Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Statistics released this week show that crime on Towson University’s campus is at the lowest point in nearly two decades.
Total part I crimes at the university are down more than 14% from 2012 despite increased enrollment. The university had one violent crime and 117 property crimes for a total of 118 part I crimes in 2013. This marks the lowest number of part I crimes on campus since 1995.
Within the University System of Maryland, TU has had the lowest number of part I crimes per capita for the past five consecutive years. USM crime comparisons for 2013 will be available this spring. Read More →
Film buffs, rejoice. While we’re still a few months (and a world of weather) away from the 2014 Maryland Film Festival, you can definitely get your fix before then. Thanks to Towson University and World Artists Experiences, the Bridges to the World Film Series is back again, for another month long series of incredible—and off-the-beaten-track films from around the world. Beginning February 7th, the series includes recent films from far flung places; each will be introduced, screened, and followed by a discussion—and of course there will be English subtitles. This year’s offerings are truly diverse, and since attendance is free, why not take in the whole series? Read More →
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A Persian restaurant is taking the place of the former Stoneleigh Bakery Cafe in Towson.
Villagio Café is opening Dec. 1 at 6805 York Road in the Stoneleigh neighborhood. Serving grilled kabob, lamb, salmon, basmati rice, hummus, baba ghanoush and Greek salad, Villagio will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read More →
As we reported on Monday, a Towson student was stabbed and robbed near campus. The police were unable to find the suspects… and then the very next night, the same thing happened: a college student in Towson (this time a Goucher student) was menaced by a group of young men who robbed and threatened to stab him. This second incident took place less than 24 hours after the first, and less than a block away on East Burke Avenue.
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Last night around 10:45pm, Towson police found a young man collapsed on the sidewalk of Burke Avenue, a few blocks east of York Road and south of the Towson Town Center. The man, a commuter student at Towson University, had been stabbed by a group of young men who’d also stolen his cell phone.
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Erika Brannock, the Towson preschool teacher who lost most of her left leg after being injured in the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, will be the official starter for the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday. It will be the first organized race Brannock has attended since Boston, where the 29-year-old was cheering on her mother.
Brannock told the Baltimore Sun that she hopes her opening remarks will help inspire the runners on their 26.2-mile runs: ”I hope to start the race out in an emotional way, and give a little extra push that, while they’re running, they can think ‘Erika inspired me to keep on going.’” Despite everything she’s been through, Brannock said she’s excited to give back to the Baltimore community that supported her in her recovery. Read More →
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