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Major changes in economics

A bull market can be seen right here at Temple, stemming from high demand of the business school’s economics department. The department will be transferred from the Fox School of Business and Management to the College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1, 2008.…

Jimmy John’s says lack of visibility slows business

When owners of nationally acclaimed Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches opened up shop on Temple’s campus last semester, they expected the same success the chain has seen on other campuses. But unlike their fast delivery, business has been slow.…

Adjunct to take on high profile case

Temple adjunct professor and attorney Michael Coard agreed to defend alleged cop killer John Lewis almost immediately. Lewis is facing charges of murder, assault and theft in connection with the Oct.…

Philly slots lose hand

Last week, Gov. Ed Rendell lambasted Philadelphia City Council members for delaying the progress of the Foxwoods and SugarHouse casinos, calling them a “City Council with no guts that can be extorted by community groups.” If it were not for Mayor Michael Nutter’s revoking of the SugarHouse building license just prior to this statement, I might have lost all faith in the concept of representative democracy.…

Ambler hosts Iraq documentary screening

Filmmaker Mike Shiley presented his award winning documentary Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories at Temple’s Ambler campus on Tuesday to a handful of students and Temple faculty, followed by an open Q&A session.…

Hart gives incentives for housing in local area

President Ann Weaver Hart unveiled Temple’s Employee Home Ownership Program last Monday that offers full-time employees a piece of the burgeoning North Philadelphia franchise through significant financial assistance. “This program will provide financial assistance to full time employees that would like to purchase a home in our surrounding communities,” Hart said last Monday at the Bell Tower.…

Network hampered by unexpected shutdowns

The Princeton Review named Temple University one of the 25 most connected campuses in the nation in 2006, but a recent increase of network failures has caused students to question that ranking.…

Renovating a landmark

From the outside, the Baptist Temple appears to be intact and grandiose with its elaborate granite stonemasonry and ornate stained glass windows. But upon entering the interior of the centuries-old North Broad Street building, peeling, cracked walls and a dilapidated ceiling echo a long history of neglect that characterizes this landmark structure.…

TSG leaders look to cash-in on productive summer

Leaders of Temple Student Government have big plans in store for the student body and university, but it needs student participation to succeed, TSG officials said. The three members of the “Owl Potential” slate, President Juan Galeano, Vice President of Student Affairs Nadine Mompremier and Vice President of Academic Affairs Eric Stephenson, said they believe it is time to focus on the bigger issues that face the student body.…