News

Immigration: A Growing Concern

Rasheed Murray, a sophomore psychology major whose father emigrated from Antigua, said he is in complete favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants already living in the United States. “We call this place the land of the free, so how are we going to turn people away that want to come to America to get a better life just because they don’t have certain papers?” he asked.…

Breaking down language barriers

The doctor was confused.  He was trying to determine whether or not the 90-year-old Cuban woman sitting in front of him in the examination room at Northeastern Hospital, a satellite hospital of the Temple University Health System, was demented.…

Helping to get guns off our streets

City Officials have collected 519 guns so far this year, but not from a sting or a raid. All of these guns were offered voluntarily in exchange for $200 grocery vouchers at Fresh Grocer and tickets to a 76ers game.…

Icy conditions force university to cancel classes

As weather conditions in the Delaware Valley continue to worsen, the university has cancelled all afternoon and evening classes at Main, Health Science, TUCC, Ambler, Tyler, Fort Washington and Harrisburg campuses.…

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.…