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"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."
Mary McLeod Bethune, U.S. educator, 1875-1955
Graduate lecture series presentation of ethics and truth in news
Who? Jayne Miller, chief investigative reporter for WBAL-TV News
What? Lecture and discussion on how reporters can present news ethcially and truthfully in a 24-hour news cycle
When? Thurs., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Where? University Union's Potomac Lounge
Why? Miller will discuss how changes to university curricula can prepare tomorrow's press corps for a changing media environment.
How? Free and open to the public. For
more information, call x42077.
Recent Media Highlights
Second-term blues get Bush
St. Petersburg (Fla.)Times,
Times Washington bureau chief Bill Adair spoke with several politicians, historians, advisers and strategists about presidents confronting problematic second terms. Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, told Adair that scandals arise in the second term from troubles held down in the first term. "It takes a while for problems to bubble to the surface," said Kumar. "Eight years provides an opportunity for those things to come into the light."
Few Maryland Schools Offer Sign Language Courses
WBAL-TV, Oct. 25
Education reporter Tim Tooten reported on deaf college educators' efforts to persuade the Maryland Board of Education to expand its K-12 sign language curriculum. Kim Pundans-Smith, Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, told Tooten, "We encourage ASL [American Sign Language] as a foreign language. It means more students could take it and get their college degree or their bachelor's degree in something else."
Back to school: LPGA Hall of Famer Carol Mann is now a college coach
Sports Illustrated Online, Oct. 24
Senior writer Gary Van Sickle wrote a profile on Ladies Professional Golf Association superstar Carol Mann, TU's new assistant men's golf coach. Recruiting a woman's team for next year is one of the main reasons she signed on at TU. Mann grew up and spent a large portion of her adult life in Towson, and has seen the school grow into a Division I participant. "The campus is pretty large now," she said. "It has really evolved."