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Clay Away

Surprised? We know we were. Most of Philadelphia was last week when Mayor-elect Michael Nutter named Temple Executive Vice President Clarence Armbrister as his chief of staff. Aside from work as city treasurer in the mid-1990s, Armbrister has little experience in the political jungle of City Hall, and no professional connection with Nutter.…

Tokyo Lost

Bruce Stronach sat alone in the Student Center yesterday. Stronach was asked there to speak to Main Campus students interested in whether he would be a suitable replacement for the retiring dean of Temple University Japan.…

Big Party

More students, more booze, more problems. It’s a rather simple recipe. And that distinct scent of alcohol wafting throughout campus at night is only getting stronger. The amount of alcohol violations – disciplinary actions and referrals – on and off Main Campus increased significantly between 2005 and 2006, according to Campus Safety Services’ annual security report.…

Web Struck

There are two types of people in this world right now: those that understand the Internet is the future of all communication and media, and those that don’t. Apple knew what it was doing when it manufactured the iPhone.…

Gone Green

This week, as we celebrate the university’s worldwide impact on learning, it’s important to look at the impact we’re having on the environment here and at all Temple campuses. In 2004, the university teamed up with nine other schools in the state to form the Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership – aimed at promoting green technology in the stae and beyond.…

Dissing Orientation

Temple has no rich activist heritage. There have been tremors to the contrary. Many of late. Last Wednesday, there was another. As reported on this edition’s front page, Temple’s Black Student Union joined with the Students for a Democratic Society, Students for Justice in Palestine and the Student Labor Action Project to offer students and faculty what they called “DISorientation,” sessions discussing the varied social complaints they have with Temple’s administration and institutional policies.…

Safety First

Reality struck again Thursday evening. And it struck hard. With all of the fancy bells and whistles Temple has added to campus in recent year, it’s almost too easy for students to forget that this is still North Philadelphia.…

Enemy Confused

Islamo-Fascism Awareness came to Temple last week, as part of a week-long event held by Temple College Republicans. Temple’s events were held in complement to a well-documented nationwide effort, seemingly aimed at linking Muslims and terrorists.…

Stale Candy

At this point in our lives, there are those of us that still go trick or treating on Halloween and those of us that don’t. For those of us that have retired our pumpkin buckets, we have taken on a new responsibility: doling out the candy.…

DiMichele Down

It doesn’t seem just that such bad news could come out of Temple’s third straight win Saturday. But, it was a little tougher to smile over Temple’s 24-17 victory over Miami of Ohio remembering that starting quarterback and redshirt junior Adam DiMichele broke his leg in the second quarter.…