News Archive - June 2010

Professor Michael Brown has retired after a four-decade teaching career but will be long remembered by colleagues and former students alike. Brown arrived at the college in 1968 with a freshly minted Ph.D. in plant physiology from the… Full Story


The Baltimore Ravens launch their 15th training camp at McDaniel College with two practices, 8:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., on July 27. Camp ends Aug. 20.Ravens rookies, quarterbacks and select players take part in four practices over two days –… Full Story


Thomas Falkner, provost and dean of the faculty, announced promotions and tenure appointments for Peter Bradley, Peter Craig, Lauren Dundes and Robert Kachur.Bradley, a member of the Philosophy Department, was promoted to associate professor… Full Story


In its first major overhaul in nearly two decades, Hoover Library has launched a new catalog system that is designed to make students’ academic, research and campus lives a lot easier.Called Polaris, the enhanced catalog and library system… Full Story


While many of their classmates are no doubt lounging poolside, 28 McDaniel students are immersed in 14 summer research projects in collaboration with professors from virtually every discipline.Junior Allison Marriott and Sociology Professor… Full Story


Get ready for a rousing reading experience. The upcoming issue features the riveting story behind the story of Philadelphia Daily News reporter Wendy Ruderman ’91, who wrote a 10-month series “Tainted Justice,” an expose of alleged… Full Story


Renovation of the old Stone House and onetime home of Fayette R. Buell, where he established a private academy that evolved into Western Maryland College, will create a conference facility and an apartment for visiting scholars and… Full Story



As the largest adult population in U.S. history turns gray, McDaniel’s newest five-year program responds to the increasing need for workers who know something about older adults and the aging process. Students in the program will earn both… Full Story


With a lineup of dozens of offerings – including “Native American Flute Construction,” “Music, Art and Social Change,” and “Learning Arabic” – Common Ground on the Hill will mark its 16th anniversary during two weeks of… Full Story


Before heading off for your summer fun-cation, be sure to download or shop for a copy of “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan. Its selection by the first-year faculty committee for freshman reading will give you a plant’s-eye view… Full Story


- Common Ground on the Hill celebrates its 16th season with two summer sessions, July 4-10 and July 11-16, and Roots Music & Arts Festival July 10-11. Go to for more information.- Area graduations and summer… Full Story


!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --//<![CDATA[var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};//]]>Share !-- AddThis Button END --President-elect Roger Casey was recognized for his more than 10 years of service at Rollins College with its… Full Story