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Trustees OK Student Center’s name

The Student Center will no longer have the distinction of being one of the only buildings on campus without an official name. The Board of Trustees recently announced that the Student Center has been renamed for Howard Gittis, a Temple benefactor and former chairman of the Board.…

Chair: Religious diversity is critical

In a religiously tense world, the last thing students need is a religiously tense classroom – at least according to Temple’s religion department. “We all care very much about talking across religious differences,” said Rebecca Alpert, religion department chair.…

Program aims to teach better saving habits

Financial problems arise in almost every demographic in the country, but some groups are more susceptible than others. In order to combat this, the U.S. Department of Labor has created a two-day program to be held Nov.…

Assembly sheds traditional ‘get down to business’ approach

Temple Student Government Speaker Ieshia Nelson wanted to do something special to acknowledge the success of Homecoming 2006 last month. Two days after the Temple football team defeated Bowling Green and the hip-hop band The Roots performed at McGonigle Hall, Nelson asked every TSG member to rise to their feet during the Oct.…

Letter signals change at Edge

Since the opening of The Edge at Avenue North, College Park Communities, the former management company of the building, has heard more complaints about the structure than compliments. Now, The Edge, located at 1600 N.…

Voters focus on Iraq war, immigration

The line between local and national party politics was blurred during last Tuesday’s midterm election as Democrats seized control of both congressional houses, delivering a blow to the 12-year Republican majority.…

Faculty unsure of Gen-Ed program

With the recent announcement by Temple that the General Education program will be piloted in spring 2007, followed by a scheduled full implementation in fall of 2008, “Gen-Ed” is on its way toward becoming a reality.…

TSG remembers Arnold Boyd

Administrators, faculty, students and alumni gathered at Temple Student Government’s general assembly meeting Monday to mourn the loss of Arnold Boyd, 57, longtime program coordinator for the Office of Student Activities.…

Arnold Boyd, 57, had a ‘positive effect’ on students

Arnold Boyd, program coordinator for Temple’s Office of Student Activities, died Nov. 3. He was 57 years old. Representatives from Campus Safety Services and the Office of Communications could not confirm the cause of Boyd’s death when contacted by “The Temple News” Monday.…

New medical school will open in ‘09

The national anthem could be heard under the tent at Broad and Venango streets to celebrate the groundbreaking of Temple’s new medical school. The 480,000 square-foot, $150 million project is scheduled to be completed May 2009, just in time for the entering fall class.…