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By a Sun Staff reporter | August 21, 2014
Towson University President Maravene Loeschke is taking a leave of absence through the end of the year because of "health and personal challenges," she wrote in a letter to the university community Thursday. She had announced in April that she was diagnosed with cancer of the adrenal gland but expected to make a full recovery. She said at the time that the cancer was found early and that she had surgery and would undergo radiation therapy. University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan approved the leave, which was effective immediately.
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NEWS
August 12, 2014
By its decision to regulate Uber as a "common carrier" ( "Uber is 'common carrier,' commission rules," Aug. 7), the Maryland Public Service Commission stands athwart the tide of technology and history. Allowed to stand, the ruling would harm Marylanders. Why restrict Uber's freedom of operation at all? The public love Uber's quick, reliable service. Virtually no one is complaining apart from taxicab companies. In our time of the Internet, global positioning systems and smartphones, the PSC's decision to prevent Uber from using its celebrated "surge pricing" to assure prompt service all across the area is nuts.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Marilyn W. Beckey, a former longtime Stoneleigh Elementary School art teacher who was a world traveler, died July 25 of heart failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 86. "She was a lot of fun and reminded me of 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' " said Brandon Bender, who studied art with Mrs. Beckey at Stoneleigh Elementary school from 1987 to 1990. "She was very friendly and outgoing. She let us run, and if there was anything she could do to help us, she would. " The daughter of Paul West fall, an IRS auditor, and Margaret Armstrong Westfall, a homemaker, Marilyn Westfall was born in Posey County, Ind., and spent her early years in Poseyville, Ind., before moving to Greenbelt with her family in the late 1930s.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
The Guilford mansion that cost a former Towson University president his job is expected to be sold to a private buyer next week, closing a controversial chapter in the college's history. It has been at least six months since the elevator in the 8,000-square-foot home on Greenway has rumbled to life. Guests have not been regaled under the chandelier. The $25,000 multimedia system, with a high-definition television and interactive sound system, hasn't entertained. Now officials are drawing up a contract to be submitted to the Maryland Board of Public Works for a vote Wednesday, authorizing the sale of the house for $1.05 million to an IT professional and his family.
NEWS
July 31, 2014
The limits of growth has been a constant theme in Towson news over recent years, mostly focusing on major redevelopment downtown. Meanwhile, the same issue is also a sore spot a little farther south - around Towson University. The discomfort over "boom town" expansion felt by residents near Towson's core is shared by residents of Rodgers Forge, which borders TU. The current flash point has been discussion over a proposed $2 million in improvements to a softball field. TU officials say the upgrade is necessary for the university to meet equal facilities requirements under Title IX. Worrisome to Rodgers Forge residents is part of the design that includes an electrical conduit, which they fear could mean the installation of lights in the future - a hot button issue in the suburban enclave.
NEWS
By Barbara Pash | July 31, 2014
In the next few months, it will be a snap to find entertainment news and venues in Towson thanks to the Towson Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is designing an online application, a one-stop shop of everything you want to know about what's happening, who's doing it and how to get there in downtown Towson. The application, downloadable for smart phones and android devices, will be free to users and to the businesses, chamber members or not, that will be in it. Brooke Bianchetti, assistant to the chamber executive director, is designing the app. "We expect to launch it in the next two to three months," she said of the approximately $10,000 to $12,000 project.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Three years ago, no student at Milford Mill Academy passed the Advanced Placement calculus exam, which made it clear that unprepared students were being pushed into the high-level class. In an attempt to change that, a dozen high school students who have signed up for AP calculus at the Baltimore County school are honing their math skills at a boot camp this week and next. And they'll get extra help on Saturdays during the school year. Tekiah Hanks, a 16-year-old who might have been picking fruit or sleeping late on Thursday morning, said she has no regrets about the summer hours she has committed to solving math problems.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
She stands just five-feet tall and weighs less than some pumpkins, but that didn't stop Kacy Catanzaro from dominating last night's episode of "American Ninja Warrior. " A Towson University grad, Catanzaro became the first woman to complete one of the final obstacle courses and advance to the show's ultimate challenge, Mt. Midoriyama. Catanzaro, who is apparently 95 percent muscle and 5 percent beaming smile, used skills she honed on Towson's gymnastics team to tackle obstacles such as the salmon climb, the swinging frames, the spider climb, and other feats rarely seen outside of a Spider-Man film.
NEWS
July 13, 2014
One would hope that our state universities and their leaders would possess high integrity. The Rodgers Forge community has found that not to be the case in its recent dealings with President Maravene S. Loeschke and Towson University ( "Rodgers Forge neighbors protest Towson University over proposed softball stadium," June 29). A Rogers Forge committee has been meeting with Towson University and discussing alternative sites away from the common fence line for the proposed new women's softball field.
SPORTS
By Ryan Bacic, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The North and South squads entered Saturday afternoon's Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic tied at 4 wins all-time. Maybe it was only fitting, then, that the ninth edition went to overtime. The South, which trailed by as many as seven goals at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium, didn't lead for a single second of regulation Saturday, but it got a goal from Sykesville's Mikey Wynne just 49 seconds into the extra frame to seal the 17-16 comeback win. "We had a ton of confidence," Wynne, a Notre Dame recruit, said afterward.
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