Baltimore County's Department of Public Works will host a public hearing on adding residential permit parking in Wiltondale. Residents have asked the county to study adding permit parking in the neighborhood they say is full of Towson University students and not residents.
The residents of communities affected by a Baltimore County law aimed at curbing disruptive, off-campus parties in Towson neighborhoods, mainly near Towson University, welcomed the County Council’s recent vote to widen the ordinance’s reach.
The denial of a speaking engagement to conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of California at Berkeley is getting a lot of coverage right now, but it's nothing new. For many decades, there has been a stunning — and manifestly appalling — general prejudice against conservatives in higher education, evidenced by curtailments on their academic freedom and freedom of speech.
In May of 1968, my future wife and I received our bachelor's degrees from what was then Towson State College, becoming the first in each of our families to do so. We walked away from campus carrying a diploma — and zero student debt. We were part of a "pledge to teach" tuition waiver program through which we agreed to teach for two years in a public school in Maryland and were, in exchange, given a four-year, free education. Maryland no longer has such a program, but it seems to me that
Towson University this week will posthumously honor Hank Levy. Levy not only helped to establish jazz at the university, he also pioneered "odd meter" (a now long-standing concept) in jazz and composed the song "Whiplash" (the namesake for the award-winning 2014 film). He is still venerated by jazz musicians, former students and, particularly, the band that bears his name.
Wednesday, February 1, is not just any other Wednesday. Just ask any college-bound, student-athlete who chose Wednesday, aka National Signing Day, to put their signature on the most significant document to this point in their life.
Three Towson-area County Councilmembers introduced legislation Jan. 17 to expand a county pilot program designed to discourage unruly parties in neighborhoods near Towson University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.