Temple contests TUGSA election
On April 26, Temple’s lawyers made an attempt to overturn the Temple University Graduate Students’ Association election results, contesting the Pennsylvania Labor Relation’s Board’s certification of TUGSA as the bargaining unit for Temple graduate employees.
The elections resulted in overwhelming support for the unionization of graduate students with 260 voting for and just 16 voting against.
According to a TUGSA press release, the move by Temple is unprecedented as a university has never tried to overturn graduate election results.
City Council is expected to condemn the university’s actions on May 3 at their meeting and TUGSA is planning a protest at the next Board of Trustees meeting to be held on May 8.
Tyler exhibit on Cecil B. Moore
The Temple University community is invited to the opening of “Avenue North Art Infusion 3-D Exhibit”, in which Tyler School of Art students decorated the facades of merchants along the Cecil B. Moore business district. This event is being organized by the Temple Small Business Development Center, which is working with area merchants in a cooperative community beautification plan. For more information, call 215-204-7282.
Third Provost candidate visits Thursday, May 10
Dr. Richard L. Edwards, the third candidate for the position of University provost, will be visiting Temple next week on Thursday, May 10. Faculty and students have an opportunity to meet Dr. Edwards in scheduled sessions. The schedule of sessions with faculty and students is available at: The Provost web site
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream at Temple
Ben & Jerry’s “PINT-FOR-PINT” program will be on Main Campus today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. giving out free ice cream. Students will get an opportunity to learn and donate blood to the American Red Cross. For more information, contact, Mollon Hanlon, PR Coordinator at 802-846-1500.