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Counseling center simulates mental illness at DSM Live

By: Nilo Exar, Staff Writer

Last Tuesday, April 7, the Counseling Center hosted TU’s first annual “DSM Live” in conjunction with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The event featured a virtual tour through the ins and outs of university communities’ most prevalent mental illnesses.

“The DSM… stands for The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Illness, and it’s basically psychiatry’s bible, if you will, for all the diagnosable mental illnesses and disorders,” staff psychologist and the Depression and Anxiety Coordinator for Ward and West, Dr. John Schettino said.

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USM chancellor forms presidential search committee

By: Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief

University System of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan has assembled the presidential search committee for Towson to find a permanent replacement for former president Maravene Loeschke.

Loeschke resigned over winter break to continue her battle against cancer.

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4-13 Beyond Baltimore

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Stories compiled from The Huffington Post

Indiana:

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation, which is responsible for leading the state’s efforts in attracting and retaining businesses in the state, has hired Porter Novelli, a global public relations firm, to help the The Hoosier State’s image. The firm has been tasked with branding Indiana as “a welcoming place to live, visit and do business.”

The hiring of the firm comes in light of national criticism that state politicians were behaving with hostility toward the LGBT community.

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DSM Live event simulates mental illnesses

By: Nilo Exar, Staff Writer

Last Tuesday, April 7, the Counseling Center hosted TU’s first annual “DSM Live” in conjunction with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The event featured a virtual tour through the ins and outs of university communities’ most prevalent mental illnesses.

“The DSM… stands for The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Illness, and it’s basically psychiatry’s bible, if you will, for all the diagnosable mental illnesses and disorders,” staff psychologist and the Depression and Anxiety Coordinator for Ward and West, Dr. John Schettino said.

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Editorial: Not quite ready for Hillary

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

(Apologies for anyone looking for  The Climate Corner. Regular programming will resume next week.)

Hi, friends.

It’s been awhile since my byline has appeared under this banner. Normally, I like to focus on state-level elections in this column…but with the announcement on Sunday that Hillary Rodham Clinton is officially running for president (surprising nobody), I felt like I had to write something.

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Pat Hiban presents six steps to success to Real Estate Club

By: Paige Sudol, Staff Writer

On Thursday, March 26, Pat Hiban, a top selling real estate agent, came to speak to Towson’s Real Estate Club. According to Hiban, students interested in working in real estate should go right into it and stick with it because they make more and more money each year.

“There’s no other sales job where you can sell such big things,” Hiban said.

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Panelists tackle racial injustice, Baltimore school closings

By: Nilo Exar, Staff Writer

Students and guest panelists gathered Monday, March 23 to discuss the potential closings of some Baltimore City Schools and the role of racial inequality in education.

A video, entitled “School’s Out,” was shown before the panel discussion.  The video was co-produced by TU assistant professor Jessica Shiller and her “The Possibilities and Challenges of Reforming Urban Schools” honors college students. The video touched on issues like the lack of a community and city relationship when closing schools, as well as the general racial issues surrounding school closings and the greater racial injustice that the schools closings represented.

After the video, panelists including Johns Hopkins associate professor Lester Spence, Morgan State professor Lawrence Brown, Jamal Jones of the Baltimore Algebra Project and Ryan Good, a doctoral student at Rutgers, discussed both Baltimore and the country’s history of racial discrimination.

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