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'm an English major, and so it should come as no surprise 
that I love stories. Whether it's reading them, writing them, or 
telling them, there's nothing better than a good story, and what 
better story is there than the one of our time here at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland ? *^BB^^^ 

In honor of that time here, the theme of this 2012 yearbook 
is "A Story to Tell." By the time this book is completed, I hope 
it will present an accurate look at our college experiences. While 
each student s experience inevitably differs, there are many plac- 
es, traditions and thin gs tha ^ve do share: the Mall, staying up 
late and studying for finals in McKeldm Library, rubbing lestu- ■ 
do's nose for luck, Route 1, cheering as loud as we can for our f 

sports teams and being proud to be a Terp/##^^#^ 

Through the articles, photographs and anything else we 
might add in, this book should provide an expansive look at a 
student's life at the University of Maryland, because after all, it 
is a story to tell. 

Congratulations, Class of 2012 — we did it! 

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Chapter I: Academics 4 

Chapter II: Student Life 58 

Chapter III: Greek Life 124 

Chapter IV: Senior Portraits 136 

Chapter V: Reflections 248 

Chapter VI: Athletics 266 

Chapter VII: End Notes and Ads 310 

About this section: 

By: Allyson Williams 
Managing Editor 

The University of Maryland, College Park is one of the premier academic institutions in the na- 
tion. According to U.S. News and World Report, the university is 17th among national public 
universities. The university also has 30 programs in the undergraduate and graduate Top 10 rank- 
ings (six more than last year) and 71 programs in the Top 25. From modest beginnings in 1 856 
as a small agricultural school with four faculty members and 35 students, the University of Mary- 
land has developed into a globally preeminent research university with more than 37,000 stu- 
dents from more than 130 countries around the world. Needless to say, excellence in academics is 
something Terps take pride in. In this section, you'll see a brief overview of the variety of schools 
and colleges at the university, including the renowned A.James Clark School of Engineering, the 
Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the Robert H. Smith School of Business. 

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Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is the 
central hub for programming on campus, shap- 
ing almost every aspect of undergraduate life. 
Orientation programs, CORE classes and other 
vital aspects of campus life are created through 
this office. 

Living-learning programs are also coordinat- 
ed by the office. These programs allow students 
of similar backgrounds and academic interests 
to live together while taking similar classes and 
interacting in select residence halls. 

Every student must fulfill certain general edu- 
cation classes, including science, math and Eng- 
lish. Faculty at the office work to shape these 
CORE classes into fundamental programs for 
each major. Professors also work to create I- 
Series classes, which are a new program for the 
university. These classes, first implemented in 
Spring 2010, focus on issues, imagination, in- 
tellect, inspiration and innovation and are often 
taught by experts in a chosen field. 

The university's Ombuds is found through 
the office's Ombuds Services. An ombudsper- 
son looks at ethical dilemmas presented at 

the university in an effort to resolve the issue. 
Members of the university community, includ- 
ing professors and staff, can consult the ombud- 
sperson for information about university poli- 
cies. The ombudsperson is extremely well versed 
in university rules and procedures and is often 
consulted for problems not resolvable through 
ordinary outlets. 

The office has crafted CORE science classes, 
called Marquee Courses, which are designed for 
students not majoring in science or engineering. 
These classes are taught by experts in a chosen 
field who volunteer to teach these classes for the 
general student population, exposing students 
to new ideas. 

Every year, the office also chooses a First Year 
Book to offer to all faculty, staff and students. 
Books from the past four years include The Im- 
mortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sk- 
loot, Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and 
Sheryl WuDunn, What is the What by Dave 
Eggers and War is a Force that Gives Us Mean- 
ing by Chris Hedges. 


Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

For college graduates who wish to take their 
education a step further, the Graduate School 
at the University of Maryland provides a good 
opportunity. The School offers a myriad of con- 
centrations, ranging in everything from dance 
to mechanical engineering. Students can work 
toward a certificate, master's degree or doctor- 
ate through the School. 

Students can also enroll in the Graduate 
School without working toward a degree; in- 
stead, students can take graduate-level classes 
as Advanced Special Students. These students 
must have a bachelor's degree and be accepted 
into the Graduate School through an admis- 
sions process. Advanced Special Students at- 
tend University of Maryland's graduate school 
without any form of financial aid. 

Senior citizens can also enroll in graduate 
courses. The university waives tuition fees for 
Maryland residents who are 60 or older and re- 

tired. These students are issued a Golden Iden- 
tification Card, granting them access to univer- 
sity libraries and other facilities. They register 
during the first week of classes and are allowed 
to take up to three courses. 

Graduate students often serve as teaching as- 
sistants to undergraduates at the University of 
Maryland. TAs are paired with a professor in 
their chosen field and help with researching, 
teaching the class and grading papers. For many 
large lectures, TAs also oversee discussion sec- 
tions. Students in these lectures are split into 
groups of about 20 students and are taught once 
a week exclusively by the TA. These discussion 
sections reinforce what students learned that 
week while allowing the TA to get to know 
members of the lecture individually. These 
graduate students TAs also benefit from work- 
ing closely with a university professor, many of 
whom are published researchers and writers. 

The Graduate 





Graduate School 
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Departments and 

• Animal and Avian Sciences 

• Agricultural and Resource 


• Environmental Science and 


• Environmental Science and 


• Nutrition and food Science 
Plant Science and Landscape 
H Architecture 

• Department of Veterinary 




Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

The College of Agriculture and Natural Re- in the College— adding to the house's unity. 

sources offers many majors housed in depart- The house belongs to the [nterfraternit) Coun 

ments ranging from animal science to agricul- cil and the Ag Student Council. 

tural and resource economcis to environmental Another club, the University of Maryland 

science to nutrition to plant science. Equestrian Club, meets often to share their love 

TheCollege — known colloquially to students of horses. The Department of Animal and A\ 1 

as the Ag School — is comprised of students in- an Sciences provides tools for the club, as well 

terested in agriculture, a top U.S. industry. Ag- as a barn filled with horses, located on campus 

riculture has special meaning to the University next to the Cambridge Community on North 

of Maryland, which was originally chartered in Campus. 

the mid- 1800s as the Maryland Agricultural To help intimidated freshmen and sopho- 
College. At that time, the College was an all- mores, the College offers peer mentors, upper- 
male university focused on natural resources classmen who work with students to acclimate 
and mechanical arts and was built around Mor- them to the hustle of college life. Freshmen are- 
rill Hall. required to meet with peer mentors before they 
In 1938, the College started its first annual meet with a faculty adviser to plan college class- 
Ag Day, an event focused on showcasing its es and activities. Mentors help students chose 
achievements and research. Ag Day has since CORE classes and craft four-year-plans, 
expanded, becoming the now wildly popular "The AgSchool is a very intimate college with 
Maryland Day, a smorgasbord of events, exhib- a lot of personality," said Alexandra Wahlberg, 
its and performances that span the entire 1,250- a senior dietetics major. "We have a ton of d it- 
acre campus. During Maryland Day, the Col- ferent majors with a great faculty that brings us 
lege shows off a cow with a window in its side, all together. The professors really make m\ effort 
Visitors can look into its insides or even stick a to get to know the students, and the dean .\nd 
fist into its stomach. all the associates are incredibly friendly and de- 
Many clubs are associated with the College, voted to the college. Since UMD was originally 
One club, Alpha Gamma Rho, is a fraternity an agriculture school, we have a lot of pride for 
geared toward undergraduates interested in ag- our campus, and it shows in the hallways and cm 
riculture. Their house is located on Princeton campus." 
Avenue, and brothers often take similar classes 




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Departments and 

• Architecture 
• Urban Studies and Planning 

• Historic Preservation 
• Real Estate Development 
Ph.D. in Urban and Regional 
Planning and Design 




Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

For many undergraduates in the School of 
Architecture, their major is more a way of life 
than a college concentration. Long nights in the 
architecture studio crafting elaborate models is 
routine for students, who often pull all-nighters 
to finish a project or study tor an exam. 

Architecture classes at the University or 
Maryland combine a unique blend of math 
and drawing; students must be creative in their 
sketches while being precise in every measure- 
ment and detail. Many professors in the archi- 
tecture school encourage students to draw ex- 
amples in addition to taking notes during class 
to flex students' artistic muscles. 

The School is located at the top of McKel- 
din Mall, behind Anne Arundel Hall and next 
to the Art-Sociology Building. Its distinct ap- 
pearance — pointed roofs, a bridge leading to an 
entrance — seems the perfect place for architec- 
ture students to study. Its bottom floor houses a 
studio for students, filled on a normal day with 
models of sweeping buildings and quaint hous- 
es that students built for class. 

Classes for architecture students include 
both CORE classes and classes dedicated to 
their major, like History of Roman Architec- 

ture and Visual C 'ommunication for architects. 

Courses focus on the relationship between 
drawing from life and architectural drawing, 

the role or architectural drawing as a means to 
develop and communicate ideas and other con 

Hie School is made up of undergraduate and 
graduate programs, split into five departments: 
architecture, urban studies and planning, his- 
torical preservation, real estate development 
and a Ph.D. program in Urban and Regional 
Planning and Design. 

The dean, David Cronath, is dedicated to pro- 
pelling the School forward, crafting a mission 
to "educate Architects, Planners, Preservation- 
ists, Developers and the many allied stakehold- 
ers whose work and scholarship focuses on the 
quality of the built environment and promotes 
social justice, cultural value, resource conserva- 
tion and economic opportunitv," according to 
the website. 

The School's proximity to D.C. provides a 
living classroom for students. Architecture stu- 
dents often venture into D.C. to observe and 
sketch the city for classes, an added bonus for 
the program. 




Departments and 

• American Studies 

• Arabic Studies 

• Art History 

• Art 
• Central European, Russian and 
Eurasian Studies 

• Chinese 

• Classics 

• Communication 

• Comparative Literature 

• Dance 

• English 

■ french Language and Literature 

• Germanic Studies 

• History 

Italian Language and Literature 
• Japanese 

• Jewish Studies 

• Linguistics 

• Music 

• Persian Studies 

• Philosophy 

• Romance Languages 
Russian Language, Literature and 

• Second Language Acquisition 
Spanish Language, Literature and 


• Theatre 

• Women's Studies 



Applause Cafe 

Center Management 3800 

Rooms 1801-1815 
School of Theatre, Dance, 

and Performance Studies 2810 

Performance Halls 

School of Music 


Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

The College of Arts and Humanities houses 
an astronomically large variety of liberal arts 
majors ranging from foreign studies to English 
to art to music to women's studies and many 
more. Because of its wide range of options, for 
students looking to express their creativity, the 
College of Arts and Humanities is the place to 

Along with these majors, a number of cer- 
tificate programs are available as well. These in- 
clude: Arabic Flagship scholar certificate, Asian 
American studies, East Asian studies, Latin 
American studies, Persian Flagship Scholar cer- 
tificate and women's studies. 

More than 4,000 undergraduates are enrolled 
in the College, known as ARHU to students. 
Despite this large number, the student-faculty 
ratio at ARHU is a mere 13:1 — an added ad- 
vantage to students who feel lost in a large uni- 
versity. The school spans 12 buildings on cam- 

As the home of a variety of multicultural 
programs, ARHU is dedicated to preserving di- 
versity in the school. According to the school's 
diversity statement, which is available on the 
website, "Our intention to better prepare stu- 
dents for an increasingly diverse, multicultural, 

and international society is reflected in all of 
our work- literature, Language, and arts c urn*, u 
la that examine the cultures of people through 
out the world." 

ARHU also sponsors the the Persian and 
Arabic Flagship programs. Students take spe- 
cialized language and culture classes within the 
school and are sent to Tajikistan and Israel, re- 
spectively, to study abroad free of charge. This 
experience is invaluable to University of Mary- 
land undergraduates. 

In conjunction with the College of Educa- 
tion, ARHU also co-sponsors the Chillum 
Internship program. ARHU students gain ex- 
perience teaching in a public classroom setting, 
formulating lesson plans and working with stu- 
dents. Undergraduates earn credit by partici- 
pating in the program for one hour, two times a 
week. Students must apply to this program. 

On June 2 — mere months before the fall term 
started — university officials appointed Bonnie- 
Thornton Dill, the chair of the women's studies 
department, as dean of ARHU. She has served 
as both a professor and department chair for 20 
years, and is an expert in race-gender relations, 
specializing in black and Latina women's stud- 
ies. Her term as dean will last two years. 



Departments and 

• African American Studies 

• Anthropology 

• Criminology and Criminal 


• Economics 

• Geography 

• Government and Politics 
Hearing and Speech Sciences 

• Joint Program in Survey 


• Psychology 
• Sociology 




Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

Located in Tydings Hall, the College of Be- Index even ranked the University of Maryland's 

havioral and Social Sciences houses many of social sciences program as 1 Oth in the nation. 

the nation's future lawyers, criminologists and "Thinking hack about the teachers I had in 

economists, offering majors in African-Amer- BSOS brings to mind a few words: educate, 

ican studies; anthropology; criminology and prepare, mentor and inspire," said criminol 

criminaljustice; economics; geography; govern- ogy and criminal justice major Corey Zoldan. 

ment and politics; hearing and speech sciences; "Most, if not all, of the teachers have decades of 

psychology; sociology; and a joint program in experience in their given Held and have a genu- 

survey methodology for graduate students. ine interest in helping you get where you want 

In addition to its many majors, the College, to be. They're eager to help in any way they can 

known as BSOS, also offers nine minors and by sharing their expertise to the students' ben- 

certificates: African American studies; black efit, and show that they care. That means a lot 

women's studies; geographical information sci- to BSOS students." 

ence; global studies; hearing and speech sci- According to BSOS's website, its mission is 

ences; international development and conflict "to provide a stimulating environment where 

management; neuroscience; survey methodol- faculty and students can explore the human 

ogy; and terrorism studies. condition through the tools of research, teach- 

The College can trace its roots back to 1919, ing and service," a goal the college actively tries 

when Morrill Hall housed the School of Lib- to attain by offering classes like Peacebuilding, 

eral Arts with programs in economics, politi- Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Interna- 

cal science and history. Eventually outgrowing tional Development; Juvenile Delinquency; 

the tiny building, the School of Liberal Arts and Social Psychology, as well as activities like 

became the College of Arts and Sciences in the Mock Trial and Civicus, a community-service 

early 1920s and finally became the College of based living-learning program. 
Behavioral and Social Sciences in 1972. The school's proximity to Washington, D.C., 

The College's dean, John R. G. Townshend, lends another dimension to BSOS classes, 
was appointed in 2009 from his former post as "Having Washington, D.C., at my disposal 
chair of the department of geology. In his term has been an unbelievable help in my BSOS ca- 
as dean, BSOS has remained one of the most reer. There is only so much you can learn inside 
popular colleges on campus; about 30 percent a classroom alongside your peers and teach- 
of University of Maryland students are enrolled ers," Zoldan said. "To have the nation's capital 
in the College, which amounts to more than at your disposal to embrace at a moments no- 
5,000 students. The school is known for its pres- tice has been a blessing. Spending the last two 
tigious faculty, including a Nobel Prize winner summers in Washington, D.C., working for the 
and multiple National Academy of Sciences government or public interest groups has great- 
members. The Faculty Scholarly Productivity ly enhanced my overall BSOS experience." 


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Departments and 

• Accounting and Information 

• Decision, Operations and 
Information Technologies 
• finance 
Logistics, Business and Public 

Management and Organization 
• Marketing 



Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Sect ion Editor 

It's no secret— college graduates are fee- rank within the top 25 programs in the US. 

ing an increasingly selective job market as the "'Ihc Smith School provides a very team 
economy continues to fluctuate. The Robert H. work-oriented environment that focuses on 
Smith School of Business attempts to prepare business ethics, solid management skills and hi- 
graduates with the tools needed to weather the ture profit maximization for companies," said 
economy, focusing on technology-driven classes Bonnie Butler, a supply-chain management ma- 
in the sleek classrooms at Van Munching Hall. jor. "Professors set up a curriculum that brings 

The School is divided into six departments: students together and challenges them with 

accounting and information assurance; deci- real-world business situations." 

sion, operations and information technologies; The Smith School has been around since 

finance; logistics, business and public policy; 1921, when the first formal business program 

management and organization; and marketing, was established at the University of Maryland 

About 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in as the Department of Economic/Business Ad- 

the school, taught by 150 full-time professors ministration. After receiving a S 1 5 million gift 

and 50 part-time professors. In a career field as from Robert H. Smith ('50), the school be- 

cutthroat as business, graduates have access to came the Robert H. Smith School of Business 

an extensive network of 45,000 Smith alums, in 1998. 

an advantage felt by many at the school. The School also hosts the Dingman Center 

The Smith School is highly ranked among for Entrepreneurship, named for Michael D. 

future employers, who often visit the school to Dingman, chair and CEO of the Henley Group, 

recruit students during career fairs and special- after he gave a $2 million gift to the school in 

ized events. These big companies are attracted 1987. The center offers innovative programs for 

to the Smith school's core values: a global view students, such as Pitch Dingman. Through this 

embracing diversity; entrepreneurship; innova- monthly program, students pitch ideas with the 

tion and creativity; and integrity and account- chance to win $2,500 to start a business. The 

ability. Students are often recruited to top com- center also offers legal office hours for entrepre- 

panies like Deloitte and J.P. Morgan. neurial students to consult with local attorneys 

The School's undergraduate program is on business ventures, and Dingman Jumpstart, 

ranked 19th in the country, according to the a two-week program in which students create 

U.S. News and World Report. Its departments their own business. 




Departments and 

• Atmospheric and Oceanic 

• Astronomoy 

• Biology 

Cell Biology and Molecular 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
• Computer Science 

• Entomology 

• Geology 

• Mathematics 

• Physics 





Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academic* Section Editor 

The College of Computer, Mathematical ter graduation, and many other graduates find 

and Natural Sciences is in its fledgling year after work in laboratories and research institutions. 
university officials merged the College of Com- Professors at CMNS arc renowned in then 

puter, Mathematical and Physical Sciences with field as top researchers. Two professors- [ohn 

the College of Chemical and Life Sciences in Mather and William Phillips — are Nobel Prize 

October 2010. winners, and many others are members of the 

The faculty, staff and students merged easily, National Academy. 
combining resources and talent to become the While studying at CMNS, undergraduates 

university's premier science institution. Col- often join professors' research projects, logging 

laboration between researchers is now more hours to help their professor in a chosen field, 
easily formed, and science classrooms and labs CMNS and the university's Honors Col- 

formerly isolated to just one college are now lege also partnered to create the living-learning 

shared. program Integrated Life Sciences, which is new 

"The consolidation of these schools rein- this year. Approximately 80 students have en- 
forces the importance of working together with rolled and will live together in the university's 
different majors to create a more efficient work Honors housing for two years while taking spe- 
environment," said Brian Nickols, a senior biol- cialized honors science classes. Students often 
ogy major. travel to Washington, D.C., for research oppor- 

The College is divided into 10 departments: tunities while still experiencing different sorts 

astronomy; atmospheric and oceanic science; of research on campus. 

biology; cell biology and molecular genetics; This year, the University of Maryland has 
chemistry and biochemistry; computer science; broken ground for a Physical Sciences Corn- 
entomology; geology; mathematics; and phys- plex, a state-of-the-art research facility for 
ics. CMNS' department of astronomy, department 

Before assuming his post as dean in May of physics and the Institute for Physical Sci- 

2011, distinguished physicist Jayanth R. Ba- ences and Technology. The building will house 

navar served as the head of the department of over 150,000-square-feet of laboratories and 

physics at Pennsylvania State University. His other cross-disciplinary facilities and will fea- 

focus is on life sciences, especially on discover- ture a multi-story glass cone, called an eclipse. 
ing a mathematical explanation for natural phe- Collaborative efforts will be made with a 

nomena. number of federal research groups, like the Na- 

Undergraduates at CMNS often continue tional Institute of Standards and Technology 

their studies in medicine, teaching or law af- and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 


Departments and 

• Counseling, Higher Education 
and Special Education 
• Human Development and 
Quantitative Methodology 
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Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

Professors in the University of Maryland's Society for Future Educators, aimed at benefit- 
College of Education not only teach students ing those invoked in education, Ai\d Student 
how to interact with future pupils but they also Educators of Young Children, an advoca 

instill in students a sense of pride for their cho- group striving to better early childhood educa 

sen career field. Students learn how to create tion through community outreach. 

lesson plans, work with children and effectively The College of Education also offers Terp 
communicate thoughts and ideas to students in Pals, a special program limited to students at the 
a classroom. university. Incoming students — called associ- 
The university offers a number of education- ates — are paired with undergraduates — known 
related majors that are grouped in broad cate- as advocates — and learn the ropes through ac- 
gories: early childhood, elementary, secondary tivities planned by the College and one-on-one 
and special education. Students can also major mentoring bv the advocate. The program makes 
in music education or physical education, of- incoming students more comfortable with a 
fered in conjunction with other colleges within large university, and both associates and advo- 
the university. cates laud the program as a way to get to know- 
In addition to a secondary education degree, both the campus and other undergraduates, 
the university offers a dual degree program in The College is housed in the Benjamin 
which undergraduates can double major in edu- Building, right across the street from Cole 
cation and either mathematics, biology, physics, Field House. The newly renovated building 
chemistry, geology, Spanish, German, Italian, provides education majors with an intimate 
history, geography, government and politics, environment to pursue their studies and serves 
English, art studio, French, Russian or agricul- as a home base for when undergraduates com- 
ture. These double majors serve as a specializa- plete their yearlong internship program. Dur- 
tion for undergraduates preparing to teach high ing a student's internship, he or she is placed in 
school, lending a competitive edge to graduat- a school in the adjacent areas to gain real-lite 
ing seniors in today s job market. exposure to the classroom. Students work with 
The College also offers clubs for undergradu- both their assigned school and the university in 
ates. Clubs include the Mary McLeod Bethune completing the internship. 



Departments and 

• Aerospace Engineering 

• Bioengineering 
Chemical and Biomolecular 

• Civil and Environmental 


• Electrical and Computer 

fire Protection Engineering 

• Materials Science and 

Engineering H 

• Mechanical Engineering 




Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

The A.James Clark School of Engineering undergraduates. These professors provide the 

is housed in the impressive Jeong H. Kim En- best education to young students, establishing a 

gineering Building, an expansive building that strong core before taking more difficult Upper 

features exposed pipes, beams, a glass-enclosed level classes. 

elevator shaft and other special features that A variety of distinguished programs, such 

serve as an interactive experience for the Clark as Women in Engineering, are offered for stu- 

School's engineering students, who credit the dents through the Clark School. W'll. encour- 

School's top-notch faculty and facilities as con- ages women to major in engineering and strives 

ducive to a stellar education. to retain women already enrolled in the school. 

The Kim Building, which opened in the mid- Another program, Maryland Engineering Re- 
2000s, is named after Jeong H. Kim, a professor search Internship Teams (MERIT), provides 
of practice in the Clark School of Engineering, computer-based research and advanced semi- 
according to the school's website. He received nars for undergraduate students. The National 
a Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the uni- Science Foundation and the Armv Research 
versity in 1991. Kim has been credited with Laboratory help fund MERIT, 
modernizing telecommunications after found- Founded in 1894 as the College of Engineer- 
ing his company, Yurie Systems. ing, it became the Glenn L. Martin College of 

The departments within the school are : aero- Engineering and Aeronautical Sciences in 1 949. 

space engineering; bioengineering; chemical In 1955, it became the more succinct Glenn L. 

and biomolecular engineering; civil and envi- Martin Institute of Technology before even- 

ronmental engineering; electrical and comput- tually becoming the A. James Clark School of 

er engineering; fire protection engineering; ma- Engineering in 1994. The Clark School's dc.\n 

terials science and engineering; and mechanical is Dr. Darryll Pines. The School's undergradu- 

engineering. ate programs rank 19th in the U.S., according 

The Clark School offers a Keystone Program, to the 201 1 U.S. News and World Report. The 

an innovative program that chooses top pro- School also is also ranked 9th in the nation for 

fessors and researchers to teach introductory public undergraduate engineering programs, 
classes to freshman and sophomore engineering 



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Departments and 

• Master of Library Science 

• Master of Information 


Master of Science in Human 

Computer Interaction 

• Doctoral Degree 





Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

The College of Information Studies — known 
as the iSchool — is a graduate school in which 
students work toward a master of library sci- 
ence, a master of information management, a 
master of science in human-computer interac- 
tion, or a doctorate degree. Graduate students 
can also work toward a dual-degree in history 
and library science. 

The university's iSchool is a member of a 
national consortium of iSchools, which are of- 
fered at more than 20 universities nationwide. 
Founded in 2005, the consortium is centered 
on technology and is aimed at preparing stu- 
dents for the technology-driven 21st century. 
Deans of the participating schools make up the 
iCaucus, a governing body for the consortium. 

Each year, the participating programs, in- 
cluding the university's iSchool, meet for an 
iConference as a way to network, share news 
and learn of new innovations in the technology 
field. Educators hope the iConference serves as 
a tool for students to learn the skills needed for 
a career in technology. 

The iSchool's faculty has worked to develop 
career paths for the students by clearly outlin- 
ing the classes and activities needed for a career 
in a variety of fields. These careers include aca- 

demic librarian, business information special 
ist, cataloger, health sciences librarian, nulexer 
abstractor, information architect, law librarian, 
ontologist/taxonomist, public librarian, spe- 
cial librarian and youth services public librar- 
ian. Courses in these fields are all available for 
students to cross-reference when crafting their 
graduate career. 

Each student is paired with an adviser, who 
guides the student through his or her chosen 
program. While the iSchool is a small pro- 
gram — only about 375 students are enrolled — 
it also adds to the close-knit feel of the program. 
Students meet with their advisers to ask for help 
in choosing classes or guidance in fulfilling de- 
gree requirements through the iSchool. 

In addition to these career plans, the iSchool's 
small faculty-student ratio of 1:12 allows stu- 
dents to work closely with their professors. The 
ISCHOOLDISCUSSION is another outlet 
for students, serving as a discussion group for 
the college. Students and professors can post 
on the email listserv, discussing current events 
and technological innovations. Many clubs are 
offered in association with the iSchool, along 
with a number of research projects used to en- 
hance students' learning experiences. 





Departments and 

• Broadcast 

• News/Editorial 

• Online 





Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism 
is housed in Knight Hall, a building that is 
nearly double the size of the former journalism 
building and is well equipped for any budding 
journalist. The building houses the university's 
broadcast, news/editorial and online journal- 
ism departments, and was dedicated in April 
2010 to much fanfare. 

The university named the school after Philip 
"Phil" Merrill, who owned a number of local 
publications like The Capitol Magazine and the 
Washingtonian. Merrill also served on a num- 
ber of foreign policy assignments, including his 
work as an assistant secretary-general of NATO 
in Brussels and as a member of the Department 
of Defense Policy Board. Merrill died in 2006, 
five years after donating $ 1 million to the jour- 
nalism school. 

Today, student journalists begin their careers 
by taking introductory news writing and report- 
ing classes, geared toward either print or broad- 
cast-oriented journalism. Students are exposed 
to beat reporting, interviewing sources and cre- 
ating complex news stories almost immediately 
after beginning their college careers — a benefit 
according to many journalism majors. 

Journalism majors also have access to Adobe 

Suite, Final C ait and Other state oi the art mul- 
timedia tools, designed to give students experi 
ence working with professional grade software. 
Students can check out Flip Cams, tripods, 

cameras and Other tools for free through the 
journalism school. Main students use these 
tools for class assignments. 

In addition to the three floors of classrooms 
and computer labs, students can also use the 
News Bubble on the first floor, a huh of activity 
for journalism majors. Open 24 hours, students 
can be found working on final projects, meet- 
ing for group assignments or working on ma- 
terial for other classes. Onlv journalism majors 
may use the News Bubble, accessible by swiping 
a student ID card. 

Perhaps the College's greatest strength is its 
faculty. The College is home to a number of 
prestigious journalists, like Sandra Banisky, the 
former managing editor of TJje Baltimore Sun, 
Kevin Blackistone, a regular ESPN contributor, 
and Haynes Johnson, a Pulitzer-Prize winning 
journalist and former assistant managing editor 
for The Washington Post, ensuring students have 
access to professionals in their career field. 





Departments and 

• Behavioral and Community 

Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

• family Science 
Health Services Administration 

• Kinesiology 
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Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

Health-minded University of Maryland un- 
dergraduates can follow their passion through 
the School of Public Health, which offers majors 
in community health, family science and kine- 
siology, as well as a variety of graduate degrees. 
SPH is made up of six departments: behavioral 
and community health; epidemiology and bio- 
statistics; kinesiology; family science; health 
services administration; and the Maryland In- 
stitute for Applied Environmental Health. Ap- 
proximately 1,700 undergraduates are enrolled 
in the school. 

The School, formerly named the College of 
Health and Human Performance, was renamed 
and re-configured in 2007, and is located in 
the School of Public Health building next to 
the Eppley Recreation Center. The dean of the 
school, Robert S. Gold, came to the school in 
2005, bringing his expertise in computer tech- 
nology to the program. 

SPH established a Student Service Center 
to assist students with their studies. The center 
is equipped with computers, tables and educa- 
tional literature chosen specially for SPH stu- 
dents, and is open during the school week. 

Ihe School offers a number oi specialized 
classes, like Epidemiology in the Media: Truth 

or Fiction and Essentials of Public Health Biol 
ogy: The Cell, the Individual and Disease. 

SPH hosts the Annual School of Public 
Health Research l)av each year, which is geared 
toward showing off the Schools extensive re- 
search. SPH displays poster presentations in 
the morning, and delivers oral presentations in 
the afternoon. The School gives an award to the 
best for each type of presentation. The entire 
university community is invited to attend. 

The School is also home to Gymkana, a gym- 
nastics act featuring high-flying performances 
and intense acrobatics. Members pledge to live 
an alcohol and substance-free lifestyle. This 
summer, Gymkana competed on Americas Got 
Talent, a nationwide talent show that is aired 
on NBC. 

Another program, Phi Alpha Epsilon, is an 
honors society for community health, fam- 
ily science, kinesiology and physical education 
majors — an undergraduate must be nominated 
by a professor or administrator in order to be 
considered for membership. 

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Departments and 

• Master of Public Policy 
Master of Public Management 
- Policy Track 

• Executive Master of Public 


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Article by Hannah Bruchman 
Academics Section Editor 

The University of Maryland's School of- Pub- Dimensions <>f Public Policy. Classes and the 

!ic Policy mostly consists of graduate programs. School are located in Van Munching I [all. 
Students can work toward an executive master Students at the School cite the university's 

:>f public management or a master's degree in close proximity to Washington, D.C., as a dis- 

mgineering and public policy, public manage- tinct advantage, and mam students work or 

ment, or public policy. A Ph.D. in Policy Stud- intern there. The College Park Metro station is 

es is also offered. located mere miles from the School, and pro- 

The School also offers a joint bachelor's/mas- vides a direct route into D.C. Students have toi- 
lers program, a highly prestigious program of- terned at nonprofit organizations, think tanks, 
:ered to freshmen. A prospective student for the government agencies and other major public 
urogram must have received a minimum SAT policy-based D.C. institutions, rubbing elbows 
;core of 1275, and must maintain a 3.5 GPA with some of the nation's top policymakers. 
:hroughout their undergraduate career. The university is a top research university; 

In the program, a student first works toward likewise, the School of Public Policy is host to 

i bachelor's degree through the College of Be- a number of research initiatives. Students at 

tavioral and Social Sciences, and once their ju- the School are researching topics such as, in- 

lior year begins, the student may begin taking ternational security, welfare reform, crime and 

graduate classes through the School of Public justice and the environment. The School also 

D olicy; 1 8 of these credits count for both a bach- sponsors major research centers, including the 

dor's degree and master's degree. The student Center for Integrative Environmental Research 

:hen takes 30 more graduate-only credits at the and the Center for Public Policy and Private 

School of Public Policy. Through this program, Enterprise. 

i student can graduate with both a bachelor's The School is unique in that it offers pro- 

iegree and a master's degree. grams and classes in both domestic public 

Graduate classes at the School are highly spe- policy and international public policy, one of a 

:ialized. Current class offerings include Politi- small number of graduate schools to offer both 

:al Analysis, Health Law and Ethics and Moral under one roof. 



About this section: 

By: Allyson Williams 
Managing Editor 

Ihere's no doubt about it. Here at the University of Maryland, College Park we truly value our ac- 
ademies. But we also take pride in helping students grow as a whole: academically, professionally, 
and socially. The Division of Student Affairs provides services and programs that foster academic 

success and promote student development to create a supportive and stimulating environment. 
Ehe university also offers students plenty of opportunities to be involved on campus. For example, 

ResLife and on-campus housing encourages students to socialize with peers, and the First Look 

Fair gives students the chance to see and join a variety of student organizations. In this section 
you'll see some of the ways that students can get involved and have fun on campus, from studying 
abroad to spending time in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union to participating in living-learning 

programs. Between the bars and restaurants on Route 1, McKeldin and other activities on cam- 
pus, there is never a boring moment at the university. 





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ty is home to the College Park 
Scholars living-learning pro- 
gram and is the only commu- 
nity located on North Campus 
to contain any low-rise dorms. 
The community is made up 
of five residence halls: Bel Air 
Hall, Cambridge Hall, Cent- 
reville Hall, Chestertown Hall 
and Cumberland Hall. These 
halls surround the Cambridge 
Community Center, which is 
home to the North Campus 
Snack 'n' Shop as well as a few 
classrooms utilized by the Col- 
lege Park Scholars program. 

The Snack 'n' Shop, which is 
more commonly called the Tn- 
Con' for its inconvenient oper- 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

ating schedule, is a central hub the computer science building 

on North Campus that saves and the varsity practice field, 

many students a trip to the "Just meeting everyone on 

grocery store or the long trek the floor, going out and ran- 

to CVS. The shop has all kinds dom hookah sessions with 

of snack foods, frozen dinners, people I didn't know yet till 

candies and drinks students like 4 a.m.," said senior gov- 

can purchase with Terp Bucks ernment and politics and so- 

and Terrapin Express. The shop ciology double major Arpan 

is open late during the week for Duttaroy, when asked what 

students to grab a midnight he remembers most fondly of 

snack or to take a late-night living in Centreville Hall. "[I 

studying break. The benches made] some really close friends 

outside of the shop allow stu- that I've kept in contact with 

dents to do their homework throughout college, most of 

while enjoying the foliage in which were also in my scholars 

autumn. program and lived on the same 

The community is also near floor." 
the campus farm, the School of 
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Denton Community is nity are in no way cut oft from said, 
home to Denton Hall, Easton the fun; the Orange, Green, Weissman also said she re- 
Hall, Elkton Hall and, most Silver and Purple buses all run members going out to Santa Fe 
recently, Oakland Hall, which by the community. Cafe with her floormates dur- 
opened its doors to students in Denton also became home ing her freshman year for 80s 
fall 2011. Among other pro- to 251 North, an all-you-can- night. 

grams, the community is home eat food buffet open to students "A big group of us decked 

to the Math Success program, for dinner Monday through out in 80s gear, tight and 

which was housed in Oakland Friday. The dining hall was ex- bright, or Madonna costumes. 

Hall for fall 2011. Nestled on tremely popular with students We dressed the guvs and put 

the edge of campus by the Cla- as soon as it opened in the fall, gel in their hair and the band 

rice Smith Performing Arts Hilary Weissman, a senior was awesome, so it was just a 

Center and University Boule- journalism major, recalled the great night," she said. 

vard, students truly have the excitement of living in Easton 

"college experience" in this during her freshman year, 

community on North Cam- "I thought it had a good mix 

pus. of people to go out with and 

While it is far away from people to study with. Just being 

other parts of the campus, stu- on North Campus was a great 

dents in the Denton Commu- experience freshman year," she 


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The Ellicott Community is 
home to Ellicott Hall, Hager- 
stown Hall and La Plata Hall. 
Ellicott Hall, which houses stu- 
dents in the Gemstone living- 
learning program, overlooks 
both Byrd Stadium and the 
North Campus Diner. La Pla- 
ta is the only air-conditioned 
dorm on North Campus and 
is competitive real estate for 
many sophomore students. 

In fact, the building faces La 
Plata Beach which has Astro - 
turf and beach volleyball for 
students searching for some 
fun-in-the-sun. Whether it's 
volleyball, soccer, football or 
Frisbee, the beach is always 
abuzz with students. The corn- 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

munity is also near the Eppley what he liked most was "the 

Recreation Center, another proximity to the diner and the 

major hub located on North gym." 

Campus. "Everything was right there," 

In addition, the students of he said, 

the Entrepreneurship and In- Marsh also said the one thing 

novation and the Integrated he remembers most about liv- 

Life Sciences living-learning ing in Hagerstown was the 

programs are housed in La Pla- presidential election during his 

ta Hall, and University Honors first semester at the university, 

program students are housed "It hit like 11:03 p.m. and 

in Hagerstown Hall. the news just projected Obama 

History and philosophy to win and the entire building 

double major Alex Marsh said went insane," Marsh said. "Peo- 

he lived in Hagerstown Hall pie just screaming out their 

during his freshman year at windows. It was such a unique 

the university. He said that he and cool experience that I will 

lived with a lot of sophomores always remember." 
because the building is primar- 
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The Leonardtown Com- 
nunity is split into two di- 
visions: old and new. New 
^eonardtown was home to 
:he EcoHouse, a former living- 
earning program, and both 
^eonardtown sections provide 
m-campus apartments for stu- 
lents interested in living a bit 
urther away from the main 
irea of campus. 

The community also has its 
)wn community center, com- 
plete with the Leonardtown 
>hop, which is open every day 
)f the week except Saturday. 

Leonardtown's apartments 
lave their own kitchen and 
:ommon room areas. While 
nany students do share their 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

room with a roommate or two, "Cooking lor myself was prob 

there are also singles available, ably the best thing." 

While these are apartments "During the huge snow- 

and the students living in Leon- storm, we cleared out the paths 

ardtown have more freedom in front of our building and 

than living on North or South made a sledding hill from the 

Campus, there are still resident balconies on the second floor. 

assistants for the community he added. "We went to our 

to make sure that students are friend's place, which was right 

following the rules. across from our building, and 

Robert Spetrini III, a senior decided to have a snowball 

bioenginerring major, lived in fight with [a] fort and everv- 

new Leonardtown during his thing then make a sledding hill. 

sophomore year at the univer- I've never had 10 days off from 

sity and said that it was a great school in a row due to five feet 

new experience. of snow and we had friends vis- 

"I liked it better than the iting from home. I also lived 

dorms and I've never lived in in the apartment with my best 

an apartment before so it was friends here, so that made it 

a good experience," he said, even more fun." 

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North Hill is home to nine 
dorms: Anne Arundel Hall, 
which is home to the Honors 
Program; Caroline Hall; Car- 
roll Hall; Dorchester Hall, 
which is home to the Jimenez- 
Porter Writers' House and 
Global Communities living- 
learning programs; Queen 
Anne's Hall, which houses 
the Honors Living Sc Learn- 
ing Center; St. Mary's Hall, 
which is the Language House; 
Somerset Hall, which is home 
to the CIVICUS living-learn- 
ing program; Wicomico Hall, 
which is a Honors Humani- 
ties Living & Learning Cen- 
ter; and Worcester Hall, which 
has a 24-hour Workstations at 
Maryland lab. 

Located by McKeldin Li- 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

brary and the South Campus ing able to sit in my room and 

Dining Hall, this area of cam- hang out with my roommate 

pus is prime housing. Many and other friends, playing vid- 

students live here during their eo games, and then when we 

sophomore year after living on wanted to go out at night and 

North Campus, but Resident sled and snowboard around 

Life also places many freshmen the mall," Brooks remembered 

here. of living in Carroll Hall. "We 

Connor Brooks, a senior were really close and it was re- 
history major, lived in Carroll ally easy to do that. Just an all- 
Hall on North Hill during his around good time." 
sophomore and junior years. "It was just better than living 

"I liked having a single on on North Campus because you 

the first floor because it was feel like you are more a part of 

really close to all of my classes the rest of the campus, whereas 

and it was good to have my North Campus is segregated 

own room," he said. " [But] the off he added, noting that he 

rooms are really small and it lived in Elkton Hall during his 

was jam-packed with freshmen freshman year. "Even though 

who were often partying when Carroll had smaller dorms, it 

I was trying to study." was better than living in party- 

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South Hill is home to 14 
dorms: Allegany Hall, Balti- 
more Hall, Calvert Hall, Cecil 
Hall, Charles Hall, Frederick 
Hall, Garrett Hall, Harford 
Hall, Howard Hall, Kent Hall, 
Montgomery Hall, Prince 
George's Hall, Talbot Hall 
and Washington Hall — which 
Kelps fill out the Washington 
Quad, a location that many 
South Campus residents flock 
to as the weather gets nicer. 
The quad — complete with a 
turf volleyball court, grills and 
cables — is a South Campus hot 
spot and the main attraction of 
South Hill. 

Senior biology major Me- 
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Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

part about living in Montgom- best memory while living in 

ery Hall on South Campus was Montgomery Hall. 

"location, location, location." "Because of the big U-area 

"Oh, and having my own out front, it was perfect for 
room. But really, being close snowball fights and snowmen," 
to the bars and the stores, and she said. "I spent a lot of that 
the food and still pretty close week in with my roommates 
to classes — it was very nice," playing games but [we] were 
she said. "If I had my choice, I still close enough to the few 
would have liked to have been places that were open that we 
in a dorm on the quad or just didn't feel completely shut in." 
more off of Route 1. We got a 
lot of noise in our room from 
all the late night shenanigans 
that happen in CP." 

Meyer also remembers — as 
many seniors do — the Snow- 
pocalypse that rolled through 
campus a couple of years ago. 
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stay warm than head to the din- 
ing halls on campus during the 
Maryland winters have found 
a perfect solution: South Cam- 
pus Commons. Commons is 
one of the best housing op- 
tions that the university offers. 
There are seven buildings with 
individual bedrooms and bath- 
rooms, full kitchens and com- 
mons areas, and the commu- 
nity provides one of the best 
locations for those who like to 
peruse Route 1. 

Commons is only open to 
upperclassmen and many take 
advantage of the opportunity 
to do laundry without travel- 
ing to the basement, unlike the 
on-campus dormitories. Many 
apartments also provide stu- 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

dents who have dietary restric- "Having my own room [is 
tions the ability to adapt bet- the best] because I don't think 
ter to campus life. A number I could do a roommate thing 
of apartments are Kosher, the anymore. In all my old dorms, 
only nearby alternative to din- I had very little space. Fresh- 
ing at Maryland Hillel. man year, I think my dorm was 

Commons 1 and 2 have meant to be a single, but was 
both seen their fair share of converted. Having my own 
broken air-conditioning and space... is definitely the biggest 
Commons 3 and 4 have had advantage," she said, 
their fair share of fire alarms in "When I first moved in, 
the wee hours of the morning, there were fire alarms all of the 
And although rent went up time and they were always in 
this school year, students still the middle of the night... that 
find living in the apartments was definitely one of the era- 
well worth the problems. ziest things," she added. "This 

Amanda Yeager, a senior year I am living with my best 

French and journalism major, friend in college... we haven't 

lived in Commons 4 follow- lived together since first semes- 

ing a semester abroad in Nice, ter sophomore year, so it's good 

France. During her senior year, to be back living with someone 

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Beyond the Classroom to name a few. speaker and an in-depth dis- 

(BTC) "engages talented and Each semester BTC par- cussion on topics such as the 

diverse undergraduates from ticipates in community service oil crisis and energy conserva- 

across the university in a selec- and civic learning experiences tion. 

tive interdisciplinary living and at places like D.C. Central Another program, Hike 
learning community focused Kitchen, International Day or an Activist to Lunch, allows 
on civic engagement and social Climate Action, Lost Dog and students to have a meal with 
change in a global context," ac- Cat Rescue, Patuxent River nonprofit leaders to get first- 
cording to the program's web- Clean Up and the Polar Bear hand advice and gain valu- 
site. Plunge. A number of students able insight into their various 
The program aims to pre- in BTC have also been able to lines of work. After the lunch, 
pare students for professional study abroad in Ghana, India, the speakers will address the 
life after college. Sophomore, Israel, South Africa and the BTC program as a whole to 
junior and senior students United Kingdom. talk about their organization's 
in the program live in South Documentary film events mission and policy issues. Past 
Campus Commons 1 and are are held for BTC, which are speakers include: Melissa Bo- 
required to take three seminar usually followed by discussion, teach of the Jewish Council 
courses, including an intern- Topics range anywhere from for Public Affairs, Ed Kenny of 
ship. Students have interned at empowering women to inter- Handicap International USA 
AARP, the Smithsonian Insti- national politics. The program and Melinda St. Louis ofjubi- 
tution, the Museum of African also hosts an afternoon series, lee USA Network. 
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CIVICUS is a two-year 
living-learning program that 
provides an academic citation 
based heavily on civil society 
including citizenship, leader- 
ship, community building in a 
diverse society, scholarship and 
community service-learning. 
Each member participates in a 
minimum of four community 
service projects each semester. 

There are 130 students in 
CIVICUS who all take courses 
and live together in Somerset 
Hall. There are multiple loung- 
es and kitchenettes throughout 
the building, which was reno- 
vated in 1999 to accommodate 
the program. Somerset is lo- 
cated near McKeldin Library 
and is just a short walk from 
the Stamp Student Union. 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

CIVICUS is run through in the field. The program is run 

the College of Behavioral and by Dr. Sue Briggs, who also 

Social Sciences. There are 14 teaches for BSOS. 

credits required for the pro- CIVICUS university proj- 

gram — two one-credit classes ects include: Beyond These 

and four three-credit classes, Walls; CARing Kids, where 

which also includes a Capstone students are weekly mentors to 

requirement. Classes include at-risk elementary school stu- 

CIVICUS and Service-Learn- dents; Habitat for Humanity; 

ing and Introduction to Con- Peanut Butter and Jelly, where 

temporary Social Problems, students make sandwiches for 

Second-year students must the hungry; and Read-a-Thon 

also take a leadership class. for the University Disability 

Following the leadership Support Services, 

class, students enter the Cap- Community projects range 

stone course. Not only are from the Anacostia Watershed 

CIVICUS students able to Society to the Capital Area 

learn more about certain ser- Food Bank to Christmas in 

vice-based organizations or April, which works to repair 

nonprofit organizations, they the homes of low-income or 

can actually apply what they physically challenged senior 

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The College Park Scholars 
program is a two-year, inter- 
disciplinary living-learning 
program at the university 
that is split into 1 1 divisions: 
Arts; Business, Society and 
the Economy; Environment, 
Technology and Economy; 
Global Public Health, which 
started this year; International 
Studies; Life Sciences; Media, 
Self and Society; Public Lead- 
ership; Science and Global 
Change; Science, Discovery 
and the Universe; and Science, 
Technology and Society. The 
Advocates for Children pro- 
gram, which is sponsored by 
the College of Education, saw 
its final class last year. 

Scholars students move into 
their dorms early every year 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

because of the Scholars Service with. ..It brought everyone re- 
Day, where every freshman en- ally close together because peo- 
tering the program spends the pie would go out together and 
day doing a community service study together. [It] became a 
project with other members in pretty solid group," said senior 
their program. Most scholars government and politics major 
live in the Cambridge Com- Alex Guacci. 
munity and each floor within The Scholars in New York 
those buildings is split up so trip is one of the most reward- 
that students live on the same ing experiences in the Scholars 
floor as other students in their program. Students are able to 
program. explore the city, go to a Broad- 
Colloquium classes are way show and visit the Metro- 
held in the Cambridge Com- politan Museum of Art. Each 
munity Center. Each student Scholars program participates 
within the scholars program in activities specific to their 
is required to have a Capstone program. For example, in past 
experience after taking three years, International Studies has 
semesters worth of colloquium been able to visit the United 
courses. Nations and Media, Self and 
"I liked the fact that you had Society has visited NBC Stu- 
class with the people you lived dios. 

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Digital Cultures and Cre- 
ativity is a living-learning 
program coordinated by the 
Honors College and housed in 
Queen Anne's Hall. The pro- 
gram focuses on challenging 
traditional divisions of knowl- 
edge and expertise. 

Students "explore emerging 
technologies and their impact 
on the world through projects 
in physical computing, inter- 
media performance, augment- 
ed reality, biomapping, DIY 
culture jamming, or participa- 
tory media," according to the 
program's website. 

The program requires stu- 
dents to take 1 6 credits through 
the program during their first 
two years at the university. 
Honors course topics include: 

Article by Kara Rose 
Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

HONR209E: Attending the potential - not merely techno- 
Blockbuster: Understanding logically but also socially and 

the Impact of Temporary Exhi- 
bitions, HONR268E: Explor- 
ing Cybersecurity Law: What 
Should We Be Allowed To Do 
Online? and HONR229F: 
New Media Frontiers. Sec- 
ond-year students also get the riculum. 
opportunity to take seminar 
courses from leading faculty at 
the university, including Kari 
Kraus, Jason Farman and Tara 

The mission of this living- 
learning community is stated 
on their website as: "DCC aims 
to cultivate life long learners 
and critically engaged thinkers 
who will become the makers 
and doers of tomorrow, able to 
expand our notions of human 


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Created last year, Entrepre- 
neurship and Innovation (EIP) 
is a two-year program headed 
by Jay Smith. The program 
is run through the Maryland 
Technology Enterprise Insti- 
tute, where Smith is a lecturer. 

The program caters to fresh- 
man and sophomore students 
of various educational back- 
grounds with an emphasis on 
business and engineering. The 
program is based in LaPlata 
Hall, which is located on North 

There is a 10-credit require- 
ment for this living-learning 
program. The program is very 
competitive; according to the 
program's website, 17 percent 
of the inaugural class are Ban- 
neker/Key scholars with an 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

average SAT score of 1430. Of with other Honors students, 
the inaugural class, 39 percent which further enhances the 
are business majors, 31 percent multidisciplinary learning that 
are engineering majors and 30 EIP provides, 
percent are arts and science 

Similar to Hinman CEOs, 
the program helps students de- 
velop "entrepreneurial mind- 
sets, skill sets, and relationships 
to launch successful concepts 
in startup companies or corpo- 
rate ventures," according to the 

Students in the program 
participate in courses, semi- 
nars, workshops, competitions 
and volunteerism to enhance 
their studies at the university. 
Because the program is offered 
through the Honors College, 
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FLEXUS: The Dr. Marilyn 
Berman Pollans' Women in 
Engineering Living & Learn- 
ing Community (WIE) is a 
program that began in the fall 
of 2007 for first-year engineer- 
ing students interested in "pro- 
moting gender diversity in the 
field of engineering," according 
to the program's website. Un- 
like many of the living-learning 
programs at the university, an 
application separate from the 
general university application 
is required for consideration in 
the program. 

The program is run through 
the A. James Clark School of 
Engineering and requires a 
one-credit seminar each semes- 
ter. Students in WIE take the 
same math, chemistry and In- 

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Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

troduction to Engineering De- the national average. Our goal 

sign courses together, which is is to beat the national average 

a great opportunity to bond and to make Maryland the first 

with fellow WIE members. choice for women who want 

FLEXUS was formerly to study engineering," Paige 
housed in Ellicott Hall, but Smith, director of the Women 
moved to Easton Hall, which in Engineering program at the 
is in the Denton Community Clark School, is quoted as say- 
on North Campus. ing on the program's website. 

The program initiative WIE also offers a series of 
was initially supported by a workshops on how to obtain 
$100,000 contribution from internships and how to write 
Marilyn Berman Pollans, the effective resumes. The pro- 
former Clark School associate gram also takes social trips to 
dean, in the hopes of attracting go bowling and has pizza par- 
and retaining more female en- ties to build friendships with 
gineering students. fellow students in WIE. A 

"Women currently represent mentorship is also available to 

only 17 percent of the under- provide positive role models 

graduate engineering student and gain confidence in a career 

population at the University of field that is oftentimes domi- 

Maryland, which is the same as nated by men. 



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Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

The Gemstone program is a 
very selective four-year multi- 
disciplinary research program 
run through the Honors Col- 
lege. Dr. James Wallace, a pro- 
fessor of mechanical engineer- 
ing, conceived the idea for the 

In order to receive the Gem- 
stone citation, students are re- 
quired to take a rigorous course 
load that includes one or two 
one- to three-credit seminars 
every semester. The program 
is 18 credits total, which is the 
equivalent of a minor on cam- 
pus. Students in the program 
are split into teams of eight to 
14 people and they work to- 
ward a team project at the end 
of the program. A thesis is also 
required for Gemstone. 

Gemstone students are in- 
vited to attend Gems Camp, 
an overnight retreat in late 
August for new students. This 
allows students to get to know 
the people that they will be 
working with for the next four 
years. During the first day, 
campers have a chance to get 
to know each other, and during 
the second day, there is a team 
service project. 

One student is quoted talk- 
ing about Gems Camp on the 
website as saying, "Gems Camp 
is a great introduction to the 
people in the program. You 
hang out with so many differ- 
ent people, by necessity, but it's 
really fun to meet new people. 
If you keep an open mind, you 
can find something to enjoy in 

every activity. Since we go right 
after we move in to our dorms, 
it will make going back to them 
feel like going home!" 

Gemstone has many other 
extracurricular activities, in- 
cluding student council, sec- 
tion leader opportunities in 
Gemstone courses and various 
social events. Gemstone holds 
its own formal every winter. 
There is also a Gemstone/Elli- 
cott Service Committee. 

The Gemstone/Ellicott 

Service Committee works on 
community service projects 
through organizations like the 
College Park Youth Service 
Center, the Children's Devel- 
opmental Clinic, the Compas- 
sion Center, food shelters and 
AIDS walk. 




Global Communities is a 
two-year living-learning pro- 
gram housed in Dorchester 
Hall. It began as the Interna- 
tional House and is aimed at 
helping students to develop 
and understand global issues. 
The International House began 
in 1 99 1 - 1 992, became a living- 
learning program in 2001 and 
was finally renamed to Global 
Communities, which launched 
for the 2002-2003 school year, 
according to the program's 

In the fall of 20 11, the Glob- 
al Communities program be- 
came a part of the Global Stud- 
ies program at the university, 
resulting in goals that include, 
according to the program's 
website, a "focus on developing 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

intercultural sensitivity." readings. 

Of the 168 residents in The director of Global Com- 
Dorchester Hall, approxi- munities, Kevin McClure, 
mately 100 are in the Global teaches many of the courses 
Communities program, bring- within the program. Courses 
ing students together from include Understanding Cul- 
more than 30 different cul- ture and Cultural Differences, 
tural backgrounds — including Workshops on Global Issues 
12-15 exchange students each and Pathways to Global En- 
semester — to create an inter- gagement, along with a Cap- 
national community. Students stone experience. The hands- 
are required to take at least 10 on learning experiences allow 
credit hours of coursework to- students to explore global is- 
ward the program. Many of the sues to their fullest potential, 
other residents in Dorchester Among the program's mis- 
are in the Jimenez-Porter Writ- sions and goals, Global Com- 
ers' House, which allows for a munities aims to cultivate a 
more diverse living-learning forum for students to devel- 
experience for both programs, op communication strategies 
The programs host movie across cultural and linguistic 
nights, themed cultural din- boundaries, 
ners, barbeques and poetry 


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South Campus 



Hinman CEOs Program 

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Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

Hinman CEOs, the na- There are 90 students in the Student and alumni com- 
tion's first living-learning en- program and while Hinman panies from the program in- 
trepreneurship program, is run CEO students are not required elude: The Advanced Health 
through the Maryland Tech- to start their own businesses, and Disaster Aid Network 
nology Enterprise Institute. It about 25 percent of students (Aid-N); Alertus Technolo- 
allows students to live together, develop and launch companies gies, Inc.; Arkhon Technology 
learn about entrepreneurship as undergraduates, according Solutions; BeVo Media; Blue 
and, if they choose to, launch to the program's website. Stu- Chesapeake; DoseSpot; Final- 
new ventures. Hinman CEOs dents are encouraged to seek; HiveBright; Invision 
is named after Brian Hinman, internships through their line Media Company; LookThink; 
an alumnus of the A. James of study as well. Lurn; Mowing & More, LLC; 
Clark School of Engineering Students also get the oppor- Online Private Practices, LLC; 
and entrepreneur who donated tunity to work with program Peer Advantage Tutors; Square- 
to create and support the pro- directors and executives-in- space, Inc.;; 
gram. residence just down the hall. XAUTX; and Zathvus Net- 
Students live with their The program has its own board works, Inc. 
teams in South Campus Com- room, seminar room, copying 
mons 2 and work together and printing facilities and vari- 
to enter their entrepreneurial ous other resources necessary 
ventures in the annual Busi- to give students in Hinman 
ness Plan Competition every CEOs a hands-on learning ex- 
spring, perience. 



Honors Humanities, which 
is offered through the Hon- 
ors College, is a program for 
students of all majors and 
backgrounds with an interest 
in creative arts and humani- 
ties. Students in the program 
live in Wicomico Hall and 
are challenged through rigor- 
ous curriculums that include 
"innovative courses" and "the- 
matic programming that takes 
learning beyond the classroom 
walls," according to the pro- 
gram's website. 

The program began in 1996 
and was founded by Dr. Phyl- 
lis Peres. It has since been rec- 
ognized nationally as a lead- 
ing program in undergraduate 
humanities studies. Honors 
Humanities offers opportu- 
nities for its students to hear 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

distinguished guest lecturers of Honors Humanities courses 
and participate in extracur- (ARHU/HHUM) and nine 
ricular events and cultural out- credits of seminar courses, 
ings around campus and in The Keystone Project comple- 
Washington, D.C. Diversity ments students' interests and 
is the main building block of coursework by requiring a de- 
the program and during the partmental honors thesis, 
last five years, according to the Dr. Valerie K. Orlando, 
program's website, students in the program's director and a 
Honors Humanities have won professor of French and Fran- 
the Marshall, Mitchell and cophone literature and cul- 
other national scholarships, a tures, wrote on the program's 
University Medal, a Pulitzer website: "Our belief is that 
Prize and acclaim for a new the more perspectives that are 
play on Broadway. brought to bear upon the con- 
Starting this fall, the pro- ditions and challenges of mi- 
grant requires 16 credits — 10 manity, and, indeed, against 
credits through Honors Hu- the arbitrary division of labor 
manities (HHUM) and six between the 'sciences' and the 
credits of seminars in the hu- 'humanities,' the better." 
manities, which also count for 
CORE credit. Previously the 
program required seven credits 



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Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

Integrated Life Sciences is a sponsors lectures to engage on coursework. Students in 
living-learning program based students. The program is only the Integrated Life Sciences 
out of the Honors College that available to first-year students program are also in close prox- 
seeks to "engage and inspire and rising sophomores. There imity to their faculty for more 
honors students interested in are 15 credits required for the one-on-one work, 
all aspects of life sciences and citation, which consists of five Overall, the program aims 
biomedicine," according to the health sciences classes that stu- to prepare its students for sub- 
program's website. dents are required to take for cesses in the most challenging 

The two-year residential the program. These include programs in graduate, medical 
program, which is composed HLSC100: Integrated Life and dental schools in addition 
of anywhere from 75 to 80 Sciences: The Student and the to other further educations 
new students per year, aims to University, HLSC374: Math- prog 
provide facilitated opportuni- ematical Modeling in Biology 
ties for research and clinical and HLSC377: Practicum in 
experiences on campus and at Life Sciences, a Capstone ex- 
institutes in the area. perience that students are re- 

When creating the program, quired to fulfill in order to 

the university hoped it would complete the program, 
become a model that other Students in Integrated Life 

schools may follow. The pro- Sciences reside in La Plata Hall, 

gram has monthly outings and which allows students to build 

events for their members and bonds while working together 



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The Jimenez-Porter Writers' 
House is a campus-wide liter- 
ary center for creative writing. 
The program consists of 50 
to 60 undergraduate students 
that enjoy writing stories, po- 
ems and plays. This living- 
learning program is housed in 
Dorchester Hall, along with 
Global Communities. 

According to the program's 
website, the goal of the Writ- 
ers' House is to "provide a vi- 
brant literary hub of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland, College 
Park campus through public 
reading series (Writers Here 
and Now, TerPoets Open 
Mies), publication of a liter- 
ary journal (Stylus), literary 
study abroad programs (Chile 
and Egypt Winter terms) and 
various community outreach 
activities (the Young Scholars 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

Program and Postcards from Writers' House, hosts readings 

My Country) ." by contemporary poets and fic- 

The program puts out Sty- tion writers, 
lus, a literary art journal that The two-year living-learning 
compiles student work. Sty- program allows upperclassmen 
lus is funded by the Writers' to receive hands-on experi- 
House, Student Government ence at the university, though 
Association, Bridges: A Literal the program does occasionally 
and Cultural Community at consider extremely talented 
Maryland, the Department of freshmen. During their first 
English and the Department year in the program, partici- 
of Art. pants are required to take three 
Postcards from My Coun- ARHU courses, a support 
try, a service outreach program three-credit class, produce a 
through the Writers' House, writing portfolio and serve on 
pairs up students in the Writ- at least one committee. Dur- 
ers' House with students at lo- ing their second year, students 
cal Northwestern High School in the Writers' House have to 
that have recently immigrated take two ARHU courses, pro- 
to the United States and speak duce a culminating Chapbook 
English as a Second Language to display at Litfest and serve 
(ESOL). in a committee in order to re- 
Writers Here and Now, ceive a notation, 
which is also run through the 


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The Language House was 
created in 1989 as the first liv- 
ing-learning program at 
the university. The pro- 
gram is open to second- 
semester freshman and 
older students who opt 
for "daily language and 
cultural immersion in an 
organizedstudy environ- 
ment," according to the 
program's website. The 
Language House pro- 
vides an international 
community atmosphere 
with clusters in Arabic, 
Chinese, French, Ger- 
man, Hebrew, Italian, 
Japanese, Persian, Rus- 
sian and Spanish. 

Students are required 
to take three to six cred- 
its each semester in a language, 
attend weekly cluster meetings 
and attend annual house activ- 
ities like the House Assembly, 
Around the World Dinner and 
Maryland Day events. 

They are also required to 
attend Language House club 
meetings to facilitate inter- 
cluster communication. There 
are a wide variety of clubs 
within the language house, in- 
cluding a writing/translation 
club, a tai-chi club, a cooking 
club and a garden club. 

Article by Kara Rose 
Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

The program is based out speaker in the Persian cluster, 
of St. Marv's Hall, which was so it s always nice to be involved 

in a Persian living envi- 
ronment. Whether its 
watching to see what 
they're cooking, lis- 
tening to their music 
or learning new card 
games — it's all a big 
learning experience lor 
me," she said. 

"I learned a whole 
bunch of words I never 
would've known be- 
fore just by listening to 
them messing around 
with each other and 
being in such a casual 
environment," she add- 
ed. "It's things like that 
that have elevated mv 
language skills to not 
built in 1932, and has its own just classroom and textbook 
computer lab, lounge, cafe, language, but also casual con- 
multipurpose room and apart- versation. We all are in such 
ments with kitchen amenities, close living quarters and we are 
The Language House also has all interested in similar things 
a strong alumni community, as we all see language learning 
These alumni experiences pro- as a part of our future." 
vide guidance to current Lan- 
guage House participants as 

Stacy Hubert, a senior Per- 
sian studies major, has lived in 
the Language House for about 
a year. 

"I'm the only non-heritage 



University Honors is the 
largest living-learning pro- 
gram in the Honors College, 
which hosts six living-learning 
programs: Digital Cultures 
and Creativity, Entrepreneur- 
ship and Innovation, Gem- 
stone, Honors Humanities, 
Integrated Life Sciences and 
University Honors. University 
Honors has approximately 600 
students and works specifically 
in three areas: contemporary 
issues and challenges, arts and 
sciences in todays world and 
using research and internship 
opportunities in any field. 

In order to earn the citation 
on their transcript, students 
in University Honors must 
complete 16 credits in Honors 
classes. Nine of these credits 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

are through Honors seminars, to the program's website, Uni- 
University Honors students versity Honors has eight goals 
can choose from more than including: valuing diversity 
130 seminars each year with as a powerful educational re- 
no more than 20 students in source, recognizing strength in 
each class. Students can choose inclusiveness, respect of others' 
between Honors courses and opinions and understanding of 
H-courses, which are Hon- multiple perspectives; and pre- 
ors versions of regular courses paring students to be lifelong 
at the university. This allows learners, capable of leading 
for smaller class sizes and the productive and satisfying roles 
curriculum of these courses in an ever-changing world, 
is tailored to include relevant Like other living-learning 
subject matter that pertains and Honors programs, Uni- 
specifically to students' fields versity Honors also strives to 
of study. have a global effect by hosting 

University Honors students various events that pertain to 

are housed in the Ellicott important issues. 
Community and Anne Arun- 
del Hall. 

Dr. William Dorland di- 
rects the program. According 


Article by Kara Rose 
Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

VIRTUS: Men in Engi- Education and Development lum based on both technical 
neering is a two-year living- Support Program (SEEDS), and personal development. In 
learning program for first-year which is funded by the Na- addition, students in the VIR- 
male students studying engi- tional Sciences Foundation. TUS program are encouraged 
neering. The program provides Students in VIRTUS are en- to take their math, science and 
students who were not invited couraged to live in Easton Hall, engineering courses in clusters 
to other living-learning pro- which is a part of the Denton so that the members of- VI R- 
grams a chance to live with Community on North Cam- TUS are on a similar track and 
other male students who share pus. This allows participating can assist one another in their 
the same major. There are 45 students the chance to form studies, 
members enrolled in VIRTUS study groups and common 
since it began last semester, bonds with the people on their 
The program is expected to floor who also share their ma- 
work closely with FLEXUS: jor. Denton houses the SEEDS 
The Dr. Marilyn Berman Pol- Learning Center, which pro- 
lans' Women in Engineering vides free tutoring and review 
Living and Learning Commu- sessions for first- and second- 
nity, which is a living-learning year engineering, mathematics 
program for women studying and science courses, 
engineering. Students in VIRTUS are 

The VIRTUS program is run required to take a one-credit 

by the Successful Engineering seminar course with a curricu- 




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For many, the North Cam- 
pus Diner was their first taste 
of late night on campus. Wings, 
mozzarella sticks and grilled 
items like cheesesteaks and 
quesadillas were among the 
many midnight snacks offered. 
This past spring, the diner also 
opened up a hot sub shop and 
a Korean barbeque station. 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

Most resident floors would and Christmas? Lobster night 

find a way to travel to the diner was always a huge favorite, 

together during the first week No matter what day of the 

of classes for bonding. The week — through snowstorms 

large round tables were not just and power outages — the din- 

a place to eat, but also a place ing halls were still available to 

to meet up with friends. students with familiar faces 

And who can forget the making their favorite sand- 

themed dinners for holidays wiches and ringing up their or- 

like Halloween, Thanksgiving ders. 


Article by Kara Rose 
Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

Nestled between South 
Campus Commons, Lefrak 
Hall and Susquehanna Hall 
sits the South Campus Dining 
Hall — home to some of the 
best food on campus. Some stu- 
dent favorites include Seasons 
12, a Mongolian barbeque, 
and Jalapeno Grill, a Tex-Mex 

restaurant that serves burritos 
and tacos. 

Commons Shop, the con- 
venience store located on the 
lower level of the dining hall, 
is open until 12:30 a.m. during 
the week for late-night snacks. 
For those living on South 
Campus, it is a quick stop for 

a drink or study break food on 
Sunday when the dining hall 
is not open for late night. The 
wide array of items — more than 
the shop on North Campus 
offers — always came in handy, 
especially when your umbrella 
breaks during bad weather. 


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Article by Kara Rose 
Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

This year also marked the been such a huge hit among right next to another on-cam- 

spening of a new dining hall students that dining services pus convenience store, called 

jn campus — 251 North. The has had to limit the number of 24 Shop, 

dining hall is a buffet-style, all- times per week students visit 

^ou-can-eat restaurant and has 251. This dining hall is located 



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he Adele H. Stamp Student Union is popular among students, and it's easy 
to see why. Housed in the Student Union are several options for hungry stu- 
dents. If they're in a rush, the Food Court with its numerous fast food options is 
the perfect place. If they want something healthier or more natural they could 
stop by Subway or the Maryland Food Co-op in the basement. Or: if they have 
meal points to spend and want something fancier Adele s might be the ideal 
stop. If they're looking for a pick-me-up, the Coffee Par serves Starbucks cof- 
fee and small snacks, besides food, students can turn to Stamp for entertain- 
ment. Housed on the lower floor of the building is TerpZone, an entertainment 
area complete with pool tables, bowling lanes, arcade games and big screen TVs. 
Events are often hosted in Stamp as well, ensuring that when students end up 

at the Student Union, they'll my^r be bored. 

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If you visit the food court 
in Stamp — which includes 
Chick-fil-A, Sushi by Panda, 
Taco Bell, Panda Express, 
Sbarro, Moby Dick's House of 
Kabob, Saladworks and Mc- 
Donald's — around noon on a 
weekday, you will be greeted by 
a swarm of students. 

The food court, located on 
the main floor of Stamp, is 
one of the busiest areas of the 
student union. It is a place 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

where students meet up to do Dick arrived, Steak Escape was 

last-minute homework assign- in its place, followed by a hot 

ments, grab lunch with some- dog stand. There was also talk 

one they haven't seen in a while of moving the Subway upstairs 

and a place to grab a quick meal from TerpZone, but for now 

in between classes. it remains in the basement. Fi- 

The food court is also home nally, an Auntie Anne's Pret- 

to parts of the Stamp All Ni- zels is set to open in the food 

ter. court during spring of 2012, 

The food court has gone giving students even more op- 
through a lot of changes in the tions than before, 
past four years; students may 
remember that before Moby 

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TerpZone, which is located 
on the lower level of Stamp, 
provides bowling, billiards 
and an arcade for students to 
hang out with friends. There 
are leagues for billiards and 
bowling, tournaments, cosmic 
bowlingon Saturdays and video 
game tournaments on Fridays. 
For many students at the uni- 
versity, TerpZone was the first 
place they got to know some of 
the people on their floor when 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

they moved in or perhaps even leagues at the university and 

a place they have hung out at tournaments among other stu- 

on the weekends every once in dents as well. There is also a bil- 

a while. liards club that practices at the 

Many students also eat at the TerpZone, too, so be sure not 

Subway located in TerpZone. to challenge one of them to a 

The Subway line is always out game. 

the door on the weekends and There is also a large TV in the 

can be smelled throughout the room that has a bit of a theater 

lower level of the building. set-up where many students 

The bowling alley — which come to watch football games 

caters to 10-pin bowling — and can watch SportsCenter 

allows students to play on during their lunch break. 



Article by Kara Rose 
Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

The Maryland Food Col- lower level of Stamp next to that works for their diets, 

lective, which opened in the the University Book Center which is one of the few places 

1970s, "strives to nourish the and TerpZone, to grab lunch in the College Park area that 

community by providing qual- or coffee in between classes, fits those needs, 

ity food that is highly nutri- Trie food there is healthy and 

tious and ethically procured," tasty, which many students do 

according to the co-op's web- not expect. The prices are rela- 

site. There are no bosses or tively cheap as well, 
managers, and everyone who is Students with strict dietary 

hired has an equal role in how restrictions, whether it is keep- 

the business is run. ing Kosher, vegan, vegetarian, 

Many students travel to this gluten-free, etc. can always find 

spot, which is located on the something to eat at the co-op 



Whether you're craving 
obster and a nice, juicy steak 
>r feel like blowing your din- 
ng points, Adele's is a legend 
mong students at the univer- 
ity. The restaurant is located 
>n the first floor of Stamp and 
>ffers a wide selection of real, 
ull meals for students. Adele's 
vas also where former univer- 
ity President Dan Mote would 
line for lunch each week with 
tudents and staff. 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

One of the most popular dents can use up remaining 

items on the menu, the brown- meal points and enjoy the food. 

ie ice cream sundae, is made to With themes such as Around 

share, but most students brave the World or Backyard BBQ, 

the sundae solely for the free these buffets are a huge hit 

cup that it comes in. The res- among students, 

taurant also started a carry-out Adele s is also one of the nice 

menu, which allows students restaurants that students can 

to eat the food from Adele's take their parents to when they 

without the wait. visit the campus. Be sure to get 

Toward the end of the se- there early though, because 

mester, the restaurant offers a there is always a bit of a wait, 
variety of buffet nights so stu- 


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The Coffee Bar in the Stamp 
Student Union is another hot 
spot during the day. There are 
a limited number of tables, but 
that never stops students from 
dropping in for a pastry and 
some caffeine. The Coffee Bar 
serves Starbucks coffee and ac- 
cepts Terrapin Express, as do 
the other restaurants in Stamp. 

Whether you want a cold 
drink or a hot one, The Cof- 
fee Bar has something on its 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

menu for everyone. On nice students to do their homework 
days, The Coffee Bar also has and surf the web just like in a 
outdoor seating that quickly Starbucks or neighborhood 
becomes occupied. coffee shop. 

The Coffee Bar also pro- 
vides a great meeting place for 
students to interview for a job, 
catch up with friends or talk to 
a teacher about class concerns. 

The television inside also al- 
lows patrons to catch up on the 
news while they drink their cof- 
fee, and the free Wi-Fi allows 





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Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

The Union Shop is one of minute items, the line moves coffee on their way to class, 
the best places on the campus quickly. Located on the ground 

chat students can go to for last- The shop offers sandwiches, level with the food court and 

minute things. Whether it is salads and prepared foods for University Book Center, the 

makeup, birthday balloons students on the go, but also has Union Shop sees a lot of busi- 

for a friend, medicine, candy a wide selection of snacks, can- ness for its convenient location, 

or drinks, the Union Shop is a dy and gum for students who Students can use their Terrapin 

convenience store that definite- just want a sugar pick-me-up. Express or Terp Bucks to buv 

ly caters to students' needs. The shop is also known for everything they could possibly 

Sometimes the line stretch- its milkshake machine in the need. 
es all the way down the drink back, which is a huge hit in the 
aisle, but since students typi- warmer months, and a coffee 
cally only purchase a few last- machine for students to grab a 



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Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

Because the University Book the first two weeks of the se- books. When the time comes 

Center is located in a con- mester, the line for purchases to sell them, students hope 

venient place on the ground on the lower level stretches their $150 textbook is up-to- 

floor of Stamp and is the of- from the registers to the back date and will be used next se- 

ficial place to buy university of the store. Although some mester so they can make some 

textbooks, the store is always students opt to order their money back, 
busy. The UBC is also one of books online to avoid the wait, The upper level of the UBC 

the most popular employers other students wait until sylla- also has a wide array of Terp 

for students at the university. bus week to determine which apparel. From small gifts and 

On the bottom floor of the books they need to buy, and so cards to Under Armour sweat- 

UBC is the actual bookstore, the line continues to be a facet shirts, sweatpants and shirts 
which includes regular books of the store, 
and books for classes. During The UBC also buys back 

for football and basketball, the 
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The university's Department 
of Transportation Services 
provides a variety of modes of 
transportation, ensuring stu- 
dents have many ways of get- 
ting around campus. From 
on-campus parking to Shuttle- 
UM buses to biking, students 
have many options. 

Shuttle-UM buses transport 
students around campus, but 
have off-campus stops as well. 
The university also has its own 
coach buses with the Mary- 
land insignia across the side for 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

traveling athletes and student residence hall when needed, 
groups lucky enough to travel Some students on cam- 
in them. pus — especially athletes — ride 
Bikes are another form of scooters on campus. Having 
transportation around cam- a scooter on the campus re- 
pus that many students utilize, quires registration and a per- 
Bikers can register their bikes mit sticker that is displayed on 
through DOTS, which al- the scooter, which has been a 
lows for free lock cutting and a point of controversy for many 
greener commute around cam- scooter owners who have had 
pus. There are bike racks locat- their vehicle towed. The city 
ed outside of every building on of College Park has also con- 
campus, which gives students sidered a mandatory helmet 
the chance to ride to class, but policy for scooter riders, 
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Route 1 is a major national Other late-night favorites in- on Route 1. Whether it is for a 

highway that runs along the elude Ratsie's Pizza located on costume party or job interview, 

East Coast from Maine to the corner of" Route 1 and Knox Rugged Wearhouse provides 

Florida. But to the students Road and Panda Carryout, lo- all sorts of last-minute clothing 

at this university, the highway cated near Potbelly's. Students options. 

has a different meaning. The have also greatly anticipated If students want to venture 
highway running through Col- the Hookah lounge set to open away from the University Hook 
lege Park has occasionally been there as well. Center in the Stamp Student 
featured on national news for Although The Mark Lounge, Union for books or apparel, 
stabbings and riots, but for Santa Fe Cafe and Thirsty they can look to the Mary- 
students Route 1 means bars, Turtle closed, students have land Book Exchange and Book 
restaurants and a break from flooded the other remaining Holders just off Route 1. 
campus life. bars on Route 1. Cornerstone Further down Route 1, the 

The College Park Shopping Grill and Loft and RJ Bentley s University View and View II 

Center, one of the most popu- remain old favorites and The high-rise buildings stand tall 

lar shopping centers, includes Barking Dog as well as Loo- overlooking the university and 

restaurants like Applebee s, ney's Pub further down Route the highway itself. This year 

Boston Market, Chipotle Mex- 1 near The Varsity are the new- also marks the opening of The 

ican Grill, Cold Stone Cream- est additions. The bars strictly Varsity and The Enclave further 

ery, Jason's Deli, Noodles & enforce the drinking laws for down the road for orF-campus 

Company and Starbucks. the 21 and over crowd, unlike housing, opening up more pos- 

There are many other popu- their predecessors. sibilities. f^~ 
lar establishments on Route Students looking for quick 

1 as well. Yogiberry became a supplies and outfits frequent 

quick favorite when it opened. CVS and Rugged Wearhouse 

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Whether they're lost ku~but most students remember themselves in their room to fo- 

their books on a random flier what they're in school for. cus. 

in McKeldin Library, in thfctr Around finals time, Route 1 Although the university has 

-Hnrm r^ om, in a common ar^a \ clear-s out and students buckle been on The Princeton Review's 

or in an unused classroom, stu- down. The various convenience list for students who study the 
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The university has seven 
on-campus libraries, but the 
largest and most populated is 
McKeldin Library. Located at 
the heart of campus on McKel- 
din Mall, it is one of the busiest 
places on campus. Through- 
out the day, students enter the 
building to grab a cup of cof- 
fee from Footnotes Cafe, study 
on one of the building's eight 
floors or conduct research tor 
various papers and projects. 

The library is home to the 
East Asia Collection, which 
has more than 90,000 books, 
periodicals and references in 
Chinese, Japanese and Korean. 
The library also features a col- 
lection of government publica- 
tions through the U.S. Federal 
Depository Library Program. 

Late night study Sunday 
through Thursday at the library 
is a haven for many students 
looking for a quiet change of 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

scenery when studying for university archives, where stu 

midterms and finals. dents can visit and look at vari- 
McKeldin's second floor re- ous newspapers dating back 
ceived a transformation dur- more than 100 \ ears, 
ing fall 2010 and again over Other libraries on campus 
the summer in 201 1 when the include: the Architecture Li- 
room with blank walls and brary, the Art Library, the En 
desks was transformed into a gineering and Physical Scienc- 
lounge that was designed to es Library, the Michelle Smith 
reflect a coffee shop. Comput- Performing Arts Library and 
ers and printers were added, as the White Memorial Chemis- 
well as more outlets and warm- try Library, 
er colors in addition to couches Each library has its own spe- 
and an overall more comfort- cialized selection of books and 
able environment for students journals helpful to students 
slaving away on their papers all studying a particular topic, 
night. Many other students find these 
Hornbake Library, located libraries helpful as a place to 
in Hornbake Plaza, is home to get lost and study for exams 
the Nonprint Media Servic- or write papers as they provide 
es, which provides more than the perfect escape from cam- 
38,000 materials and Dial Ac- pus life and allow students to 
cess — a program that plays vid- concentrate, 
eos on a loop on the televisions 
in the basement of the library. 
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Just go away... with stud^^ragua, Norway, Scandinavia, other students studying abroad 

broad! The slogan was im- South Africa, the Southern while working anywhere from 

lemented last year by^tudv^Caribbean, Spain, Turkey or 10-20 hours per week at or- 

broad^r^grams at tne%niver- the United Kingdom, the uni- ganizations throughout the 

versity's students have traveled Washington area. 
all over the world. Study abroad programs allow 

Several of the university's students to learn Jbout differ- 

students who have studied ent cultures in otner countries 

moved up in national study abroad have also won pres- while earning credits toward 

abroad rankings by the Insti- tigious Goldwater Awards, their majors or minors. Some 

tute of International Educa- which honors highly quali- credits count as resident cred- 

tion last year to #21 overall, f^d students in science, math it, while other programs allow 

#18 for semester study abroad and engineering fields through for transfer credits, depending 

and #17 for short-term study scholarships. on where the program is run. 

abroad, according to the pro- There were also a record Students • who study abroad 

gram's website. Whether it is number of university students also make lifelong friends 

Argentina, Australia, Austria, and alumni offered Fulbright and can even have internship 

Belize, Brazil, Chile, China, scholarships in 2011 to contin- abroad that can one day turn 

Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, ue their education and research into entry-level work. The con 

El Salvador, France, Germany, abroad. In 2011, 11 students nections abroad allow students 

India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ja- were also named first-ever phi- to return to the countries they" 

pan, Mexico, Morocco, Neth- lanthropy fellows, which al- study abroad in — which many^ 

erlands, New Zealand, Nica- lows students to be resources to do. 

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Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

Whether it is for swine one of many resources for stu- resources for students about 

flu or mono, most students dents. high-risk situations in college 

have found themselves in the In fact, groups like the including alcohol and drug 

Health Center at some point Sexual Assault Response and use. *g 

during their time at the univer- Prevention Program and the For manystudents who come 

sity. The Health Center offers Sexual Health and Reproduc- to the university from other 

a variety of services, includ- tive Education Program are co- states, it is a general source of 

ing clinical and mental health ordinated through the Health comfort to know that there is 

services. The Health Center is Center for students interested somewhere they can stop by to 

located at the heart of campus in educating and providing re- get checked out or tested, 

on Campus Drive across from sources for their peers on sexu- Other services are also of- 

the Stamp Student Union and al health. fered, including an on-site 

only steps away from McKel- Terp CHOICES (Choos- pharmacy, making the Health 

din Mall. ing Healthy Options In the Center a convenient stop for 

The Health Center recently College Environment Safely), students on campus, 

began offering their own insur- which is also offered through 

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es offers many places around 
campus for students to exer- 
cise, including: the Eppley 
Recreation Center, Ritchie 
Coliseum, Cole Field House, 
the Outdoor Recreation Cen- 
ter, the Outdoor Aquatic Cen- 
ter, the Challenge Course, La 
Plata Beach, Reckord Armory, 
the engineering fields, the Turf 
Field, Fraternity Row, Cole 
Tennis Courts and the School 
of Public Health. 

There are instructional 
programs offered, including 
swimming and other sport- 
ing lessons, CPR and various 
workout courses like cycling, 
yoga and Pilates. Students can 
also compete in various intra- 
mural sports like football, vol- 
leyball, tennis and soccer. 

For those who wish to play 
sports more seriously, sports 
club teams are also offered in 
the following sports: badmin- 
ton, boxing, crew, cycling, 
equestrian, fencing, ice hockey, 

Article by Kara Rose 
Manager and Student Life Section Editor 

karate, paintball, racquetball, During the semester, student 
rugby, sailing, squash, table activities fees pay for member- 
tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water ship to Eppley and the various 
polo and wrestling. other amenities offered by the 

The Eppley Recreation Cen- university. Non-students are 

ter offers an indoor pool; two able to belong to the gym with 

multi-use gymnasiums; a two- a paid membership, and during 

level weight room; a fitness the summer, students can also 

center complete with tread- enjoy the outdoor pool, 

mills, bikes, ellipticals, rowers, Campus Recreation Servic- 

climbers and more; a martial es also has a bike service that 

arts room; a multipurpose helps maintain and fix bikes, 

room; two squash courts; an They offer bike rentals at a cost 

aerobics studio; locker rooms; of $70 each semester with a U- 

and a pro shop. lock. Mountain bikes are also 

Across from the pro shop provided to rent per day or per 

is a small cafe called Sneaker's week along with helmet rentals 

Energy Zone where students and bike locks, 

can purchase snacks, beverages Biking trips are offered to 

and smoothies. places such as Patapsco Valley 

Students looking for a chal- State Park and areas in West- 

lenge can try the outdoor ern Maryland. Other outdoor 

climbing wall or ropes course, adventure trips through CRS 

The course tests people physi- include: river kayaking and ca- 

cally, psychologically and so- noeing, rock climbing, coastal 

daily. Small groups that tackle kayaking, backpacking and 

the courses can work on com- camping, 
munication skills while getting 
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By: Allyson Williams 
Managing Editor 

Frat Row. Homecoming Step Show. Greek Week. From the looks of all of these events, one thing 
is for sure: the University of Maryland, College Park campus certainly has an active Greek life. 
At the university, the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life is dedicated to developing and 
supporting the Greek community on campus. Even though the Greek community is extremely di- 
verse, each organization is based on high values: service, scholarship, brotherhood and sisterhood 

and many others. This Greek life section provides an overview of how these organizations exist 
and function on the University of Maryland campus — from intake processes such as rush to hous- 
ing on Fraternity Row to cultural and multicultural organizations to philanthropy and service, 

Greek life has many facets. 


Article by Katie C larke 
Greek Life Section Editor 

Individual collegiate Greeks are part of a chapter, which is part of a university-level Greek council. 
which is part of a national council. Complicated, right? The Greek community has these higher-authority 
governing bodies in order to create a tighter-knit campus community. 

The University of Maryland Greek community is divided into four councils: the Panhellenic Associa- 
tion, the Interfraternity Council, the United Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. These 
organizations are "umbrella" organizations for other groups. 

Within each community, members have the opportunity to reach out to other chapters for support and 
guidance. The collegiate councils report back to their national counterparts to make sure the chapters are 
staying on track, upholding values, working together and representing the organization well. Sometimes 
that means these governing bodies must hand down punishments to individual chapters in order to main- 
tain their status as values-based organizations. However, this is not the primary purpose of these groups. 

For example, the Panhellenic Association makes decisions regarding the maximum number of women 
each chapter should have. When that total continues to rise, PHA has the option to offer an "extension" to 
other national Panhellenic chapters, meaning they can open a new chapter on campus, as Alpha Xi Delta 
will be doing in fall 2012. Decisions such as these are made by the executive board and delegates from 
each PHA sorority, who report their chapter's decisions and vote accordingly. 

These groups also organize recruitment and make decisions that affect the entire community. Often, the 
members of these governing bodies previously held leadership roles in their individual chapters. 

"I wanted to join IFC after being very involved with my chapter, and to make a difference in the com- 
munity. I had solved a lot of chapter problems and wanted to translate that to the entire community, and 
be a part of something that was bigger than myself or my chapter," said senior government and politics 
and international relations major Alex Guacci, the current vice president of risk management for the Inter- 
fraternity Council. 

Each council has specific rules and policies related to their national organizations, but they all work 
together to plan important events, such as Greek week in the spring and Homecoming week in the fall. 
Chapters from each council are also matched together and compete in competitions such as "Canstruc- 
tion," where chapter members bring canned food goods to build a picture or sculpture related to their 
team's theme. Other times, match-ups compete in flag football, kickball or volleyball games to bring 
home the first-place trophy. 

Being a part of these governing bodies is not simply about social events and planning; community 
building is a key priority as well. 

"I felt like there was this bigger opportunity to do things in the Greek community and I got a chance 
to work with so many other people I wouldn't have known otherwise. We all pledge ourselves to pretty 
similar values as Greek organizations and have this connection," said senior math and biology major 
Priyanka Gokhale, who currently serves as the vice president of administrative affairs for the Panhellenic 



Article by Katie Clarke 
Greek Life Section Editor 

Recruitment gives students the opportunity to join the Greek community and it occurs in the beginning of 
either the fall or spring semester. 

Men looking to join chapters of the Interfraternity Council have the opportunity to get to know brothers 
during a two-week period each semester. Video game tournaments, basketball games and dinners show what 
each brotherhood is like and provide the chance to see the organization. Men have the chance to pick and 
choose which houses they want to visit and where they might return. 

More importantly, these events give brothers the chance to see who they would like to invite back to their 
house and who would fit well with their values. Eventually, the events become invite-only and men are cho- 
sen for bids. 

In the future, the Interfraternity Council will be adding a "house-tours" round, similar to what women in- 
terested in Panhellenic spring recruitment must attend. This will give men a broader perspective on what the 
Greek community has to offer and expand their options. 

The spring recruitment process for women is more complex than simple brotherhood bonding. Women 
have the option to participate in fall recruitment, which is nearly identical to that of the men's, but most wait 
until the spring for formal recruitment. 

The Panhellenic Association organizes a series of rounds for potential new members to meet the women 
of each of the 14 chapters on the campus. Beginning with a house tour of each chapter house, the poten- 
tial members learn a little about each sorority's values and personality. The next round— the philanthropy 
round — affords ladies the opportunity to see how each chapter gives back to the community. 

A third, more personal round, skit, gives potential new members a deeper look at their remaining chap- 
ters' personalities and sisterhood. 

Finally, women are invited back to up to three houses for a fourth round called preference. The preference 
ceremony is the most sacred and ritualistic part of recruitment. Often, sorority women share touching stories 
about sisterhood and what it really means to be a part of their organization. 

After these two weekends of events, all the potential new members and sorority women can breathe. Bid 
day then takes place and the women flock to the Memorial Chapel to finalize recruitment and meet their new 
member classes. Adorned with colorful posters and bid-day T-shirts, the women of each chapter lead their 
new members home for an evening of sisterhood bonding and introductions. The total number of women 
in each new member class is determined by how many women stay in recruitment through the preference 
round, divided by the number of chapters in the Panhellenic Association. 

Formal recruitment for women can be extremely stressful, so some opt to participate in continuous open 
recruitment throughout the fall, where any chapter can give bids until they reach their total. In this case, the 
total is 103 women. 

"I really liked the relaxed atmosphere of fall recruitment, it made getting to know my sisters that much 
easier," said senior history major Sara Greenwell. 

The recruitment process allows men and women alike to make friends with their potential new brothers 
and sisters and determine what kinds of values they want to uphold throughout their college careers. 



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Article by Katie Clarke 
Greek Life Section Editor 

Joining a Greek organization gives students a multitude of new experiences and opportunities: the chance 
o compete in Greek week, run for a leadership position, take a little brother or sister and of course, the op- 
ion to live in a chapter house. 

With a total of 22 Greek university-owned houses at the University of Maryland, each house offers a 
mique twist to Greek living. Similar to dorm rooms, but with brighter walls and better decorated bathrooms, 
iving in a fraternity or sorority house creates a comfortable atmosphere for brotherhood and sisterhood to 

Many decide to live in a chapter house in order to develop deeper bonds with other chapter members. 

"I love living in the house because it's a great way to stay involved in your chapter and to get to know 
ill of your sisters that you might not know so well otherwise," said senior supply chain management major 
3onnie Butler. 

Houses can hold varying amounts of people ranging from 30 to 60 members, and all members in good 
standing are eligible to apply to live in the house. From presidential singles to four-man rooms, each house 
las many different living options. Sorority women like to joke that living in the house exponentially enlarges 
he size of their closet— one of the many perks of living with sisters. 

The university chooses to renovate their properties when necessary, and this year, the Phi Sigma Sigma 
tnd Alpha Phi sororities were temporarily relocated to the Alpha Xi Delta sorority house on Knox Road. Al- 
)ha Xi Delta was formerly a member of the Panhellenic Association at the University of Maryland and, since 
hey left campus, AZD has allowed six chapters to use their house during renovations. 

The merger of Phi Sigma Sigma and Alpha Phi presented the Panhellenic community with a unique 
;hance to strengthen community bonds, according to Panhellenic advisor Liz Brown. Next year, however, 
\lpha Xi Delta will be returning to campus. 

"The hope is that we will be bringing in a whole new demographic of women to help our community 
,tow," said Brown. 

Greek housing provides another important outlet to the campus community and allows the students in- 
/olved to gain new experiences in their undergraduate years while making lasting friendships. \ 29 


Article by Katie Clarke 
Greek Life Section Editor 

Brotherhood and sisterhood is about more than 
simply joining an organization. Joining a Greek or- 
ganization pushes members to compete against other 
chapters, reinforce friendly ties with one another and 
serve a greater purpose. 

Every year, Homecoming week is an important 
time for the Greek community. For one week, one 
Panhellenic chapter is partnered with up to three In- 
terfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council 
and United Greek Council chapters. The competition 
begins the minute pairs are made in September. 

Through synchronized skit dances, backdrop paint- 
ing, Olympic trials and a day of service, the pairs give 
their all to this one week. The glory of winning the 
Homecoming gold trophy keeps everyone's spirits 
high and encourages each matchup to mix and mingle 
while competing against other chapters. 

Other chapter-based events throughout the year help 
fraternity and sorority members stay focused on val- 
ues, rituals and relationships within the chapter. 

"I remember my new member sleepover was really 
sxciting because we were all new to the chapter, and 
we were all about to become a part of something much 
larger than ourselves. You don't necessarily have 
many moments like that [in your life] ," said senior 
criminology major Jenny Kline. 

Chapters also go on field trips to reinforce their 
brother and sisterhood bonds. At the end of each se- 
mester, fraternities such as Kappa Sigma, Delta Sigma 
Phi and Sigma Chi host weekends away at the beach 
or mountains. Sororities, on the other hand, host for- 
mals, which are generally in Washington, D.C. These 
events allow members a chance to relax and take a 
date somewhere out of the ordinary College Park 

With a variety of philanthropic and social events, 
brotherhood and sisterhood bonding becomes easy as 
members spend more and more time together. 

"As a college student, it's really easy to get caught 
up in your own life, but sisterhood events give you 
a chance to step away from just yourself and be in- 
volved in your sisters' lives and be a part of something 
bigger," said senior English and biology major Alex 




Article by Katie Clarke 
Greek Life Section Editor 

Besides the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association social organizations, cultural fraterni- 
ties and sororities also thrive on campus. The National Pan-Hellenic Council and the United Greek Council 
function to oversee the historically African American (NPHC) and cultural (UGC) Greek organizations at 
the University of Maryland. 

Much like the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association, these organizations participate in 
campus events such as Homecoming and Greek weeks, as well as dedicate themselves to service and philan- 
thropic work. 

Because these organizations are community and culturally based, most of their service activities are "cen- 
tered around uplifting their respective communities," according to Kevin Pitts, the NPHC and UGC advisor. 

Senior criminal justice major Purra Mookin of the Delta Phi Omega sorority truly enjoys the community 
aspect of being a part of UGC. 

"Delta Phi Omega definitely put me into contact with a lot of new people, people who were different but 
were brought together by different values. It's a great networking opportunity too," said Mookin. 

These Greek communities differ from the social fraternities and sororities in that they do not have hous- 
ing on campus designated for their organizations. Due to their smaller numbers, the campus housing options 
are not yet able to support NPHC and UGC chapters, but preliminary talks have begun with the university to 
possibly secure housing in the future. 

Additionally, cultural fraternities and sororities have a different membership process than the IFC or 
PHA. Each chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council hosts interest meetings at the beginning of each 
semester and can be voted upon by the chapter members. 

If selected, potential members then have the opportunity to submit applications to the corresponding 
national organization and then the process becomes secretive. New members are not known until they are 
presented to the community in a "Coming Out Show" where they are "unmasked" to the campus. Similarly, 
United Greek Council chapters hold interest meetings but some do specific recruitment activities and rush 
events as well. 

Becoming a part of a community and values based Greek organization requires time, strong interest and 
dedication, but as Mookin pointed out, the new member process is worth the wait. 



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Article by Katie Clarke 
Greek Life Section Editor 

As values-based organizations, fraternities and sororities on the campus strive to give back to the 
local community and beyond. From athletic competitions to barbecues, each chapter brings a unique 
perspective to the Greek community's philanthropic efforts. 

Organizations that the Greek community supports can be relatively small or nationally known. The 
Sigma Chi fraternity recently held their first annual "Derby Days," a weeklong competition to raise 
money for the Children's Miracle Network. By encouraging sororities to compete in whimsical athlet- 
ic events, craft creative banners advertising the cause and hosting Kap Slap— a DJ for 
for a performance— they raised $10,000 for the Children's Miracle Network. 

"Hosting our first Derby Days was a great way to go out as a senior and hopefully I feel it will be- 
come a longstanding tradition at the University of Maryland," senior marketing and operations man- 
agement major Alex McCord said. 

The event started at the University of California, Berkley Sigma Chi chapter as early as 1933, but 
the philanthropic element was added during the 1960s. As of 2010, the Sigma Chi fraternity has raised 
over $6 million nationally for the Children's Miracle Network charities. 

Sororities are involved in similar weeklong events as well. In October, during "KD Cares Week," 
the Kappa Delta sorority hosted a group of Girl Scouts— one of their four philanthropies— for a 
"Friends Don't Bully" event to encourage young girls to put an end to the problem. Additionally, the 
sisters of Kappa Delta held an event where they could make pillowcases to donate to the Children's 
Hospital in D.C. in order to bring a smile to patients' faces. 

Other fraternities and sororities also host one-day annual events to support their causes. The Kappa 
Alpha Order fraternity hosted their third annual "Breastfest of Champions" this year where the pur- 
chase of a T-shirt gained access to a barbecue dinner at the house. Events such as these allow the chap- 
ter to not only raise money for a great cause, but to connect with the community on emotional issues. 

The "Breastfest of Champions" featured a wall where chapter members and visitors could sign the 
name of someone who is battling, has survived or has lost the fight against cancer. All of the proceeds 
raised benefited Hearts for Cancer, an organization dedicated to breast cancer research. In November 
201 1 , Kappa Alpha Order successfully raised over $27,000 for the cause. 

This year, the Panhellenic community decided to support one additional philanthropy as a whole: 
the Circle of Sisterhood. Founded by Ginny Carroll, an Alpha Xi Delta alumna, the organization aims 
to unite sorority women to improve educational opportunities for women and girls worldwide. 

Senior math and biology major Priyanka Gokhale felt inspired by the book Half the Sky and began 
to look into the Circle of Sisterhood organization. Carroll offered to visit the campus and serve as the 
Panhellenic Association's fall speaker. In the weeks leading up to this event, the university's Panhel- 
lenic community raised $4,300, the largest campus contribution to date. This money will fund efforts 
such as providing school fees, workbooks, school uniforms and other school supplies to 38 girls in 
Tanzania. The Panhellenic community also plans to continually support Circle of Sisterhood in the 
future and is even looking into the possibility of international service trips beginning in summer 2012. 




Your face here 

This section is for the seniors — our faces, names and majors grace the pages and 
are a significant part of the story of our time here. 



This yearbook covers academics, student life, senior portraits, the years we spent here and athletics, but the 

history of the school is also part of the story. That's why a timeline runs throughout this section, highlighting 

important events in the University of Maryland's history. From the chartering of the Maryland Agricultural 

College to national championships, this timeline highlights how the school was founded to 

athletic events to natural disasters to the establishment of various organizations. Obviously, this timeline 

is nowhere near comprehensive, but it does focus on some important moments. So, while you're looking 

through the portraits or trying to find your face and name, take a moment to look at how we got here and 

what happened along the way. 

Note: Most of the dates and events from this timeline are from the University of Maryland's Timeline {http:// , although their timeline includes many more dates and events than what is 

presented here. 

Rachel Leah Abbott 

Environmental Science Sc Policy 

Jem Estee Ace 
Elementary Education 

Julian Luis Acosta 

Alvin S. Adadevoh 

Comm unication 

Halima Adenegan 

Economics Sc Philosophy 

Kunmi M. Ageh 

Government Sc Politics 
8c Communication 

Chukwuma Agubokwu 

Studio Art Sc Swag Focus 

Obidi Agabu 

Government Sc Politics 

Scott Gregory Ahearn 

Accounting Sc Finance 


Sandra A. Alio 
Community Health 

Mahoussi Aholoukpe 

Neuropil \ siology 

Ahiodun A. Aja\ i 

( ivil Engineering 

Omotola Tiwalola Akinkuowo 


Abraham Alam 


Jeanjuilet Gamo Alam 

Geographic Information Systems 

Goran Alanovic 

Aerospace &c Mechanical Engineering 

Jessica Lauren Albrecht 

Psychology & Economics 

Christian Alrano 


Alexis Salvador Alfaro 

Accounting 8c Information Systems 

Nader Jamil Alhawamdeh 

Mechanical Engineering 

Nadia J. Alhawamdeh 

Electrical Engineering 

Emily Joan Ali 

Early Education 

Sarah Alio 

Criminal Justice 

Oula Alnashar Alrifai 

Government 8c Politics 

Vishney Ambalavanar 

Marketing 8c English 

Nicholas Amen 
Aerospace Engineering 

Morgan Chardae Ames 
Public Health 


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Mathematics & Economics 

Elizabeth Renee Andrus 
Elementary Education 




Laura Elizabeth Antonelli 
Elementan Edtn ation 

Edward Alexander Arias 

Fire Protection Engineering 

Staci Anne Armezzani 

Criminal Justice &c Criminology 

Nicole Antionette Arrington 
Family Science 

Melaku Kebere Ashenafi 

Information Systems & Accounting 

Biniam B. Asmelash 

Mechanical Engineerinii 

Ndeloa Asonganyi 
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Godwin Ataman 


Colton Akoh Atekwana 


Joshua T. Atere 

Jazz Concentration 

Anna Hassanah Avalone 

Government &c Politics 

Olugbenga O. Ayodele 

Community Public Health 

Yosef M. Badawi 

Mechanical Engineering 

Alexis K. Bagwell 


Aminta Angelica Baide-Castillo 

Criminal Justice 8c Criminology 

Jon Arthur Balajthy 

Math 8c Physics 


Steven Gary Banaszak 

Computer Science 

Pallas A. Banc 

I hojin Hang 

Hyojung Bang 


Daniellajo Barber 


Lacey Darlene Barnickel 

Supply Chain Management 

Sophia Basma 

General Biology 

Amanda Michele Bauman 


Nicole Frances Beck 
Criminal Justice & Criminology 



Persey Osei Bediako 

Neurobiology Sc Physiology 

Jordan Marie Behar 



Derek B. Bell 

Civil Engineering 

Ciara L. Belle 

Computer Science 

Morenike Kuburat Bello 

Community Health 

Ashley Danielle Belton 

Community Health 

Christopher L. Bennett 

Physics &c Astronomy 

Renetta N. Benons 
Community Health 

Marc Daniel Bent 



1856 1859 1862 

In 1 856, the Maryland The opening day and In this year, the first degrees 

Agricultural College, which dedication of the Maryland are awarded at the Maryland 

will later become the Agricultural College takes Agricultural College. 

University of Maryland, is place this year, 



Jonathan W. Berenson 

The acre 

Makeda Atakelti Berhane 

Psychology & Middle East Studies 

Robel Berhe 

Criminology &c Criminal Justice 

Emily Berk 

Computer Science 

Alexander M. Bernstein 


Maxwell A. Bero 

Government 8c Secondary Education 

Spencer Bird 

Andrew Tyler Birnbaum 

Antonia Armani Blair 

Business Management 


Natalie S. Blickman 


Robert Blum 
Physic ^ 

I lilda AIkh.i Boateng 
/ )ietetics 

Daryl Anton Boffman 

Electrical Engineering 

Michelle Linda Bolanos 

Elementary Education 

Chantel Bomar 


Golda N. Bonaparte 
Hearing &c Speech Sciences 

Alisha M. Bonner 
Linguistics & Japanese 

Ashley Danielle Booth 
General Biology 



«" ' m> 

Amber Lynn Bowen 

Criminal Justice 8c Criminology 

Joseph Dunbar Boyd 

Criminal Justice 8c Criminology 

Christine Mary Bradley 

Animal 8c Avian Sciences 

Anne Sirrel Joy Brady 

Foreign Sciences - Navigation 

Gregorio Santiago Braga 

Finance 8c Marketing 

Danielle Nicole Branch 

Environmental Science 8c Policy 

Justin C. Brannan 

Aerospace Studies 

Jessie Renee Brecher 

Broadcast Journalism 

John Weston Breda 

Chemical Engineering 


Melinda Colleen Brennan 


Spencer Bernard Brennen 

Studio Art 

Harry R. Brown 

Mechanical 1 ngincaing 

Morgan C. Brown 

Family Science 

Sarah Elizabeth Brown 

Government 8c Politics 

Zachary David Brown 


Anna M. Bryan 

Hearing & Speech Sciences 

Jasmin L. Br van 


\ A*^ 


1 l 


mm mm 

\w \ Smmm\ 
mmW i F*nK I 

Tirron Tarnisha Bryant 




Margot Buchbinder 

Ecology &c Evolution 

Matthew R. Buckholz 


William D. Burch 

Mechanical Engineering 

Latoshia Ashley Butler 

Criminology 8c Criminal Justice 

Jose Manuel Caceres 
Computer Science 

Allison Caldeira 

Mechanical Engineering 

Nina Esther Calmenson 

Carlos A. Camacho 

Government &c Politics 

Bridget Nicole Cambridge 
Criminal Justice 


William Alexander Camp 
Criminology 8c Criminal Justice 

Peter Junior Canales 


Lawonda Shonteller Canzater 


Meghan E. Cardillo 

Psychology Sc Statistics 

Victor A. Carias 

Caitlin E. Carter 

Stanley Carter 

Electrical Engineering 

Timothy Robert Casey 

Comm un ication 

Christopher Ralph Cellante 
Economics 8c ( Criminal Justice 



Jose A. Centeno-Melendez 

American Studies/Minor: U.S. 

Latina/o Studies 

Nicholas Cerulli 

Mechanical Engineering 

Christian M. Cerria 


April Chaires 

Studio Art 

Brandon Joseph Cerrone 

Angele Nicole Chapman 


Janine Ivana Charlery 

African American Studies 

Sara Charmchi 
Community Health 

Oliver Irving Chase 

Accounting 8c Finance 


Harrison Wynne Chau 
Aerospace Engineering 8c Economics 

Jillian Laccy Chavis 
Accounting c\ History 

Theresa Rithy Chea 


Sina R. Chehreghani 

Criminal Justice 

Jennifer W. Chen 

Elementary Education 

Van Chen 

Haibo Cheng 


Derek Cheung 


Kevin Daniel Chodnickj 
Phvsiologv cv Neurobiology 



Jolie Areum Choe 




Daniel Jin Choi 

Computer Science 


Jeannie Choi 


Howard Chow 

General Business 

James Lin Chuang 


Kevin Tung Wen Chung 

Electrical Engineering 

Meeryu Chung 

Math - Statistics 

Moah Chung 

Chemical Engineering 

Alexa Lee Cipollina 

Elementary Education 


Israel A. Cisneros 
Criminal Justice 

Joy M. Clark 
( 'ommunitv I k-.ihh 

Robert ( lolby ( lements 


Alexandria B. Coan 

Hearing &c Speech Sciences 

Courtney Coates 

Mathematics- Statistics 

Nicholas Ian Codd 
Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Jennifer Lynn Cohen 


Vanessa Cohen 

Christos Leonidas Colaitis 
Finance 8c Information Systems 





During these years, the college In this year, the college The college reopens in this year 

is bankrupt and becomes a becomes, in part, a state institu- with 1 1 students, 

preparatory school. tion. 


Camille Micheaux Coleman 
Animal Science 

Kerry Lcann Collins 

Kelly Elizabeth Colwell 


Daniel Clark Combs 

Criminal Justice 8c Criminology 

Michael David Commons 

Mechanical Engineering 

Krystine Grubat Concepcion 

Civil Engineering 

Ronwald Joe Lopez Conde 

Supply Chain Management 8c 
Information Systems 

Kerry Ann Conroy 

Criminal Justice 8c English 

David Ralph Contino 



Jannora Erin Cooper 

Criminology 8c Criminal Justice 8c 
African American Studies 

Shannon A. Cooper 

Criminal Justice 

Jessica Marina Cordero-Martinez 

Family Science 

Anna Cannamela Costello 


Raphael David Covel 

History 8c Government 8c Politics 

Shane B. Cox 

Criminal Justice 

Kevin Eugene Cramer 

Psychology 8c Philosophy 

Timothy Louis Crisci 

Physiology 8c Neurobiology 

Ashley Rolanda Cromartie 

Family Science 


Camille Cross 
Human Health 8c Wellness 

Thomas Curtin 

Criminal Justice 

Marta Araccli Cruz 

Government c< Polities 

kiiuberlv Anne- ( Allien 

/ m Scicnt e & Polii j & 


Paul Robert Cusumano 


Shana Reed Cvnamon 

Hearing 8c Speech Sciences 

Michelle Rose DTppolito 


Christopher George Dahlberg 


Minh-Khoi H. Dang 
Criminal Justice & C riminologv 


Semhar Daniel 

General Biology 

Jamal L. Daniels 

African American Studies 

Donald Darang 


Lyonel John Dario 

Computer Science 

Yvonne Darpoh 

Government Sc Politics 

Theresa Dizon Dauz 

General Biology 

Lisa Marie Davies 

English & Communication 

Courtney Blaire Davis 

Government &c Politics 

Michelle Diana De Jesus 

Public Health 



Danielle Ne'Shawn De Lisser 

Jeffrey T. De Tora 



Beserat Takele Debebc 

. Aerospace Engineering 

Andrew James Deiner 

Government 8c Politics 

Stephanie Paige Deisher 


Christian Julian Del Cid 

American Studies 

Deborah Delshad 

Animal Sciences 

Johana Dely 

English Literature 

Jessica Dembc 
Community I le.ilth 


t --» 

Scott Thomas Denion 

Mechanical Engineering 

Ryan Patrick Denis 


Karin Marie Deornellas 

English Language 8c Literature 

Karissa E. Depalma 


Taylor S. Derris 

Hearing 8c Speech Sciences 

Valery Desdunes 

Community Health 

Stephen Thomas Dessel 

Environmental Studies 8c Policy 

Suzanne Michelle Destio 

Food Science 

Marjorie Detres-Torres 

Crim in al Jus tice 


Christine Marie Dcugwillo 

In terna tion al Busin ess 

& Criminal Justice 

m I* 

Stefan A. Diaz 
Marketing 8c Operations Management 

Marcv Elizabeth Dicarlo 
Financ e 8i I conomics 

Ashley Jalise Dickerson 


Justin Alan Dietrich 

Electrical Engineering 

Celeste Patricia Diferdinando 


Theresa J. Dipeppe 

Business Marketing 

Timothy Lee Dixon 

Geography 8c GIS 

Lauren Marie Dobzinski 



Robert Ross Dolitsky 


Rose Maryam Dorian 



Reuben Juleon Dolny 

Criminal Justice Sc Criminology 

Demetra Ann Dooros 

Psychology Sc Human Development 

Christiana M. Dorsey 

Family Science Sc Pre-Medicine 

Phillip Edward Dorsey 

American Studies 

Alpha Oumar Doukoure 

Government Sc Politics 

Angela Douty 

Gretchen Elizabeth Downey 

Environmental Science Sc Policy 


Mark Anthony Dragonette 


Morgan Virginia Drew 


Honginci I)u 
. U counting 

Evander Duck 


Bessie Janel Duckworth 

Caitlin Dunleavy 

Music Education & Clarinet 


Kristina Marie Dutcher 


Michael Andrew Eckstein 


Megan Eden 

Cognitive Science & Written 



Amanda Helene Edger 

Art History 

Onamma I. Egesi 


Naomi Ehrich 

Elementary Education 

Keith Jason Einstein 


Eskedar Ejigineh 

Behavioral 8c Community Health 

Diana H. Elbasha 


Ambcrly Alenc Ellis 

Carly Michelle Emanuel 

Kristen Allison Engle 

Cell Biology &: Molecular Genetics 


Matthew C. Eshed 

Mcclain ical Engin eering 

Queenmoore Esotu 

( Community I Icalth 

Anthom I . Esposito 

Kara Lynn Estelle 

English Language 8c Literature 

Brett C. Evans 

Government 8c Politics 

Ekpa Okokon Evoma 

Public 8c Community Health & 

Tochukwu Noble Ezeala 


Chinedu William Ezekwerre 

Michael D. Fader 





Melissa E. Farber 

Communication 8c Minor in Rhetoric 

Linda E. Farkas 

Chemistry 8c General Biology 


Ellen Marie Farr 

Neurobiology 8c Physiology 8c Spanish 

Aliya Faust 


Ian S. Feller 

Economics 8c Government 8c Politics 

Frank Tyler Ferramosca 

Accounting 8c Finance 

Alejandra C. Ferrufino 

Civil Engineering 

Zachary Robert Field 


Lauren Kristine Filocco 

Operations Management 8c Supply 
Chain Management 


Ellen Marie Fine 

Accounting & Communication 

Seth Aaron Finkelstein 
American Studies 

[enniiet 1 . 1 ischer 
Family Science 

Kristen Bogan Fisher 


Tara Fisher 

Women's Studies 

Laura Elizabeth Fleischmann 

Community Health 

Alyssa Nicole Flocco 

Criminology & Psychology 

Andrew J. Foo 

Mechanical Engineering 

Nicholas J. Fortune 


Eric C. Fowler 

Criminal Justice 

Deane Marie Francia 


David Douglas Frank 


Kyle William Frasca 


Andrew E. Freedman 

Comm unication 

Gregory M. Frenkel 

Aerospace Engineering 

Eran Friedman 

Marketing 8c Supply Chain 

Graeme Fukuda 

Mechanical Engineering 

Vanessa Roxana Funes 

Community Health 


Matthew Ryan Furstenburg 

Family Science 

Melissa Jessica Gaber 
Com m un ica tion 

Robert J. Gaeta 

Michael Christopher Galczynski 

Civil Engineering 

James Gales 

Art Studio 

Marissa Nicole Galfond 

Aerospace Studies 

Christos G. Galiatsatos 

Aerospace Engineering 

Austin James Gambino 


Akshay Gandhi 



Katelyn Gankos 

Animal Science 8c Ecology 8c 

Felicia Garay-Stanton 


Randy T. Ganye 

Mechanical Engineering 

Xiao Q. Gao 


Francisca Renee Garcia 

Criminal Justice 

Louis Rodrigue Gbone 

Computer Science 

Tricia Ann Geigcr 

Julie K. Geist 

American Studies 

Lizelle Ann Dulay Genota 

Early Childhood Education 


1897 1898 

Phi Sigma Kappa, the Eta Morrill Hall, the oldest 

chapter, is established in this academic building still in use, 

year, becoming the first frater- is built in 1898 for a cost of 
nity on the campus. $24,000. 


Marc Robert George 

Behavioral &: Community Health 

Shelley N. Gertner 
Cell Biology & Genetics 

Karissa Dawn Getz 


Timothy Ghazzawi 


Hiwet Regina Mumbi Gichuri 


Haidet Berhane Gilamichael 

Computer Engineering 

Melley Berhane Gilamichae 


Prabesh Giri 

Computer Science 

Sara Elizabeth Given 


17 H 

Carly Anne Class 

English & Secondary Education 

Amber Taleda Glenn 
Broadcast Journalism 

Chardonnay S. Glenn 

( liminaljusth 

Shaina Yvonne Glover 

Criminal Justice 8c Criminology 8c 


Malka Esther Goldberg 

Comm unication 

Michael K. Godana 

Aerospace Engineering 

Evelyn Maria Gomez 


Christine Mary Goetsch 

Elementary Education 

Andrew Evan Gonnclla 
Criminal Justict 


Johanna Patricia Gonzalez 

Family Science 

Alec J. Goodwin 

Criminal Justice 

Vanessa Gordon 

Criminal Justice 

Sigmund Albert Gorski 

Computer Engineering 

Chelsea Mae Gottleib 

Comm unication 

Jason Ross Graub 

Accounting Sc Finance 

Seth Aaron Greenberg 

Civil Engineering 

Jared Michael Greene 

International Business 

Lindsey Greene 

Crim in al Justice 


Adina Lauren Greenspan 


Chelsea Elizabeth Grieco 


Marissa Liane Griffith 

( n/n//)<>/o<'\ cV ( Justice 

Natalie Mayreth Guerra 

Spanish 8c Business 

Natnael T. Gugsa 

Civil Engineering 

Widyasari Gunadi 

Family Science 

Jaclyn Gurwitz 

Finance 8c Accounting 

Jamie M. Gutierrez 

Criminal Justice 8c Health Information 

Nicholas Maguire Guy 
General Biology 



Cyrus Hadavi 

Mathematics 8c Neurobiology 

Lucyjeamin Hahn 

General Biology 

Jennifer Lee Hammer 

Hearing 8c Speech Sciences 

Jiyun Han 


Megan Aneila Hanifan 

Civil Engineering 

Andrew Thomas Hanlon 


Teryn Quinn Hann 


Sade Michelle Harley 


Michelle Veronica Harper 



Erica M. Harrigan 

Hearing &: Speech Sciences 

Kimbcrly Lauren Harris 

Neurobiology &: Physiology 

Jamar Harrison 
( )perations Management 

Jermaine Derville Haughton 


Brandon C. Hauk 

Computer Science Sc Mathematics 

Alexandra Elena Haut 

Criminal Justice 

Jawhar J. Hayes 

Criminal Justice & Criminology 

Carmen A. Haynes 


Kellan E. Hecker 
Early ( liiklhooJ Education 





A fire at the Thanksgiving 

Dance destroys every dorm, 

half of the classrooms and 

offices and most of the college's 

records. Morrill Hall was left 

standing. There were no 

injuries or deaths. 

The state of Maryland takes full 

control of the college during 
this year and changes the name 
to the Maryland State College. 

The first female students also 
enroll in 1916. 

During this year, the college is 
organized into seven schools: 
agriculture, engineering, arts 

and sciences, chemistry, 

education, home economics 

and the Graduate School. 

A woman also receives a 

bachelor's degree from the 

college for the first time in 



Alysia Frances Henderson 


Rozena P. Henderson 

Community Health 

Samantha Henry 

YYo/)K7)'s Studies 

Emilson Theodore Hilario 

Neurobiology & Physiology 

Ariel Yair Hoffman 


Jenna Michelle Hnath 


Brian S. Hoffman 

Broadcast Journalism 

Harris B. Hoffberg 

Marketing 8c Supply Chain 

Brian William Hollev 




Whitney Hollinshead 

Chemical Engineering 


Jessica Leigh Holzberg 

Psychology 8c Sociology 


Tyler Brandon Hood 

Military History 

Jerin Tereasa Horton 


Samira Iman Howard 


Timothy Andrew Howell 

Linguistics 8c German Studies 

Alexander Jinjong Hsieh 

Accounting 8c Finance 

Xiaowen Hu 
Accounting 8c In formation Systems 

Christopher Yu Huang 

Government 8c Politics 


Febe N. Huezo 


Jessica M. Hughes 
Hearing <.V Speech Sciences & / )ance 

Tyler J. I Iugh( 

/ l O/IOJIlltS 

Anthony Wallace Huling 


Matthew Richard Hull 

Civil Engineering 

Anna Jane Macleod Hunter 
Broadcast Journalism 

Kelli Noelle Hunter 

Community Health 

Jameela Fatima Hussain 

Public Health 

Jennifer Huttel 
Elementary Education 


Melissa Huynh 

Neurobiology 8c Physiology 

Derrick Hwang 

General Biology 

Jane Chinonyerem Ibeh 

Behavioral 8c Community Health 

Svetlana Sergeevna Ilicheva 


Heyab N. Imam 
Communication 8c French 

Corey Jason Isdaner 


Aishah S. Ishaq 

( 'c II Biology 8c Molecular Genetics 8c 
Middle Eastern Studies 

Jacqueline Elizabeth Jackson 


Sabin Mathew Jacob 

Criminal Justice 


Jonathan L. Jacobson 

Marissa Faith JafFe 
Neurology & Physiology 

Alexandra Jamis 

I in ironmental Si ience & A>/r \ 

Nicole P.Jenkins 


Justin Seung Tek Jeon 

Allison Johnson 

Music Education 

Ashley R.Johnson 

Family Science 

Brittany Renee Johnson 


Lamara Danielle Johnson 
Family Science 


Gloria Jungmi Johnston 


Nicole Michele Jones 

Prin t Journalism 

Kesshi Marin Jordan 

Bioengin ccring 

Stephen J. Jordan 

Fire Protection Engineering 

Chinaka Joseph 

Physiology 8c Neurobiology 

Kimera Amanda Joseph 

General Biology 

Chelsea Lucas Kajs 
lh i siness Managemen t 

Isha Kamara 

Community Health 

Diane O. Kammegne 



Christine Kandigian 


Evangelia M. Karvounis 

Psychology Sc Sociology 

Sanghoon Kane 

Economics & Finance 

Amanda Melanie Kary 


Marc Isaac Karlinskv 

Government 8c Politics & 

( 'ommunidtion 

Makda Kassahun 

Community Health 

Mercedes M. Katis 

Sociology &c Women's Studies 

Yuri Andrew Katrinic 


Alexandra Katzofl 
Pr - Communication 


Aaron M. Kaufman 

American Studies 

Indre Kazlauskaite 

International Business 

Kathryn A. Kee 

Geography Sc GIS 

Samuel D. Keel 

Electrical Engineering 

Michelle L. Keenan 

Hearing 8c Speech Sciences 

Andrew Gale Kehlenbeck 

Aerospace Engineering 

Kristen Alecia Keller 

Supply Chain Management 

Michelle E. Kelly 


Muhammad Haris Khan 

Electrical Engineering 





Manav Khurana 

Finance <$: Economics 

Byungjoo Kim 
/ c< momics 

Esther Sehcc Kim 
/ ( onomics & ( hincsc 

Ga Young Kim 

Studio Art & Psychology 

Gawon Kim 


Jae Young Kim 

Jeongin Kim 


Min Woo Kim 


Sarah Hanyoung Kim 


Chelsea Ann King 

General Biology 

Nathan Ryan King 

Chemistry 8c Biology 

Ashley Clair Klein 

Animal Sciences 8c Pre-Professional 

Sofia L. Klein 


Douglas Michael Kletter 

Finance 8c Economics 

Robin Lenore Klomparens 

Aerospace Engineering 

Grace Elizabeth Kosinski 

Prc-Veterinary Medicine 

Trupti L. Kotadia 

Accounting 8c Finance 

Anastasia Kotylev 

International Business 8c Supply Chain 





Sigma Delta becomes the first 

sorority to be recognized on 

campus in this year. 

During this year, the 

Graduate School also awards its 

first Ph.D. degrees. 

In this year, the student 

newspaper is renamed Jl)e 


The university is granted 
accreditation by the Associa- 
tion of American Universities 
in this year. 



Amanda L. Kovar 

Biology: Neurobiology 8c Physiology 

Hellen Elizabeth Kozel 

Mathematics 8c Physics 8c Spanish 

Nicholas Matthew Kratzmeier 

Electrical Engineering 

Ryan Thomas Kresge 

Finance 8c Accounting 

Ricardo Kreyhsig 

Computer Engineering 

Ashley Krick 


Katherine Elizabeth Krivjanik 

Astronomy 8c Physics 

Kevin Daniel Krueger 

Chemical Engineering 

Rachael L. Kubicek 



Kayleen M. Kulesza 
Architecture 8c Spanish 

Dummea Kumahle-Vincent 

Marketing & International Business 

Kenny M. Kwashnak 

Joshua Lacey 

Crim in aljus tice 

Rachel Lvnn Lader 

Music Education 

David Chi \\ ai Lai 
Bioengin eering 

Nicole Lamarca 


Jasmine N. Land 

Mosopefoluwa Avokunmi Lanlokun 
Physiology 8c Neurobiolog) 


Jennifer Rose Laspina 


Olutoyin Ibukunolu Latunde 


Alex Domingo Laurens 


Robert William Lavoie 

Computer Science 

Kashanda Levett Lawrence 

Criminal Justice 

Laurie A. Lederer 

Comm unica don 

Insang Lee 


Jennifer Yu-Chen Lee 

Operations Management 8c Finance 

John Sang Lee 


Soohyung Lee 


Stephanie Sangmi Lee 
/ {earing & Speech Sciences 



Alexander Benson Leishman 

Aerospace Engineering 

Helen K. Lemma 

Family Science 

Michael Joseph Leonard 


Elizabeth A. Leone 

Environmental Science c\ Policy 

Su Letya 

Accounting &" Finance 

Erik D. Levin 

Mechanical Engineering 

Lauren E. Levine 
Elementary Education 


Amy E. Levinson 


Shannon Danielle Little 

Philosophy &c African American 

Selene Ying Li 


Tracy H. Liu 

Chemical Engineering 

Jonathan H. Lim 

Comm unication 

Elizabeth Logan 


Derrick James Lohr 

Criminal Justice 

Brian Joseph Longacre 


Michelle V. Lopez-Mullins 




Michael James Lovaas 

Jennifer Mabel I. ova 

Theresa Marie Lucarelli 
. irchitec ture 

Michael Luongo 

Psychology & Criminal Justice 

Natalie Michelle Lutz 

Family Science 

Will Macturk 
Neurobiology Sc Physiology 

Edoardo Maffia Lindsay Shea Mahoney 

Government 8c Politics & Italian Environmental Science & Techonolgy 

Melissa Anne Major 
Journalism ex Psycholog) 




Angela Lorraine Maki 

Aerospace Engineering 

Mauricio Maldonado 


Festina Manly- Spain 

Accounting & International Business 

Molly Katelyn Mann 

Studio Art 

Neesha Melody Mamaradlo 


Sascha Rishi Ramesh Maraj 

Supply Chain Management 

Sarah M. Margerison 

Animal Science 

Matthew Lawrence Markell 


Michael Warren Marks 



Gregory Steven Marose 

Amber Nicole Marsh 
( 'ell Biology &. Genetics 

Rebecca Anne Martin 

/\w holog) 

Jessica Alisia Martinez 

Criminal Justice 8c Spanish 

Philip William Mastandrea 
Computer Science 

Victorio Alcantara Matias 
Geographic Information Systems 

Arella Ilanit Mayer 


Dayna Rachel Mazza 
Physiology Se Neurobiology 

Anthony Mazzella 

Operations Management 


Julianne Marie McAndrews 


Shakira Renee McCall 

Environmental Science 8c Technology 


J J 


Erin Elizabeth McCauley 

Hearing 8c Speech Sciences 

Meghan Eva McConnell 

Environmental Science 8c Technology 

William T. McCrea 

Mechanical Engineering 

Anna Mac McGucken 

Animal Science 8c Technology 

Jamie Lynn McGuckin 

Music Education 

Melissa Paige McGowan 

Neurobiology 8c Physiology 8c 

Michael Newell McKee 



Kevin C. McMaster 

Mechanical Engineering 

Patricia Ann McMullcn 
Government Sc Politics 

I lisc Catharine McNall) 

Matthew Benjamin McWilliams 

Finance 8c Accounting 

Melanie Jeanne Mease 

Public &: Behavioral Health 

Elliot Joshua Meiteles 

Mechanical Engineering 

Carlos Melendez 


Kelsey Melloy 

Physiology Sc Neurobiology 

Melissa A. Meyer 
General Biolog) 


Matthew J. Mickler 

General Biology 8c Psychology 

Cara Miller 

Environmental Science 8c Policy 

Deborah Joyce Miller 

Studio Art 

David Eric Miller 

Marketing 8c Supply Chain 

Devin Taylor Miller 

Broadcast Journalism 

Mia Monet Miller 

Comm unication 

Nathan Daniel Miller 
Computer Science 

Kristin Simone Mincey 

Communication - Pr 

Jessica Paige Mineroff 

Marketing 8c Psychology 


Emmctt \\ illson Miranker 

Environmental Science & Policy 

Janine Monica Moebius 

Public Health 

Curtis Jerome Mitchel 


Rebecca Lee Mitchell 

c icin c c\ I 
I \olmion 

Animal Science & Ecology & 

Viviana Monje 

Chemical 8c Biomolecular Engineering 

Stephen Patrick Moonev 
Government 8c Politics 

Maryanne Emily Moore 



Melissa A. Moore 

Journalism 8c Sociology 

Katherine S. Morris 
Family Science 






In this year, the first African 

American graduate student — as 

well as the first African 

American undergraduate 

students — enrolls at the 


The school's football team wins 
the national championship. 

McKeldin Library is completed 
in 1958. 



Shanice Shante Morris 

Community Health 

Katie Erin Moss 

General Biology- 

Kyle Stephen Mover 
/ Ustor) 

Ikechukwu S. Mpamaugo 

Communication /Minor: Arrican 
American Studies 

Brian Vincent Mullarkey 

Crim in aljus tice 

Ivy Njeri Muregi 
Chemical Engineering 

Alexander Paul Muroyama 

Mechanical Engineering 

Jason M. Murphy 

Broadcast Journalism 

C and ice Myers 



Sontenish A. Myers 

American Studies 

Laetitia N'Dri 


Jin W. Nam 

Computer Science 

Harpreet Singh Narang 

GIS 8c Remote Sensing 

Samuel N. Nassau 
English 8c Journalism 

Sonia U. Ndong Zebaze 

Chemical Engineering 

Erik Steven Neiman 

Criminal Justice 

Christena Neshawat 

Civil Engineering 

Benjamin Michael Newman 



Jonathan Grant Newmuis 
Computer Science lv Spanish 

Paige Ashley New son 
Women's Studies 

Cindy Nguy 

/ 1 onomk s 

Ryan Nguy 

Community Health 

Trang Thi-Diem Nguyen 


Salin Nhean 


Camilla E. Nichols 

Family Science 

Alexander C. Ninh 

Electrical Engineering 

Ugochi Njoku 

Community Health 


Corine Kwadjo Njonkou 


Gaelle Annick Ngadeu Njonkou 


Nnena M. Nkole 

Biology: Physiology 8c Neurobiology 

Akua Nkrumah 

Environmental Science 8c Technology 

Anaga Anne Nmagu 

Public 8c Community Health 

Daniel Joseph Nolan 

Civil 8c Environmental Enginneering 

Diane Nyemba 

Accounting 8c Information Systems 

Lauren Elizabeth O'Leary 

Hearing 8c Speech Sciences 


Nicholas Anthony Occhino 


Josephine Akosua Odeibea 

• ' 


Adeola Oluseyj Olowudc 
( 'ommunication 


Andrew |<>lm ( )lscn 

Grace James Onuma 


Carol Patricia Ortez 

Geographic Information Systems & 
Crim inal Justice 

Jane Louise Ostdiek 

Studio Art 

Gina Elizabeth Oursler 

Taylor Osborne 

Japanese Sc English 

Sala Mienon Pace 
Criminal Justice 



Neurobiology &: Physiology / Minor: 

International Development 8c 

Conflict Management 

Samuel Stephen Padula 

Criminal Justice 

William Yofi Paintsil 

Computer Science 

Jennifer M. Pak 

English & Neurobiology 

Jisu H. Pak 

Physical Science 

Arielle Deena Paris 

Psychology Sc Criminology & 
Criminal Justice 

Rachel Park 

Communication - Public Relations 

Sophia J. Park 

Elementary Education 

Dipen M. Patel 

Civil &c Environmental Engineering 


Neelam D. Patel 

Economics cc Studio Art 

Brittany Marie Patterson 
Environmental Science 

Alexandra A. Paucai 


Anthony Pellegrino 


Andrew S. Pender 

Civil Engineering 

Daniel Robert Pennington 

Dharmakeerthi Thilanka Perera 

Information Systems 

Victoria Rose Perini 
Elcmcn turv Educa tit n i 

Kristin Ashley Petronio 
Operations Management 


Emily Christine Petz 

American Studies 


Nancy Pham 


John Odysseus Philipopoulos 

Computer Science 

Lauren Elizabeth Phillips 

Government Sc Politics 

Filip Pirsl 

Physiology &c Neurobiology 

Jordan Christopher Pitts 

American Studies 

Siwatm Piyasirisilp 
Computer Science 

Evan M. Piatt 

Mechanical Engineering 

Diana Angelica Plazas 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 


^ ^- 

Amanda E. Pleasant 
Government 8c Policies 



Devin William Plemenos 

Aerospace Engineering 


Brittan) Margaret Poist 

/ liston 

Aristotle C. Polites 


Charissa A. Powell 

Women's Studies 

Andhita Primandini 

Computer Science 8c Math 

Desmond Rashard Proctor 

Criminology 8c Criminal Justice 8c 

Andrew \X rightson Price 

Geography 8c GIS 8c 
Comp u ter Cartograph \ 

Haley Ann Puglia 

Civil 8c Environmental Engineering 



Kurtis Pung 


Joshua Pupkin 


Alexandrea Putman 

Art History 

Michael A. Quingert 

Marketing &c Supply Chain Logistics 

Karan Raje 

Bioengin eering 

Jennifer I. Ramirez 

Crim inal Justice 

Alberto Efrain Ramos 

Government 8c Politics &c Arabic 

Edwin Anthony Randall 

Criminal Justice 

Akhil Ramachandra Rao 

Physical Sciences 


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[Ian Moshe Rasekh 

Computer Science & Jewish Studies 

Zachary Holland Ray 
Criminal Justice 

AiuIitn Anne Read) 

Deahna M. Reed 


Amy L. Rennie 


Shelbv Morgan Reyes 

Arareen Rezvani 

Bioengin eering 

Seho Rho 

Landscape Management 3c Plant 

Christian A. Richardson 

Criminal Justice cS. Philosophy 


Taneeka Teniile Richardson 

Behavioral &: Community Health 

Lisa Marie Ridgley 


Gabrielle M. Rigaud 


Leticia Diana Rivera 


Jessica L. Rizzo 


Dana Noelle Robinson 

Public 8c Community Health 

Kayin Tanisha Robinson 

Community Health 

John Rodgers 

Operations Management 

Halana Sarit Rodney 


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In this year, a Phi Beta Kappa The University of Maryland 

chapter is established at the System is founded in this year, 

university. with the University of 

Maryland, College Park as the 
flagship institution. 


Natasha A. Rodriguez 


Philip Michael Rodriguez 
Computer Science 

David Joseph Roesner 

Criminal Justice 

Andrea Rojas 

Government 8c Politics 8c Sociology 

Samantha N. Roman 

Michelle Elizabeth Romeo 

Kinesiology 8c General Biology 

Kara N. Rose 

Chelseyjill Rosen 


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Finance 8c Marketing 


Destiny Vilec Rounds 

Criminal Justice 

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Criminal Justice 

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Government & Politics 

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Environmental Science &£ Technology 

Paul Sabbagh 


Haneen Khalil Sakakini 

Elementary Education 

Christopher William Salanion 

Animal Science &c Animal Care & 

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Jessica Renee Salazar 


Julia C. Salevan 


Hannah Sanford- Crane 

Animal Biotechnology 

Sirelmy H. Santos 

Finance 8c Information Systems 

Anastasia T. Sarakakis 

Women's Studies 

Manpreet Saran 

Neurobiology 8c Physiology 

Nana Apomabea Sasu 
Community Health 

George David Sault 

Landscape Architecture 

Adam C. Saunders 

Marketing 8c Supply Chain 


Kevin Alexander Saunders 
Criminology 8c Criminal Justice 

Jordan Samuel Savitskv 

Marketing & Supply ( nain 


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Accounting 8c Finance 

Douglas J. Scheckelhoff 

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Daniel Joseph Schunk 

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Physiology 8c Neurobiology 

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Mechanical Engineering 

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Civil Engineering 

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Jonathan Lance Slotter 



Kathryn Macey Smith 


Mark Harris Smith 

Operations Management & 

Amiel Snyder 

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Kenisha S. Solomon 

General Biology 

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Physical Science 

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Persian Studies 8c Communication 

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Jennifer Lynn Startzel 

Government 8c Politics 8c American 

Victoria Lauren Stefanelli 
Bioengin eering 

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Agriculture Science & Technology 

Chimere' R. Stevenson 


Sean Patrick Stewart 

Business: Information Systems Sc 

Christopher Lewis Stires 


Emily L. Stransky 

Environmental Science &: Policy &c 
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Corie Marie Stretton 

American Studies Sc Communication 

Matthew Robert Stoeckle 

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through the area, 


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students and damaging several 

buildings on the campus. 

The university's men's 

basketball team wins the 

national championship this 

year under head coach Gary 


In 2006, the university's 
women's basketball team wins 

the national championship 
under head coach Brenda Frese. 

They join a slew or other teams 

that have also won national 
titles, including: men's basket- 
ball, competitive cheer — who 
also claim their first national 
title in 2006 — , held hockey, 
football, men and women's 
lacrosse and men's soccer. 


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Joseph Anthony Vellano 
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Banessa C. Videla 

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Restoration 8c Management 

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Tyra Camille Villadiego 


Jessica Lynne Vogel 


Angele B. Wafo 
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Accounting 8c Psychology 

Malik Farrad Waleed 


Jourdan Ashley Walls 


Katie L. Walls 


Sabrina Warns 
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Emma F. Weaver 

Civil Engineering 

Jennifer L. Webb 
International Business 

Brittney Weems 


Brian Joseph Weilminster 

Physical Sciences 

Andrew Nicholas Weiner 
American Studies 


Jason Weinstein 


Shana Renee Weisberg 

Civil Engineering 

Danielle Allison Weiss 

Criminal Justice 

Jared Weiss 

Accounting 8c Finance 

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Physiology 8c Neurobiology 8c 

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History 8c English 

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Jennifer Yang 

Accounting 8c Finance 

Seulah Yoo 


Andrew Yoon Y. Yoon 

Criminal Justice 

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Mechanical Engineering 

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coach Gary Williams retires 
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About this section: 

By: Allyson Williams 
Managing Editor 

Hey seniors! Remember the first time you saw Testudo do a back flip? Remember vour first Uni- 
versity of Maryland football game when Special K held up the "Keys Please" sign? Or what about 
Election Night 2008? This section will review the past four years, highlighting important events 
that happened locally, on campus or on a national or global level. It will focus on everything that 
made our time at the University of Maryland so memorable. Each article will cover one academic 
year at a time. It's finally 2012, and it's time for us to move on from our lives here at College Park, 
but before we go, let's take a minute and look back at all we have experienced. 




University of Maryland: Get the Tacts 

ompiledjrom various University of Maryland websites [ 
numbers.cjm,, Bl SFun- 



how rnucn do uou really know about your school? Enjoy these quick facts- -12 for 
the Class of 2012 — and maybe you'll walkaway with a little more knowledge about 

the university. 

I. 5y the most recent data, the univeristy is ranked #17 among U.S. public re- 
search universities. 

2,. Students here can choose from more than 100 majors, leaving plenty of op- 
tions for everyone, whether you're aiming to be the next Marie Curie or Vincent 

van Gogh. 

j. You're definitely not alone. According to UMD Newsdesk, fall 2011 enrollment 
totaled 57^51 — 2.6,826 for undergraduates and \0,805 for graduates. 

i . 24 percent of those students were out-of-state. 

y. Looking for a date? The odds are in your favor no matter who you are. The 

male to female ratio is 1:1. 

6. if you're living on campus, there are 57 residence halls you could potentially 

end up in, 100 percent of which have Wi-Fi. 

/ . Ever think the library seems overwhelming? That's because there are more than 

J.^ million library books on the campus. 

8. And remember getting lost your freshman year? Its no wonder — the campus 
spans more than 1,2^0 acres, leaving Building and Landscape Services staff to 

cut 500-5^0 acres of grass each week. 

y. The campus also includes 22.^ miles of sidewalk, 12 miles of roadways and 207 

parking lots. 

IO. 1 here are six bronze terrapins on campus. ~1 hat's a lot of iinal exam offerings. 

11. It's the school of the champions. Trie university is home to 27 Division 1 NCAA 
teams, who have won V) national championships since 200^ alone. 

1Z. mere are more than ^1^,000 alumni of the university, and the Class of 2G12 \* 

about to join those ranks! 


1008-2009: National and World News 

After a whirlwind summer 
rilled with Sex and the City 
movie quotes and anecdotes 
about Tina Fey's Sarah Palin 
impression, incoming fresh- 
men ventured to College Park 
to begin their college careers. 

In early September, shortly 
after the school year started, 
Hurricane Ike made landfall 
in Cuba. It struck once as a 
Category 4 storm and again as 
Category 1 , before moving on 
to Texas as a Category 2. The 
hurricane became the costliest 
hurricane to ever hit Cuba and 
the second-costliest hurricane 
to hit the U.S. since Hurricane 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 


Despite the gloomy weather, 
"hope" was on the horizon — or 
at least in the presidential cam- 
paigns. The 2008 presidential 
race was certainly a memorable 
one, from Hillary Clinton's 
run for president to the coun- 
try's fascination with Sarah Pa- 
lin. The Democratic candidate, 
Barack Obama, reached out to 
youth and promised change. As 
a result, he was elected as the 
nation's 44th president Nov. 4, 
and he was inaugurated Jan. 20 
as the nation's first black presi- 

On Jan. 15, 2009— five days 

before President Obama's his- 
toric inauguration — US Air- 
ways Flight 1 549 was forced to 
make an emergency landing on 
the Hudson River. Pilot Ches- 
ley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberg- 
er III became a national hero 
after he was able to safely land 
the plane and save the lives of 
everyone on board. 

Unfortunately, those on 
board Air France Flight 447 
were not as lucky, as all 228 
people aboard were tragically 
killed when the Airbus plunged 
in to the Atlantic Ocean on 
May 31, 2009. 


2008-1009: Local and Campus News 

In 2008, the university went 
green — or at least by the Amer- 
ican Public Gardens Associa- 
tion's standards. The associa- 
tion approved the University 
of Maryland's application and 
named it an arboretum and 
botanical garden in 2008. 

As for athletics, three uni- 
versity teams won the national 
championship in 2008. Men's 
soccer won the national cham- 
pionship after defeating North 
Carolina 1-0. The university's 
field hockey team also won 
the national championship in 
2008, topping Wake Forest 4-2. 
Competitive cheer claimed the 
national title as well. 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 

Other teams also had im- 
pressive performances. The 
football team celebrated a 42- 
35 win in Roady's Humanitar- 
ian Bowl. Men's lacrosse made 
it to the NCAA quarterfinals, 
while women's lacrosse made it 
to the Sweet Sixteen. The men's 
basketball team finished 21-14 
and made it to the second round 
in the NCAA tournament. 
Additionally, the men's basket- 
ball team was the only team to 
beat both national champion- 
ship finalists — North Carolina 
and Michigan State — during 
the 2008-2009 season. Mean- 
while, the women's basketball 
team enjoyed a spectacular sea- 

son, finishing 3 1-5. 

In other news, The Dia- 
monclback placed second in the 
nation and first in the region 
for the Society of Professional 
Journalists Mark of Excellence 
Awards for the 2008-2009 
school year. 

The university also looked 
to improve its living-learning 
programs by adding the Digi- 
tal Cultures and Creativity 

Finally, as always, Route 1 
remained a favorite among 
students, with Santa Fe Cafe, 
Cornerstone Grill & Loft, RJ 
Bentley's and the Thirstv Turtle 
open for business at the time. 


1009-20 1 ©: National and World News 

Students who intern in or 
around Washington most like- 
ly know the headaches that the 
Metro can cause, but no one was 
prepared for the horrific colli- 
sion on June 22, 2009, shortly 
after the 2008-2009 school year 
ended and just two months 
before the next academic year 
began. Nine people were killed 
and 80 were injured when two 
trains collided between the Ta- 
koma and Fort Totten stations 
on the Red Line. The crash was 
and is Metro's deadliest crash 
to date. 

Another tragedy struck only 
three days later when Michael 
Jackson, the King of Pop, died 
of cardiac arrest in his Califor- 
nia home. Fans and celebrities 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 

alike were shocked at the sud- 
den death of the 50-year-old 

Despite the sadness, there 
was also something to look 
forward to: the Statue of Lib- 
erty's crown was reopened to 
visitors on July 4, 2009 for the 
first time since 9/11. 

The next day, there was a 
celebration of another kind 
when Roger Federer won his 
record-breaking 15th tennis 
Grand Slam after defeating 
Andy Roddick at Wimbledon. 
Also in the sports world, news 
broke around Thanksgiving 
Day 2009 of Tiger Woods' car 
accident and many mistresses. 

The new year started unfor- 
tunately for Haiti when a cata- 

strophic 7.0 magnitude earth- 
quake struck the country Jan. 
12, 2010. It killed an estimated 
316,000 people and left many 
more injured or homeless. 

While the world sought to 
bring hope to Haitians, a city 
that had experienced some- 
what similar devastation after 
Katrina received a boost of 
their own: the New Orleans 
Saints beat the Indianapolis 
Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. 

Sadly, only two months later 
the area suffered from the BP 
oil spill, in which the Deep wa- 
ter Horizon exploded, killing 
1 1 men, injuring others and 
spilling millions of barrels of 
oil into the water. 


2009-2010: Local and Campus News 

Many local and campus 
memories were made during 
the 2009-2010 academic year. 

The Terps faced a rough 
football season, ending with a 
2-10 record under coach Ralph 
Friedgen. Luckily, the universi- 
ty's soccer program had a more 
impressive performance. The 
men's soccer team made it to 
the NCAA quarterfinals be- 
fore losing to Virginia. Mean- 
while, women's soccer made 
it to the Sweet 16. The field 
hockey team also had an im- 
pressive season but lost 3-2 in 
a heartbreaker against North 
Carolina in the Final Four. 
Women's lacrosse made it to 
the second round of the ACC 
Championship, and men's bas- 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 

ketball scored big under ACC 
Coach of the Year Gary Wil- 
liams and with ACC Player of 
the Year Greivis Vasquez. The 
team had a 24-9 season, culmi- 
nating with a win against rival 
Duke University, leading to ri- 
ots on Route 1 . The team went 
on to the NCAA tournament, 
only to suffer a devastating 
buzzer-beater loss to Michigan 

Even more memorable than 
the post-Duke celebration is 
something that happened a bit 
earlier in the semester: "Snow- 
pocalypse." Massive snowfalls 
led to a day of canceled exams 
in the fall semester, and more 
snow led to about a week of 
canceled classes in February. 

Overall, 54. 9 inches were re- 
corded in the area that winter, 
breaking all previous records. 

In other news, the Philip 
Merrill College of Journalism 
celebrated a new home on cam- 
pus when the high-tech, green 
Knight Hall was dedicated in 

Later that semester, the 
iconic Santa Fe closed its doors 
in May 2010 after a longtime 
battle with the city of College 
Park. The recently renovated 
bar did not have the sprinkler 
system that the city required 
and shut down for good May 
22, much to the dismay of stu- 
dents. The bar had been a pop- 
ular spot for live music. 


lO I O-l© I I : National and World News 

While students were on 
summer break, many were riv- 
eted by the seemingly never- 
ending tennis match between 
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut 
at Wimbledon. The two made 
history when their match 
stretched over three days, 
which Isner finally won. 

Unlike Isner, Delaware's 
Christine O'Donnell had a 
harder time winning over fans. 
The Republican ran for Senate 
in 2010 and might have had a 
more victorious result had she 
not campaigned under the ta- 
gline, "I'm not a witch." 

On a grander scale, the world 
celebrated when all 33 min- 
ers from the Chilean mining 
disaster were rescued Oct. 13, 
2010 after spending 69 days 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 

Two weeks later, Charlie 
Sheen stole the spotlight when 
he was found under the influ- 
ence of cocaine with a paid 
escort. His bizarre downward 
spiral followed. 

Michaele Salahi and her hus- 
band, Tareq, made news when 
the couple crashed a State Din- 
ner on Nov. 24. 

Tragedy occurred Jan. 8, 
201 1, when a man opened fire 
at a Safeway in Arizona, kill- 
ing six and wounding 13. Rep. 
Gabrielle GifFords was among 
those injured, leaving her to 
recover from a gunshot wound 
to the head. 

The new year also saw the 
beginnings of international 
uprisings, from the Egyptian 
protests that eventually over- 
threw leader Hosni Mubarak 

to the bloody Libyan battle. 

Soon, the U.S. had to turn its 
attention to the South, which 
was hit with a massive tornado 
outbreak that began April 25 
and ended with a destructive 
tornado in Joplin, Mo. 

Despite the sadness of the 
tornado outbreak in the South, 
the world turned its attention 
to England on April 29 to 
watch the wedding of Prince 
William and Kate Middleton. 

America had another rea- 
son to celebrate — or at least 
some peace of mind — when 
President Obama announced 
in early May that Osama bin 
Laden had been killed. 

After 25 years and countless 
interviews, Oprah Winfrey 
hosted her final show May 25. 


1© I O-IO II: Local and Campus News 

The 2010-2011 academic 
year featured many changes. 

The school year began with 
the inauguration of: a new 
university president, Wallace 

In October, students mourn- 
ed Thirsty Turtle's closing after 
a stabbing outside of the estab- 
lishment trigged an underage 
drinking investigation. 

Also in October, students 
flooded the National Mall to 
attend Jon Stewart and Ste- 
phen Colberts Rally to Re- 
store Sanity and/or Fear. 

On the field, the Terrapins 
made an impressive display 
as well. The university's men's 
soccer team won 19 games in 
the season and made it to the 
Elite Eight before losing to 
Michigan in the quarterfinals 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 

after two overtimes. The field 
hockey team became national 
champions after beating North 
Carolina 3-2 in a more success- 
ful double overtime. 

The football team turned 
their program around and 
ended with nine victories and 
only four losses. The team fin- 
ished the season at the Mili- 
tary Bowl, where it beat East 
Carolina University 51-20. 
Head coach Ralph Friedgen 
was named ACC Coach of the 
Year, but after 1 years and sev- 
en bowl games, Friedgen was 
replaced with the University 
of Connecticut's head coach 
Randy Edsall. 

In another change to the 
team, Torrey Smith decided to 
enter the 201 1 NFL Draft and 
ultimately became a Baltimore 

Raven after being selected in 
the second round. 

Changes occurred for mens 
basketball as well. After a 19- 14 
regular season and no postsea- 
son for the team, beloved coach 
Garv Williams announced that 
he was retiring. The news hit 
fans hard, who grieved the end 
of the "Garyland" era. Making 
matters more difficult for bas- 
ketball fans, Jordan Williams 
decided to forgo his junior sea- 
son to enter the NBA Draft. 
He was selected in the second 
round by the New Jersey Nets. 

In other news, students 
ended the year with the annual 
Art Attack concert, which fea- 
tured Nelly. Although the con- 
cert was postponed because of 
a storm, the show eventually 
went on. 


lO I I -Present: National and World News 

The summer before the 
2011-2012 academic year 
was certainly eventful. In fact, 
many events happened in July 

The Atlantis launched July 8, 
which marked the final flight 
of the space shuttle program. A 
day later, South Sudan success- 
fully seceded from Sudan and 
became recognized as an inde- 
pendent state. Also in July, pop- 
ular British newspaper News of 
the World was scandalized by a 
phone-hacking scandal that in- 
volved a young murder victim 
and countless celebrities. The 
paper ceased publication July 

While nations reeled from 
the scandal, Neptune reeled 
around the Earth, completing 
its first orbit since its discovery 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 

in 1846. 

Meanwhile, the final Harry 
Potter installment, Harry Pot- 
ter and the Deathly Hallows: 
Part Two hit the theaters and 
left many wand-bearing mug- 
gles with an array of emotions. 

Only a week later, however, 
emotions went to the victims 
of the two Norway terror at- 
tacks that left many dead. 

In August, the Washington 
area experienced a shock after 
a 5.8 magnitude earthquake 
originated in Virginia. 

Then, the Occupy Wall 
Street movement began Sept. 
17 in New York, sparking pro- 
tests against corporate greed in 
cities worldwide. 

Tliree days later brought a 
different kind of change in pol- 
icy when "Don't ask, don't tell" 

was repealed, allowing gays and 
lesbians to serve openly in the 
military for the first time. 

In October, another area ex- 
perienced change when former 
oppressive leader Muammar 
Gaddafi was killed. 

In December the U.S. for- 
mally ended the war in Iraq. 

So far, 2012 is off to an in- 
teresting start. Those who fol- 
low celebrity news were capti- 
vated by the birth of Beyonce 
and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy 
Carter on Jan. 7. Those who 
follow politics have a presiden- 
tial election year to look for- 
ward to. And finally, those who 
believe in the Mayan calendar 
will also have an interesting 
year, as the Mayans predicted 
the world would end Dec. 21, 


201 I -Present: Local and Campus News 

So far, the 20 1 1 -20 1 2 school 
year is off to an exciting start. 

With new men in charge on 
both Capital One Field and in 
Comcast Center, the athletic 
program has certainly been in 
the news. The academic year be- 
gan with the widely publicized 
unveiling of the football team's 
new Under Armour uniforms. 
The flag-inspired "Maryland 
Pride" uniforms sparked a con- 
troversy: some claimed that 
they were atrocious while oth- 
ers adored them. Even profes- 
sional athletes and stars chimed 
in with their opinions. How- 
ever, when the team stormed 
onto the field in the uniforms 
in the opening game against 
the University of Miami, Terp 
Nation seemed to welcome 
them with overwhelming ap- 

Article by Sarah Siguenza 
Reflections Section Editor 

proval. The win against the 
Hurricanes brought false hope 
to College Park; the team fin- 
ished the year with a 2-10 re- 
cord, with the only other win 
against Towson University. 

There was more success on 
other fields however, as the 
men's soccer team won 14 
games before losing in the third 
round of the Elite Eight to Lou- 
isville, and the women's team 
ended their season at the Sweet 
16. Women's field hockey once 
again claimed the national title 
when they beat North Caro- 
lina in overtime 3-2. 

So far in the men's basket- 
ball season, the team has been 
exceeding expectations under 
head coach Mark Turgeon. The 
women's basketball team is also 
highly ranked. 

In social news, comedian 
Aziz Ansari headlined the SEE 
fall show, and tickets for rap- 
per Mac Miller's November 
concert in the Stamp Student 
Union quickly sold out. 

Students were also able to 
look forward to two new bars 
in College Park, which filled 
the hole in the nightlife. The 
Barking Dog opened in Au- 
gust, whereas Looney's Pub ar- 
rived in September; both were 
received with open arms. New 
restaurants were added as well, 
including Bobby's Burger Pal- 
ace and Pizza Autentica, while 
the all-you-can-eat 251 North 
Diner on campus continues to 
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About this section: 

By: Allyson Williams 
Managing Editor 

Let's GOOOOOO Maryland! This has certainly been a controversial year for University of 
Maryland athletics. There have been some new arrivals here at the university, including new foot- 
ball head coach Randy Edsall and new men's basketball head coach Mark Turgeon, who have each 
brought a whole new face to the Terps. In addition, in November university president Wallace 
Loh announced eight sports teams will be discontinued effective June 30, 2012 unless they raise 
sufficient hinds. These sports include men's cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, tennis and 
swimming and diving, as well as the women's swimming and diving, acrobatics and tumbling and 
water polo teams. This section will take a look at each of the sports teams here at the university, 
because one thing is for certain: through all the good and bad, this school has spirit. 


Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 











The four-time national champion acrobatics tionwide search for a replacement for the sto- 
and tumbling squad was unable to pull off their ried Bonds, prepared for their 201 1-2012 cam- 
fifth national title last year, and although they paign, they received some far more dire news, 
were undefeated as they entered the NCATA In November, university president Wallace Loh 
Finals, they lost a tight match to national cham- announced that the acrobatics and tumbling 
pion Oregon. program would be one of eight university sports 
Formerly known as the competitive cheer teams eliminated from the budget on June 30, 
team, the Terps cruised through the regular 2012, in light of the copious amount of debt 
season, carrying the No. 1 national ranking for crippling the athletics department, 
much of it while systematically knocking off the The team could continue to compete if they 
nation's best programs in Oregon (March) and are able to raise the necessary funds to sustain 
Azusa Pacific, Fairmont, Baylor and Quinnipi- their program, but if not, their first season with- 
ac in February. out Bonds at the helm could very well be their 

From there, the Terps arrived at the NCATA last season as a program. 
Championships in Eugene, Ore. They again As they head into what could be their final 
toppled Quinnipiac in the national semifinals season, the acrobatics and tumbling squad will 
before squaring off with host Oregon. After a have to replace eight graduating seniors — a class 
slow start to the competition, the Terps mount- that won two national championships during 
ed a furious comeback but were unable to come their time in College Park, 
all the way back and were narrowly edged by the With the losses of Arielle Brown, Season 
Ducks, 283.482 to 283.352. Daugherty, Samantha Ford, Samantha John- 
After the season, the team received some bad son, Kaitlyn Letourneau, Megan Salvatore and 
news: long-time coach Jarnell Bonds was step- Joanna Venezia coupled with Bonds' departure, 
ping down as the team's head coach. Bonds had the 2011 -20 1 2 season will be anything but easy, 
led the Terps to all four of their national cham- But for perhaps the most storied acrobatics and 
pionships and said that she had "to pursue other tumbling squad in the country, bank on the 
professional goals." Terps putting together an impressive campaign 
While the Terps, still in the midst of a na- in what could be their final year. 





Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

Coach Erik Bakich arrived in College Park 
from Vanderbilt University two years ago hell- 
bent on transforming the Terrapins baseball 
team from cellar-dwellers into powerful ACC 
contenders once again. 

Bakich has already changed the face of the 
program. The Terps have added turf to the Ship- 
ley Field infield, built an indoor facility to take 
batting practice in the cold offseason months 
and worked to bring some of the best local tal- 
ent to College Park to help turn things around. 

Despite those efforts, though, the Terps still 
find themselves right where they were before 
Bakich took over: at the bottom of the ACC 
and out of the national conversation. The team 
finished the season at just 21-35 and won only 
five of 30 games on their ACC schedule. 

It's a shame considering the promise that 
seemed to be surrounding the team during their 
first series of the year when they headed down 
to Austin, Texas for a four-game set with No. 
6 Texas. The Terps were beaten handily in the 
opener but the following day the team shocked 
the college baseball world with a win over the 
Longhorns. Senior Tomo Delp led the way for 
the Terps with a three-run homer in the first 
and 6-foot-8 pitcher senior David Carroll — a 
transfer from Western Nevada — was dominant 

in his first start for the Terps. 

That was about the furthest the Terps' hap- B 

piness would go for the season, however. The ^ 

Longhorns won the remaining two games of n 

the series, and the Terps were never able to find & 

a true rhythm as they headed into a truly daunt- ^ 

ing ACC slate. As has become customary for £ 

the team, they were easily handled by much of ft 

the ACC's upper echelon and failed to qualify ^ 

for the ACC Tournament for the sixth straight n 


But while they'll have to deal with the grad- 
uation of long-time staples of the lineup like 
shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez and infielder Rvan 
Holland, it appears that Bakich finally has the 
Terps back on the road to relevance. With tal- 
ented underclassmen returning like outfielder 
sophomore Charlie White and first baseman 
sophomore Tim Kiene, it looks like the Terps 
may be well on the road to competing in the 
ACC once again. And with Bakich's reputation 
as a top-tier recruiter finally starting to show- 
its head, don't be surprised if the Terps begin 
making some noise in the ACC in the coming 
seasons, starting this year, when they'll tune up 
for their conference slate with an early series at 




Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

A once-promising 2010-2011 season for the Baltimore recruit freshman Nick Faust chose 
Terrapins men's basketball team ended in a way to honor his commitment and join the team, 
no one could have predicted. After scuffling So the Terps entered the 2011-2012 season 
through ACC play, coach Gary Williams and amid serious turmoil surrounded by uncertain- 
the Terps were not invited to the postseason for ty. Turgeon landed freshman Alex Len, a 7-foot- 
the first time since 1993. 1 center from Ukraine, during the offseason, 
And while the final two months of the sea- but due to a violation of the NCAA's amateur- 
son — a season that saw the Terps finish at 19- ism rules, Len was forced to sit out the season's 
14 — were a whirlwind, they were nothing com- first 10 games. That, coupled with point guard 
pared to the flurry of activity that consumed the sophomore Pe'Shon Howard breaking his foot 
offseason. First, in March, All- ACC sophomore in preseason camp, resulted in the Terps enter- 
center Jordan Williams declared for the NBA ing the season with just eight scholarship play- 
Draft. Shortly after, Gary Williams, the face of ers in uniform and minimal experience, 
the Terps' program for more than two decades, Despite all the adversity, the men's team en- 
announced his retirement after 33 years coach- joyed a fair amount of success through the trials 
ing. of their early season. They suffered tough loss- 
Williams' retirement left the Terps, who were es to No. 16 Alabama and Iona at the Puerto 
already reeling from their worst season in recent Rico Tip-Off in November, but as the season 
memory, in even worse shape. Sterling Gibbs wore on, the team found its stride. After they 
and Martin Breunig, both scheduled to arrive knocked off Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic 
at the university in the fall, were granted a re- in early December, the Terps soon got Howard 
lease from their scholarship offers and jumped and Len back on the court and developed some 
ship for greener pastures at the University of chemistry. They started off their conference 
Texas and the University of Washington, re- slate 2-1 with wins over Wake Forest and Geor- 
spectively. gia Tech, and with the ACC as wide open as 
After the search for a new coach finally end- its been in quite some time, it seems that Tur- 
ed in the hiring of former Texas A&M coach geon's first season on the bench could be more 
U Mark Turgeon on May 9, things started to settle successful than anyone expected, 
t down. And perhaps more importantly, prized 












Article by Conor Walsh K 

Athletics Section Editor g 

Success is no stranger to head coach Bren- Francis (Pa.) with ease in the first round, but 

da Frese and the Terrapins women's basket- ran into a familiar foe in the second round: g| 

ball team. But the 2006 National Champions No. 5 seed Georgetown. And much like the 

haven't enjoyed the same measure of success in first time the two teams met in November, the jj\ 

a while. Terps couldn't quell the Hoyas' attack and got I 

However, it appears that Frese has put the knocked out of the tournament far earlier than 

Terps back on track to once again join the na- they would have liked. ^ 

tion's best. Led by junior Lynetta Kizer and After returning their entire roster from last 

ACC Rookie of the Year Alyssa Thomas, the year, plus the addition of freshman point guard 

Terps made a name for themselves once more in Brene Moseley, the Terps came back for the • 

the 2010-201 1 season. 201 1-2012 season stronger and hungrier. Thev 

After a solid non-conference slate, dur- throttled the Hoyas, 72-53, in an early-season 

ing which the Terps lost only to regional rival rematch, and with the continued establishment \jj 

Georgetown, the Terps scuffled to start ACC of Thomas as a national star and the emergence fk 

play, dropping consecutive games to Duke and of sophomore shooting guard Laurin Mincy, 

Boston College. But from there the Terps found the Terps won their first 16 games of the season |j^J 

their stride. They knocked off ranked foes North and climbed as high as No. 5 in the national & 

Carolina and Duke in an impressive fashion on rankings. ^ 

the Comcast Center court and cruised into the Although they were knocked off in Coral 

ACC Tournament as the No. 4 seed. Gables, Fla., by preseason ACC favorite Miami t 

Yet, the Terps struggled to put it all together, to drop to 16-1 as of mid-January, the Terps 

They couldn't handle the high-tempo style of don't look to be losing steam any time soon, ^fj 

No. 5 seed Georgia Tech and fell 70-64 to the With big-time matchups with ACC pow- 

Yellow Jackets in the ACC Quarterfinals. ers Duke, North Carolina and a rematch with 

Despite the early exit in Greensboro, N.C., the Hurricanes remaining on the schedule, the 

the Terps still earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Terps will definitely be tested down the stretch 

Tournament and hosted the first two rounds as they look to contend for another trip to the 

at Comcast Center. The Terps knocked off St. Final Four. 


Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 







While the Terps didn't qualify as a team for 
the NCAA Championships, a strong season for 
both programs that ended in very respectable 
showings at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional 
Championships is nothing to scoff at. 

Led by all-region freshman Kikanae Punyua, 
the men's team had an up-and-down year that 
ended in a ninth-place finish at the NCAA 
Mid-Atlantic Regionals, which was hosted by 
the University of Maryland - Eastern Shore. 
The Terps won the Blue and Gold invitational, 
hosted by Delaware, in mid-October and also 
notched top- 1 finishes at the Mount St. Mary's 
Duals and the Navy Invitational. A disappoint- 
ing performance at the ACC Championships in 
Clemson, S.C., left the Terps in eighth place out 
of 1 2 teams in the strong conference and earned 
them a nod to the Regionals in early November. 
Punyua finished 20th overall in the region to 
earn all-Region honors, and the efforts of Tyler 
Stump, Nick Regan, Noam Neeman and Craig 
Morgan helped the Terps place ninth in the 25- 
team race. 

On the women's side, the Terps enjoyed simi- 
larly inconsistent results. Led by Julie Fricke — 
whose individual exploits earned her all-Region 
status and a trip to the NCAA Championships 

in Indiana — the Terps had three top- 10 fin- 
ishes in their regular season before heading to 
Clemson for the ACC Championships. Like 
the men, the Lady Terps finished eighth at the 
ACC Championships. Fricke finished in 13th 
place overall to pace the women's team, and a 
strong showing from senior Ashley Cromartie 
and freshman Myah Hicks helped propel the 
team to victory. 

Fricke again led the Terps in the NCAA 
Mid- Atlantic Regionals, finishing 13th overall 
to pace the Terps and earn herself a trip to the 
NCAA National Championship, where she fin- 
ished in 150th place. Cromartie, Bridget Nolan 
and Halsey Sinclair rounded out the scoring for 
the Terps at the regionals. 

But while the women's team — many of whom 
also compete in track and field — moved for- 
ward toward the next season, the men's squad 
received some disturbing news: they were one 
of eight programs that would be cut in light of 
the athletics department's continued struggle 
with debt. It's not out of the realm of possibili- 
ties that the team could put together the neces- 
sary funds to keep their program alive, but as of 
now their future is unknown. 





Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

Another fall, another national championship Freshman Katie ( icrzabek got the Terps on the 

for head coach Missy Meharg and the Terrapins board with three minutes left to play, and with 

field hockey team. For the third straight season, no time remaining on the clock, Buckley, a se- 

the Terps met up with ACC rival North Cam- nior, netted the equalizer. Not long alter, \\ it- 

lina in the National Championship game, com- mer put the Terps back atop the national field 

ing out on top for the second straight season hockey stage. 

with a 3-2 overtime victory behind a goal from While the season ended in the Terps' usual 
sophomore Jill Winner. fashion, it was far from what's come to be ex- 
Led by Ail-Americans Jemma Buckley (22 pected for Meharg's squad. They went into the 
goals), Megan Frazer (nine goals), Winner (16 tournament unseeded for the first time in recent 
goals) and Harriet Tibbie (ACC-high 19 as- history, thanks to some unusual struggles over 
sists), the Terps moved through the National the course of the season. Thev suffered an ugly 
Tournament with relative ease en route to their 4-0 loss to Old Dominion in the third same of 
eighth national title. They cruised past Iowa, the season in early September, and while they 
4-2, in a first-round game in College Park be- righted the ship for a time, they would lose two 
fore sneaking past a surprisingly tough Syracuse of the final six games of the season — one to Old 
squad in overtime in the second round. Dominion and the other to North Carolina. 

They soared past regional rival Old Domin- The team will have to deal with the gradua- 
ion, 4-0, in the national semifinal, before finally tion of Buckley this year, but the ladies can take 
coming across the Tar Heels in what has become solace in the fact that the Australia native was 
a yearly ritual for the national championship. the team's lone senior this season. The rest of 
North Carolina jumped out to a two-goal the roster, including regional player of the year 
lead in the national championship game and Frazer, will be back as Meharg and the Terps be- 
held the lead until the final four minutes of gin their march to what they hope will be yet 
regulation. But the Terps came roaring back, another national championship. 




Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

With no shortage of uncertainty and antici- They hung with ranked opponents in ( ieorgia 

pation, the Terrapins football team opened the Tech and West Virginia and even led then-No. 

201 1 season in front of a national television an- 8 Clemson at halftime in an eventual crippling 

dience on Labor Day. Behind first-year coach loss at Byrd Stadium. 

Randy Edsall, quarterback sophomore Danny That loss in mid-October sparked the down- 
O'Brien and the energy from a slew of new and ward spiral that would come to define the teams 
highly publicized Under Armour uniforms, the disappointing season. Their final seven losses 
Terps opened their season with a 32-24 win over came by 10 or more points and included wildly 
Miami in early September. disappointing results against middling teams 

From there, however, it all fell apart. Starting like Boston College (a 28-17 loss Oct. 29) and 

with consecutive losses to West Virginia and Virginia (31-13 Nov. 5). 

Temple following their season-opening win The season left fans looking for answers, pin- ^ 

and culminating in an eight-game losing streak, ing for the days of former coach Ralph Friedgen W 

Edsall's first season on the sideline quickly dis- and calling for EdsaU's job. The efforts of run- A 

solved into one of the more forgettable cam- ning back senior Davin Meggett and all-ACC ^ 

paigns in the program's history and the second defensive tackle Joe Vellano were wasted, and W 

10-loss season in the past three seasons. the season's controversial endpoint brought on T 

A rash of injuries plagued the Terps early on the departure of several key players — including ^ 

in the season as well. By the season's midpoint, running back DJ. Adams and offensive lineman W 

the team had already lost four starters — captain R.J. Dill — to other institutions. ML 

linebacker Kenny Tate, captain offensive line- Even offensive coordinator Garv Crowton » 

man Andrew Gonnella, safety Matt Robinson will not return to College Park in fall 2012, as I* 

and defensive lineman Isaiah Ross — for the sea- it was announced in December that he would 

son, and injuries limited several other key con- be replaced by former New Mexico head coach 

tributors throughout the year, including line- Mike Locksley. For some, this season's horren- 

backer Demetrius Hartsfield and wide receiver dous result was merely a growing pain in what's 

Kevin Dorsey. expected to be a program-wide transformation 

The most frustrating part of the Terps' strug- under Edsall, but after a 9-4 campaign in Fried- 

gles this season was that, despite those injuries gen's final year in 2010, countless other fans 

and a quarterback controversy between O'Brien are now searching for reasons why the Terps 

and fellow quarterback sophomore C.J. Brown, devolved from an ACC contender to again a 

the team wasn't far from competing in the ACC. basement dweller in just one year. 


















Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

A year removed from the retirement of long- The Terps' women's golf team enjoyed a more 

time Terrapins men's golf coach Tom Hanna, the successful fall than their male counterparts, a 

men's team now finds itself under the guidance slate that included two tournament champion- 

of longtime assistant coach Jason Rodenhaver. ships and three top-2 finishes. Led by freshman 

The Terps had a successful fall season in 201 1, Juliet Vongphoumy (second place overall) and 

ending with three top-six finishes. Sophomore senior Jessica Hollandsworth (third place < >\ a (£/ 

Sean Bosdosh finished in sixth place overall to all), the Terps got their first title of the fall early fk 

pace the Terps' sixth-place finish in the 13-team October at the UNCG/Startmont Fall Classic ™ 

field in the Maryland Invitational in Cambridge, in Greensboro, N.C. ^ 

Md. Freshman Jordan Sweet finished in 12th Less than a week later, the Terps got their 

place, while senior Sean Brannan finished in second tournament victory of the fall, this 

19th place. Freshman Ben Warnquist rounded time taking home the Lady Pirate Invitational 

out the Terps' best performances with a 24th- championship's title in Greenville, N.C. Vong- 

place finish. phoumy again had a great showing, finishing 

In October, the Terps headed up to Akron, in second place for the second straight tourna- 

Ohio, for the Firestone Invitational where they ment to pace the Terps. Junior Christine Shimel 

finished the 17-team tournament in sixth place, joined Vongphoumy in the top- 10, while Hol- 

Sophomore William Wiseman led the way for landsworth finished 1 1th. 
the Terps, joined by Sweet in the top-20 of the Soon after, the Terps finished up their fall 

tournament. Bosdosh also had a good showing, slate with a second-place finish at the Palmetto 

tying for 34th place. Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. This time, 

The Terps' best showing came in the Invita- it was junior Hayley Brown who led the way for 

tional at Kiawah Island, S.C, where the Terps the Terps, shooting a career best 67 in the fi- 

finished fourth out of the 12-team field. Senior nal round, moving the ladies into second place. 

Joey Rice finished in sixth place overall and was Alongside Hollandsworth and Vongphoumy 

joined by Sweet in the top- 10. However, the (who tied for 14th in the Palmetto), the Terps 

Terps lost to the tournament's winner, Florida, will look to ride that fall momentum into the 

by just 13 total strokes. spring season. 


Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

The Terrapins gymnastics team had a solid Terps were unable to advance and finished in 

2011 campaign, knocking off EAGL rivals New fifth place. UCLA and Georgia, the top two 

Hampshire, North Carolina and Pitt, among seeds in the region, advanced, 

others. The Terps also put together an impres- While the Terps did return big-time perform- 

sive performance in their home quad meet in ers like Dodds and Krikorian, they entered the 

February, topping Bridgeport, Temple and Wil- 2012 season with the unenviable task of replac- 

liam & Mary. ing one of the program's all-time best perform- 

Led by Abigail Adams, who won the all- ers in Adams. 

around competition, the Terps put together The Terps scuffled to start the season, losing 

their best performance of the season in March to both Penn State and West Virginia at a meet 

Mk when they knocked off George Washington, in Morgantown, West Va. While they dropped 

J 195-750-193.975. both of those matches— 195.775-194.225 to 

jf In mid-March, the Terps placed third at the No. 13 Penn State and 195.100-194.225 to 

EAGL championships at George Washington, West Virginia — head coach Brett Nelligan 

led again by Adams, who captured the all-around was still pleased with the showing. The Terps 

title. Adams earned a share of the all-around ti- were led by Krikorian and Dodds, who set ca- 

M tie in 2010. Adams, freshman Katy Dodds and reer highs on the balance beam and the floor, 

sophomore Ally Krikorian were named to the respectively. 

S EAGL's first team at the end of the event. They followed up that showing with a re- 

^ Following their strong showing at the EAGL sounding win over Pittsburgh in College Park, 

championships, the Terps were rewarded with knocking off the Panthers, 193.850-189.650. 

an invite to the Athens regional of the NCAA Dodds, Krikorian, sophomore Karen Tang and 

ffe Women's Gymnastics Championship. The Terps junior Kesley Cofsky all led the way for the 

were seeded fifth of the six programs traveling to Terps in the victory to move the team to 1-1 

^j host Georgia. They were joined by EAGL rivals in EAGL play. With matchups against powers 

N.C. State and West Virginia in Athens, along like Florida, Arkansas and California looming 

with Georgia, top-seeded UCLA and LSU on the schedule, the Terps will need to be at 

But despite strong showings by Adams (over- their best to continue to improve from that win 

all winner) and Krikorian (fifth in vault), the over Pittsburgh. 




Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

Head coach John Tillman's first season on 
the sideline for the storied Terrapins men's la- 
crosse squad wasn't smooth the entire way, but 
any ups-and-downs can be forgotten thanks to 
a national championship appearance. 

After some struggles in the regular season, 
including disappointing losses to No. 8 North 
Carolina, No. 19 Duke and No. 3 Johns Hop- 
kins, the Terps found the form that led them to 
wins over such storied programs as No. 4 Vir- 
ginia in the regular season as they entered post- 
season play. 

Behind Tillman, formerly a coach at Navy 
and Harvard, the Terps walked into the ACC 
Tournament with a rematch against North Car- 
olina in the semifinals. After falling behind 6-2 
going into the fourth quarter, the Terps refused 
to go quietly in the semifinals, and senior Grant 
Catalino's nifty behind-the-back shot complet- 
ed a wild fourth-quarter comeback and sent the 
Terps into the ACC title game with a 7-6 win. 

They would get a chance to avenge their 
March loss to the Blue Devils in the ACC title 
game, where the Terps once again had to come 
from behind to secure the victory. Duke jumped 
out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Terps respond- 
ed. Behind senior Ryan Young's game-winning 
goal, the Terps climbed back to beat Duke, 1 1 -9, 
to secure their first ACC Championship since 
2005 and their fourth overall ACC title. 

From there, the Terps had one final tune-up 

before the NCAA Tournament began when 
they hosted No. 17 Colgate on Senior Day in 
early May. Unfortunately, the Terps couldn't 
find the same intensity they had in the ACC 
Tournament and suffered an unsightly 10-8 
victory to Colgate in their final game of the 
regular season. 

That didn't derail the Terps heading into the 
national tournament, though. They opened 
their march to the title game with another win, 
this time a 13-6 drubbing of the Tar Heels. 
Then, the Terps met up with Syracuse at Gillette 
Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., where a back- 
and-forth game ended with a strike by Catalino 
late in the first overtime session to propel the 
Terps into the Final Four for the first time since 

With the advantage of a local crowd at Balti- 
more's M&T Bank Stadium, the Terps met up 
with No. 5 Duke for the third time that year 
in the national semifinal. Behind a stifling de- 
fensive effort and a hat trick by Catalino, the 
Terps moved on to face Virginia in the national 
championship with a 9-4 victory. 

That's where the magic ran out for the Terps, 
as a balanced Virginia attack claimed the na- 
tional title after a 9-7 win. But with a slew of 
young talent and a coach that knows a thing or 
two about winning, the Terps will be in the mix 
for the 2012 season and years to come. 










Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

The Terrapins women's lacrosse team, much to defend their crown. In an opening round 

like the field hockey program it shares a playing matchup with Navy, the Terps picked up where 

field with on campus, has grown accustomed they'd left off in the previous national tourna- 

to its place in the national limelight. The 2010 ment and throttled Navy, 19-6, behind four 

1 national champions took the field in 201 1 with goals by senior Sarah Mollison to earn them a 

one goal in mind: defend their title. quarterfinal matchup with Princeton. 

Coach Cathy Reese's squad had little trouble Mollison and Katie Schwarzmann led the 

with that. They dominated their way through way in a dominating 15-6 win over the Tigers, 

the regular season, knocking off some of the na- scoring four goals apiece, and the Terps moved 

\ tion's best — including No. 3 Duke, No. 5 Vir- on to yet another Final Four and a rematch with 

fk ginia, No. 8 Penn and No. 10 James Madison — ACC foe Duke. 

™ on the way to a nearly perfect season. With another stifling defensive effort, the 

The Terps carried that momentum into the Terps cruised past the Blue Devils with a 14-8 

£ postseason, where they tangled with Boston win. Mollison and Schwarzmann again notched 

College in the ACC semifinals. The Terps used four goals apiece, and senior Laura Merrifield 

£ a stifling defense and a balanced attack to secure added a hat trick of her own to send the Terps 

an 8-5 win over the Eagles to earn a trip back to to its 16th NCAA championship game: a re- 

the conference title game. match with Northwestern, who they beat in 

• After an absolutely dominant second half, the 2010 title game. 

the Terps cruised to their third straight ACC This time, though, the Wildcats got the best 

Championship with a 12-7 drubbing of North of the Terps. Northwestern stifled the Terps' 

\jyj Carolina. vaunted attack, and despite four goals from 

fk But after knocking off seven nationally- freshman Beth Glaros, the Terps could only 
ranked teams in their first 17 games, the Terps find the back of the net seven times. North- 
entered their final two regular season tune-ups western was able to get just enough and walked 

& undefeated. Unfortunately, they dropped their away with an 8-7 victory and an NCAA title. 

^ regular season finale to No. 14 Dartmouth in But with the likes of Schwarzmann, Glaros, 

. Hanover, N.H., to end their quest for perfec- Kristy Black and Alex Aust returning for the 

9 tion. Terps for the 2012 season, don't be surprised if 

That didn't matter much to Reese and the they're once again competing for a title come 

J Terps, though, as they soon entered the NCAA May. 
Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed in a quest 



Article by Conor Walsh £ 

Athletics Section Editor ™ 

Many thought that 2011 would be a bit of the No. 5 overall seed for the NCAA Tourna- A 

a rebuilding year for coach Sasho Cirovski and ment. 

the Terrapins men's soccer team. A year removed At the start of the national tournament, it C 

from a disappointing exit in the Elite Eight of seemed the Terps may have righted the ship. J 

the NCAA Tournament and reeling from the They blasted West Virginia, 4-0, in the second 

loss of several key players from their lineup, it round of the tournament Nov. 20 after earning R 

seemed the Terps could be in for a rare down a first-round bye. Townsend, who was dratted 

year under Cirovski. fifth overall in the MLS Draft in January, paced 

But behind the play of All-Americans senior the Terps with a hat trick. • 

Casey Townsend (17 goals) and junior John But just like 2010, their season would once 

Stertzer (14 goals), the Terps quickly quelled again end abruptly in front of a home crowd 

any thoughts of rebuilding and climbed to the at Ludwig field — this time at the hands of Bigjfl 

top of the national rankings. They started off East power Louisville. The Cardinals got on the £ 

their season with a 12-game winning streak and board early against the Terps, only to see their 

a run that included impressive September wins early lead evaporate when Townsend found the 1 

over top-10 programs Boston College (4-0 back of the net late in the first half. After go- • 

win), UNC-Charlotte (3-1 win) and Creigh- ing into halftime tied at one point, the teams 

ton (1-0 win). again traded goals in the second half with se- J 

After that torrid start, though, the Terps lost nior Matt Oduaran tying it up for the Terps in 
some steam. Injuries to key players like senior the 68th minute. As the game wore on, how- 
center back Alex Lee slowed the Terps, and they ever, it all slipped away from the Terps, and the 
would win just two of their final six regular sea- Cardinals notched two goals in the game's final 
son games— a stretch they finished at 2-2-2. 12 minutes, ending the Terps' season in a disap- 

They limped into the ACC Tournament, a pointing fashion, 
locale that Cirovski's men generally thrive in, With a solid core, including Stertzer return- 

and lost a rematch with Boston College, 2-1, in ing next season, expect Cirovski and the Terps 

the ACC Quarterfinals. Despite that loss, the to once again stay in the mix on the national 

Terps maintained national respect and earned scale. 





Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

While 2010 ended in a shocking second- But when they needed it, the Terps again found 
round loss in the NCAA Tournament to un- a way to get the result they needed, knocking 
seeded Georgetown, it still served as a coming off No. 8 North Carolina for the second con- 
out of sorts for coach Brian Pensky and the Ter- secutive season — this time in the regular season 
rapins women's soccer team. finale — to sneak their way into the ACC Tour- 
In earning their first ever No. 1 seed in the nament. 
NCAA Tournament, the Terps had thrust In the quarterfinals, though, they couldn't 
themselves into national conversation among keep up with feisty Virginia and fell, 2-0. 
the country's best. And with the majority of However, the NCAA Tournament commit- 
that squad returning in 20 1 1 , the season served tee clearly recognized the gauntlet the Terps had 
to further establish the Terps among schools gone through in conference play and rewarded 
like North Carolina and Stanford as a perennial them with home games in the first round of the 
power. tournament. The Terps took advantage. They 
Early on in the season, the Terps seemed well throttled La Salle in the opening round of the 
on their way to doing just that. With a win over NCAA Tournament, 5-1, behind a two-goal 
nationally-ranked Minnesota and a spirited 0-0 effort by Hayley Brock. 

draw with No. 1 Stanford in August, it looked A week later, a Becky Kaplan goal powered 

like the Terps were picking up right where they the Terps past No. 3 seed Auburn in Stillwater, 

left off before their disappointing early exit in Okla., to advance the team to their first Sweet 

2010. 16 since 2009. 

Unfortunately for the Terps, though, they The Terps' magic ran out there, though, as 

couldn't sustain that level of play throughout No. 2 seed Oklahoma State rode the momen- 

the season. They struggled with consistency, turn of an early goal to a 1-0 victory to cut the 

and the grind of playing in the nation's best Terps' season short. 

soccer conference certainly wore on them. The Although Pensky appears to have fully es- 
Terps dropped their ACC opener in Chariot- tablished the Terps among the nation's best, 
tesville to Virginia, 4- 1 , and never truly found a the team's all-time winningest coach decided in 
rhythm throughout the rest of their conference January to leave the university for a head coach- 
play, ing job at Tennessee. With the loss of Pensky 
They lost to Boston College, Miami and and talented seniors like Jasmyne Spencer and 
Duke, while tying N.C. State and Wake For- Ashley Grove, only time will tell what the fu- 
est, and found themselves in a dogfight to even ture holds for the team, 
qualify for the eight-team ACC Tournament. 



Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 




For the second straight season, the 201 1 Ter- 
rapins softball team rode the powerful right arm 
of senior pitcher Kerry Hickey to the NCAA 
Tournament. Hickey threw her seventh career 
no-hitter in a midseason win over Florida State, 
and along with the efforts ofVangie Galindo — 
whose 70 regular season hits broke the program's 
single season record — and the work of Hickey's 
senior classmates Marisha Branson, Lauren Gh- 
ent, Marybeth Herrick and Brittany Murray, the 
Terps were able to finish their regular season at 
38-16, including 12-7 in ACC play. 

Along the way, the Terps took series wins 
against such ACC rivals as Florida State and 
Virginia Tech en route to a third-place finish in 
the conference. In the first round of the ACC 
Tournament, the third-seeded Terps snuck past 
sixth-seeded N.C. State in Atlanta. The Terps 
headed into the seventh and final inning with 
the Wolfpack knotted in a 3-3 tie when pinch 
hitter Ghent stepped into the batter's box. Gh- 
ent was hit by a pitch which earned her a trip 
to first base and then sophomore Sara Acosta 
bunted a single. Galindo popped a single over 
the shortstop's head, loading the bases for All- 
ACC third baseman Bree Hanafin, who drove 
a single to left field to give the Terps a walk-off 

win and a trip to the next round. 

In the next round, though, the Terps faltered, 
falling to North Carolina, 703, despite a 3-for- 
3 day by Acosta. 

Despite that loss, the Terps marched into 
the NCAA Tournament with confidence. And 
with the ACC's Pitcher of the Year in Hickey 
at their disposal, they had every right to be. The 
Terps hosted the NCAA Regional, which wel- 
comed their first round opponent East Caro- 
lina as well as Baylor and Lehigh to Robert E. 
Taylor Stadium to square off in first and second 
round action. Unfortunately for the Terps, their 
first round loss to the Pirates proved to be too 
much of a hole for them. They dropped their 
opener, then beat Lehigh the following day to 
advance in the loser's bracket, only to lose for 
the second time in as many days to a hot East 
Carolina team. 

While the Terps will bring plenty of talent 
back on their roster for the 2012 season, they'll 
have to deal with the graduation of Hickey, who 
had been the centerpiece of the roster for the 
past four seasons. Still, the Terps have plenty of 
young talent at their disposal and should once 
again be in the winning mix in the ACC. 










Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

The Terrapins men's and women's swimming Speese, among others, 

and diving programs were already in the midst As the women's program also fought for 

of their grueling 2011-2012 campaign when survival, they still enjoyed success in the pool, 

they, along with six other programs, received Their lone loss in the early season came to North 

some dreadful news. In response to the athlet- Carolina, but the Terps were able to beat N.C. 

ics department's continued battle with debt, State, Duke, UMBC, Towson, Pittsburgh, Vil- 

university president Wallace Loh announced lanova and Richmond in impressive fashion, 

that the swimming and diving programs would Led by veterans like Jessica Whelan, Ginny 

be among the eight teams to be cut by the uni- Glover, Addison Koelle and Megan Lafferty, 

versity. the Terps' women's swimming and diving team 

The news brought an appropriate response looks like it's here to stay for the 2011-2012 

by the two teams, who despite their contin- season despite the adversity they're facing, 

ued battles in the pool now found themselves Each team will have a few more chances to 

in a new battle. Both teams started "Save Our sharpen their performance before the ACC 

Sports" campaigns to protest the university's Championships in mid-February. They'll host 

decision and fight to raise the necessary funds West Virginia and Georgetown before holding 

to keep the teams alive. the Terp Invite. From there, each team will head 

Despite all that, though, the Terps still had to the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, Va., 

to go out and swim and dive. The men's team before a last chance NCAA Qualifier Tourna- 

did not have a great start to their season, drop- ment and, depending on their success, a trip to 

ping their first three matches in decisive fashion the NCAA Championships in Auburn, Ala. 

to N.C. State, Duke and North Carolina. They It remains to be seen whether one or both 

did earn wins over UMBC and Towson, before teams will be able to raise the necessary funds 

having their short winning streak snapped by to keep themselves in the pool. But either way, 

Pittsburgh in a meet that also included Villano- they'll be looking to make what could be the 

va. Through the early parts of the season, the final two months of the Terps' swimming and 

Terps have been led by Jack Clewlow, Andrew diving program count. 
Relihan, Sean Stewart, John Hauser and David 


Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

The Terrapins men's and women's tennis 
teams were tired of losing, so before the 2010 
season they brought in highly-touted coaches 
Kyle Spencer and Howard Joffe to negotiate 
the men's and women's teams' respective turn- 

While Joffe has since left his job at the helm 
of the women's team, the goals for each pro- 
gram have been reached. The men's team had 
their most successful season ever, earning their 
first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament since 
the tournament began in 1978. Led by Maros 
Horny, a Slovakia-born junior who joined the 
Terps after transferring from Baylor, and return- 
ing stars Sergio Wyss, Tommy Laine and Jesse 
Kiuru, the Terps found themselves ranked in the 
top-75 nationally for much of the season. They 
earned a win over nationally-ranked William &: 
Mary in February and earned three ACC victo- 
ries — one over No. 48 Clemson — just one year 
after going winless in conference play. 

That regular season success yielded their big- 
gest win in 22 years when the Terps knocked off 
Florida State in the ACC Championship. Led 
by singles victories by Kiuru, John Collins and 
Andy Magee, the Terps earned their first win at 
the ACC Tournament since 1989. 

That win set the Terps up for a matchup with 
No. 1 Virginia in the ACC quarterfinals where 
they ultimately fell. However, their impressive 



season earned them a No. 41 national ranking 
and a date in the NCAA Tournament. They 
knocked oft No. 29 Michigan in the first round 
of the tournament behind strong singles perfor- 
mances from Wyss and Magee, and while they 
ultimately were swept by Duke in the second 
round, the season was a rousing success. 

Similarly, the women's team had their most 
successful year in recent memory. Behind the 
play of All-ACC player Cristina Sanchez- 
Quintanar, the Terps went 13-8 and 3-8 in ■ 
ACC play and climbed their way as high as J 
No. 30 in the country. And while the Terps ^ 
were unable to advance in either the ACC 
Tournament — where they lost to Georgia 
Tech — or the NCAA Tournament — where 
they fell to Wishington — it was a huge turn- 
around for the team. Sanchez- Quintanar and 
freshman Jordaan Sanford earned invitations 
to the NCAA individual tournaments, where 
the two played as a doubles pair and Sanchez- 
Quintanar competed individually. They were 
each eliminated in the second round of the re- 
spective tournaments, but there's no doubt the 
women's program is here to stay. 

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for 
the men, who will likelv be entering their final 
season as a program in 2012 after being one of 
eight teams cut by university president Wallace 





Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

Many believed that Andrew Valmon, the 
coach of the track and field team, was a great 
coach, but that was further proven when — in 
the midst of a successful year for the Terps — 
he was named as a coach for the U.S. Olympic 

Behind the efforts of Kiani Profit and Dwight 
Barbiasz — the two Terps invited to the NCAA 
Indoor Track and Field Championships — the 
Terps enjoyed a successful indoor season. Profit 
and Barbiasz carried that success into the NCAA 
Championships, where Profit blew away her own 
school record in the pentathlon. She finished in 
a tie for second place in the multi-event. On the 
male side, Barbiasz had a similarly impressive 
showing at the NCAA Championships in Col- 
lege Station, Texas, clearing 7 feet, two-and-a- 
half inches to tie for fourth place in the men's 
high jump. He was one of seven competitors to 
clear that height but finished in fourth by virtue 
of fewer misses than other competitors. 

The Terps kept on rolling into the outdoor 
track season, where a solid campaign culmi- 
nated in the ACC Championships in Durham, 
N.C. While there, Kristen Batts took home the 

women's discus title to earn the Terps' first ever 
Outdoor Track and Field Championships indi- 
vidual title. Similarly, Barbiasz took home the 
ACC title on the men's side in the high jump. 
Batts, Barbaisz and Amina Smith all qualified 
for the NCAA preliminaries, where Barbiasz 
was the only Terp to advance to the nationals. 

Barbiasz earned All-America honors at the 
event, which was held in Des Moines, Iowa, 
with a fifth-place finish at the event. 

As the Terps prepared to enter another sea- 
son and hoped to improve the results from the 
season before, they took a serious hit when uni- 
versity president Wallace Loh announced that 
the men's track and field program was going to 
be among the eight teams cut to help augment 
the debt the athletics department is trapped 
under. Unless the team raises enough money, 
the men's program could very well be entering 
its final season for the Terps, putting the two 
programs in a unique position. Regardless of it 
being just another season for the Terps' women 
or perhaps the last season for the men's team, 
they'll be looking to continue to build on what 
has been a successful tenure under Valmon. 



Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 


A season that started with the promise or sue- mour High School All-Americans, and all but -. 

cess for coach Tim Horsmon and the volleyball two members of this year's roster are returning w 

team rapidly deteriorated into a season that the next season — including ACC All-Freshman 

Terps would just as soon forget. Adreene Elliott and talented upperclassmen ~ 

They started off the year getting swept at the Caitlin Adams and Mary Cushman. |» 

Comcast Lady Vol Classic in Knoxville, Tenn., The Terps had entered the 201 1 season with 

dropping consecutive matches to Villanova, NCAA Tournament aspirations. That didn't ^ 

Ohio and Tennessee before vaulting into their happen this year. But the rash of injuries they m 

most successful stretch of the season. dealt with throughout the course of the season, ft 

The Terps won the Maryland Invitational coupled with an overwhelmingly young roster, M 

in early September, toppling Virginia Com- helps explain some of the problems the Terps A 

monwealth, Quinnipiac and Xavier in College faced all season. 

Park. From there, they'd win six of their next 10 This marked the first season since Horsmon ~ 

matches, including an impressive 3-1 start to took over the program in 2008 that the Terps m 

their ACC slate with wins over Boston College, have not improved their record. But with an- 

N.C. State and Virginia. other year of experience for the team's talent- 

However, that Sept. 30 win over Virginia was ed young roster and the arrival of new, young 

the last time the Terps would be smiling for a talent in the fall, don't expect the Terps to be 

very long time. Their season disintegrated, and down for long. 

they would go more than six weeks without a "We were hoping we could turn the corner 

win, losing 15 consecutive matches before wrap- in ACC play, but we had a lot of youth on the 

ping up their regular season with a 3-0 win over court, and we're in a strong conference," Hor- 

Boston College in College Park. smon told The Diamondback after the season. 

But while they finished the season with a "You can't fault the players for that. They bat- 
dismal 10 wins and 22 losses, not all is lost for tied and continued to work hard, and that's the 
Horsmon and the Terps. Two commits from the makeup that's going to make us good this spring 
graduating class of 20 1 2 were named Under Ar- and ready for next year." 




Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

Thanks to a potent offensive attack led by the 
likes of Alison Campbell (89 points), Ally Beck 
(68 points) and Katie Ermakova (57 points), 
the Terrapins water polo team was able to stay 
above .500 for the majority of the 2011 sea- 
son and atop the CWPA en route to a CWPA 

The Terps' season began with a tall order, 
as they faced off with powerhouses UC Irvine 
and UC San Diego in the Triton Invitational 
in February. They were unable to defeat either 
Irvine or San Diego, but split the other two 
games against Sonoma State and Cal State East 
Bay with a win and a loss, respectively. But after 
another loss to Wagner on Feb. 19 dropped the 
Terps to 1-4 to start the year, they found their 
footing. They dominated the EC AC champion- 
ships, knocking off Marist, Princeton and Iona 
in hotly contested matches. Beck combined 
for 1 1 points in those three wins. From there, 
the Terps knocked off George Washington and 
Marist in consecutive games to improve to 7-4 
before again hitting the skids, dropping four of 
five and falling back to 8-8 overall. Soon after, 
the Terps would lose four straight to UC Irvine, 

USC, Michigan and Indiana to tall to 12-1 V 

But then the Terps truly found then- stride. 
They won six straight — over Bucknell, George 
Washington, Princeton, Harvard, Brown and 
Princeton — to gain momentum heading into 
the CWPA Eastern Championship, which is 
where their season would end. The Terps beat 
Princeton, lost to Michigan and beat Hartwick, 
7-6, to finish their season atop the CWPA with 
a 4-0 record. 

Like seven other athletic teams at the univer- 
sity, however, the water polo team received dis- 
appointing news during its offseason when uni- 
versity president Wallace Loh announced that 
the water polo team would be cut to help pull 
the athletic department out of debt. Effective 
as of June 30, 2012, the water polo team will 
either have to raise the funds to support their 
team or this will be their last season in the Ep- 
pley Natatorium. 

Regardless, the Terps still have at least one 
more season to play in spring 2012, and they'll 
make several key road trips, including three to 
California, to try to build off the success thev 
enjoyed last season. 















Article by Conor Walsh 
Athletics Section Editor 

Coach Kerry McCoy didn't shy away from starters: 133-pound Lou Ruland, 141 -pound 

lofty goals for his Terrapins wrestling team in Jon Kohler and Letts. Kohler and Letts com- 

2010-2011, and for such a decorated coach, bined for five individual AC C Championships 

why would he ? during their respective careers in College Park, 

The Terps sought to win an ACC title, go un- and their absence from the Terps' roster will be 

defeated against conference opponents, finish noticed. 

the season in the top-20 of the national rank- Despite such losses, the Terps had no trou- 

ings and place 10 wrestlers in the NCAA cham- ble starting their 2011-2012 campaign. They 

pionships. dominated the Terrapin Duals in early Novem- 

In the end, the team only placed six wrestlers ber, winning matches against Johns Hopkins, 
in the NCAA championships and dropped Bloomsburg and Franklin & Marshall with 
what turned out to be a meaningless match to ease. Asper led the Terps to a second place fin- 
Virginia Tech, but that shouldn't take away ish (out of eight programs) at the Brockport/ 
from what the Terps accomplished overall dur- Oklahoma Gold Classic. 

ing the course of the season. The Terps had no And from there, the Terps have cruised, 
shortage of impressive victories, including a win They swept the Northeast Duals against Buck- 
over highly-touted American in what's become nell, Northern Iowa and Central Michigan and 
known as the "Battle of the Beltway." knocked down American in early December 

They marched on through the rest of the sea- for the second straight season. They've carried 

son, winning an ACC title with relative ease that momentum over to wins against talented 

and sending six wrestlers to the NCAA cham- programs like Penn, West Virginia and Virgin- 

pionships. John Asper (165 pounds), Mike ia Tech and checked in at No. 13 in the country 

Letts (174 pounds) and Spencer Myers (heavy- midway through January. 

weight) all moved on to the second day of com- But remaining matches against the likes of 

petition in the NCAA championships to gar- Navy, North Carolina, Virginia, Duke and 

ner All-American honors. Because of the efforts George Mason will likely make or break the 

of those three wrestlers, the Terps were able to Terps' season. One thing's for sure, though: 

finish the season at No. 18 in the country. McCoy won't be happy unless the Terps are 

They entered the offseason with the unenvi- once again among the nation's best at the end 

able task of having to replace three graduated of the season. 





The 20 1 2 Terrapin yearbook was made possible by the contributions of the book's 

many dedicated staff members. 

Editor-in-Chief: Kara Estelle 

Kara Estelle is the editor-in-chief of The Terrapin yearbook. She is a senior English 

major and creative writing minor and will be graduating in May 2012. She was also 

the editor-in-chief of the 2010 and 201 1 Terrapin yearbooks and has worked for 

The Diamondback, The Eclipse and The Mitzpeh on campus as well. 

Managing Editor: Allyson Williams 

Allyson Williams is the managing editor for The Terrapin yearbook. Besides her 
managing editor duties, Allyson wrote the section introductions for each section 
and designed the Reflections section. She is a senior Spanish language and crimi- 
nal justice major. In addition to being managing editor of the yearbook, she is in- 
volved in many roles on campus, including President of the W.E.B. DuBois Honor 
Society and and Executive Board Member of the Black Student Union. Following 
graduation in May, Allyson will begin her professional career teaching Spanish as a 
Baltimore 2012 Corps Member for Teach for America. She loves music, spending 
time with family and friends, going to church and eating. 

Photo Editor: Pooja Deb 

Pooja is the photo editor for The Terrapin yearbook. Unless otherwise noted, 
she took all of the photographs in the Academics, Student Life, Greek Life and 
Reflections sections, as well as many miscellaneous photographs throughout the 

book. She is currently a sophomore who is undeclared. She isn't sure what ma- 
jor she's interested in but she knows that she wants to go to medical school after 
graduation. She loves to go swimming at Eppley whenever she can. 

Business Manager and Student Life Section Editor: Kara Rose 

Kara Rose is the business manager for The Terrapin yearbook. She is also the Stu- 
dent Life section editor, for which she wrote all of the articles in the Student Life 
section. Kara is a senior journalism major with a certificate in LGBT Studies. She 
is an assistant managing editor for The Diamondback, a member of Delta Gamma 
Fraternity, former president of Revolutions Dance Ensemble and was recently 
inducted into the honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. She has been published 
in the Hyattsville Life & Times, The Prince George s Sentinel and. USA Today. She 
enjoys long walks on the beach and Tl)e Wizard of Oz. 


Academics Section Editor: Hannah Bruchman 

Hannah Bruchman is the Academics section editor for I he Terrapin yearbook, tor 
which she wrote all of the articles in the Academics section. She is a senior jour- 
nalism and government and politics double major hailing horn Baltimore, Md. 
When she's not gallivanting around Europe, you can usually find 1 [annah in her 
sorority house, eating Hot Tamales and catching up on The Office. In addition to 

being The Terrapins academics editor, Hannah is also an editor of Unwind! Maga- 
zine and an active member of Delta Gamma. 

Athletics Section Editor: Conor Walsh 

Conor "Walsh is the Athletics section editor for The Terrapin yearbook, for which 
he wrote all of the articles in the Athletics section. He is a senior in the Philip 
Merrill College of Journalism and is originally from suburban Boston. In addi- 
tion to The Terrapin yearbook, he is a senior staff writer for the sports page of Tf)e 
Diamondback. While at T})e Diamondback, he has covered a wide range of sports 
teams and spent his senior year covering the football and men's basketball teams. 

Greek Life Section Editor: Katie Clarke 

Katie Clarke is the Greek Life section editor, for which she wrote all of the ar- 
ticles in the Greek Life section. Katie is a sophomore government and politics and 
Spanish double major. Apart from working for the yearbook, she enjoys watching 
lacrosse and reading historical fiction novels. Katie is also a member of the Beta 
Sigma chapter of Delta Gamma fraternity. When she is not spending time with 
her sisters, Katie works with the Honors Student Programming Council to plan 
philanthropic and social events for the Honors community. 

Reflections Section Editor: Sarah Siguenza 

Sarah Siguenza is the Reflections section editor for The Terrapin yearbook, for 
which she wrote all of the articles in the Reflections section (with the exception of 
the quick facts and Then vs. Now list). She is a sophomore journalism and govern- 
ment double major, with hopes of becoming the next Anderson Cooper. When 
she is not busy with journalism — which is rare — she enjoys dancing and is a mem- 
ber of the Revolutions Dance Ensemble. So You Think You Can Dance is easily 
her favorite show, but football is a close second. Though they tend to disappoint, 
Sarah is an avid Redskins fan and swears that one day her loyalty will pay off. As a 
child of two University of Maryland alumni, she grew up loving the University of 
Maryland and now has a slight obsession with her school. 

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Copy Editor: Kathleen Caporoso 

Kathleen Caporoso is a copy editor for The Terrapin yearbook. She is a sophomore 
finance and marketing major at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. She en- 
joys working on the yearbook as a nice break from her business studies. Kathleen is 
Vice President of Member Recruitment for her sorority, Alpha Phi, and she is also 
a campus tour guide for Maryland Images. After college, Kathleen hopes to move 
to Hoboken, N.J., and work for a commercial real estate firm in New York City. 

Copy Editor: Peanna Martino 

Deanna is a copy editor for The Terrapin yearbook. She is a sophomore journal- 
ism major and a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She hopes to write for a major 

magazine after she graduates. 

Copy Editor: Nancy Pham 

Nancy is a copy editor for The Terrapin yearbook. 

Nancy is an observer, a thinker and a thrifter. 

She can keep your secrets and make you smile. 

Nancy is a senior journalism major and co-editor-in-chief of The PublicAsian. 

Copy Editor: Stephanie Weaver 

Stephanie Weaver is a copy editor for The Terrapin yearbook. She is a senior print 
journalism major from Western Maryland. She has interned at The Republican, The 
Cumberland Times-News, American Journalism Review and USA Today. On cam- 
pus, she has worked for Unwind!, The Mitzpeh and The Diamondback. Aside from 
journalism, she enjoys road trips, country music, chocolate and Twitter. 


Sports Photographer: Richard Ireland 

Richard is the sports photographer for The Terrapin yearbook. In addition to 

taking all of the sports photographs in the book, he contributed all study abroad 

photographs and other various pictures for the Student Life and (neck Life sec 

tions (when noted). He is a senior and will graduate with a bachelor's degree in 

history. He will go on to complete his Master's in Education here at the I nivei sit\ 

of Maryland so that he can eventually teach. Richard says that he is truly blessed 

and thankful for his photography skills and he hopes that his work will inspire 

others. When Richard is not taking pictures you can find him at basketball games 

cheering on the team or hanging out with friends. 

God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son 
Jesus into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real 

love. 1 John 4:9-10 

Greek Life Section Designer: Jennifer Loya 

Jennifer Loya is the Greek Life Section Designer for The Terrapin yearbook and 
designed the entire Greek Life section. She is a senior psychology major graduat- 
ing in Spring 2012. Aside from working on the yearbook, she is also an undergrad- 
uate research assistant in the CAPER lab, an undergraduate teaching assistant for 
PSYC433 (Basic Helping Skills) and a member of Alpha Chi Sigma. She enjoys 
listening to music, reading, doodling and watching movies. 

Cartoonist: Alia Mahmud 

Alia Mahmud contributed the "A Story to Tell" cartoon used throughout the 
book, featuring Testudo reading, writing and speaking. 

About the Book: 

The 201 2 Terrapin 

Theme: A Story to Tell 
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