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Student Activities staff maintaining legacy of late program coordinator

Temple lost an “institution” when Arnold Boyd, the longtime program coordinator for the Office of Student Activities, died of heart failure in his office Nov. 3, 2006. Several students recalled fond memories of Boyd, who served in his post for more than 25 years, during a Temple Student Government general assembly meeting held two days after his death.…

Student-run radio station broadcasts live online

Tucked away on the first floor of the TECH Center, student-run radio station WHIP has finally found a home and is expected to broadcast live via the station’s Web site by the end of this month.…

Renumbering could ease registration

Students can expect changes in the course registration process with the implementation of a new course numbering policy. The university has been in the planning process since 2003 to convert all three-digit course numbers to four-digit numbers.…

Remembered as the first, faculty and students honor Thurgood Marshall

In honor of Black History Month, Charles Dumas, director of the Acting in Media program, presented a staged reading of his play, “A Visit with Mr. Justice Marshall on the 38th Anniversary of the Brown Decision” last Tuesday at the James E.…

Bill Cosby to lay it down, a hip hop album

Temple’s favorite alumni and Board of Trustees member Bill Cosby is planning to release a hip-hop album titled State of Emergency, according to AllHipHop.com. Cosby, 70, has spoken out against vulgar rap music in the past, but his album is reportedly clean and issue oriented.…

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.…