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To my right hand, through Convocation and crisis

Freshman orientation was mediocre. I learned a lot about Temple University, but I didn’t make any friends in my group and I was still “finding out” what being on a college campus was like. Somewhat skeptical, I wasn’t sure how or where I would fit in, but I was still excited to be here. So, at the end of the two-day event when Convocation arrived, a formal ceremony welcoming students to Temple, I sat in the front row of Mitten Hall alone. Everyone else was rows behind in cliques, and I though

On endurance thorough unexpected stories

I don’t remember exactly when this year began. Sometimes it feels like the beginning of last May, when I first became Editor-in-Chief and received one of my last emails from my late professor Bryan Monroe when I got the job: “Congratulations, Madison! Very proud of you!!! … ‘When in charge, BE in charge.’” Sometimes it feels like the start of the summer, just a couple months into the pandemic after the academic year ended and last year’s staff were still helping cover Black Lives Matter p

Temple students in phases 1A, 1B receive COVID-19 vaccines

Kaamil Jones missed his World Affairs class once in January and once in February to get his first and second shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. But his professor didn’t mind. “He was ecstatic for me, actually,” said Jones, a junior journalism major. “He was like, ‘You’re a very lucky person. Congratulations.’” Navigating a cumbersome distribution process between national, state and city coordination, some Temple University students who fall into Philadelphia’s Phase 1A and Phase 1B

The Victim Impact Statement at Ari Goldstein’s sentencing

Content warning: This article discusses topics around sexual assault that may be triggering for some readers. One year ago today, former Temple University Alpha Epsilon Pi president Ari Goldstein was found guilty of attempted sexual assault, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault of a Temple student. The verdict came two years after the assault occurred at the former Alpha Epsilon Pi house on Broad Street near Norris, where Goldstein invited the student to smo

The Temple News will not print on Tuesday

Due to challenging circumstances around this week’s snowstorm, The Temple News will not print on Tuesday. Due to the impending snowstorm tonight and the next couple days and campus’ closure tomorrow, The Temple News will not be printed this week. Between balancing safety and uncertainty around the storm, COVID-19 precautions, varied digital access and the remote and in-person schedules of our staff members, putting together a print issue for newsstands is not feasible for this Tuesday. The

Remembering Bryan Monroe, journalism professor and icon

Bryan Monroe, a journalism professor, died of a heart attack at 55 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, on Wednesday, CNN reported. Monroe’s journalism class was not an easy one. Listening to how he dissected and explained landmark Supreme Court cases to his students, a casual observer might think they were sitting in on a law school lecture rather than an undergraduate media law and ethics class. But despite the difficulty of the material, he would take whatever class time was needed to ma

Letter from the Editor: to stop printing until spring

We began this academic year knowing it may be one of the most volatile experiences of our collegiate careers, and as we near the end of the semester, the COVID-19 pandemic grows increasingly severe. While balancing our lives between online classes and in-person responsibilities this semester, The Temple News produced its print paper again in a new biweekly edition. We thank you for your continued readership as we returned to newsstands this fall while working under new, safe newsroom precaution

‘I feel like a part of history’: Temple students join Philadelphians in streets after Biden victory

After news outlets projected Joe Biden as the presidential election winner, students joined thousands of people in streets nearby City Hall and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Car parades honked while circling City Hall as people lined up for photo-ops with a “Good Things Happen in Philadelphia” sign. Crowds stretched from Dilworth Park to 12th Street near Arch cheering and shouting the lyrics to Steam’s “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.” Temple University students were among the thousands

Tracking COVID-19 cases at Temple University

Temple University defines on campus cases as students or employees who were in a Temple facility while they were infectious, according to the university’s active case dashboard. It defines off campus cases as those who live near one of the university’s campus but are not known to have been in a facility while infectious. Non-campus cases are “those among the university community with no known campus impact,” according to the dashboard. The count includes cases at Temple’s Philadelphia region ca

Temple University COVID-19 briefing: Sept. 14

Active COVID-19 cases at Temple University dropped to 70 today, with new weekly cases decreasing last week as well. Each week, The Temple News will provide a brief breakdown on COVID-19 trends and cases at Temple University. Case counts include students registered at any of Temple’s Philadelphia-area campuses, according to its case dashboard. Active COVID-19 cases dropped from 253 reported last Friday to just 70 reported today. Active cases on campus have been declining since last Tuesday.

Temple to release more detailed COVID-19 case data

The university is considering adding weekly case and test counts and clarifying the distinction between on- and off-campus cases. Temple University is working to implement changes to its COVID-19 active case dashboard amid criticism from students and faculty regarding the way it has reported cases. The university is hoping to add weekly counts of new cases and tests performed along with the positivity rate among those tested, said Sarah Powell, Temple’s director of emergency management. Temp

Philly health commissioner calls Temple COVID-19 cases an ‘outbreak’

Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the city has concerns about an outbreak of COVID-19 among students at Temple University in a city press conference today. “There clearly is an outbreak occuring among Temple University students,” Farley said. As of Sept. 1, Temple reported 127 active COVID-19 cases among students. The count has rapidly increased since students returned to campus for in-person classes last week. Contact tracing shows most Temple students who were exposed

Letter from the Editor: In print or online, we’ll be here

It is unquestionable this semester is looking, feeling and operating vividly different than any before. When I began as editor-in-chief in May, it was apparent this year would be turbulent for the Temple community as our university grips with the COVID-19 pandemic. While our lives within the university changed overnight last spring, as well as during the summer, so did The Temple News, as the university’s independent, student-run newspaper. Last semester, when the COVID-19 outbreak began, we h

Tracking active COVID-19 cases at Temple University

Temple University defines on campus cases as students or employees who were in a Temple facility while they were infectious, according to the university’s active case dashboard. It defines off campus cases as those who live near one of the university’s campus but are not known to have been in a facility while infectious. Non-campus cases are “those among the university community with no known campus impact,” according to the dashboard. The count includes cases at Temple’s Philadelphia region ca

Temple reports first off campus student COVID-19 case

There are now five active COVID-19 cases among students. Four students on campus and one student off campus have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the university total to 5 active cases, according to Temple University’s new COVID-19 dashboard. On campus cases are defined as someone who was in Temple facilities at the time they were infectious, while off campus cases are those who live near a Temple campus and were not known to be in Temple facilities while infectious, according to the

Temple launches COVID-19 dashboard, reports 2 active student cases

On campus cases are defined as someone who was in a Temple building while they were infectious, according to the dashboard. There are two students on campus who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Temple University’s new COVID-19 tracking dashboard. An on-campus student or employee case designates a person related to Temple who was “in a Temple facility during the time they were infectious,” according to the dashboard. The university dashboard also defined an active COVID-19 case

“Hopefully we can stay”: Temple students return to campus housing

Students moved in today as residence halls reopen with socially distant guidelines and reserved quarantine and isolation dorms. Parents stand distanced on the sidewalks, many unable to see their children’s new dorms for themselves. Sounds of rushing cars, rustling packages and quiet “goodbyes” and “good lucks” fill the streets. Temple University students moved into residence halls for Main Campus move-in today as the university reopened nearly all residence halls since closing them due to the

President Richard Englert announces plans to step down from Temple University

Englert, who is the 11th President of Temple, will not leave his post until a successor is found. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. President Richard Englert announced that he will leave Temple University in a conference call taking place after the university’s Board of Trustees meeting today. He will not leave his post until a successor is found, said Board of Trustees Chairman Mitchell Morgan, though his goal is to retire by the end of the 2020-21 academic year. The se

COVID inked

Their employees are medically trained by the American Red Cross. Their facilities have months’ worth of personal protective equipment stocked. And they can see less than a handful of customers each day. So why are they one of the last businesses to reopen from COVID-19 restrictions? That’s the question Philadelphia tattoo shop owners and artists have asked for three months. “We’re more prepared to open up than any barber, any salon, any nail salon, anything like that,” said Bryan Holland, 39,

Temple to close Friday to recognize Juneteenth

The holiday marks the day when enslaved people in Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, two years after it was signed. Temple University will close on Friday to recognize Juneteenth, President Richard Englert, Provost Joanne Epps and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Clark wrote in an announcement Wednesday evening. Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States in honor of June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and state resident
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