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Cosby to speak at 2007 High Point grad

Temple alumnus and Board of Trustees member Bill Cosby has announced he will be the commencement speaker at High Point University’s 2007 graduation ceremony next spring. High Point, located in High Point, N.C., has confirmed Cosby as a speaker at their May 5, 2007 ceremony for graduating students.…

News staff earns statewide honors

The Temple News Staff Tracy Metz, assistant foundation director of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, announced Tuesday that The Temple News was among the winners of the 2006 Scholastic and Collegiate Keystone Press Awards.…

Internet profiles are easily accessible

Some students check it two, three or even four times a day. It’s not their e-mail account. It’s Facebook. Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace have become increasingly popular among college students in recent years.…

Will Temple Towers fall?

Temple Towers, one of the university’s oldest dorm buildings, may be about to undergo major changes. Administrators are now working with consultants to decide whether Towers should be renovated, or demolished and rebuilt.…

Community remembers late pastor, ‘friend to homeless’

Many in his family said the Rev. Paul M. Washington was destined to devote his life to God. What they never could have guessed is the impact he would have on his community through that devotion.…

Council sparks debate over academic freedom

Marc Stier is a key player in Democratic city politics. He recently organized a grassroots organization called Neighborhood Networks, a coalition of hundreds of progressive activists who are pushing to reform city government by increasing competition among Democrats.…

A mother to 38 for the past 20 years

Agnes Butler is not an average mother. Butler has opened her home to 38 boys in the foster care system since 1982. She currently hosts six young men in her row house on the 1700 block of North Willington Street, southwest of Temple’s campus.…

City honors slain teen

Family, friends and strangers gathered in McGonigle Hall on Monday to pay tribute to Terrell Pough, the teenage single father who was murdered on Nov. 17.At the memorial service, many people who knew Pough shared anecdotes and recalled what a responsible father he was to his 2-year-old daughter, Diamond.…

Underground Brothers

Two weeks ago, Sigma Pi fraternity brothers handed out 2,000 alcohol awareness playing cards to students passing by the Bell Tower. One card, an ace of spades, carried the message of Samantha Spady, a student who died an alcohol-related death.…

Fox school professors competitive in business research

There are more than 150 faculty members associated with the university’s Fox School of Business and Management. Professor Ed Rosenthal is only one, but he is not alone in taking a well-publicized approach to his professorial research.…