Living Her Values

One of Kate Tracy’s longest-standing and most important descriptors is “Maxine Tracy in a different form,” laughs Tracy. “A feistier version of my grandmother.” She’s honoring Maxine with an endowment in her name to UMBC’s Women’s Center.

Photo Essay: Celebrating Campus Sustainers

While the pandemic required most of our community to adjust to virtual life at home, other Retrievers worked tirelessly on campus to keep UMBC running.

Vaccine Victories

Nothing showcases the Retriever spirit more than the many hundreds of volunteer hours put in to assist in the region-wide vaccination challenge.

Caring for Each Other—and Ourselves

Many caregivers in our community—whether they’re caring for children, providing assistance for aging parents, or balancing life with chronic illness—are turning to each other and resources offered by UMBC for support.

We Have 2021 Vision

We look forward to 2021 and beyond, we share a common hope, to once again be in community with one another.

A Semester Like No Other

The first half of UMBC’s academic year looked different from years past, but Retriever pride remained steady as the community pulled together.

Call & Response

In a recent essay, President Hrabowski notes, “In difficult times, we come to know who we are.” Never has that been more true than this year or at this point in our nation’s history.

Research Under the Same Roof

COVID-19 allowed this mother/daughter research pair to see how their areas of expertise overlapped.

2019 student mosaic by Marlayna Demond '11.

Building Community, Block By Block

Campus programs are finding creative ways to encourage connectedness online, relying on equal parts vulnerability and light-hearted fun as the foundational building blocks.

There’s No Such Thing As Small Politics

Retrievers are participating in politics on all levels—students as engaged citizens, professionals protecting our census data, artists illustrating complex ideas, and more.

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