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

August 31, 2015


Provost’s office to bring back faculty advisory group in September

The Academic Planning Advisory Committee will be a group of nonadministrative faculty who will advise the provost’s office on academic matters such as new proposals and budgetary issues.

New year brings new Resident Life pricing model, priorities

The Department of Resident Life’s revised selection process includes differentiated pricing, a stronger focus on housing priority for underclassmen and new housing options.

DOTS announces new football gameday parking rules, locations

Commuters and guests visiting the campus on a game day will be required to obtain a free parking permit in advance

FreshCon aims to support black students in graduating college

As this university’s class of 2019 prepared to begin classes, student leaders and administrators welcomed about 350 freshmen to the campus Saturday for an event designed to set up incoming black students for college success.

Maryland women's soccer squeaks past La Salle for third win of season

Defender Shannon Collins smacked a corner kick from the right side of the goal toward the box in the eighth minute of the Terrapins women’s soccer team’s match Sunday night against La Salle. The ball sailed to the near goalpost, bounced off goalkeeper Katie Getzinger’s leg and went into the net.

Maryland volleyball freshmen settle into roles in first weekend

As the tension mounted in the fourth set of the Terrapins volleyball match against Kent State on Saturday, the players got in position to defend the Golden Flashes’ serve. On the left side near the net was outside hitter Liz Twilley, while fellow hitter Angel Gaskin was on the right. Setter Abby Bentz stood almost directly between them.

Maryland field hockey rolls in 6-2 win over St. Joseph's in home opener

For much of the first half of the Terrapins field hockey team’s game Sunday against St. Joseph’s, coach Missy Meharg’s team struggled mightily on offense. Midfielder Faye Curran converted the Terps’ third shot, but the team missed its next eight shots over 14 minutes.

Amar Sejdic leads Maryland men's soccer to blowout over St. John's

Through its first three periods of the season, the Terrapins men’s soccer team outshot its opponents and dominated time of possession. But they had trouble finishing around the net. 

Presidential candidates should emulate Jimmy Carter

Humanitarian concerns should be at the forefront of the presidential race

Presidential candidates should support open borders

Open borders will help solve the international migration crisis

Iran nuclear deal

Two columnists evaluate the Iran nuclear deal

Rejecting a bad Iran deal

Given Iran's dangerous history, the recent Iran nuclear deal is taking a step in the wrong direction

The VMAs are about more than a moonman

It’s easy to rattle off a number of recent Grammy award winners, but considerably harder to do the same for any of the artists who have taken home a moonman statue at MTV’s Video Music Awards in the past few years. 

Choose your own adventure: Freshman Year
Trillectro festival previews hip-hop's biggest up-and-comers

The fourth annual Trillectro festival, held at Merriweather Post Pavilion this past Saturday, showcased an eclectic collection of rappers, DJs and producers, which festival promoters described as the “next big thing.” 

REVIEW: Pop's new anti-heroine 'means business' on 'BADLANDS'

Opening her debut album BADLANDS with the moody, atmospheric “Castle”, New Jersey-based singer Halsey sets the bar pretty high and shows she means business.


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