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By Jonah Goldberg | September 29, 2014
Last Friday, the White House announced an "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That's not the White House's first priority. Roughly six weeks before Election Day, its chief concern is to translate an exciting social media campaign into a get-out-the-vote operation. Accurate statistics are of limited use in that regard because rape and sexual assault have been declining for decades.
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BUSINESS
May 18, 1992
Job outlookEven as companies trim their work forces, they haven't stopped recruiting on college campuses. But many companies are concentrating on students with special, high-tech skills.International Business Machines Corp., for example, is focusing on key areas such as engineering, computer programming and some technical areas of manufacturing, said Andrew McCormick, recruitment communications specialist for IBM in Purchase, N.Y.Downsizing and layoffs notwithstanding, "companies still need junior-level executives to come in and be trained in broader responsibilities," said Christopher W. Hunt, co-publisher of the 1992 edition of "The Greenwich Register" ($39.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2004
On college campuses across Maryland -- where the exchange of strong ideas and opinions is not only expected, but encouraged -- there is largely a collective silence concerning American involvement in Iraq. "When we first entered the war, people were protesting and there was a lot of discussion in the classroom," said Brooke Barrash, president of Towson University's College Republicans, which supported the war. "Now that we've been there for some time, people don't pay attention. It just seems like old news."
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May 4, 2014
I appreciate the Sun's recent coverage of the issue of sexual assault on college campuses ( "New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges," April 29). Towson University is committed to preventing sexual assault and promoting the safest possible environment for our students. In addition to our strong commitment to address sexual assault, Towson University is one of the 10 institutions that formed The Maryland Collaborative. The Maryland Collaborative was established to reduce college drinking and related problems through the application of a range of evidence-based strategies.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | December 15, 1992
Why people hate one another because of skin color or ethnic background always has sparked sociologist Howard J. Ehrlich's interest -- even when he was a kid.He witnessed the senselessness of ethnic violence at an early age when he saw New York street gangs clash.For the past eight years, Dr. Ehrlich -- he has a doctorate in sociology from Michigan State University -- has documented racist acts and studied prejudice as research director at the National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence in Baltimore.
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By Sue Miller and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | November 29, 1990
Preliminary findings in a new survey of HIV infection on 35 college campuses, including two in Maryland, show that prevalence of the AIDS virus has risen slightly with the potential for further spread.Based on the first 16,000 of 28,000 blood specimens to be analyzed by February, the survey shows that the virus that leads to AIDS affects 2.3 in every 1,000 college students, believed to be about the same rate as in the general population. The survey was conducted during the first six months of 1990.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | April 15, 2007
Westminster Mayor Tom Ferguson said he never imagined he would find himself welcoming to town the author of a play as candid and jarring as The Vagina Monologues. But feminist playwright Eve Ensler, who promotes her work around the world, is coming to Carroll Community College for a local rendition of her play Friday. It is the county's fifth performance of The Vagina Monologues, and organizers said they have been hoping for years to lure Ensler here. Still, given Ensler's celebrity and worldwide travels, activist and organizer Sylviea Tejeda can't believe the celebrated playwright is visiting.
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By WILLIAM G. DURDEN | December 3, 1993
It's the biggest game of ''Let's Pretend'' around. It seems that average to below-average students are disappearing rapidly from pre-collegiate and college campuses throughout the United States. Where did they all go so quickly? Is our educational system really so outstanding despite the daily news to the contrary?The College Board reports that since 1972 the percentage of ZTC college-bound seniors reporting high marks in school has almost trebled. In 1972, 28.4 percent of those taking the test said they had A or B averages.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
Students at Loyola College touched off a three-week debate in February when they took out a full-page advertisement in the campus newspaper denouncing a human sexuality course as "detrimental to the soul of our college."But similar courses have operated with little controversy for years at other campuses.At Towson State University, University of Maryland College Park and Coppin State College, professors say courses are so popular there are often waiting lists to get in. College of Notre Dame has been offering a psychology course in sexuality for 15 )
NEWS
October 7, 1993
It is a tragedy repeated too often: Young men and women go off to college -- usually their first experience living on their own -- and within short order they turn up dead, victims of an apparent suicide.In the 1970s, suicide among students became a frequent occurrence on college campuses, although at the time hallucinogens often were the culprit. Today, the drug of choice appears to be alcohol, a drug that is considered benign but can be just as lethal.We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey Steven Welkos of Ellicott City; it is their turn to mourn.
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