February 12th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Hundreds of students from Maryland's community and independent colleges rallied in Annapolis and lobbied legislators Thursday to avert cuts in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed higher education spending. The Baltimore Sun reports that students from Maryland's 16 community colleges, 14 private institutions of higher learning and one public university fanned out across the capital to buttonhole legislators and tell their stories. The lobbying effort was organized by the Maryland Independent College and University Association, the Maryland Association of Community Colleges and Morgan State University.