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Celebrity support wanes

Although many Temple graduates have moved on to be successful in their field of study, only a handful of the university’s more famous alumni have a direct association with the university. Bill Cosby, in particular,

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Country and rap sing same tune

I’ve been to two concerts at the Wachovia Center recently. Similarities between the two were everywhere. At both, devoted fans surrounded me, wearing T-shirts of the artist they came to see as they sang the

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Justices uphold delegated duties

The other day I was urged to sign a petition clamoring against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. That youthful activism was refreshing, if not entirely predictable. After all, Alito was nominated by the scourge of

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For ‘Next Great City,’ please hold the phone

It was last October when Philadelphia was labeled America’s “Next Great City” by National Geographic Travel. This was terribly exciting. City politicians called it long overdue, local media proudly brought the distinction to agreeing Philadelphians.