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20 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
The University has indefinitely suspended Associate Professor Barry Freundel with pay, following his arrest outside his home in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 14. Freundel was charged with voyeurism for allegedly setting up a hidden camera disguised as a clock radio in a ritual bath, to which he pled not guilty. “Dr. Freundel has been suspended from any and all faculty duties and responsibilities, pending the outcome of that investigation and associated criminal proceedings. At this time there is no indication that these activities occurred on the Towson University campus. We are concerned about the serious nature of this matter, and we are providing support and counseling resources […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Robert Wood, Staff Writer
When Oscar Wilde first wrote “The Importance of Being Earnest,” he was unaware of how popular the play would become. As a result, it has been performed many times over the years. Now, it has made its way to Towson University. “I’ve always loved the play, I’ve always wanted to direct it with our students,” Steve Satta, a voice professor for the theatre department, said. “I waited until now because over the past three years, I have been bringing this style, a very stylized piece-a high comedy. So, the students in the department who form the talent pool have been exposed to this style.” On Thursday, “The […] Read the full story »

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Results of midterm election likely dependent on voter turnout
20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Cody Boteler, News Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Voters in America have an opportunity to change their elected representatives every two years. The catch is, they actually have to vote. The United States tends to see low voter turnout, especially among the college-aged population. In 2012, less than 50 percent of 18-29 year olds voted, while every other age group showed a turnout exceeding 50 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. “We’ve seen low turnout rates among young people as a whole, not just college students,” John Bullock, an assistant professor in the department of political science, said. “A lot of it is about the issues. In years past, there might be more activism […] Read the full story »

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18 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
Last year, the Delaware Blue Hens notched an improbable, fourth-quarter comeback to shock Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium. This year it was the home team, Delaware, that was favored and it was the away team, Towson, which shocked them late. Senior quarterback Connor Frazier threw for a career-high 181 yards and two touchdowns, including 26 yards on the game-winning, 59-yard drive that sealed the Tigers’ 24-17, comeback win with 53 seconds remaining Saturday in Newark, Delaware. Sophomore Darius Victor’s 17-yard touchdown run capped the drive that spoiled the Blue Hens’ homecoming and added another chapter to the rivalry. Head Coach Rob Ambrose said he and offensive coordinator […] Read the full story »

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18 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
On Nov. 2 of last year, the Delaware Blue Hens added a new story to the decades-old rivalry. They came into Johnny Unitas Stadium as large underdogs after Towson’s 8-1 start to the season. The Tigers took a 31-10 lead late in the second half, but the Blue Hens completed one of most improbable comebacks this series has seen, scoring three times, including a two-point conversion, to steal the 32-31 victory and hand the Tigers their second loss of the season. This year, the script is flipped, as Towson (2-5, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association) travels to Delaware (4-2, 2-0 CAA) on Saturday as the underdog coming off […] Read the full story »

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15 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Associate Professor Barry Freundel has been indefinitely suspended with pay by the University following his arrest at his home in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Freundel was been charged with voyeurism for allegedly setting up a hidden camera in a ritual bath. “Dr. Freundel has been suspended from any and all faculty duties and responsibilities, pending the outcome of that investigation and associated criminal proceedings. At this time there is no indication that these activities occurred on the Towson University campus. We are concerned about the serious nature of this matter, and we are providing support and counseling resources to members of the campus community,” Director of Communications Ray […] Read the full story »

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14 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Update (10/14, 6:16 p.m.): Fox 5 in D.C. is reporting that Freundel is being accused of setting up a hidden camera inside his synagogue and recording women while they showered. The station is also reporting that when Freundel was arrested on Tuesday, police took computers or hard drives from his home. Freundel has also been suspended from Kesher Israel without pay. You can read the full statement from the synagogue here. Original story Towson Associate Professor Barry Freundel was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in Washington, D.C. and was charged with voyeurism. According to The Washington Post, Freundel is scheduled to have his first appearance in court on Wednesday. Director […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Sports Editor
As Delmon Young stood at home plate with the bases loaded and his team down, 6-4, to the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the ALDS on Oct. 2, Towson senior Jack Dana focused his television camera from the third-base side camera deck on the Orioles pinch hitter. Tigers’ reliever Joakim Soria threw a hanging pitch and Young made solid contact. Dana, a member of the Orioles’ video production team, kept the camera on Young as his hit flew down the left field line and bounced off the wall. Nelson Cruz scored, then Steve Pearce. Junior Brian Baublitz Jr. and sophomore Montae Kerney jumped up with the […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
  His most recent stop was at Towson on Oct. 8, when he spoke as part of the Center for Student Diversity’s Diversity Speaker Series. Chuck D talked to students about sorting through the mass amount of information they’ve been provided in the media and how, as college students, it’s their duty to become more informed and make change in the culture.    After his speech, The Towerlight spoke to the hip-hop legend about his message to students.    In your speech, you mentioned that you’ve spoken to over 600 different colleges. How do you try to mix it up each time, and how has your messaged […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
In the continuing conversation regarding the tailgating policies, especially relevant because of the upcoming Homecoming game on Nov. 1, the Student Government Association held a student-only tailgating forum on Thursday. Members of the SGA executive board ran the forum, and students expressed their opinions on what can be improved about the current tailgating policies. For the long-term, SGA Director of Athletic Affairs Kyle Bamberger said at the meeting that he would like to expand the number of lots available for students to tailgate in, including the lots near the Administration Building. Bamberger said that in the past, tailgates had been too similar to parties and weren’t enough […] Read the full story »