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Study hits close to home

In response to “Study: Alcohol increases chance of breast cancer by 30 percent.” Dear Editor: As a Ph.D. scientist and Napa Valley winemaker devoted to the cause of ending breast cancer, this issue hits very close to home.…

Temple TV

Wish you could be on television? Temple’s TV station closed down in 1995 to gather funds for the Liacouras Center. There are no positions available and no station exists. A lot of things are learned from doing.…

Freshman woes with Finances

I sat there, eyes swollen and nerves on end as my teller in the Student Financial Services office told me the new balance of my bill. It was early August and I had just received my final package.…

SLAP: University must continue to defend guards

As students at Temple, we are extremely pleased that Temple has recognized their power and duty to improve the working conditions of AlliedBarton security guards on our campus. For more than three years, the Temple administration has stepped back and allowed the injustices on our campus to continue.…

No support for football until players act right

Dear Beloved Football Stars of Temple University, Another season is here and another year of hoping for a winning football season in vain. I have been at this university for six years now and have prayed for season after season of just .500 football, and yet I still wake up in cold sweats from the nightmares of being the Big East punching bag.…

The business of ignorance

We attended the Social Entrepreneurship Conference on Wednesday, April 11. It was hosted by Temple’s Fox School of Business, entitled “Investing in Urban Communities: Balancing Growth & Inclusion.” Event advertisements encouraged participants to “join a distinguished panel for an interactive session.” What we observed, however, was a country club atmosphere where developers and academicians from Penn and Temple felt comfortable mocking and insulting the poor, African Americans, activists and community sensibilities.…

Defending our smoking policy

John Paul Gazzara’s letter from last week raised several points about Temple’s actions regarding smoking on campus. I appreciate the opportunity to provide some additional information. Temple’s anti-smoking efforts stretch back to the fall of 1990, when a total indoor smoking ban was established with a goal of making buildings at the university smoke-free.…

Why does Temple ignore smoking ban?

Why does Temple University choose to ignore the city’s smoking ban as stated in Philadelphia Code Chapter 10-600? An amendment to this code (10-602) prohibits smoking in public places. In addition to indoor environment such as restaurants, classrooms, workplaces and all public buildings, outdoor dining as well as entrances to buildings are included in this code.…

Community member criticizes TTN editorial

Dear Editor: I want to take issue with two cavalier statements made in this editorial [“Dissing Orientation,” Nov. 6, on a student organization’s appraisal of Temple’s history]. The first statement I would like to address says: “Still, it is lazy and disingenuous to suggest Temple has thrown people out of their homes.” Yes, there were at least 7,000 people, and probably more, evicted from where they called home as a direct result of the efforts of Temple.…