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Karen Shih ’09

Karen Shih has come full circle from her toddler days, when she lived with her parents in University of Maryland graduate housing. She's written for a variety of schools, including Brandeis University, Tufts University and Perkins School for the Blind, and she's always ready to cover the next great food or animal story.


A woman lounges with cats at Crumbs & Whiskers

A Tail of Success

Alum’s Popular ‘Cat Cafés’ in D.C., Hollywood Draw Celebrities While Saving Kitties

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Psyche Williams-Forson portrait, with "Eating While Black" book cover

No Appetite for Racist Stereotypes

In New Book, Professor Chews Over the Consequences of Food Shaming

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Collage of Bernice Sandler photo and other archival Title IX images

The Godmother of Title IX

Bernice Sandler Ed.D. ’69 Was the Force Behind the Seminal Law Passed 50 Years Ago This Week

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Paul and Kelly Kolankowski on McKeldin Mall

Terp After Terp (After Terp After Terp After Terp)

Five-Generation UMD Family Looks Back on Long Legacy

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Shelves of Brita filters, desk lamps, mugs, etc.

Residence Hall Essentials Get New Lease on Life at Campus ‘ReStore’

Students Can Donate Gently Used Appliances, Accessories to Benefit Other Terps

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Student pets two dogs

Five Ways to De-stress During Finals Week

Try Cuddling Canines, Mindful Meditating or Picking Up a Paintbrush

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Dean Chang, Christina Hnatov and Brooke Smith sit in the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship office

A Peek Inside … The Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office

In Airy Shared Space, Creativity and Collaboration Flourish

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Man pulls cart across McKeldin Mall as part of Maryland Day setup

What It Takes: Maryland Day

UMD’s Biggest Event of the Year Is Back With Baby Farm Animals, Star Terp Athletes, Giveaways and Games Galore

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yearbook photo of Janet Weidemann Crampton ’37

Circumventing Curfew and Chemistry Woes in 1930s College Park

106-Year-Old Alum Shares Favorite UMD Memories

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Robert Klemko wears bulletproof vest, press credentials in Ukraine

‘I Came to Write About Everyday People Whose Lives Are Embroiled in This War’

Amid Checkpoint Scares and a Visit to a Makeshift Morgue, Journalism Alum Reports From Ukraine

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Collage of Fawn Grove tomatoes can label and archival photos of canning

Book Pulls the Lid Off Canned Food’s History

Cupboard Staple’s Impact Goes Beyond the Dinner Table

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Collage of 10 Do Good Challenges participants

A Decade of Do Good Times

Student Competition Changed the Lives of Its Veterans—and Transformed Their Ventures

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