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Friday Aug 29 | The Baltimore Sun

'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader

Baltimore children's book author Elisabeth Dahl used to walk two or three miles just so she could hang out at the Library of Congress , reveling in the Paris Opera House style-architecture, the 23-karat gold-plated dome and the breathtakingly extensive archives that includes the personal papers of Thomas Jefferson.


Related Topix: Libraries, US News, US Supreme Court, Blog News, Entertainment

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Baltimore author feels 'A Peace of Poetry' on her heart

She felt a tugging on her heartstrings and was compelled to write. Thus began the journey of author Tammy Drayton, who just released her first book entitled, 'A Peace of Poetry'.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Towson University quietly ditches Common Application

Late summer musings: After an application season plagued by Common Application mismanagement and technical glitches, a new admissions cycle has started, and with little fanfare, Towson University , which had been a member of the Common Application, is back to using its own application and its own application only.


Related Topix: Tulane University

The Washington Post

Teen tapped for U-Md. Board of Regents seat

Raaheela Ahmed, the teenager who nearly defeated Verjeana Jacobs, the then-chairman of the Prince George's County Board of Education two years ago, has been selected by Gov. Martin O'Malley to serve a one-year term as the student member on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.


Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, College Park, MD, Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Family, Teenagers

Tue Aug 26, 2014

H.S. football: Rashan Gary's transfer to Paramus Catholic challenged

Paramus Catholic president Jim Vail vehemently refuted that defensive lineman Rashan Gary was recruited by coaches when he transferred from Scotch Plains-Fanwood to Paramus Catholic last May. Gary, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound junior, is a top-rated recruit in the nation for the Class of 2016, according to


Related Topix: Fanwood, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Sterling Shuman Joins Shore Bank Baltimore LPO as Senior Credit Officer

Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. , the holding company for The Bank of Hampton Roads and Shore Bank , today announced that Sterling E. Shuman, Jr. has joined Shore's Loan Production Office in Baltimore as Senior Credit Officer.


Related Topix: Loyola College

The Towerlight

Pedestrian bridge connecting West Village, main campus opens

The Towson community now has a new and safer way to cross Osler Drive when traveling between West Village and the main campus.


Related Topix: Towson, MD

The Indian Express

Mardistan: Four men talk about masculinity in Harjant Gill's film

A frequently asked question leaves filmmaker Harjant Gill fumbling. An Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Towson University in Maryland, USA, he often finds himself standing in front of a frowning face that wants to know, "What is wrong with Indian men, why are they raping their women?" To give an answer, one would have to wade through a ... (more)


Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Towerlight

Survival Guide: Words of Wisdom

There's no better way to introduce new students to campus than by getting advice from students, faculty and staff who have been on campus for several years.


The Baltimore Sun

HCC officials concerned over lack of reimbursement for tuition waivers

Harford Community College lost nearly half a million dollars in revenue during the prior fiscal year because of tuition waivers community colleges across the state are required to grant.


Related Topix: Harford County, MD, Cecil County, MD, Towson, MD, Joppa, MD, Education

The Baltimore Sun

New Harford teachers get ready at William Paca/Old Post Road

Lindsey Pritchett is a product of Harford County , having attended local elementary, middle and high schools, as well as college.


Related Topix: Harford County, MD, Education Etc., Abingdon, MD, Forest Hill, MD, Bel Air, MD

The Towerlight

Ferguson, Knowing your rights at Towson

When I was sitting down this summer with previous Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Bauer-Wolf to judge Baltimore Student Media's annual high school journalism awards, a particular story stood out to me.


Related Topix: Towson, MD, Journalism, Baltimore County, MD

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Record

2014 Innovator of the Year winners announced

The Daily Record announced Thursday its 2014 Innovators of the Year, celebrating Marylanders and Maryland-based companies for their innovative spirit.


Related Topix: Baltimore, MD

ABC2 Maryland

Current Towson president takes leave of abscense

ADELPHI, Md: - University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan has appointed Tim Chandler acting president of Towson University, effective Thursday.


Related Topix: Adelphi, MD

Wed Aug 20, 2014

USA Today

Obama makes himself more available

We're seeing more and more of President Obama. Obama, once reticent about taking questions, has made himself more available in recent weeks Obama makes himself more available to reporters We're seeing more and more of President Obama.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Two River Times

8/19 - Middletown Promotes Officer, Hires Another

Sgt. Kevin Gardiner and newly hired officer Thomas Foster took their oaths of office during a township committee meeting on Monday.


Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, US Marine Corps, Hampton, NJ

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Would drilling hurt Md. tourism? Report unclear

Critics of hydraulic fracturing say a state-funded study of the potential economic impact of shale gas drilling in far western Maryland fails to address what they consider the key issue of tourism.


Related Topix: Frostburg, MD, Garrett County, MD

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Star

USCA freshmen arrive on campus

STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT USC Aiken freshmen roommates Alexis Ware and Jackie Wyant are excited about starting college, but Ware will miss her sister, Jenna, 2. Columbia residents Dylan Anderson and Aaron Carr joined nearly 300 other freshmen at USC Aiken on Saturday moving into Pacer Commons - the residence hall aimed at first-year students.


Related Topix: University of South Carolina Aiken, Kingstree, SC

Tue Aug 12, 2014


Nyack Sketch Log: D.S.Z. Barbers

Through marriage, barbers Diane and Steve Zuccato combine two families with over 170 years of hair cutting history.


Related Topix: Nyack, NY, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, White Plains, NY, Yonkers, NY

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Business Journal

SECU Arena launches Towson basketball ticket sales, revenue through the rafters

Towson University's athletics department saw a 50 percent increase in total revenue last year and is positioning itself to build on that growth.