Inmates Graduate From College + Towson University Honored: Top News


Towson University, pictured above, was recently ranked among the nation’s best colleges. The school also plans to offer college courses to Maryland inmates. (Shutterstock)

☕️️ Good morning Towson!

We're back in your inbox with the what's happening in and around Towson. In today's newsletter:

  • Towson-based Vistant to support Defense Health Agency's project
  • Olszewski proposes changes to strengthen Baltimore County Inspector General's office.
  • Maryland prisons, including Towson, celebrate first graduation of University of Baltimore's Second Chance College Program.
  • Towson University ranks 394th on the list of Best Colleges & Universities for 2024.

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Today's riddle: Why don't skeletons fight each other? 🤔 Read on to find out.

Weather forecast

  • Wednesday: Cloudy, with a high of 62 and low of 52 degrees. Partly cloudy in the morning, clear in the afternoon and evening, cloudy overnight.
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, clear overnight. Temps: High: 68 low: 50
  • Friday: Moderate rain, with a high of 71 and low of 56 degrees.

📰 News we're reading

1. DHA Taps Vistant to Support Medical Directorate Logistics & Acquisition Support Program ( — Vistant, a consulting firm based in Towson, Maryland, has been selected for a two-year project to provide services for the Defense Health Agency's National Capital Region.

2. Olszewski: Proposed changes would strengthen Baltimore County Inspector General's office ( — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has proposed changes to strengthen the county's Office of the Inspector General. This comes after attempts to limit the office's power in recent years. The proposals include naming the position in the county charter, ensuring adequate funding, and strengthening the office's subpoena power.

3. Graduation behind bars: University of Baltimore students are first to earn degrees at Jessup Correctional Institution ( - subscribers only, free version posted here) — The University of Baltimore's Second Chance College Program, which offers credit courses within Maryland prisons, recently celebrated its first graduation at Jessup Correctional Institution. Goucher College in Towson also operates an education program at two other prisons in Jessup. Towson University plans to offer an 'interdisciplinary degree' next fall to inmates at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown.

4. Several Maryland colleges and universities included on list of Best Colleges & Universities for 2024 ( — Maryland colleges and universities have made a strong showing on the list of Best Colleges & Universities for 2024, with Towson University ranked 394th.

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Ok Towson! So now you're in the loop about what's happening today. Thanks for reading, and see you in your inbox next time!

-- The Team

P.s The answer to today's riddle: They don't have the guts.

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