Featured, Schools, Towson

Towson Professor Rabbi Freundel Accused of Voyeurism

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 9:30am


Rabbi Barry Freundel, an associate professor of religion at Towson University, was arrested at his Washington, DC home last Tuesday. Yesterday, as news of Freundel’s alleged voyeurism spread, the university announced that it is suspending him without pay due to “the serious nature of this matter.”

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Unique Home Decor and Fall Gift Ideas from Sprezzatura

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 1:00pm

Fall is in full fashion and the perfect time to freshen up your home decor, in addition to your wardrobe.  Sprezzatura has a beautiful collection of personal, home and gift items to liven up your home or present the perfect gift.  Take a look at some of their beautiful new collection.81I75lw1oXL

Just Released! Sprezzatura presents Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table, a stunning visual and written account that enters the world of famed fashion designer Valentino Garavani.   Introduction by Andre Leon Talley.


Foo Dogs are traditional guardians of Chinese homes and gardens.  They are normally found in pairs.  Our fine porcelain foo dogs are of the highest  quality, hand painted and crafted by masters in their art.


Boca Bowl Chiller measures 13 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, made of polished stainless steel and leather handles.  Bowl features double wall stainless steel walls.


A classic figure of a fish, this very fine tureen comes from one of the finest studios in China.


Made of the finest polished stainless steel, Sprezzatura’s picture frames are from Germany, and are of the highest quality and design.


Sprezzatura’s festive fall candles are made of hand-poured soy blend wax and come in a mini box with bow and Jack-O-Lantern.  The scent is an autumnal blend of ground ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar.


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Monday through Saturday
10am – 5pm


Located in Stevenson Village 10429 Stevenson Road Stevenson, MD 21153



Culture, Schools, Station North

Johns Hopkins, MICA Receive $5M Grant to Turn Parkway Theatre into Film Center

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 4:06pm

Rendering of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Film Center (Ziger/Snead Architects)

Rendering of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Film Ctr. (Ziger/Snead Architects)

Thanks to a $5 million grant, an historic Station North theatre is on its way to being reborn as one of Baltimore’s film palaces. Read More →

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Tomorrow, Latte and Learn with the Head of School at the Friends School

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 4:00pm


from the Friends School website:
You are Invited!
We believe the best way to get to know us is to visit us on campus. So, come to Friends and take a look!
There are several ways to experience Friends School, and we welcome the chance to show you around.

Latte and Learn with the Head of School
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Our version of an Open House gives prospective families the opportunity to sit in classes and see our teachers teach, meet faculty and administrators and talk to our students and ask them “what makes a Friends education so wonderfully unique.” For more information, please contact the Admission Office at 410.649.3211.

Location: Zamoiski Alumni Center (ZAC) – Lobby – 100
Contact: Karen Dates Dunmore


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Big Fish: Onward and Upward With New Goucher President Jose Bowen

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 2:53pm

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Jose Bowen’s CV is 33 pages long, and it reads like a how-to guide to a liberal arts education. A musicologist with four Stanford degrees under his belt, starting with a B.S. in Chemistry, Bowen has risen quickly through the ranks of academia – at Stanford, the University of Southampton (England), Georgetown University, Miami University, and for the past eight years, as Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Read More →

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Prospective Parent Visiting Days Start Tomorrow at the Garrison Forest School

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 2:00pm

Join us for a Prospective Parent Visiting Day and discover Garrison Forest School.  Throughout fall 2014, we offer Parent Prospective Visiting Days for parents of students for Twos through 11th Grade.

Registration is required for these parents-only events. Most students will spend time during a school day as part of their application process or visit with us for their evaluation.

We look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to Garrison Forest School!

Upper School
Tuesday, October 21
Tuesday, November 4
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Marshall-Offutt (Upper School building)

Middle School
Friday, October 24
Friday, November 7
Friday, December 12
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Location: O’Neill Middle School

Lower School
Wednesday, October 15
Wednesday, November 5
Wednesday, December 3
Time: 8:10 a.m.
Location: Livingston (Lower School building)

Thursday, October 23
Thursday, November 20
Thursday, December 11
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Moncrieffe (Preschool building)

Evening Program for all Divisions:
Thursday, November 13
Thursday, January 8
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: O’Neill Middle School
All parents will be together for a joint introductory session followed by break-out programs for each division.

For Boarding Students and Their Parents:
Garrison Getaway overnight program
Thursday and Friday, November 6-7


Baltimore’s Debaters Are the Best

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 10:39am

Baltimore debaters hanging out at the White House.

Baltimore debaters hanging out at the White House.

Baltimore boasts one of the nation’s top college debate teams (go, Towson!), but did you know that it’s also home to the nation’s largest and most successful urban debate league serving high school students, too?

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Park School Admissions Events – Register Today to Experience Life at Park

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 12:00pm


from the Park School website:

We hope you’ll visit the campus to experience Park first hand. During a tour we will offer you the opportunity to glimpse into our stimulating classrooms, step into the Arts and Athletic Centers to observe the co-curricular work of students, and meet personally with a member of the Admission Team.

Attend an Admission Event

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Featured, Schools

I Too Am Goucher: Students Take a Stand Against Campus Racism

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 10:37am


tumblr_nd5ff8LXgf1u1000jo1_1280Earlier this year, we reported on the I, Too, Am Hopkins website, which was a local take on a national trend in which college students of color take to the internet to share their experiences with racism, prejudice, ignorance, and plain old idiocy. We were happy to see another school take on the trend this month, with I, Too Am Goucher.

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Visit Gilman Days Happening Now for Lower, Middle, Upper Schools – See What the Buzz is All About

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 9:00am

GILMAN_FB_550x800From the Gilman website:

Visit Gilman Days Happening Now for Lower, Middle, Upper Schools – See What the Buzz is All About

Parents (adults only, please) are invited to immerse themselves in a typical Gilman school day. Highlights include:

  • Class visits to see teachers and students in action
  • Faculty, parent or student-led campus tours
  • Hear from various members of the Gilman community

Click below to see Visiting Day dates for each division and for registration links.

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