State university leaders in Maryland, in what they call a quest to expand college access to students across the state, are working to reverse an October decision by the Maryland Higher Education Commission that quashed an online doctoral program because it duplicated a face-to-face program at the historically black Morgan State University, reports the Baltimore Sun. The higher-education panel barred the University of Maryland from offering the program for community college administrators to in-state students, instead giving Morgan two years to add an online component to its program. The decision left the University of Maryland in the position of...

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