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Two more hopefuls visit as provost search winds down

The search for a new provost continues as two of five candidates spoke to faculty and students last week. C. William Balke of the University of Kentucky visited Main Campus last Monday and Lisa Staiano-Coico of Cornell University visited the Health Sciences Campus last Wednesday.…

Doctors receive $1M grant for HIV prevention research

Researchers in the School of Medicine are making progress in the understanding and treatment of two diseases caused by abnormalities in the human antiviral pathway: HIV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40,000 people will be infected with HIV this year in the United States alone.…

Is a Black Student Union needed here?

At a university that boasts one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and promotes a communal sense of pride about this achievement, some Temple students still feel disenfranchised. Some are more than willing to do something to end this feeling.…

Chaka Fattah brings mayoral campaign to campus

Well into his bid for mayor of Philadelphia, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., brought his campaign to Main Campus this Monday for a question-and-answer session with the students. Temple Student Government and the Pi Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.…

TECH Center celebrates one year

One year. One million visits. And one broken keyboard. As the TECH Center celebrates its one-year anniversary, the facility has surpassed the expectations of its directors and administrators, said Jerry Hinkle, director of computer labs.…

First wireless initiative includes Main Campus

Students shouldn’t have any trouble finding a wireless Internet connection on Main Campus. That’s because it is a wireless hotspot, and soon the entire city of Philadelphia will be too. Wireless Philadelphia, the nonprofit organization responsible for the construction of the nation’s first municipal wireless network, has partnered with EarthLink, a nationwide Internet service provider, to build and operate the 135-square-mile network.…

Two candidates pay visitsas provost search continues

In a meet-and-greet with students last Monday, provost candidate Dr. Robert G. Frank spoke to students about what he hopes to bring to the Temple community if he is selected. In similar fashion, provost candidate Larry I.…

Assaults worry community

Philadelphia and Campus Police are investigating three potentially related assault cases involving three female Temple students in areas just a block from Broad Street. The three victims gave similar descriptions of the offender, identifying him as an African American teenage male who was about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a medium to stocky build.…

Dems for mayor converge at debate

Students had front row seats to see the five major Democratic candidates vying to be Philadelphia’s next mayor, as they shared the stage for the first time last Thursday. The panel included Congressman Bob Brady, D-Pa., state Rep.…

Philadelphia mayoral Candidate Profiles

The Democrats Name: Chaka Fattah Age: 50 In 1982, 25-year-old Chaka Fattah became the youngest person ever elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Six years later, the young politician was elected to the state Senate, where he served one term before winning a seat in the U.S.…