A rendering of the planned 21,000-square-foot addition to and renovation of Mount St. Mary's University's Coad Science Building.

Mount St. Mary's University will receive $4 million in federal workforce development funds to use on a planned renovation and addition for its science center.

The university's Coad Science Building was built in 1964 and has "outgrown the existing space" it has available, Mount officials wrote in a news release Wednesday.

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Jillian Atelsek covers education for The Frederick News-Post. She grew up near Woodsboro, attended Walkersville High School and graduated from the University of Maryland in 2020 with degrees in journalism and history.

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Money well spent.


The omnibus bill has over 7500 earmarks (pork) totaling about $16 billion. Get rid of pork!


We're nearly at our debt ceiling. There is a risk of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts. but we've got millions to throw around at private colleges. [angry]


Four million, in addition to Frederick County government getting $1.8 million, and Hood College another million as part of the omnibus.

Just imagine these amounts of money being spent within other Maryland jurisdictions and multiple it within each individual state. All from the omnibus spending bill. All deficits spending, which future generations will be paying interest on. Thirty-one (31) trillion dollar US deficit and counting. The US taxpayer should be outraged. This can not continue and will eventually catch up. US inflation rat 7.5%, with predictions of a recession. Retirement funds lost average 10-15%. Social Security predicted having to reduce benefits in 2034 becoming insolvent. I guess politicians will just pass another deficit spending bill?


Social Security is looking to be gutted by Republicans in Congress, the retirement age increased.

There is always pork in bills, most of it going to the Red Welfare States.

Rather tax dollars go to schools and infrastructure than Wars for Oil or Tax Breaks for Billionaires which is also on the Republican House Agenda, both which exploded the deficit.


All politics are corrupt. Unfortunately, the system mandates all politicians focus on how they can get re-elected. This is why we need term limits. There will be H to pay when and if politicians attempt to eliminate Social Security. I’m for attempting to change it to bring to solvency, such as including options for 401 plans, with independent oversight & regulations, excluding government.

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