Local author, Dr. Peter Dans, has a new children's book out and it looks to be a terrific offering for young readers. "Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob" is a charming look at Baltimore in the days when the waterfront was a bustling port that included the busiest intersection in the United States.
A white nationalist who started a "White Student Union" while attending Towson University in 2013 was involved in shoving black protesters at a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump on Super Tuesday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Reynaldo G. Reyes, an internationally known concert pianist who had been a member of the music faculty at Towson University for more than 50 years, died Feb. 15 of a brain hemorrhage at Sinai hospital. The Lutherville resident was 82.
Student activists who convinced Towson University's interim president to sign a pledge to improve diversity and fight discrimination on campus earned a mention in Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue.
Dave Ballou added to the exclusive species of solo trumpet recordings with his new album, "Solo Trumpet," released by elite jazz label Clean Feed last month. The affable trumpeter came to Baltimore in 2004, when he joined the jazz faculty at Towson University.
As reporters and parents pressed Towson University for details about a phone that was discovered recording swim team members in a pool locker room, campus officials focused on limiting the flow of information, according to emails reviewed by The Baltimore Sun.
The University of Baltimore and Towson University are ending a decade-old joint Master of Business Administration degree program that sparked a lawsuit over a lack of investment in the state's historically black institutions.
The result of a sit-in — a greater commitment to diversity and inclusion — is important, but the real triumph of #OccupyTowson is the productive process by which activists and a university president came to an accord.
A group of about two dozen black Towson University students brought a list of 13 demands to the school's interim President Timothy Chandler's office Wednesday and reviewed them with him until after midnight, when he pledged to address them.
Although the Maryland General Assembly created the position of ombudsman for the Public Information Act, it has yet to be filled. Gov. Larry Hogan's administration has yet to authorize funding for the position.
Baltimore County police are investigating after members of the Towson University women's swimming and diving team reported finding a smart phone inside a locker room that apparently had been recording them, the school confirmed in a statement.
David H. Nelson, a well-known Baltimore civil engineer whose wide range of projects included highways, bridges and educational institutions, died Sept. 27 of cardiac and renal failure at Milford Manor Nursing Home in Pikesville. He was 96.
James Simms of Laurel had some modest goals last season as a redshirt freshman at Towson University. A 6-foot-3 linebacker, the Reservoir High graduate started 11 games for the Tigers and led Towson in tackles with 99.
As college students, we are dual citizens, held to the standards of the community that surrounds our college and to the standards of the college itself. And in most cases, the student label carries more weight. Because of this, the worst thing that is going to happen to you if you break the law as a college student on a college campus is that you will be kicked off that campus and potentially be expelled, except for in very rare cases.
The Center for Collegiate Mental Health reported in 2014 an 8 percent increase in the number of students seeking mental health services over the previous three school years. While this increase is in part due to the overall surge in enrollment in colleges and universities, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) said that counseling centers have also observed an increase in the "prevalence and severity of mental health issues experienced by students."
When Gina Felter left her job as a teacher at the Carroll County Outdoor School for a biology, ecology and science research teacher position at Francis Scott Key High School more than 9 and a half years ago it wasn't easy to leave. Felter returned to the school as principal July 1, replacing longtime administrator Steve Heacock, who retired from his position at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.