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Brain Gain

Last year, Gerry Stefanatos had two job offers: the Mayo Clinic, one of the top medical schools in the country, and one at Temple as chair of communication sciences and disorders.…

Commuting to campus in $3 or less

Gene Maggioncalda gets mobbed at car shows when he drives his ’78 El Camino into the lot. Not because it’s been restored to perfect showroom condition, but because it barely makes a sound.…

No place to call home

New school. New town. No home. Such seemed to be the case for many of the estimated 2,700 students who transferred to Temple this fall. With freshman enrollment at the all-time high of 4,300 students, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, few incoming transfer students received on-campus housing for the semester.…

Switching gears to new year

Students undergo inevitable transitions at the start of each semester – and for some, it’s harder to adjust than others. For those who kept busy all summer with full-time jobs and internships, the switch to classes can be a welcoming change.…

Wishing we knew this four years ago

Throughout the next four years at Temple, you’ll often find yourself cursing your lack of street smarts and real world knowledge — things you wish they told you at orientation in place of “don’t look at your watch when a stranger asks for the time” to avoid a mugging – the real deal, a brochure equivalent to a best-selling novel.…