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Towson University Celebrating 150 Years: Dr. Joyce Herold, Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Services, Part 2

Damian O’Doherty and Dr. Joyce Herold, Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Services, continue their conversation on the diversity and importance of the university’s co-curricular experience. Activities like the Big Event, an annual community service partnership between TU, the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, and the Towson Chamber of Commerce, foster community relations and beautify the neighborhoods.... Continue reading
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Sponsored Content | O’s Opening Day: The fight to save fantasy sports in Maryland

We went out to Camden Yards for the Orioles' opening day to ask fans what they think about proposed legislation to make online fantasy sports illegal in Maryland.... Continue reading
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Towson University Celebrating 150 Years: Dr. Joyce Herold, Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Services

Damian O’Doherty sits down with Dr. Joyce Herold, Coordinator for Off-Campus Student Services at Towson University. Dr. Herold speaks to the valuable relationship between Towson students and the community and the importance of fostering off-campus connections for students and teaching them to be good neighbors and citizens. Dr. Herold’s office enables these connections through community service initiatives like First Fridays in the Village and the Community Ambassador program.... Continue reading
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Fmr. Delegate John Olszewski, Jr.: Protect Fantasy Sports in Maryland

In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation clarifying that participating in fantasy sports online was not gambling. I sponsored that legislation because I believe that fantasy sports are games that require more skill than those categorized as commercial gaming. At the time, Maryland was one of only a handful of states where residents were prohibited from winning any type of prize in fantasy contests. Our legislation mirrored language adopted by Congress in 2006 that specifically exempted fantasy sports from a national online gambling ban on the grounds that they require a higher level of skill, rather than relying entirely on the random outcome of pulling a slot lever or throwing a pair of dice. Today, there are more than 900,000 fantasy players in our state alone – representing nearly 1 out of every 5 adults in Maryland. I too – a devoted Ravens and Orioles fan – occasionally participate. To be... Continue reading
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Towson University Celebrating 150 Years: Dr. David Vanko, Dean of Fisher College of Science & Mathematics, Part 3

TU’s Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Dean Dr. David Vanko and Damian O’Doherty continue their conversation on the college’s amazing growth. Dr. Vanko discusses the need for updated and expanded facilities as a result of increased enrollment and programming. Towson University’s Master Plan includes a new science building, as the current facility dates back to 1965. According to Dr. Vanko, the future of the proposed high-quality learning environment for students depends on the Capital Budget in Annapolis.... Continue reading
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