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Brusque Election

TSG’s campaigning season should be longer and more visible. Much like the selection of Temple’s 10th president, the election of the next Temple Student Government student body president and his or her cabinet has been absent from the minds of students.…

Bar Guide

The Temple News encourages students to explore Philly’s bar scene and drinking culture. Philadelphia has a vibrant and interesting drinking culture. Each spring, The Temple News explores Philly’s bar scene with our Bar Guide insert [“The Temple News presents: Bar Guide 2012,” B1].…

Unclear intentions

The Temple News questions the transparency of the NCNID bill. Since the fall, The Temple News has covered the proposed North Central Neighborhood Improvement District. The district would undoubtedly benefit the area – with increased lighting, safety patrols and cleanliness – but its proponents’ lack of transparency throughout the process has left the public feeling uneasy, and for good reason.…

Big expectation

Temple’s acceptance into the Big East brings bigger tasks and brighter future with sports. The Temple News is happy to learn the university is now an all-sports member of the Big East Conference.…

Big East Discussion

The Temple News supports the move back to the Big East Conference. If Temple is indeed about to become an all-sports member of the Big East Conference, the athletic department’s journey from the laughingstock to a legitimate presence in the world of college sports will have come full circle.…

Minority Recognition

The Temple News highlights the importance of ethnic and minority holidays. February marks National Black History Month. There are many months during the year that are declared to celebrating ethnic and minority holidays, but The Temple News would like to note that the history and recognition of ethnic and minorities groups should be reflected and celebrated each day.…

Studying away

The Temple News encourages students to look into new exchange programs with partner universities. Temple’s study abroad exchange programs have expanded. Between new exchange programs with partner universities, Temple joining the Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program and increasing initiatives from the Office of International Affairs, students are learning beyond the boundaries of Main Campus.…

Student unions

The Temple News addresses the concern among student workers not being permitted to unionize. When students frequent the TECH Center Starbucks, they’re expected to receive the same customer service and items they would at any of the coffeehouse chain’s locations.…

Encouraging Dialogue

The teach-ins at Temple aren’t new and students should take advantage of open discussion. S ince 2002 the history department and the History Honors Society Phi Alpha Theta has been hosting teach-ins every Friday at 3:30 p.m.…

Rebuilding Relations

The provost and the faculty need to compromise on the issue of restructuring.   A s Brian Dzenis reports in “Aligning Priorities” on page 1, the Faculty Senate passed a resolution stating that it cannot support Provost Richard Englert’s White Paper in regards to restructuring proposals, on the basis that there is not enough analysis on the financial or academic impact of such moves.…