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State universities throughout Maryland have begun canceling classes this week due to concerns over the coronavirus.

And they say students and faculty need to prepare for the possibility that classes will have to be taught online rather than in person for at least two weeks after spring break, which is next week.

Towson University announced Tuesday it is canceling classes for the rest of the week, beginning Wednesday. The University of Maryland Baltimore County and Salisbury University announced they would cancel classes Thursday and Friday this week.

Arbutus. College Town?

Nov 4, 2019
John Lee

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Arbutus are near each other. But when you think about Arbutus, “college town” probably doesn’t come to mind. 


A business is opening Monday morning in the southern Baltimore County community that hopes to help change that. 



Mary Rose Madden

Since two women sued the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore County and others earlier this month for allegedly failing to properly investigate their reports of sexual assault, others have come forward with similar complaints.

Thursday, students crowded into an auditorium on campus to tell UMBC president Freeman Hrabowski and other college administrators about the problems they’ve had trying to report sexual assaults.

They lined up in the aisles for their chance at the microphone to open up about what they said were horrifying events in their life.

Two women are suing the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the Baltimore County Police, and the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office – among others – for allegedly failing to investigate their reports of rape.

In the complaint, filed Sept. 10 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, the women, former students, allege they were raped in separate incidents in 2015 and 2017, but that officials at the university failed to take them seriously and that the police classified their reports as "unfounded."