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Final provost candidate delivers pitch

During his visit to Main Campus Feb. 26, Dr. Jeffrey Seemann, the last of five finalists in the provost search, said he was excited to discuss his vision for Temple with students.…

Campus Dining kicks trans fats

As City Council approved a bill banning the sale of food containing trans fats last month, Temple Dining Services also announced that it will now provide trans-fat-free baked goods. Sodexho, the unversity’s food service provider, banned the use of oils containing trans fats last year.…

Gen-Ed could alter English curriculum

The implementation of the new General Education curriculum will not only affect the number of courses students have to take, it may also affect the content of those courses – particularly the First Year Writing Program.…

Undergrads prepare early for grad school

Sara Getz spent the last two years poring over journals, newspapers and any other information related to the Zapatistas, the fabled leftist group from Chiapas, Mexico. She’s even traveled to Mexico to supplement her research.…

Female leaders discuss gender roles

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor the societal contributions made by women throughout history. Accordingly, members of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, a campus-based chapter of the Feminist Majority Foundation, hosted the first in a series of events entitled “Strong Women in Non-Traditional Roles” Monday.…

Profs cleaning Blackboard slate

Since its introduction to Temple in 1999, many professors have utilized Blackboard to its fullest, allowing students to access course material, online exams, class discussion boards, grades and pre-class lecture notes.…

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.…