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MICA, Payscale, and more about statistical sampling than you want to know

April 1, 2014
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MICA, Payscale, and more about statistical sampling than you want to know

MICA’s media spokesman has been working hard to counter a Payscale.com survey, mentioned last week in The Atlantic, that found MICA to be one of the least cost-effective colleges in the country. City Paper had some fun with it as well, comparing the Payscale-derived annual projected income of MICA grads to both high school grads in...
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But really: do what you love

March 27, 2014
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But really: do what you love

Well here’s some food for thought from PayScale (via The Atlantic). It’s a list of the least valuable universities, by degree. MICA comes in 10th (from the bottom) with a 20-year earning potential of minus $34,200. If the average MICA graduate faces two decades in which the value of their degree, compared to not...
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MICA’s Fred Lazarus: This Union Thing is Moving Too Fast

March 25, 2014
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MICA’s Fred Lazarus: This Union Thing is Moving Too Fast

It is universally acknowledged that whenever a group of workers try to form or join a labor union, a group of bosses will do whatever is in their power to dissuade them. This is understandable, from the managers’ point of view. Squeezed by budget and time constraints on one side, productivity and regulatory demands...
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Joe Squared plans to open two new restaurants, including a barbecue place

June 28, 2013
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Joe Squared plans to open two new restaurants, including a barbecue place

Joe Edwardsen, the owner of Joe Squared Pizza, an anchor for the Station North Arts and Entertainment District at the corner of Howard St. and North Avenue, told City Paper that he will be opening two new restaurants at the old Centre Theater at 10 E. North Avenue, including a barbecue place. Charlie Duff,...
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Semifinalists for Sondheim Artscape Prize Announced

February 22, 2012
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Semifinalists for Sondheim Artscape Prize Announced

The Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, which awards $25,000 to an up-and-coming visual artist or visual-artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore area, has announced its semifinalists. The list of more 40 semifinalists will be whittled down to about six finalists who will have their work displayed in the Alvin and...
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GMO-Right to Know . . . and “Soap-Foaming Firetruck”!

October 12, 2011
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GMO-Right to Know . . . and “Soap-Foaming Firetruck”!

A foam-shooting fire truck will buttress the arguments of pure food advocates Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Maryland Institute College of Art, according to a press release from the organizers of a 313-mile “march” and rally calling for the labeling of genetically-modified foods. “It was great to talk to you today. The Right2Know March...
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MICA Buys Globe Poster Company

February 23, 2011
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MICA Buys Globe Poster Company

The @baltimoreprints Twitter feed alerted us this afternoon to news that many music nerds, graphic design heads, and printmakers have been waiting and hoping to hear: BREAKING NEWS: MICA will be purchasing the Baltimore Globe Poster collection. Preservation through production. So very exciting. Please RT. Globe Poster, known far beyond Baltimore for its letterpress...
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“The Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary,” Freedom Riders, and other screenings

February 3, 2011
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“The Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary,” Freedom Riders, and other screenings

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future screens “The Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary,” the product of a class led by MICA faculty member Hugh Pocock, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in Sheldon Hall on the east Baltimore campus; it’s showing with “Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming?”....
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First Glimpses of Baltimore: Open City Online

January 13, 2011
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First Glimpses of Baltimore: Open City Online

Since mid-December the Baltimore: Open City site has delivered a steady stream of thoughtful ideas and discussion about urban development, planning, and renewal–particularly as they pertain to Baltimore. The site is the outgrowth of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS), in preparation for the interactive exhibition Baltimore: Open City slated...
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MICA Art Walk and Commencement Exhibition, through May 18

May 15, 2009
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MICA Art Walk and Commencement Exhibition, through May 18

Cathren Kull First off: To the entire 2009 graduating class of MICA, across all departments —animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, environmental design, fiber, general fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interaction design and art, interdisciplinary sculpture, painting, photography, post-baccalaureate certificate in fine arts, printmaking, video and film—please note that four hours of standing...
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MICA Faulty Exhibition Reception

October 2, 2008
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It’s an expectedly hit or miss showcase of works, but the reception for MICA’s annual Faculty Exhibition is today, Thursday, Oct. 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pinkard, Meyerhoff, and Decker galleries. Some of the faculty pieces are very familiar–Don Cooks’s Emily Dickinson-inspired architectural views, Mina Cheon’s dresses, Raoul Middleman portrait studies–but there’s still...
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Local Art: Openings Aug. 22 and 23

August 22, 2008
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Local Art: Openings Aug. 22 and 23

Sabbatical Exhibition Decker Gallery, Fox Building, 1303 Mount Royal Ave. Aug. 22-Sept. 7 Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5, 5-7 p.m. The Maryland Institute College of Art starts off its fall 2008 exhibition schedule with an annual trio of shows featuring the works of students, faculty, and faculty returning to the fold. The Foundation and Faculty...
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