Matthew H. King, a second-year student in the UB College of Public Affairs' Masters in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship program, submitted the winning proposal - a multi-phase community reinvestment project designed to bring new residential and commercial properties to Harlem Park and other historically underfunded communities in Baltimore - for UB's second annual "Pitch for a Million" real estate development competition.
The University of Baltimore's second annual "Pitch for a Million" real estate development competition, exclusively for UB students and alumni, will take place on Sept. 17 in a virtual environment. The competition, which challenges participants to envision the development of residential, commercial, green space and more, all within the City of Baltimore, features the chance for up to $1 million in Line of Credit to start the project.
Phillip Korb, associate professor of accounting and the chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, and Kathryn Demarest, a lecturer in accounting in the school, offer their analysis of Maryland's tax system for retirees in the latest edition of The Merrick Exchange. While they see certain tax benefits for retirees who live in the state, overall the system is insufficient in promoting fairness across all tax categories.
In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, Kalyan Singhal, the McCurdy Professor of Operations Management in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, urges colleges and universities to embrace online learning as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives.
For some University of Baltimore students and alumni, those are the top questions as we enter the sixth month of the global COVID-19 pandemic. But for many, the planning, the networking, the moving forward each and every day, continues unabated. The crisis may have affected their overall game plan, but the determination to get started on a career, or forge ahead on a job path they've already begun - this is the reality in 2020.