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Kim Schatzel earns 1.3 percent raise

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief

While University System of Maryland presidents don’t earn bonuses, they can earn salary raises.

Towson President Kim Schatzel earned a salary increase of 1.3 percent for fiscal year 2017, Mike Lurie, a USM spokesman, said.

When Schatzel signed on, her salary was $369,000. In fiscal year 2017, her salary is $373,613.

Performance reviews are a personnel item, meaning they are exempt from being disclosed under Maryland law.

“What we are able to say generally is that the mid-year and end-of-year performance reviews of a USM campus president are based on outlined goals that consider the unique qualities and needs of each USM institution,” Lurie said in an email.

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Four members of TU swimming and diving compete in Olympic Trials

By: Jordan Cope, Sports Editor

Four members of the Towson University swimming and diving team competed in U.S. Olympic Trials earlier this month in hopes of qualifying for this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Recent graduates Hannah Snyder and Jenna Van Camp, along with senior Nick Breschi and sophomore Jack Saunders, represented Towson in competition at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, June 26-July 3. The event was the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team competing at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Continue reading

BCPD officers model body-worn cameras that will soon be deployed in the county. TUPD officers will not be getting body cameras.

TUPD won’t be getting body cameras any time soon

By: Cody Boteler, Editor-in-Chief

While Baltimore County announced that it would start outfitting officers with body-worn cameras starting early July, officials from Towson University Police have said that cameras aren’t really a necessity on campus.

“We are very fortunate that we don’t have high instances of reports of officers misconduct,” Chief of Police Bernie Gerst said. “We don’t have a community demanding that we have cameras. It wasn’t a thing that we felt the need to rush in to.”

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TU expands summer shuttle services

By: Taylor DeVille, Staff Writer

TU’s summer shuttle has returned to give students and staff a direct route to downtown Towson’s farmers’ market and restaurants in order to “expand lunchtime options”, according to a press release.

Last year the shuttle operated only on Thursdays, but given its popularity, Parking and Transportation Services opted to extend the service Monday through Friday.

Students and staff with OneCards can catch a free ride from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays.

The shuttle will run until Aug. 18. Students and staff will find the on-campus stops at the Center for Arts, Towsontown Garage, and the Administration Building.

The downtown Towson stop is at the corner of Washington and Allegheny Avenues.

Departure times for each location can be found here.

Meet the URG 2016-2017 executive board

Vice President- Wayne Nichols

Hey everyone! My name is Wayne Nichols and I will be the Vice President for the following school year. I was also the treasurer this past year and am excited to continue on the board. A big initiative that I want to work on is making URG a household name, or for us, a residence hall name. Not as many people know about URG than they do about SGA. I want them to know all the great things that URG from the events that we or the Building Councils put on, the resolutions that we advocate for. We are able to make great change in the residence halls and I want everyone to know what URG can do.

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Incubator winners announced

By: Nick Mason, Staff Writer

The teams behind Sureshunt and Communication APPtitude were announced as the winners of the sixth annual Towson University Incubator Business Plan Competition, in the student and professional categories respectively, May 4.

“I think this is a terrific program,” TU President Kim Schatzel said. “All of the teams were great, they add to the economic growth.”

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