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  • Morgan State's assault policies are in disarray

    Morgan State's assault policies are in disarray

    Morgan State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for its handling of a 2014 sexual assault. The investigation comes after a Morgan student reported to campus officials on March 20, 2014 that someone had sexually assaulted her. Three...

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  • Shannon Cosgrove gave up working with corpses to deal with drunks

    Shannon Cosgrove gave up working with corpses to deal with drunks

    Shannon Cosgrove has a tattoo that runs across her chest, just under her collarbone, that reads, “I’ll sleep when you’re dead.” Her dark brown hair is cut straight across her shoulders and her harsh bangs hang above her brown eyes which sit curiously behind her thick, black, plastic frames. Hidden...

  • Legendary radio jock Jonathan Gilbert, better known as Weasel, returns to the air

    Legendary radio jock Jonathan Gilbert, better known as Weasel, returns to the air

    Bracing himself for a six-hour recording session with a second cup of coffee, Weasel, who also goes by Jonathan Gilbert, hops around the studio like a giant music geek. He has his CDs in a zipped-up carrier. He has his well-thumbed notebook. This gig at WTMD may as well be the only toehold left...

  • Greg Hudak keeps Baltimore's pianos sounding right

    Greg Hudak keeps Baltimore's pianos sounding right

    C, D, E, F, G. G-G-G. The white keys ascend right, but stubborn G resists, so Greg Hudak dives an octave lower before getting stuck on it again. He is watching the dial of a small and heavy computer, but also looking up into the rafters for something. When not bent into the mouth of the big, black...

  • With raconteur driving instructor 'Mr. Wigs,' the journey counts as much as the destination

    With raconteur driving instructor 'Mr. Wigs,' the journey counts as much as the destination

    Mr. Wigs is a man in motion. Few know the streets of North Baltimore better. Like Mark Twain piloting his steamer down the Mississippi, he is attuned to all the bends in the road, knows every hidden driveway and lurking pothole. He is out there in his Ford Focus six days a week, hour upon hour,...

  • Scrapper and custodian Lloyd T. Vaughn is scraping by however he can

    Scrapper and custodian Lloyd T. Vaughn is scraping by however he can

    Lloyd T. Vaughn is one of the last people to stop by the scrapyard as twilight wraps around the horizon on a Sunday evening. There are only a few yards open on Sunday and this one shuts down early. The gates are closing behind him as he exits his dented 1996 Dodge Ram 1600 pickup truck, full of...

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