seemed more like an age, a slow crawl of time where days blend into one another and our academic deadlines lurk over our heads like semi-permanent specters of a semester that feels like it could last forever. … Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve Learned While in Lockdown by: Afua Frimpong, UMCP Communication student

At first it was exciting but now it’s overwhelming. The transition to online classes was a hard adjustment. Every class has a calendar and a course schedule to follow so this helps. However, the online space has become a never … Continue reading

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USG’s impact on my journey. By: Julie Resendiz, UMBC Social Work student.

An influential point in my leadership journey was when I interned at a low-income elementary school and learned about the hardships that these families and children encountered everyday. Prior to becoming a social work major, I was an elementary education … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On: Providing Prospective Students with Virtual Connections to USG

One of my favorite aspects of my job as the Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) Senior Recruiter is being able to meet prospective students and families at various college fairs, presentations, on-campus conversations, and of course our biannual open house … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking in Context…. Students Come See for Yourselves

Last Fall I had the honor of writing about human trafficking on this blog.  I talked about how this crime occurs right here in Montgomery County.  I talked about how I got involved in combatting this crime, locally and globally.  … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Saqib Rana ’19 UMD at USG publishes book, ‘The Story of Life, In a Tale of Words’

A year ago, when I was a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Public Health Science program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), I never thought I would self-publish a book of my poetry only … Continue reading

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Grover Essentials: Increasing Food Access & Wellness at USG

One day, when you’re sitting in the Green Grove Cafe for lunch or lounging in the beautiful new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) building, take a look around at those around you. Did you know that as many as one … Continue reading

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From Student to Commencement Speaker

For Bita Riazi, graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is the culmination of the hopes that her immigrant family carried to the United States nearly 30 years ago. Her parents left Iran and all their relatives behind … Continue reading

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Be a Giver this Giving Tuesday. Guest Post: Craig Kendall

Next Tuesday, December 3rd is Giving Tuesday, a day that encourages people to do good. Follow my dad’s example by contributing to the Kendall Alumni Scholarship for Working Students, the General Scholarship Fund or one of the other worthy scholarships at USG. Dad always said that giving to others is a great thing to do for yourself. Be a giver this Giving Tuesday. Have a great holiday season. Continue reading

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USG Undergraduate Expo: In Their Own Words

Another academic year means another prospective student open house event at USG! This time it’s our Undergraduate Expo, being held on Saturday, November 2, from 9am-12pm right here at USG. Each semester, I am asked to write a blog post … Continue reading

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