TU by the numbers
A spring 2006 statistical snapshot
This semester's enrollment data provide insights into TU's varied student body: who they are, where they're from and why they're here. [more]
So they said...
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together
go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791
Give blood, save lives
Donors, volunteers needed for Spring Blood Drive
What? TU's Spring Blood Drive, an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to help the American Red Cross replenish its supplies.
Volunteers are needed for one- to two-hour shifts at the Blood Drive
registration table and/or canteen.
When? Mon., Apr. 10, 8 a.m.–2 pm.; Tues., Apr. 11, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.;
and Wed., Apr. 12, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
University Union's Chesapeake Rooms (third floor)
How? To schedule a donation or to volunteer, call Gail Price, x46017.
You can also register outside the Union's Susquehanna Dining Hall.
Walk-ins are always welcome.
TU in the news
Md. jobless rate dips to 3.5%
The Sun, March 30
Reporter Jamie Smith Hopkins consulted John Hopkins, RESI, about the state's 3.5 percent unemployment rate, the lowest since the economic boom times of 2000. "I think we've returned to the tight labor market conditions of the late '90s and into 2000, but hiring is off a little bit," Hopkins said. "I think [it] isn't attaining its potential based on the lack of available workers." He added that companies are not hiring "as indiscriminately" as they did in the late 1990s.
Good Morning America
ABC News, March 29
Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, discussed the appointment of Joshua Bolten as President Bush's new chief of staff with ABC reporter Claire Shipman. Kumar also shared her views on the Bolten appointment with The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and American Urban Radio Networks. She was quoted by Deb Reichmann in an AP story,"Tough choices ahead for Bush's new chief of staff," which appeared Apr. 3 in 38 media outlets.
Md. lawmakers Fear Electric Rate Backlash
Forbes.com, March 24
AP reporter Tom Stuckey spoke to Donn Worgs, Department of Political Science, about his views on possible political fallout from the Democratic-dominated state legislature's 1999 deregulation of the electricity market and BGE's planned 72 percent rate increase. "It could go either way, but it could cause some harm to the governor," Worgs said. "It's easy to say that the governor is in charge and it's his responsibility." Ten additional media outlets picked up the story.