Posts Tagged ‘ali souffan’

Maravene Loeschke Named Towson President

Congratulations to President Maravene Loeschke who was named President of Towson University in Maryland, a  campus of 22,000. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees there and spent more than 30 years as  years there as a faculty member and as dean of Fine Arts and Communication.  She was named MU president in 2006 and will remain through this semester.  The TU community welcomed her Thursday.

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The 20th annual Fabulous 1890s Weekend, runs today through  Saturday, Smythe Park.  The first night football game was played here on Sept. 28, 1892 and one of the Weekend’s highlights is the historically accurate re-enactment on the same field.    Over the years the Weekend has been featured in every major media outlet from the New York Times to USA Today, ABC, NBC, Fox and MTV among others here and around the world.  For a complete schedule, visit our website. For a quick video update,  check this out.

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Here’s a link to the latest interview with Ali Soufan.  Part of the intro reads: “Through all of this, through the additions of layers and layers of top secret bureaucracy, one man’s efforts have truly made a difference.  That man is Ali Soufan . . . ”

Ali’s book The Black Banners, has entered most of the major bestseller lists.

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The works of Elmira artist and graphic designer Marc Rubin are on display in Allen Hall this month.  Stop by and get a feel for this artist’s classic, yet unique and modern feel of the world.  Thanks to Falguni Kripalu’s cool photos of Marc at the reception.

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In honor of Banned Books Week, here are the books some schools love to ban, including, as usual, Mark Twain, the Jon Stewart of the 19th century, the guy Faulkner called the “father of American literature.” Parents, beware, classic authors, even after they die,  conspire to taint your child forever.

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And in the “I’m really trying to be cool” corner, here are samples of parents trying — in hilariously vain attempts — to communicate with their kids through texting.