Teaching tots

In a church basement a few blocks from the campus, seven students and their faculty supervisors are changing the lives of children with speech-language problems. [more]          

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5 questions for ... Yvonne Hardy-Phillips

AACC director encourages civic engagement, ‘leadership in action’

Yvonne Hardy-Phillips says TU's continuing investment in its African American students pays big dividends because "they graduate, enter professions, become community leaders and help to revitalize Baltimore." [more]

So they said . . .

"Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still."

Chinese proverb

Geographic Information Systems Day @ TU

Faculty, staff invited to learn about real-world GIS applications

What? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, sponsored by the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning, and Cook Library

Why? Observed worldwide, GIS Day provides an international forum for users to demonstrate real-world GIS applications. Faculty and/or staff members who are interested in learning more about mapping software and how it might apply to

their fields are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

When? Wednesday, November 14, noon to 3 p.m.

Where? Cook 317

How? R.S.V.P. to Jay Morgan or Carl Olson.

For more information about GIS Day, go to

TU in the news

Listening for Clues

The Wall Street Journal, October 27

In a review of Peter Hoeg'sThe Quiet Girl, Diane Scharper, Department of English, wrote that the novel "teems with flashbacks, philosophical asides, theological musings, gripping scenes and events, and a sort of magical realism that elevates to celestial heights the uncanny human capacity to hear. It is a difficult novel, in its way, but it takes its serious themes seriously."

Facebook account connects Towson president, students

Baltimore Business Journal, October 26

Reporter Sue Shultz spoke to President Robert Caret about his Facebook profile, which he uses as a way to reach faculty, students and potential students on issues from new parking regulations to campus alcohol abuse. (The site averages about 1,000 hits per month.) "It's a way to get the dialogue going," Caret said of his profile. "I feel like I am in touch with their culture."

Pa. man's legal battle is over line between free speech, privacy

Associated Press, October 26

Alex Dominguez consulted Mark Whitman, Department of History, about a York, Pa., man's court battle to make members of a fundamentalist Kansas church pay for marring his son's funeral. Whitman said so-called fighting words that are uttered merely to incite are not protected by the First Amendment, but added that religious or political statements usually escape that exemption.

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