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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.…

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.…