June 2019 Around Town

Colleen Kyle Named Upper School Head at RPCS Effective July 1, Colleen Kyle will begin work as the next Upper School head at Roland Park Country School. Colleen joins RPCS from Lakeside School in Seattle, where she has served as an academic leader and teacher for the past 10 years. At Lakeside School, Colleen was the … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Towson High Literary Magazine Earns National Award Colophon, the literary magazine of Towson High School, has earned top honors from the National Council of Teachers of English for the ninth consecutive year. In February, student editors learned that Colophon had once again been awarded REALM First Class in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Smooth Skating at the U.S. Nationals Towson High School student Ting Cui made her debut in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in late January, earning fifth place. The 16-year-old—who placed third at the 2018 U.S. Championships for Juniors and won the silver medal in the senior ladies’ category at the Tallinn Trophy in Estonia in early … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Bus Service to New York City Adds Towson Stop As of Dec. 15, OurBus, a tech company specializing in crowd-sourced intercity and commuter bus routes, has expanded existing service to include a stop in Towson, with express service to New York City. OurBus service will operate daily, with one-way fares starting at $10.  “Since launching our first … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Goucher President to Step Down Goucher College President José Bowen will step down on June 30, 2019, after five years at the helm of the liberal arts college. “There is never a good time to leave, and this was not an easy decision for me,” he wrote in a letter to the campus community. “I believe … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Cambridge School Buys Brown Memorial Cambridge School, an independent, classical and Christ-centered school serving students in Baltimore City and Baltimore County in grades K–8, has purchased Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, at 6200 N. Charles St., according to MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC. Brown Memorial Church has recently merged with Govans Presbyterian Church, making the property available. … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

New Buildings at Goucher College This fall, Goucher College opened three new buildings for students, including two residence halls—Fireside Hall and Trustees Hall—as well as the new Mary Fisher Dining and Student Center. The openings were timed to welcome one of the largest first-year classes in the college’s history. The new developments were designed using … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Patently Innovative Jennifer McGough, a technology teacher and work-based learning coordinator at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, and her two teammates won the Best Overall Invention prize during the National Summer Teacher Institute, hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the University of South Florida’s College of Education. Jennifer was one … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Olszewski Wins Democratic Primary for Baltimore County Executive In a down-to-the-wire election race that required officials to recount by hand some 87,222 ballots, Johnny Olszewski Jr. was affirmed on July 14 as the winner of the Democratic primary for Baltimore County Executive. The former state delegate beat second-place finisher state Sen. Jim Brochin by just 17 votes. … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Two BCPS Students Selected for 2018 National Youth Orchestra Bassoonist Vincent Igusa of Towson High School and oboist Kara Poling of Franklin High School are among the 106 musicians selected for the sixth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Vincent and Kara are the only two students to represent Maryland on … Continued