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BTN LiveBIG: Terps take can-do attitude toward doing good

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. A person’s college years are typically thought of as a time of personal exploration and experimentation, and rightly so. But a corollary of that impression is that most people don’t expect college students to make a big impact on the world until well after graduation, when they’ve truly “found themselves.” At the University of Maryland, students have turned that notion on its

BTN LiveBIG: Maryland professor, students start movement to free imprisoned journalists worldwide

In the eyes of Dana Priest, longtime reporter for the Washington Post and journalism professor at the University of Maryland, endangered species aren’t limited to the animal kingdom. She believes journalists around the world are falling victim to predatory forces capable of causing their extinction, too. With that in mind, Priest set out to enlighten her students about the world’s growing number of imprisoned reporters by giving them an assignment in her “Journalism in Peril” course last fall. “I was thinking very hard of ways to teach a number of things at the same time,” Priest says. “How do I