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Nurses union OKs new contract

The day before their previous contract was set to expire, unionized registered nurses and healthcare professionals at Temple Hospital ratified an agreement with hospital administrators that granted sufficient healthcare, better wages and more control over the amount of patients they work with.…

Security beefed up in Ritter

Allied Barton Security Services were hired to patrol the entrances of Ritter Hall and ask for identification from all those who enter. On Sept. 22, an employee reported that an unknown male entered her office, struck her, and demanded her purse.…

Police enforce liquor laws

Thick sheets of rain pelted the pavement outside of Campus Police Headquarters last Thursday night. Inside, the lobby bustled with activity as police officers garbed in protective raingear wheeled out bikes and jovially jested with each other while heading out to work the 11 p.m.…

Hart to Heart

“You hire the right people, you share the right values, and then you stick with them through the development years.”- President Ann Weaver Hart When Ann Weaver Hart was first contacted about becoming Temple’s ninth president, she didn’t have much time to get used to the idea.…

Ctrax give Temple students free music service.

Each semester, Ctrax, a digital music service, launches multiple artist promotions in which universities affiliated with Ctrax can participate. Earlier this fall, a Temple senior was the winner of one such promotion.…

Rape activists take to the road

One in four college women have survived a rape or an attempted rape. To combat this troubling statistic, the men of the “One in Four RV Tour” are speaking to students on college campuses across the nation.…

One year delay proposed for academic program

The implementation of the General Education Program, set to replace the core curriculum in the fall semester of 2007, may be delayed for a year. The Gen-ed committee requested a one year delay for the program at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, stating that the new courses should be tested twice before the new requirements take effect.…

Student group plans for Ramadan

“We have to look at the moon and decide,” said Ghadah Hasan, a senior education major and member of the Muslim Student Association at Temple. “We’re old fashioned. The tradition is to follow the moon.…

Birds fall victim to invisible killer

It’s almost time for birds of all kinds to head South – if they can make it through Temple’s campus alive. During the fall migration period, which ranges from early October to mid-November, the grounds department said more than 150 birds are found dead on campus after crashing into windows, the largest problem areas being Paley Library and the Tech Center.…

Loan consolidation costs rising

Tuition rates aren’t the only increasing costs for college students. A rise in student loan interest rates may have some students and recent graduates second-guessing their decision to consolidate these loans.…