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Interim provost says he has no plans to keep the job

When President Ann Weaver Hart was appointed this summer, the university was also immediately faced with the task of filling another high level administrative position.Ira Schwartz, Temple’s Provost of four years, retired July 1, creating a vacancy for the position.…

1300 flood causes damage to student rooms

Students returning from the Labor Day weekend found themselves stranded outside 1300 residence hall Sept. 4 evening when a sprinkler on the second floor was triggered. Witnesses say the building’s fire alarm went off at a little after 5 p.m.…

Frat switches houses, moves closer to campus

At the beginning of the semester, the fraternity brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi have made Sigma Phi Epsilon’s former fraternity house on Broad Street their new home. Fraternity brothers said they hope the new location will provide them with more space for their growing membership.…

Fraternity shuffle on Broad Street

Locked and boarded up since July for renovations, Pi Lambda Phi’s fraternity house, located at 2000 N. Broad St., is not expected to reopen until fall 2007. Many renovations need to be made, according to Gary Sanders, director of Pi Lambda Phi’s chapter operations.…

Station getting ready for debut

Gianni Lee knows how to host a party. He has done the job plenty of times. And he’s comfortable, confident and cool in the spotlight. Now, the junior BTMM major is about to help start the party over the airwaves this fall as an ‘on-air personality’ for WHIP, Temple’s student-run online radio station.…

Drexel tops “unsightly” campus list

Located in the heart of University City, bisected by Market Street and teeming with students, Drexel University often wins first place. It was ranked number one for athletic gender equity by U.S.…

Saving ‘Face’ after a privacy mishap

“The other day when I logged on I saw someone was talking about me on it and someone … this kid I barely knew, but he friended me on Facebook and was having a conversation with a friend of mine … asking him how he knew me and they were going back and forth talking about me… Sound like the beginnings of a spat over he said/she said gossip?…

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.…

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.…