Remembering Hoke

Hoke LaFollette Smith was, at first glance, a study in contradictions... [more]

Towson University Faculty/Staff News . March 31, 2004



They're baaack (almost)
TU preparing for late-spring cicada invasion
In just a few weeks TU's campus will become party central for tens of millions of big, boisterous bugs.They're periodical cicadas (Brood X), last seen here in 1987 when they reached populations as large as 100,000 per acre. This year's brood is expected to...[more...]

Battle of the beasts
Tigers to meet Wildcats in CAA lacrosse schedule opener
They may not be quite as deadly as their feline namesake, but the number 15-ranked Tiger men's lacrosse team is preparing to stalk the Wildcats of Villanova University on Saturday, April 3, in their Colonial Athletic League schedule opener...[more...]

Recent Media Highlights
Hoke L. Smith: 1931-2004

'Mr. Towson University' enriched the institution

The Sun, March 28 

Sheridan Lyons wrote, "Dr. Smith drew praise from educators and politicians for his ardent support of the university, which also played a part in his being replaced in 2001." President Robert L. Caret remembered Smith as a "friend and mentor...who used to talk to me about the human side of leadership, that these were real people with real lives and real ups and downs." Among the media noting Smith's death wereThe Washington Post, Towson Times, The Daily Record, WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV and WMAR-TV.

Ehrlich Record on Ethics Issues Criticized

The Washington Post , March 22  

Staff writer Lori Montgomery spoke to Richard Vatz, Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies, about criticism being leveled at Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s fund-raising activities, particularly nonprofit organizations set up to solicit cash from anonymous donors. Vatz defended the governor's integrity, saying all politicians are subject to allegations of impropriety because "conflict of interest is inherent in politics when there's money around."    

A model for enrichment

Unison, a special advertising section of The Sun, March 5  

Contributing writer Jannette J. Witmyer's feature about TU's African-American Cultural Center identified it as a "rising star among the area's many highly respected cultural institutions." Camille Clay, TU assistant vice president for diversity, credited director Yvonne Hardy-Phillips '80 with breathing new life into the center with meaningful experiences for students, including programs designed to support academic and professional goals and provide cultural enlightenment.

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