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Brothers braving the cold for a cause

While most were trying to stay warm, the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity camped out in the freezing cold for a good cause. The brothers spent 30 hours beginning last Wednesday outside the Bell Tower and raised $1450.11 for the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness, a nonprofit organization focused on intervention and prevention of homelessness in the city for the past 25 years.…

Volunteers help area residents find H.E.A.T in icy temperatures

Just a few blocks from Main Campus, Brenda Alexander and her granddaughter are braving the winter weather with a broken furnace. The house is kept habitable by portable space heaters and a gas convention oven that is turned on each night.…

Series opens dialogue on diversity here

Temple embraced the title “Diversity University” after being ranked No. 2 in a list of the most diverse student populations in the Princeton Review’s 2006 edition of “The Best 361 Colleges.” Despite the ranking, students complained last Tuesday that segregation exists among campus organizations at the first program in the Diversity Dialogues Series, a four-part discussion hosted this semester by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Temple Student Government Diversity Affairs Committee and Multicultural Student Union.…

New pledges, new agenda

Without a house and unable to promise weekly parties, the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity are recruiting a very different brand of pledges this semester. “The type of fish you get depends on your type of bait.…

One year later, learning from a tragedy

To commemorate her late friend Ciara Deprill, junior English major Robin Hernandez will hold an educational symposium on alcohol use and the effects of drunk driving. Last weekend marked the one year anniversary of the car accident that took the life of Deprill.…

Students get paid to talk diversity

Beginning tomorrow, student organizations can earn 50 Diamond Dollars by participating in the Diversity Dialogues Series, a semester long workshop designed to engage student leaders in discussion on multiculturalism and diversity.…

Taking money out of Monday meetings

If there’s one aspect of Temple Student Government that student organizations love to hate, it’s the allocations process. Now with TSG’s “new look and feel,” which the body’s Executive Board spent its winter break working on, student organizations can breathe a sigh of relief that the extensive and long-detested allocations process will no longer occur during general assembly.…

Post grand-opening festivities, students eager to test lines, wait times at PNC bank

Students no longer have to bear the long lines and wait when banking at the PNC Bank on Liacouras Walk. The vacant space that formerly housed Dunkin’ Donuts and Togo’s is now home to a full-service branch of PNC Bank, offering more than 2,000 square feet of space compared to the 800 square feet in the old location.…

A Royal day in Philly

It was a joyous occasion for those who waited in the cold outside Independence Hall last Saturday, holding welcome signs and waving small British and American flags to welcome Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the City of Brotherly Love.…

Rules change at Anderson Food Court

Receiving the news in a letter renewing their leases, vendors of the 12th Street Outdoor Vending Pad, the strip of food stands in front of Anderson Hall, were surprised by a new condition that now requires them to maintain the outdoor dining area.…