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Diversity a ‘big draw’ for freshmen

A new cove of owls has officially landed in North Philadelphia. Last week, Temple welcomed more than 4,000 new freshmen as the fall semester began. According to Dr. Timm Rinehart, director of admissions, the class of 2010 is particularly distinct compared to other classes.…

Cosby to speak at 2007 High Point grad

Temple alumnus and Board of Trustees member Bill Cosby has announced he will be the commencement speaker at High Point University’s 2007 graduation ceremony next spring. High Point, located in High Point, N.C., has confirmed Cosby as a speaker at their May 5, 2007 ceremony for graduating students.…

Big-time invitation not so big

It’s a date everyone undoubtedly circles when the outdoor track and field schedule is released.Penn Relays – Philadelphia’s 112-year-old, three-day, track and field extravaganza – officially begins today. Temple’s track and field team will arrive at Penn’s Franklin Field Thursday to participate in the invitational.A number of the Owls’ performers acknowledged the magnitude of the event, with its maximum-capacity crowd and overflowing list of participating schools.…

Retirement leaves Temple without a face

After the initial excitement of learning that I was accepted to Temple in 2003 had subsided, I felt myself falling into a daily conversation regarding my future. Once many of my neighbors, coaches and other acquaintances had found out where I was attending college, almost every one of them followed with a statement that sounded a little like this: “Oh, so you’re going up to school with John Chaney, huh?…

News staff earns statewide honors

The Temple News Staff Tracy Metz, assistant foundation director of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, announced Tuesday that The Temple News was among the winners of the 2006 Scholastic and Collegiate Keystone Press Awards.…

Internet profiles are easily accessible

Some students check it two, three or even four times a day. It’s not their e-mail account. It’s Facebook. Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace have become increasingly popular among college students in recent years.…

Will Temple Towers fall?

Temple Towers, one of the university’s oldest dorm buildings, may be about to undergo major changes. Administrators are now working with consultants to decide whether Towers should be renovated, or demolished and rebuilt.…

Council sparks debate over academic freedom

Marc Stier is a key player in Democratic city politics. He recently organized a grassroots organization called Neighborhood Networks, a coalition of hundreds of progressive activists who are pushing to reform city government by increasing competition among Democrats.…

A mother to 38 for the past 20 years

Agnes Butler is not an average mother. Butler has opened her home to 38 boys in the foster care system since 1982. She currently hosts six young men in her row house on the 1700 block of North Willington Street, southwest of Temple’s campus.…