Towson University

Feminist writer Roxane Gay: Be yourself, accept your flaws

October 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Seanne Coates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Popular feminist and New York Times writer Roxane Gay wowed a Towson University audience with tales of her struggles with weight after a traumatic gang rape, but stressed that meaningful change only comes when we trust the inner goodness of mankind. [...]

Eight-Year Army veteran helps in transition of military-affiliated students

September 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

New director of Military and Veterans Center Photo by Jerice Boston By Jerice Boston Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Imagine serving in the U.S. military, with all its difficulties, dangers and demands. Now imagine, after training your mind, body and soul to respond in one way, having to dismantle [...]

Indian-American comic uses humor to discuss equity, justice

September 20, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Alexander Best Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Hasan Minhaj prods as he entertains. Photo by Alexander Best Less than 24 hours after Indian-American comedian and actor Hasan Minhaj joked and laughed through discussions of equity and justice at the SECU Arena, Towson University students gathered [...]

TU to spend $700 million on capital projects

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Phil Marshall Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson University President Kim Schatzel said Thursday that the school will invest $700 million in capital projects over the next seven years, including money for a new science complex that is scheduled to open in 2020. This is the same amount of [...]

Long-time TU professor is honored with guitar ensemble

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Wynne Kirchner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Retiring Towson University professor Michael Decker was honored last Thursday at Towson University’s annual guitar ensemble. Decker, the guitar performance and music industry programs, has been praised not only for his mastery of the guitar, but [...]

Ryan reflects on her years as a journalist

May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Derrell Reid Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer April Ryan White House correspondent April Ryan visited Towson University last week to urge young people to pursue their dreams and “aspire to inspire.” Speaking to an audience of about 75 people in the University Union, Ryan recounted her start [...]

Press club president says journalists must always fight for press freedom

April 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Watta Camara Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer “Journalism is not a game, it’s a profession that people die for,” said Jeffrey Ballou, the president of the National Press Club, during his speech to Towson University students and faculty on Thursday. As news editor at Al-Jazeera Media Network [...]

Walk raises money, awareness of suicide

April 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katelyn Murphy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Family members and friends who have had a loved one commit suicide came out in force Saturday morning to walk and spread awareness  of the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the [...]

Activist fights for African-Americans’ food sovereignty

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Jordan Cope Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Eric Jackson Of the estimated 623,000 residents living in Baltimore City, 25 percent face food insecurity. Of those suffering from food insecurity, 86 percent are African American, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wanting a brighter [...]

Yoga instructor looks for the inner beauty

March 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Campbell Kistner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer At a time when many people are focused on physical beauty and perfection, Yoga instructor Carrie Miller believes internal beauty is more important. “Yoga, unlike the media, is for every body type,” Miller said. “The whole point is to achieve [...]
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