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Associate prof. delves into hypertension research

Almost 40 percent of African-Americans suffer from extreme cases of hypertension, the highest percentage of any racial group in the United States, according to a recent study conducted by Dr. Michael D.…

New curator, more space for Blockson Collection

Edward Lee Turner was a proud man and scholar. He was one of the first black graduates of Hampton University, a private, coeducational Virginia college formerly known as the Hampton Institute.…

The fight to lower the drinking age revisited

A movement is spreading throughout the popular social networking Web site Facebook about an issue near and dear to many college students’ hearts: drinking. The National Youth Rights Association is leading a petition on Facebook to lower the minimum legal drinking age to 18.The NYRA argues that if a person can vote, serve in the military and hold public office, then they should also be allowed to drink.…

Staying on top in diversity

Many Temple students are initially attracted to the university for the variety, the many different cultures, languages and perspectives, which has recently gained national recognition, along with the affectionate dubbing of “Diversity University.” Since the announcement of the university’s No.…

TempleFest informs new students about campus

Dozens of clubs, businesses and organizations lined Liacouras Walk and Berks Mall for TempleFest last week, an annual two-day festival where new students get information about campus organizations, along with a variety of giveaways.…

‘Helicopter parents’ unable to let go

Rested, refreshed and ready to embark on a new realm of independence, Temple’s new class of undergraduates piled onto campus last week. Trailing behind these freshmen at many colleges and universities across the nation are their parents.…

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.…

Convocation marks the start of student “legacy”

The newest members of the Temple family were treated to grand pomp and circumstance at convocation Sunday. President Dr. Ann Weaver Hart welcomed the new Owls with open arms. “I know this will be a wonderful time of life for all of you,” Hart said.…

A space for a new type of community

For many students, a career opportunity could be one click away. Without leaving home, a job-seeking student could find an internship, a mentor or a potential employer with whom they share a common trait – they both attended Temple University.…

Longtime TSG member has his chance to lead

A familiar face will preside atop Temple Student Government this year. Juan Galeano, a member of TSG since September 2004, was elected student body president after his slate, “Owl Potential,” won an unopposed election last spring.…