Straight talk about campus crime

In his talks to students’ parents, Col. Bernard Gerst involves moms and dads in a game he calls “as long as.” But it’s really a lesson about the need to take personal responsibility. more

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5 Questions for ... Angie Brickhouse

Chair, Towson University Staff Council (TUSC)

She may be alumni volunteer coordinator for TU's Alumni Relations office, but these days Brickhouse also devotes a considerable amount of her time to advancing the interests of TU’s exempt and nonexempt staff. [more]

So they said ...

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

Albert Camus, 1913-1960

Sneak a peek: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Featuring work by candidates for Master of Fine Arts degree

Where? Holtzman MFA Gallery, Center for the Arts

When? through Saturday, November 11

Why? See Li Zou's three dimensional cubes decorated with her graphic design imagery, plus Gregory Stanley's attempts to capture emotional reactions stimulated by love, hate, hope and fear.

How? Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

TU in the news

Opinion: How the private sector can improve city public schools

Baltimore Examiner, October 24

Howard Baetjer Jr., Department of Economics, offered a modest, but serious, proposal for private donors wishing to spur structural changes in the city school system: withdraw all support and use it instead to help low-income parents send their children to some of the area's inexpensive private and parochial schools, thereby funding the public schools' competition. He added, "Baltimore City public schools don't need more money to improve; they need an incentive."

Route 43 could be road to new jobs

The Sun, October 23

Daraius Irani, RESI, was among those consulted by reporter Julie Scharper for her story about the opening of the $75 million extension of White Marsh Boulevard (Maryland Route 43), which winds through one of the few large undeveloped commercial tracts on the East Coast accessible to Interstate 95. Irani said he couldn't think of a comparable project during the past 10 years in terms of industrial opportunities, estimating that 5.500 to 11,000 jobs could be created on the site.

Op/ed: Politization of war didn't start with Iraq

The Sun, October 18

Michael Korzi, Department of Political Science, desribed the Roosevelt administration's sparring with Republican leaders during World War II as the 1944 elections approached, noting that "the example suggests that exploiting war for political gain knows no political or partisan boundaries. We can disagree about the mixture ... but we should neither expect nor desire war to be beyond the pale in political debate. History suggests that this kind of thinking is folly."



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