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25 Aug 2014 | No Comments | By James Greene, Staff Writer
The Towson community now has a new and safer way to cross Osler Drive when traveling between West Village and the main campus. Hosts of members from the Towson community including students, faculty, alumni and politicians gathered in front of Enrollment Services Friday to witness the ribbon cutting of the new pedestrian bridge over Osler Drive. The long-awaited bridge provides the community safe access from West Village to the academic core of campus. It is estimated that 3,500 students will cross the bridge every day during the academic year. Jerry Dieringer, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Housing and Residence Life said thousands of students can […] Read the full story »

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22 Aug 2014 | No Comments
Every year, The Towerlight prepares incoming students (both new freshmen and transfers) to attend Towson. This year, we have everything you need to know about Towson to make the transition into Tiger life seamless. For even more Survival Guide content, pick up a print edition today. Survival Guide: Words of Wisdom Advice from current TU students, faculty and administrators on how to maximize your time at Towson. Fighting off the Freshman 15 Worried about staying healthy now that you’re away from home? Read The Towerlight’s tips on how to keep the Freshman 15 off. The best-kept secrets on campus Find out what you might be missing out […] Read the full story »

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21 Aug 2014 | No Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
Hula-hooping, previously thought of as a toy for children to play with, has taken on a life of its own as a rapidly growing form of performance art for men and women of all ages. “With hoop dance, which is what I am doing, is basically doing tricks and illusions with a hula-hoop but made with better material, more professional performance, and its dance, its performance, but it also helps with exercising and strengthening the body,” senior and graphic design and advertising major Brooke Ramsay said. Ramsay began hooping a little over a year ago and since then has worked with senior and psychology major Brian Cullinane […] Read the full story »

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21 Aug 2014 | No Comments | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
University president Maravene Loeschke announced via email today that she is taking a leave of absence from her position until December. “Due to health and personal challenges, I regret to inform you that I am taking a leave of absence from my position as president of the university, effective today through December,” Loeschke said in the email. “I think it’s safe to say that this is a difficult and thoughtful transition for President Loeschke,” Director of Communications and Media Relations Ray Feldmann said in a phone interview with The Towerlight Last semester, Loeschke announced that she had undergone treatment for cancer. Provost Timothy Chandler will take over […] Read the full story »

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14 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | By Carley Milligan, Arts and Life Editor
Now that summer boredom is starting to sink in, festival season is here to save your weekend. Baltimore has many day and weekend-long events that showcase the area’s many cultures and interests. Here are just a few of the upcoming festivals to keep you busy between vacations, work or summer classes. One Caribbean Carnival The fastest growing Carnival in North America is traveling from D.C. this summer to share their yearly celebration with Baltimore. Representatives from every Caribbean country as well as up to 300,000 spectators will take part in this celebration of Caribbean culture. A parade traveling from 900 E 33rd street to St. Lo drive […] Read the full story »

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Councilman expects completion by 2017
14 Jun 2014 | No Comments | By Paige Sudol, Staff Writer
The housing project on 101 York Road has been postponed due to recent outcry from the Towson community. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks delayed the vote on PUD Resolution 40-14 that was supposed to take place in late May. Passage of this resolution is one of the many steps necessary for construction on the housing project to begin, that has faced opposition from groups in the community since the plan was introduced last year. This project was first introduced in April 2013 by DMS Development. “The developer’s goal is to improve the look of a derelict part of York Road, and bring students closer to Towson University […] Read the full story »

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22 May 2014 | One Comment | By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Towson held its 149th commencement ceremonies over three days on May 21, 22 and 23. Check out a photo gallery below of the ceremony for the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Read the full story »

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Suspect wanted to 'expose the multiverse'
13 May 2014 | No Comments | By Cody Boteler, News Editor; Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Update (May 15): After releasing the name of the suspect on Wednesday morning, The Baltimore Sun was able to speak to Vladimir Mehul Baptiste’s mother, who said Baptiste had been hospitalized in previous years for mental illness. Police say Baptiste said he was the reincarnation of King Tut and Jesus Christ, also saying that he wanted to expose his parents for “running the multiverse.” Baptiste believes the multiverses are responsible for the disappearance of 200 Nigerian girls, as well as the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. “I am God almighty. I gave you everything. You never earned it. (Expletive) your multiverses. You have created to hurt my people. […] Read the full story »

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11 May 2014 | 9 Comments | By Towerlight Staff
September Comic Con invades Baltimore This year’s Baltimore Comic Con brought superheroes, cosplay and British pop culture back to Baltimore for its 14th year at the Convention Center. The convention took place across the weekend of September 7-8, and during this time, comic fans, both in costume and not, took over the Inner Harbor for the greater good – to save the world (at least, the comic world, that is). The event brought attendees from across the nation, including Towson students who were able to meet other fans and bond with a community of passionate people. Throughout the convention center, artists ranging from the biggest names in […] Read the full story »

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11 May 2014 | No Comments | By Aaron Isrin, Staff Writer
Ideas, inventions and powerful stories were shared at the third annual TedxTowsonU event. The event, hosted by Student Government Association President Kevin Kutner, featured nine speakers who each shared their unique experiences and ideas with the audience. Freshman Matthew Jones heard about the event through Towson Tigers Today (T3) daily announcements.  He said the talk exceeded his expectations. “I think it was really cool how they got all of these speakers and leaders to come out and show us that we all have a chance to change,” he said. Delegate Jolene Ivey headlined the event with her talk about the role of women and minorities in public […] Read the full story »