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Mayoral candidate makes campaign stop here

Students and local residents joined Democratic mayoral candidate Tom Knox for dinner at Qdoba’s Mexican Grill during his tour of the new Avenue North Plaza Friday evening. Knox came to speak with Temple students and view the new development that he said has helped the North Philadelphia area and the Temple community.…

Dirt Lot gets temporary repairs

Commuters need not fear the loss of parking in the Dirt Lot, despite temporary changes made by the university. At the start of this past winter break, Temple’s Facilities Management department began moving dirt from one section of the Dirt Lot at Montgomery Avenue and 11th Street to cover the rest of the lot in hopes of smoothing it out.…

University names interim curator for Blockson Collection

Aslaku Berhanu, a reference librarian and cataloger for the Blockson Collection will succeed Charles Blockson as interim curator of the collection upon Blockson’s retirement Dec. 31.The Blockson Collection includes African American historical items dating back to 1581.…

World AIDS Day sheds light on global illness

People all over the world gathered Dec.1, World AIDS Day, to fight the disease that has killed millions. According to the Temple Health Empowerment Office, 40.3 million people have died from AIDS as of 2005.…

Medical school examination undergoing major overhaul

Major changes will be made to the Medical College Admissions Test in the next year. Almost all medical schools in the U.S. require applicants to take the test, which will change this January to a computer-based format and will be offered 20 times throughout the year.…

Professors defend need for student evaluations

As the end of the fall semester approaches, course and teaching evaluations are currently being administered on campus. With intentions of improving faculty and student affairs, some undergraduates said they have found the objective of the evaluations to be an insignificant factor in assessing teaching credentials.…

GRAND OPENING

Mayor Street speaks during grand opening of the Pearl Movie Theatre, located at 1600 N. Broad St. The doors to the Pearl Theatre at Avenue North opened last night and Gov.…