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24 Oct 2014 | No Comments | 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 | No Comments | By Jessica Ricks, Contributing Writer
Construction of two new apartment-style dorms in West Village began recently in accordance with phases three and four of the West Village housing project outlined in the University’s Master Plan. “We continue to have demand for increased housing on campus,” Assistant Vice President of Housing & Residence Life Jerry Dieringer said. The construction, which is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2016, will result in the addition of “two high-rise buildings with the capability of 700 beds” to the West Village area, Director of Construction Services Scott Guckert said. In comparison, phase one of the West Village housing project added 668 new, on-campus beds […] Read the full story »

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20 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Caitlin Wolfarth, Contributing Writer
Students had the opportunity to learn from professionals on how to job search and market themselves in the business world at the Social Media Etiquette Panel held Thursday in Stephens Hall. This event, part of the College of Business and Economics’ Career NSITE (networking, service, internships, training and events) Series, was targeted toward business students to help them get an understanding of business related networking. At the panel, students were able interact with a panel of business professionals from well-known corporations and even practice networking for internships with these corporations. The panelists included Dorothy Johnson from Frito-Lay, Andrew Rose and Chloe Cacciaguida from Zest SMS, Mira Davis-Kelly […] 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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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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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 Cody Boteler, News Editor
College students can make a career out of changing the world if they pay attention to both their passions and talents, and to a need that exists in the world, according to social entrepreneur Sam Davidson. “Where you find those three things intersect, that’s where you find a chance to make a difference as a living,” Davidson said. Davidson is the president of Cool People Care, an organization that helps people who want to make a difference get started in that process. He’s also the author of several books and a frequent guest speaker at colleges across the country. “It’s always fun to do, students are interested,” […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Sarah Kaider, Contributing Writer
Students were able to go to Cook Library to write thank-you letters for their tutors last Tuesday, as a part of International Tutor Appreciation Week. Allison Hutchison, a learning specialist for the Academic Achievement Center, said that students do not always realize the level of support that tutors give and the amount of hard work they do. “[Tutors] are the glue that holds things together,” Hutchison said. “Meeting with a tutor can make you feel a light at the end of the tunnel.” Tutors were able to go to the open house to receive their letters, decorate a cupcake and pin a “Super Tutor” button on their […] Read the full story »

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13 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Kristen Zdon, Staff Writer
Donald Kopka, an assistant professor from the Department of Management, recently returned from a sabbatical to Myanmar. “The reason why I was interested was because I know [Myanmar is] undergoing a lot of political and economic change and I thought that my presence there could be a value in terms of helping to improve education in students’ situation,” Kopka said. Kopka delivered a presentation Friday about his experiences in Myanmar, and how the area is recovering from oppression. Through the Fulbright Scholar Program, Kopka taught a variety of business classes to students in Myanmar from December 2014 until April 2014. “It involves developing a project statement of […] Read the full story »