12:00 PM EDT, March 27, 2013
Having been part of the Towson University family as a faculty member and administrator since 1965, I believe University President Maravene S. Loeschke did keep the university community informed about the deliberations leading to the end of the men's soccer and baseball teams ("Ire grows after Towson president cuts two teams," March 24).
All one needs to do is check the announcements coming from the president's office. Ms. Loeschke is highly regarded by the Towson community and has an open-door policy. She attends many public and private functions honoring retired and retiring faculty. While she was accompanied by police when she announced the end of the two athletic programs, it certainly was not because she believed they were necessary for her protection.
Most faculty, staff and students admire and appreciate her humane attitude and behavior and her love for the university. We are proud to have a president following in the footsteps of a long line of predecessors who led Towson to national prominence.
There are good reasons increasing numbers of young people are applying to Towson, where students are still the "kings" and "queens" on campus — including those who saw their athletic programs terminated due to unfortunate circumstances.
Armin Mruck, Reisterstown
The writer is professor of history emeritus at Towson University.
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