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27 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | By Justin Thau, Columnist
A rabbi who was hired to teach, among other subjects, a medical ethics course at a university is accused of voyeurism specifically aimed at women. The surrounding community immediately condemns the rabbi, and many students, especially several of those who had the rabbi as a professor, are outraged and shocked. Does anybody else see what is wrong with this picture? Regardless of whether or not the allegations against Rabbi Barry Freundel are true, I stand with any woman who showered in Freundel’s synagogue as part of a religious ritual. The fact that there is even a chance that your privacy was invaded, that your dignity was violated, […] Read the full story »

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7 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Lucien Joy, Senior
I am writing in response to many of the comments made on the article titled “The Dance Floor Drug.” I noticed that many people in the comments took offense to the content of this article, and as one of the individuals who was interviewed and quoted for a good portion of this article, I feel the need to address some of the issues people found with the information that was published. A. Regarding the cover photo of the individuals who are participating in hooping. I understand your reasons for taking offense, however at no point in the article was hooping even mentioned, let alone was it associated […] Read the full story »

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6 Oct 2014 | No Comments | By Glorimar Quinones, Class of 2013 graduate and Former SGA Attorney General
After my first Latin American Student Organization meeting during my freshman year five years ago, I walked away feeling a little disappointed. During the meeting it felt like something was missing and that my Latino culture wasn’t being fully represented. While I complained to a friend about how discouraged I felt, his response surprised me: “If you don’t like it, what are you going to do about it?” At first, I didn’t think I could do anything about it. I was a freshman and brand-new to an overwhelming campus. But his challenge stuck with me, and my sophomore year I gained the courage to commit to officially […] Read the full story »

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1 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | By Ryan Fredriksson, Class of 2013 graduate, former SGA Director of Legislative Affairs
Speaking with parents, students, alumni, and members of the media at the Sept. 27 Towson Football game vs. Maine, one common theme was apparent: Towson University administration is out of touch. The administration has a Towson State University mindset in a Towson University era. Whether a lack of understanding, capabilities, willingness, or naiveté resulted in the perplexing decision to put the spotlight on Towson Football tailgating, one thing is clear: Towson administration owes students, alumni, and especially the Department of Athletics an apology. Over the years I have worked with many University leaders and have found them to be open, caring and respectable leaders. While I am […] Read the full story »

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15 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Richard Vatz, Professor of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
Jonathan Munshaw’s articles on President Maravene Loeschke’s leave of absence and the consequential administrative adjustments cover everything except the reason that this will work so well for Towson. Competence in leadership, which Towson’s administration has in abundance, is important, but integrity is even more so. The reason Towson has been in a Renaissance since President Loeschke assumed office is because she, along with her choice for provost, Tim Chandler, affected a morality of process that has led to transparent decision-making. This doesn’t mean that all decisions are necessarily correct, but they are made without deception and in the interest of the university and its students. That the […] Read the full story »

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14 Sep 2014 | No Comments | By Maravene Loeschke, Towson University President
Dear Towson University Community: The outpouring of concern and support in response to my leave of absence from my beloved Towson has been both overwhelming and humbling. Thank you for your thoughtful notes and well wishes. Although I cannot respond to them all, please know that I am reading each and every one, several times, with a loving and graceful heart. The fall semester kicked off beautifully and smoothly thanks to all of you: students, faculty, and staff. I could not be more proud of how highly regarded Towson is in the greater community and throughout Maryland. I rest easy knowing all of you, including our exceptional […] Read the full story »

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7 May 2014 | No Comments | By Sana Waheed, President of Circle K International at Towson
Editor’s Note: In the article referenced in this letter, “SGA votes to change Greek Life funding,” we specified that Greek Life is not simply given unlimited funding, they have to apply for it and have it approved just like every other student group. However, Greek Life is only one of a handful of groups who can apply for budgets without caps. In less than one month, I am graduating after four unforgettable years at a university that has shaped my future and provided me with the compassion and drive to pursue a career that will keep me on my toes for a lifetime. Yet, after all these […] Read the full story »

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30 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Maravene Loeschke, President
This week I am filled with great pride in our University due to the students who volunteered in The Big Event, a day of service to assist our surrounding community. For the past five years, record numbers of Towson students have turned out to spend the day beautifying and cleaning up the town of Towson.  On Saturday, April 26, from uptown to downtown and throughout the residential community, more than 1,200 Towson students fanned out to 75 separate residential, church and non-profit sites. The Office of Student Activities coordinated the project and partnered with the Towson Chamber of Commerce and Greater Towson Council of Community Associations to […] Read the full story »

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23 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Charlotte Ridgeway, SGA President
By the time this will be printed SGA elections will be over. There will be a new President, Executive, Senate and Judicial board. But do you know who they are? If not, it won’t be because of STREAK’s lack of campaigning despite being unopposed. It will be due to there being no Towerlight coverage of them. Don’t worry though, there was a full page article on pizza. There was also an editorial of Munshaw’s worry that voters will be uninformed because of the lack of debate between tickets. One of the best ways to help with this and make sure the candidates are known is to publish […] Read the full story »

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19 Apr 2014 | No Comments | By Bob Wright, Towson University Football Season Ticket Holder
My name is Bob Wright and I am a Towson University football season ticket holder.  I have just re-upped my tickets for next year and I am looking forward to attending Tiger games at Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas Stadium with my three sons.  I am writing you today to implore you to join me and thousands of other TU fans and alumni this fall. Towson football games are affordable and family friendly, with all the accoutrements associated with college football like tailgating and marching bands playing the Alma Mater.  Coach Rob Ambrose has assembled a team that has won two [Colonial Athletic Association] championships and finished […] Read the full story »