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Towson University’s 2014 year-in-review

With a successful Winter Commencement and a relaxing winter break behind us, Towson University would like to take one last look at 2014 before the spring semester starts. Read on to check out the Tigers’ top news stories and social media posts ranked by popularity for the past year.

TOP NEWS STORIES (by number of hits)

December 2014 Commencement

1. Winter commencements turned more than 2,400 students into alumni

2. University President Maravene Loeschke resigns due to health

3. Freshman dance team class joins best of the best

4. U.S. News & World Report ranks Towson among top public regional universities

5. TU alumna, former gymnast competes on “American Ninja Warrior”

6. Towson alumna breaks another record on “American Ninja Warrior”

7. Student safety improved with Towson’s West Village pedestrian bridge

8. “Might Kacy” Catanzaro returns to Towson campus

9. Towson makes Money magazine’s new Best Colleges list

10. Student directors ready to welcome freshmen and transfers to campus


TOP RESEARCH STORIES (by number of hits)

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1. Physics professor awarded USM Elkins Professorship

2.  Anthropology professor Sam Collins conducts social media networking research in S. Korea

3. Faculty member receives prestigious National Science Foundation award

4. Physics major receives national award for undergraduate research

5. TU scientists may spark revolution with string theory test


TOP ATHLETICS STORIES (by number of hits)













1. Tigers ready to roar as soccer, football open home schedules

2. Towson football strives for another record-setting season

3. Towson Athletics announces new partnership with CBS Radio

4. Towson’s Terrance West selected by Cleveland Browns in third round of NFL Draft

5. Tigers fall to Central Connecticut State in football opener


TOP VIDEOS (by views)

Culturally competent healthcare






1. What is culturally competent healthcare?

Winter 2014 Commencement






2. TU Commencement 2014

Move-in Day video






3. Move-in day at Towson University

How do I play a drumroll?






4. How do I play a drum roll?

Top 5 video on YouTube






5. What is e-Business?


TOP FACEBOOK POSTS (by number of likes)

Top Facebook Posts of 2014


TOP INSTAGRAM POSTS (by number of likes)

Overview of campus


Snow photo in front of Stephens Hall


Stephens Hall on Sept. 11, 2014


Fall foliage


Stephens Hall at night



























TWEETS (by impressions)

Top 5 tweets of 2014

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