Hood College announced a multi-million-dollar gift on Friday that will establish a new school for its health programs.

The Ruth Whitaker Holmes School of Behavioral and Health Sciences will soon encompass a variety of the college’s existing graduate and undergraduate degrees, including nursing, counseling, psychology, nutrition, social work, sociology and public health.

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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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If Hood College wants to really make a difference, America sorely needs a school of Homeopathic Medicine. This could also support a great Chemistry Department. Americans spend so much time going to doctors because known methods of health are not promoted, but ill health is. Another American issue is lack of knowledge in Podiatry: scarcely one in a hundred Americans own a decent pair of shoes. America is failing in education that improves function.

Greg F

Homeopathic "medicines" are not medicines. It is not uncommon for these pseudo-remedy ideals to already have been placed on the scrap heaps at respectable universities. http://www.dcscience.net/2008/08/27/university-abandons-homeopathy-degree/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulation_and_prevalence_of_homeopathy

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