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    McDaniel ranks among Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges in America”

    McDaniel College has once again been chosen as one of the “Best Colleges in America” by Money Magazine and is the highest ranked small college in Maryland. This is the sixth consecutive year that McDaniel has been recognized for providing an affordable, quality education that leads to alumni success.
  • McDaniel students participated in the “On Track Challenge," which included giveaways of drawstring bags, water bottles, and T-shirts.

    More than 1,200 students return to the Hill during six-day staggered move-in

    More than 1,200 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors returned to the Hill over a six-day staggered move-in period. McDaniel also welcomed its largest incoming class in the College’s history with more than 600 new first-year and transfer students. The Return to the Hill Task Force met regularly throughout the summer to develop the College’s Fall 2020 reopening plans based on guidance by state and county health officials to ensure a healthy and safe residential and academic experience.
  • Princeton Review names McDaniel College to 'The Best 386 Colleges.'

    Princeton Review names McDaniel College to 'The Best 386 Colleges'

    McDaniel is also recognized as a "Best Northeastern" college and a "Best Value" college, which stem from institutional and student survey data. The college is among the nation’s four-year colleges identified as best in four regions – Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West – that are considered academically outstanding.
  • Chloe Irla, assistant professor of Art & Art History, with McDaniel student Liz Mince in their “A Baltimore/Carroll ABC Book."

    McDaniel College’s Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program leads to impactful virtual experiences

    More than 40 students participated in McDaniel College’s Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program. The Student-Faculty Collaborative Research experience is a 10-week program for undergraduate students at McDaniel to pursue research, which is supported by donors. Thirteen faculty members have been leading projects virtually, while two Chemistry professors received special permission to perform COVID-19 research in labs on campus.
  • McDaniel Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris, John Desmond Kopp Professorship in the Sciences and department chair

    Chemistry professor’s cancer drug clears final hurdle: FDA approval

    The FDA just approved cedazuridine, the cancer drug Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris invented more than a decade ago when he worked in the biotech industry as a medicinal chemist. In its approval announcement, the agency says the combination of cedazuridine with the cancer drug decitabine in pill form is “an important advance in treatment options for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a type of blood cancer, who previously needed to visit a health care facility to receive intravenous treatment.”
  • 2020 summer research students and professor Dana Ferraris on Eaton Hall steps

    McDaniel students join in worldwide research efforts to discover drugs to treat COVID-19

    In the face of the deadly global coronavirus pandemic, pharmaceutical data vaults have been unlocked and shared – an unprecedented move in research that McDaniel Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris seized to give his students the opportunity this summer to discover drugs to fight COVID-19.
  • McDaniel College announces its Spring 2020 Dean's List, recognizing full-time undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement.

    McDaniel College announces Spring 2020 Dean's List

    McDaniel College announces its Spring 2020 Dean's List, recognizing full-time undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 grade point average.
  • McDaniel junior Zachary Ruggerie, left, with fellow students Anna Petenbrink, center, and Laura Midkiff, right.

    Rising junior Zachary Ruggerie receives national undergraduate scholarship

    Rising junior Zachary Ruggerie, a History major from York, Pa., has been awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta for the 2020-21 academic year. Alpha Lambda Delta has awarded 50 Trow scholarships to outstanding students from across the country.
  • Senior Cinema major Annie McDevitt, the writer and director of “My Experience,” also portrayed the main character in her film.

    Graduating seniors take viewers on journey through Cinema capstones

    Graduating Cinema students produce original works as the culmination of their studies at McDaniel. For the Spring 2020 semester, the students had the opportunity to either write an original screenplay or produce a 20-minute film.
  • Devon Maranto '20 conducted his biology capstone research on coral.

    Capstone research projects position Biology majors for grad school and career success

    Now on their way to doctorate programs, medical school, high school classrooms and careers that span wildlife preservation, agriculture production and forensics, McDaniel’s 2020 Biology graduates all learned valuable skills and life lessons while immersing in the capstone research that is the culmination of their studies in their major.