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TUPD obtains arrest warrant in CLA Peeping Tom case

By: Sam Shelton, Senior Editor

Towson University police have obtained a warrant to arrest 24-year-old non-affiliate Zachary Campbell in connection with the Peeping Tom incident that occurred in the College of Liberal Arts building May 2.

“We are grateful that the Towson University Police Department quickly identified the suspect in the recent peeping tom incident in the College of Liberal Arts building,” TU Director of Communications and Media Relations Ray Feldmann said. “This is another example of the excellent work TUPD does in keeping our campus community informed and safe.”

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SGA president reviews year, addresses “presence of inequality and racism”

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief

Student Government Association President Kurt Anderson said that Towson University students need to be aware of “the presence of inequality and racism in our own community” in his state of the SGA  video, released Tuesday.

“This is our time to make a profound impact and create a society that celebrates and embraces each and every individual,” Anderson said. “We must continue to build community with each other and fight against oppression in every form it appears.”

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CSD hosts facilitated conversation on sexual assault

By: Sarah Rowan, Associate News Editor

Towson students discussed the sexualization of women and the perpetuation of stereotypes Wednesday during “Breaching the Silence,” a facilitated conversation about rape and sexual assault in the black community, held in Potomac Lounge.

“Tonight will be built off of safe spaces, but I want to push for a brave space,” second-year graduate student Aji Bakare said. “Recognize that this is a conversation. We want you guys to engage each other and to challenge each other’s opinions.”

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TU celebrates 150 years

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief and Sam Shelton, Senior Editor

To date, the Towson University 150th Anniversary Scholarship Fund has raised $2.3 million, surpassing its original $1.5 million goal, according to 150th Anniversary Celebration Executive Director Louise Miller. The University has a running tally of costs and profits associated with the 150th but won’t release final numbers for either until June 30, when the fiscal year ends.

“Any money remaining will go to the 150th Anniversary Scholarship Fund,” Miller said in an email.

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Forward ticket defines 2016-2017 priorities

By: Sam Shelton, Senior Editor

The Forward ticket, headed by sitting vice president turned President-elect Taylor James, was elected to lead next year’s Student Government Association Thursday, April 28, after running as part of the SGA’s second uncontested election in three years.

James, who served as SGA vice president for the past academic year, was elected with 904 votes. She came up with the Forward’s slogan, “continuing progress and rejecting complacency.”

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TU Incubator preps for business competition finale

By: Nick Mason, Staff Writer

The TU Incubator, Towson University’s business incubator and entrepreneurial resource, will announce the winners of its sixth annual Business Plan Competition Wednesday, May 4.

Split into two categories, one for outside businesses and one for area college students, for the second time since its inception, the competition drew a record 52 entrants this year.

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