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Facebook not just for coeds anymore In a change announced last week, Facebook.com, a social networking Web site, announced that it would now allow non-school networks onto the site. Previously, the only way to be a part of the network was to have a valid university e-mail address.…

Altered policy causes debate

Last week, when Harvard University announced that it would end its early admissions policy in an attempt to balance out student diversity and expand financial aid, many officials at colleges and universities across the country regarded the move as controversial and even unnecessary.…

Avenue North set to open

Anticipating its Oct. 15 completion date for construction, some stores in the Avenue North complex will open their doors by Nov. 1, according to Brandon Dixon, asset manager for Tower Investments, a Philadelphia-based development company.…

The Edge housing a TSG focus

Residents of The Edge have become so vocally dissatisfied with conditions in the new apartment complex that Temple Student Government is attempting to find a solution to students’ woes. The TSG Office of University Resources is asking The Edge residents to fill out surveys online in order to assess the level of the grievance and what the complaints are about.…

‘Sex’ Changes

With change comes uncertainty. This July, Temple Health Empowerment Office joined forces with Tuttleman Counseling and Prevention Services. For the past two years, THEO operated as an independent branch within Student Affairs.…

Podcasting available in every classroom

This fall, students can now download podcasts of their lectures or classes due to a new program available to professors. Apreso Podcast, created by Anystream Inc., automatically records scheduled lectures and posts the recording as podcasts, available to students on the Internet.…

Professor rewrites the book on filmmaking

Since its debut 15 years ago, “Alternative Scriptwriting: Writing Beyond the Rules” has been a highly respected and widely-used text by screenwriters and screenwriting professors alike. Co-author of “Alternative Scriptwriting,” Jeff Rush, just happens to be a member of the university’s film and media arts faculty.…

A movie with a “Cos”

An interesting exchange of dynamics emerged as Bill Cosby headlined his first university affiliated appearance since declining invitations to speak at the 2005 and 2006 commencement ceremonies here. The Department of Education hosted the event at McGonigle Hall Sept.…