The Diamondback : The University of Maryland's Independent Student Newspaper

September 4, 2015


Board of Regents firms up a 2020 plan with its new members

The main goals of the new plan include increasing the graduation rate and establishing new research centers.

UMD ranked among top 25 friendliest LGBTQ schools for the third time

Universities in the top 25 performed well on the Campus Pride Index, a self-assessment survey.

U Senate could update the absence policy to help those who serve

A recent update to the absence policy could make "military obligations" an excused absence. 

Panhellenic chapters come together to raise money for women's education

Chapters from this university's Panhellenic Association are coming together to raise money to further the education of young women.

Sebastian Elney's header lifts Terps men's soccer over No. 1 UCLA

When Sebastian Elney visited this university in the middle of last September for his first recruiting visit, he hadn’t decided whether he would join the Terrapins men’s soccer team or play on the West Coast for UCLA.

Boston College hands Terps field hockey its first loss this season

The Terrapins field hockey team endured more than an hour-long weather delay and about a 65-minute scoring drought, but coach Missy Meharg’s squad couldn’t overcome Boston College’s attack in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Friday evening.

Terps field hockey gets taste of ACC again this weekend in Pennsylvania

While the Terps account for five of the past 13 national championship titles, the last time a Big Ten team won was in 2001.

Three Maryland volleyball setters vying for playing time at DC Classic

Since returning from an injury that sidelined her for the first half of her freshman campaign in 2013, Whitney Craigo has been a mainstay on the Terrapins volleyball team.

Tyler, The Creator and effective protest

Censorship is becoming a more pervasive tool for social change

Dr. Ben Carson and Republican hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is common in politics, but the Republicans take it too far

Things are looking up

Welcome back letter from President Loh

Bernie Sanders' $15 minimum wage is not practical

$15 and hour just does not make sense

Getting to know Trevor Noah

Noah found his tone of tolerance through comedy.

A look at the September slate of concerts in the D.C. area

Here's a list of nearby acts that can reinvigorate your love for an artist or open your eyes to a band waiting to be discovered.

Does Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' have a shot at winning America over?

The Late Show has to be something Colbert approves of, young people approve of and older folks are at least willing to tune into all at once.

The campus reacts to One Direction's break-up announcement

It hasn’t been an easy year for One Direction fans.


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