Five questions for ... Jennifer Scott
Project ASTRO to partner astronomers with city schools
Project ASTRO co-coordinator Jennifer Scott says the education outreach program will partner TU faculty, other space-science professionals and amateur astronomers with Baltimore city middle school science classes. [more]
Give it a tri
Summer trimester undergraduate tuition cost and fees to cap at nine units
Spouses and dependents of TU faculty and staff, many who qualify for tuition remission on their first eight units of study, will benefit further from a cap on undergraduate tuition and fees for all units beyond the ninth unit when they enroll at TU this summer. [more]
Make your voice heard
If you took the poll, participate in Saturday's polling event
Randomly selected faculty and staff who took the online Towson University Deliberative Poll on the role of a growing metropolitan university
What? Deliberative Polling Event
Where? Stephens Hall
When? Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Why? Explore and deliberate over issues raised in the survey regarding TU's growth and role as a metropolitan university. Have your ideas and opinions about TU heard by President Caret, Provost Clements, Vice President Moriarty, members of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, officials from the Baltimore County Government and other key policy makers.
How? Call the Department of Political Science office, x42958 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Participants will be sent a packet of information before the event. Participants will also receive a $20 gift certificate redeemable at the University Store.
TU in the news
Modest housing defies slump
The Sun, May 8
Business reporter Jamie Smith Hopkins spoke with Daraius Irani, director of applied economics at RESI, about the surge in sales for less expensive homes—those priced between $120,000 and $249,999. "Some home prices [in the $500,000-plus market] got so over-speculated and overvalued, there's nothing but movement down for them. Below the $250 [thousand] mark, it's hard for prices to soften up too much more."
Graduates can stay on insurance until age 25
The Sun, May 2
National reporter Bradley Olson interviewed TU seniors Jenny Haley and Allison Burns for a story on a Maryland law that went into effect this year, which guarantees students the right to stay on their parents' health insurance until they turn 25. Haley, 21, said without the law passed by the General Assembly last year, she probably would have been cut off next year.
Getting specific on a banner day
Houston Chronicle , May 1
Political columnist Julie Mason spoke with Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, about
the White House press office's spin five years after a banner reading "Mission Accomplished" hung behind President Bush during a speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln ."The scene was set in a way that would capture people's attention, and it did," said Kumar. "The mission, as the public saw it, was certainly not 'accomplished.' "