Researcher: In a months-long analysis on behalf of the Maryland Public Policy Institute, I found scant evidence showing that the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations will benefit Maryland children and families.
Thomas Henry Sherlock, a health insurance executive who advocated affordability and marshaled a contentious merger of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maryland, often with levity from a Gilbert and Sullivan line, died Tuesday morning.
With the recent uptick of demonstrations and activism on college campuses — in Baltimore especially, but also nationwide as issues surrounding Black Lives Matter and Title IX come to the forefront — student newspapers have a vital, yet delicate, role to play. As Cody Boteler, editor-in-chief of The Towson Towerlight, says: "Often, if something truly significant happens on campus — like when a couple of students occupied the president's office, for example — nobody is
The racial troubles at the University of Missouri that spilled over onto other college campuses brought with them a disturbing element — the denial of free speech. The well-meaning minority students, who appeared to have a valid case, violated long-held standards of civility and acceptability when they didn't allow others to also speak; to transform their haranguing monologues into a shared dialogue. In one instance they clashed with a journalist from ESPN. As he argued his First Amendment
Although politics and Islamophobia dominated the news of the past two weeks, the Supreme Court may have unwittingly created an important issue for next year's Presidential election as it heard for the second time a case on affirmative action, Fisher v. University of Texas.
Bharati S. Parekh, a Baltimore businesswoman, artist and professor, died Dec. 2 of complications from ovarian cancer at Sinai Hospital's Seasons Hospice. She was 70 and a resident of the Towers at Harbor Court.
Students exercise their right to protest by decrying campus behavior that is culturally offensive to their minority peers. Their opponents, those in power, reject that right to protest due to its supposedly uncivil nature, while at the same time telling students they cannot object to forms of free expression that are harmful to minorities. Do you see the hypocrisy? There is an inherent contradiction in calling on students to tolerate the "provocative, the disturbing and the unorthodox" and to
Bradley Ebersole holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and a doctorate leading to a decades-long career in higher education, and everything started for him when he graduated from a Maryland community college.
The cartoon that accompanies this column is a deliberate but good-humored provocation meant to lure student activists into a discussion of what is important and not important, what is central and what is peripheral to their cause.
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.
If you are conservative, a Washington Times report earlier this week should come as no surprise. The Times reported on an Indiana University study that found only 7 percent of journalists considered themselves Republicans while 28 percent identified as Democrats. The remainder of the group saw themselves as Independents and interestingly, the number of Independents has actually grown since the 1970s.
More than 100 Johns Hopkins University students staged a protest over racial issues Friday, presenting President Ronald J. Daniels with a list of demands that included hiring more African-American faculty.
William A. Hubbard, a retired chemical engineer who headed a Baltimore business that created the orange-color coatings for Howard Johnson restaurant roofs, died of heart failure Monday at his Towson home. He was 92.
Eileen S. Tarcay, who had taught English and journalism at Coppin State University and was a prolific contributor of freelance articles to The Baltimore Sun, died Feb. 18 from complications of a stroke at a Salt Lake City nursing home. The former Homeland resident was 97.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
A non-profit foundation paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Baltimore Police Department as part of the commissioner's signature training program reported that nearly 40 percent of its expenditures over two years covered entertainment, meals and travel, according to tax records.