: News

Towson University To Prohibit All Smoking On Campus

Play associated audio
Towson will be the first four-year college in Maryland with a total smoking ban.
www.flickr.com/eschipul
Towson will be the first four-year college in Maryland with a total smoking ban.

By Matt McCleskey

Towson University in Maryland is banning all smoking on campus. Smoking is already banned inside buildings at Towson, but the expanded ban that will go into effect next August will prohibit lighting up anywhere on campus grounds. Administrators say the policy will reduce health risks from smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke and cut health costs associated with smoking.

To prepare, the school's health center will be offering free assessments for smokers who want to quit and free classes on smoking cessation in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Health. Towson will be the first four-year college in Maryland with a total smoking ban, although last year Montgomery College became the state's first institute of higher education to prohibit smoking.

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.