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Diving coach charged with felony, two lesser charges

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Diving Coach Maureen Mead was indicted on criminal charges Nov. 23 in connection with an Oct. 16 incident involving a smartphone found recording in the team’s locker room.

Mead has been charged with “interception of communication,” which is a felony, as well as misdemeanors “peeping Tom” and “altering physical evidence in a criminal proceeding.”

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Student Activist John Gillespie reads from the list of demands.

Letter to the Editor: A statement from student activist John Gillespie

To Whom It May Concern,

First, I want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who was supporting us throughout the entirety of the #occupytowson protest. For eight long hours, numerous black students (and a few white allies) stood together to stand on the side of justice and equality in order to create a more diverse, inclusive and safe campus at Towson University.

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Coming soon: Towson Time Machine

By: Morgan Schmidt, Columnist

If you’re anything like me, you cocked your head to the side in confusion when you heard that the Towson mascot’s name was “Doc.” Seems kind of random, doesn’t it?

Have you ever wondered what the library looked like in the summer of 1969? Or what happened to the freshman tradition of having a Ye Old English Dinner? As time passes, things change. As things change, they are forgotten.

What if there was a place you could visit each week to discover interesting things about Towson’s past? Let’s put a little gold into the black and white. Continue reading

Student activist John Gillespie (right), Marina Cooper (center) and other administrators smile and banter toward the end of the discussion. Everyone assured each other the negotiation and discussion was based in institutional change, not in personal feelings toward one another.

Chandler signs list of demands from black students

 By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor; Nilo Exar, Staff Writer and Carley Milligan, Editor-in-Chief

Towson University Interim President Timothy Chandler has signed a document affirming his intention to actively address or advocate for a list of demands, brought to him by a group of black students, after over eight hours of negotiation and deliberation today.

“I want to thank you all for your terrific work on this,” Chandler said after he signed the document around 12:40 a.m. “As I said at the start, I admire your courage hugely, I admire your stick-to-itness. Now please don’t let this be the end of the conversation, please let this be the beginning of the conversation.”

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Interim coaches named for swimming and diving, Towson not competing in meet

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Director of Athletics Tim Leonard has named Jake Shrum, who was previously an assistant coach, to the position of acting head coach for the swimming team and hired Tim Perkins as temporary diving coach, according to a statement from Towson University.

Head Coach Pat Mead was put on administrative leave Nov. 17, according to members of the swim team. Members of the team also said that Diving Coach Maureen Mead and Assistant Coach Adrienne Phillips had already been put on administrative leave.

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SGA votes to form Freshman Council

By: Sarah Rowan, Assistant News Editor

The Student Government Association voted Nov. 3 to create a Freshman Council whose 20 members will shadow students leaders around campus, starting on a trial basis next semester.

The resolution, proposed by SGA Vice President Taylor James and authored by President Pro Tempore of the Senate Omnia Shedid, proposed that the Freshman Council would break into groups of five to observe SGA peer advisors in areas like academic involvement, civic engagement, diversity and athletics.

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Students cancel Nov. 11 events to talk race, Mizzou

By: Caitlin Wolfarth, Staff Writer

Student groups including the Black Student Union, TU’s chapter of NAACP, the National Council of Negro Women and the Eta Xi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho canceled individual events Wednesday, Nov. 11 in favor of joining together for an impromptu discussion on race and the University of Missouri.

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Tuition, other fees may increase

By: Nilo Exar, Staff Writer and Sarah Rowan, Assistant News Editor

Both in state and out-of-state students may have to pay $288 more each year to attend Towson University if a proposed mandatory fee increase is approved.

Vice President of Student Affairs Deb Moriarty and Chief Financial Officer Joe Oster announced the proposed fee schedule changes at an open forum in the University Union Nov. 10.

Undergraduate students could see the cost of tuition rise 3 percent if they pay in state, or 1.1 percent if they’re out-of-state.

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