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Homecoming artist Hoodie Allen shared an evening with Towson this weekend
27 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
Senior Alexandra Rodriguez won tickets to this weekend’s homecoming concert through the Campus Activities Board. She had only heard a few songs from Hoodie Allen, but became far more familiar with him after Sunday night’s intimate homecoming show, “An Evening with Hoodie Allen” which took place in Paws. “I think he is really talented and he has a lot of potential,” Rodriguez said. “I heard a few tracks of his first album. That’s what made me interested. I think he’s an up-and-coming artist and he was great.” Though Rodriguez was able to win her tickets by answering a question from CAB on Twitter correctly, many other students […] Read the full story »

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Guest lecturer met with disagreement
27 Oct 2014 | 29 Comments | By Cody Boteler, News Editor
Guest speakers are a common occurance at Towson University and, for the most part, they attend without stirring up controversy. Things changed, however, when David Legates, a professor of geography from the University of Delaware and a skeptic of human-caused, or anthropogenic, climate change, was invited to speak on campus Thursday. “I think it was unfortunate to bring in only one speaker and have it be such a minority view,” said Brian Fath, a professor in the department of biological sciences. Fath was at the lecture Thursday night and was one of a handful of TU faculty who challenged what Legates was saying at the end of […] Read the full story »

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24 Oct 2014 | One Comment | By Cody Boteler, News Editor
Police searching the Towson University office of professor Barry Freundel found a backpack that was filled with tiny cameras that were hidden in common objects, including a box of tissues and a clock, according to The Washington Post. Additionally, police, who filed for a search warrant in Maryland, found flash drives and memory cards, as well as a hand-written list of names and a naked picture of a woman. Freundel is accused of placing a hidden camera in a ritual bath at his Kesher Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C. His office was located in the College of Liberal Arts. Since his arrest, Freundel has been suspended from […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Update (Oct. 21, 3:42 p.m.): Director of Communications Ray Feldmann told The Washington Post that the University did not know about these trips to the synagogue for Freundel’s class, and that they were unauthorized by the school. Original story 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 […] 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 | One Comment | 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 »