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McDaniel College’s Second Annual Academic Symposium

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You are invited Second Annual Academic Symposium May 1, 2023

The Academic Symposium and related events are free and open to the public.
When: Monday, May 1, 2023
Where: Throughout McDaniel’s campus

Join us in honoring the original research, scholarship, and creative achievement of McDaniel College students, faculty, and staff. You are welcome to participate in the full day or pop into a session that interests you. It’s your chance to see the liberal arts in action!

Not familiar with McDaniel’s campus? An Information Booth will be available throughout the day in Memorial Plaza to answer questions and provide directional assistance.

Plus, join us for these special events! Academic Symposium Special Events Advance registration is required.

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Breakfast Panel Conversation with Carroll County Leaders Moderated by Westminster Mayor Mona Becker

McDaniel College President Julia Jasken is joined by Carroll Community College President James Ball, Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Cynthia McCabe, County Administrator Roberta Windham, Westminster City Administrator Sara Imhulse, and Westminster Police Chief Thomas Ledwell in a conversation about how they are working together to enhance and strengthen Carroll County.

Please submit your question(s) for the participants in advance by emailing

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Keynote Lunch Wall Street Journal reporter Melissa Korn UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Hear from Wall Street Journal higher education reporter Melissa Korn. Korn is co-author of “UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal," the definitive tale of the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.

 Interview will be led by McDaniel College History professor Bryn Upton and attendees will receive a copy of “UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal."

Upcoming Events

In addition to the Academic Symposium, please join our students, faculty, and staff as they participate in these other academic and creative end-of-the-year events, which are open to the public: