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Student Profile: Kofie Yeboah Launches Acclaimed College Sports Blog

Kofie Yeboah, a junior broadcast journalism major and Media Scholar alum, is the founder of acclaimed sports blog, The Left Bench
His freshman year, Kofie Yeboah was tired of writing about college sports. He and his friends sought an outlet to write about sports without being boxed into a specific category. Their idea evolved into the award-winning blog The Left Bench.


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Scholars Conference to Highlight Exceptional Capstone Projects

Scholars students present capstone projects during the 2015 College Park Scholars Academic Showcase
As a freshman in the Scholars Science, Technology and Society program, Ananth Srivatsan was awed by his classmates’ capstone projects – one that examined the science of an NBA jump-shot, another that explored Bitcoin’s effect on the economy, and dozens more that kept him thinking.



On Getting Trashed

For the first time in its 21-year history, College Park Scholars has chosen a theme for the academic year, the goal being to provide students in all 12 of our programs with a shared intellectual experience.


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Environmental Activism Panel Urges Students to Get Involved Now

Sacoby Wilson, assistant professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, talks with students about environmental justice on October 21 during “Environmental Activism: Justice, Media & Zero Waste” panel discussion.
College Park Scholars hosted “Environmental Activism: Justice, Media & Zero Waste”, a panel discussion featuring distinguished names in the field of environmental studies and waste management on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.


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No Stupid Questions: What You Didn’t Know About Assistant Director Jess Wilke

Born and raised in Iowa, Life Sciences Assistant Director Jess Wilke knew from her time at a small private college that she wanted to help others learn their potential.


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Trash Dance: An Evening with Allison Orr on November 9

Allison Orr will join College Park Scholars on November 9 to discuss her experience using choreography and dance to showcase sanitation workers’ daily routines in the documentary “Trash Dance”.
College Park Scholars will host choreographer Allison Orr as she shares her experience using dance to showcase sanitation workers’ daily routines, a project captured in the award-winning documentary “Trash Dance,” directed by Andrew Garrison, on November 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cambridge Community Center.



Scholars Awards the Citation Class of 2015

Tri-Star Award winner Errin Saunders with Life Sciences Director Reid Compton and Assistant Director Jess Wilke during the College Park Scholars Citation Awards Ceremony on October 2.
Members of the Scholars community gathered in Oakland Hall to celebrate the College Park Scholars Citation Class of 2015 award winners on October 2.



Scholars Help Launch Sustainable Tailgating Effort On Campus

Classmates Matthew Reilly and Teresa Kent launched the project for Sustainable Tailgating after receiving a $2,130 grant from university’s Office of Sustainability. Sustainable Tailgating is a program designed to help reduce the amount of recyclables thrown into the landfill stream.


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Scholars Partners with Maryland LEAD to Create the Terrapin Leadership Institute

Maryland LEAD, a campus organization that empowers students to fulfill their capacity as leaders is bringing their Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI) program to College Park Scholars. TLI’s mission is to help students create positive social change in the community and beyond with a free five week leadership workshop series.



Scholars Trash Talks Begin September 30

Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, will share how a cleaner, greener infrastructure can help move Americans out of poverty on September 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the Colony Ballroom.
College Park Scholars will kick off “Trash Talks”, a speaker and film series associated with its annual theme, Trash: The Problem of Waste in Our Lives and World, on September 30.  Scholars will host Majora Carter, a MacArthur and Peabody Award-winning urban revitalization strategist who will address how a cleaner, greener infrastructure can help move people out of poverty.


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Scholars Launches “Trash” Theme for New Year

College Park Scholars will implement an annual theme this school year focusing on the issue of waste.

Trash: The Problem of Waste in Our Lives and World will offer a universal subject to compliment the academic theme of each Scholars program and provide a common area of inquiry for the community.


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