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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2011
Daniel Gross had cracked the story of mysterious resignations among student staff at a Towson University dormitory, and, truth be told, he felt pretty good about his work. The student journalist's pride quickly turned to frustration, however, when thousands of newspapers containing his article went missing from racks around campus. Three weeks later, Gross still wants to know who stole the estimated 3,000 editions of the Towerlight, and he says university police are dragging their feet in giving him answers.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A raucous tailgate last weekend in which students were dancing on the roofs of cars and were "hostile" and "uncooperative" prompted Towson University officials to consider banning student tailgating at football games the rest of the season. Though officials ultimately decided Wednesday to reject such a ban, they will discuss with student leaders over the next several days potential changes to the college's tailgating policy and its enforcement prior to football games at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
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NEWS
October 8, 2009
There are any number of good reasons why college students shouldn't spend much time watching screenings of pornographic movies on school property or reading racy sex columns in the school newspaper. But it's not the job of college administrators or state lawmakers to make those decisions for them. There may indeed be little journalistic value in "The Bed Post," a sex column that appeared in The Towerlight, Towson University's student newspaper. Aside from its questionable taste, it violated many of the standards student publications traditionally are supposed to teach aspiring young reporters and editors, such as the necessity of judging what is worthy of coverage as news and a willingness to stand behind the facts in a story.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Towson University's championship cheerleading squad has been suspended from competition for the academic year over an alleged hazing incident, school officials confirmed Thursday. The school declined to provide details, instead issuing a statement that said the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education learned of the hazing allegations Aug. 6 and "immediately launched a full investigation," which led to the suspension that took effect last Friday. "Hazing in any form will not be tolerated at Towson University.
NEWS
March 7, 2011
Last month, an estimated 2,000-3,000 copies of the Towerlight, the Towson University student newspaper, were stolen from a dozen sites on campus. University police had little trouble cracking the case, as security cameras captured the half-dozen perpetrators in the act. The information was promptly referred to the office of the Baltimore County state's attorney. Although the newspaper is free, the suspects had apparently broken a 1994 statute that specifically prohibits the theft of free newspapers in Maryland.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | August 31, 2011
Pittsburgh mash-up artist Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, will headline Towson University's homecoming concert on Sept. 18 in the Towson Center, reports the Towerlight . Boston rapper Sam Adams will also perform. Campus Activities Board Director Sam Silverman told the school paper that Girl Talk's "style brings a different energy to the show. In this case, it'll be like one huge interactive party.” Silverman also mentioned decorations will include confetti and toilet paper, adding to the overall "party" vibe.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Towson University's championship cheerleading squad has been suspended from competition for the academic year over an alleged hazing incident, school officials confirmed Thursday. The school declined to provide details, instead issuing a statement that said the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education learned of the hazing allegations Aug. 6 and "immediately launched a full investigation," which led to the suspension that took effect last Friday. "Hazing in any form will not be tolerated at Towson University.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A raucous tailgate last weekend in which students were dancing on the roofs of cars and were "hostile" and "uncooperative" prompted Towson University officials to consider banning student tailgating at football games the rest of the season. Though officials ultimately decided Wednesday to reject such a ban, they will discuss with student leaders over the next several days potential changes to the college's tailgating policy and its enforcement prior to football games at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | April 18, 2013
For those who may have lost count, the public drama surrounding Towson University's desire to disband its baseball and men's soccer programs has stretched 199 days. ( Here's our original story about the proposal. ) Improbably, the governor got involved . As did the state comptroller . Then, the entire legislature . Despite a temporary stay of execution for the baseball program created by lawmakers , Comptroller Peter Franchot wanted to hear from Towson University president Maravene Loeschke at the Board of Public Works Wednesday.
NEWS
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | October 7, 2009
The student editor of Towson University's independent newspaper The Towerlight has stepped down after a standoff with President Robert L. Caret over the publication of an explicit sex column. Editor Carrie Wood, a junior from Reisterstown, resigned Friday after exchanging e-mails with Caret over a column called "The Bed Post." The newspaper's editors have since discontinued the column because it was published under a pseudonym and the author wished to remain anonymous. But they have said they might continue to publish it online.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | April 18, 2013
For those who may have lost count, the public drama surrounding Towson University's desire to disband its baseball and men's soccer programs has stretched 199 days. ( Here's our original story about the proposal. ) Improbably, the governor got involved . As did the state comptroller . Then, the entire legislature . Despite a temporary stay of execution for the baseball program created by lawmakers , Comptroller Peter Franchot wanted to hear from Towson University president Maravene Loeschke at the Board of Public Works Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | August 31, 2011
Pittsburgh mash-up artist Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, will headline Towson University's homecoming concert on Sept. 18 in the Towson Center, reports the Towerlight . Boston rapper Sam Adams will also perform. Campus Activities Board Director Sam Silverman told the school paper that Girl Talk's "style brings a different energy to the show. In this case, it'll be like one huge interactive party.” Silverman also mentioned decorations will include confetti and toilet paper, adding to the overall "party" vibe.
NEWS
March 7, 2011
Last month, an estimated 2,000-3,000 copies of the Towerlight, the Towson University student newspaper, were stolen from a dozen sites on campus. University police had little trouble cracking the case, as security cameras captured the half-dozen perpetrators in the act. The information was promptly referred to the office of the Baltimore County state's attorney. Although the newspaper is free, the suspects had apparently broken a 1994 statute that specifically prohibits the theft of free newspapers in Maryland.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2011
Daniel Gross had cracked the story of mysterious resignations among student staff at a Towson University dormitory, and, truth be told, he felt pretty good about his work. The student journalist's pride quickly turned to frustration, however, when thousands of newspapers containing his article went missing from racks around campus. Three weeks later, Gross still wants to know who stole the estimated 3,000 editions of the Towerlight, and he says university police are dragging their feet in giving him answers.
NEWS
October 8, 2009
There are any number of good reasons why college students shouldn't spend much time watching screenings of pornographic movies on school property or reading racy sex columns in the school newspaper. But it's not the job of college administrators or state lawmakers to make those decisions for them. There may indeed be little journalistic value in "The Bed Post," a sex column that appeared in The Towerlight, Towson University's student newspaper. Aside from its questionable taste, it violated many of the standards student publications traditionally are supposed to teach aspiring young reporters and editors, such as the necessity of judging what is worthy of coverage as news and a willingness to stand behind the facts in a story.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | December 23, 1995
In the wake of alleged sexual activity at Towson State University's student union last month, college administrators have banned a fraternity from using the building for at least a year.After reports of an all-male party with exotic entertainment by women, Charles E. Maloy, acting vice president of student life, recently imposed the restriction on the campus chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, which organized the party."There was sufficient reason to take that action," Dr. Maloy said. "It was an abuse of union space."
NEWS
By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 26, 2010
Towson University police have arrested a student in the armed robbery of two other students in a dorm this week. Police said Jerry Young Jr., 19, of the 5500 block Peerless Ave. in Gwynn Oak has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of first-degree burglary. The robbery occurred in Tower B, an on-campus dormitory, March 22 at about 3:30 p.m. Police said at the time that two men, one who was masked and armed with a handgun, knocked on a door and forced their way into the room, taking items.
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