TU commits to climate-neutral campus

President Robert L. Caret is one of 398 American college and university presidents who have enlisted their campuses in the fight against global warming in the 21st century. [more]

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5 questions for  . . .  Debbie Seeberger

TU launches 'transformative' diversity initiative

The special assistant to the president for diversity and equal opportunity explains how the soon-to-launch Reflective Process for Diversity will profoundly alter the university. [more]

So they said . . .

“To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin with my birth.

Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps."

Elie Wiesel, 1928-

Pass that pigskin!

Tigers, Blue Hens run relay to raise money for Special Olympics

What? Second Pigskin Pass, in which student-athletes from TU and the University of Delaware run a 58-mile relay race between Delaware Stadium and Johnny Unitas® Stadium to raise money for each school's Special Olympics chapter

When? Saturday, September 22

Where? The relay ends when TU runners deliver a special game ball before the kickoff of the annual TU-Delaware game, slated for at 7 p.m. at Unitas Stadium.

Why? The longtime rivals are competing to see which team

can raise the most money for Special Olympics. Last year they collected nearly $13,000.

How? To sponsor a TU runner, go to or send a check payable to 'Special Olympics Maryland' to Special Olympics Maryland, 513 Progress Dr., Linthicum, MD 21090. Individuals contributing $58 or more qualify for a commemorative T-shirt.

TU in the news

Deterring underage drinkers

The Sun, September 18

Josh Mitchell consulted several sources in a story pegged to Baltimore County's efforts to have bars and liquor stores install electronic scanners that can spot fake or doctored driver's licenses used by underage drinkers. Jana Varwig, TU associate vice president for Student Affairs, told him that increased citations for alcohol use or possession on campus are attributable to a larger student population, more freshman living on campus and stepped-up enforcement.

It's a tough job, and Tony Snow opts to let someone else do it

The Christian Science Monitor, September 17

Linda Feldmann spoke to Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, about White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's decision to step down after 16 months. Kumar explained that the Bush press operation isn't losing significance as his presidency winds down. "It's an important job right down to the end," she said. "People may be focused on who's next, but the reality is that it's the incumbent who's making the decisions."

An emerging strategy

The Daily Record, September 10

Andy Rosen asked Babu Baradwai, Department of Finance, for his thoughts on T. Rowe Price Group Inc.'s new Africa & Middle East Fund. Baradwai said a mutual fund, which has the benefit of its management's knowledge of the region, could be a good way to get into the untapped markets of the Middle East and Africa. He noted that the areas still carry a high degree of risk, but a fund might be less risky than an individual investment.


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