before it snows
Closing Policy Q & A
Snow happens, as do other
events that disrupt normal campus operations. So take a few minutes
to reacquaint yourself with TU's emergency closing policy--you'll
be glad you knew what to expect when the unexpected arises.[more...]
worth noting from contemporary and historic sources
"Ideas are great
arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism."
Bill Moyers, 1934-
to feature NEA chair Dana Gioia
Baltimore Writers' Conference, with poet and critic Dana
novelist and film critic
Stephen Hunter, and dozens of presenters
Saturday, November 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
TU's University Union
a wonderful way to explore the craft and business of writing.
details, go to http://towson.edu/writersconference.
Recent Media Highlights
Gains Among Black Voters Face Test With Clinton Return
President Bush, who by
some estimates has doubled his support among black Americans since
2000, is about to face the biggest threat to those gains in Bill
Clinton, who returned to the campaign trail this week. Martha Joynt
Kumar, Department of Political Science, said Clinton is an effective
communicator who would no doubt remind voters that he presided over
most of the record peacetime economic expansion.
Md. Employers Whittle 2,400
Jobs Last Month
WTOP Radio Network,
John Hopkins, RESI, expressed
surprise at a U.S. Labor Department estimate indicating state employers
cut 2,400 jobs in September, much of the loss attributed to a large
shedding of government positions. Hopkins said the recently released
statistics don't match the message he's hearing. "Being out
in the community, talking with business leaders, the economy is
viewed as being strong," he added.
by Side' Blends Old & Young Dancers
Washington Post, October 18
Critic Lisa Traiger reviewed
a shared bill of works by choreographers Jane Franklin and Vincent
E. Thomas that combined "a gaggle of tender-footed girls under
12 and--on video only--a handful of certified senior discount holders."
Thomas' The Grandmother Project included dancers from TU's
Children's Dance Division, "who giggled, skipped and played
hand-clapping rhythm games in this memory-infused piece."