Regional Rail Rolling Again

SEPTA’s regional rail lines started rolling again early Sunday morning. President Barack Obama Saturday granted Governor Tom Corbett’s request to create an emergency board to mediate the contract dispute between SEPTA and two regional rail unions. The creation of the board in effect stops the strike that began Saturday morning, and prevents workers from walking off the job for the next 240 days. View More »

Trustee Lewis Katz Dies in Plane Crash

Lewis Katz, a member of the Temple University Board of Trustees who recently made the largest-ever donation to his alma mater, died Saturday night in the crash of a private plane north of Boston, Massachusetts. Katz was 72 years old. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Katz was one of seven people on the plane when it    crashed and burst into flames at about 9:40 pm Saturday. View More »


Class of 2014: Senior Tribute Montage

  Temple Update pays tribute to some of the seniors who helped make our 25th year a memorable one. Some of the seniors have been working with Temple Update for four years, in roles including producer, director, technical director, reporter, anchor, videographer, audio, studio camera, computer graphics and archives. View More »

The Year in Review

After a long and eventful semester, follow us through highlights of the largest events reporters captured throughout the past few months. Coverage ranged from the sports cuts to student attacks off campus. The main anchors from this past Spring 2014 semester included Jade Franks, Seth Wozniak, Maxine Bentzel and Cody Butler.   View More »


Former Temple LB Blaze Caponegro Invited to Eagles Rookie Minicamp

According to, former Temple linebacker Blaze Caponegro has been invited, along with six others, to compete in the Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamp. The Allenwood, N.J. native finished his career with the Owls accumulating 110 total tackles and three sacks. Caponegro has an edge heading into the workouts. View More »

Temple Sports 2013-14: Teams Cut, Teams Restored

This fall Temple Update began coverage of the historic 2013-2014 budget cuts which left seven Temple athletic programs out in the cold.  Reporters Beccah Hendrickson and Tommy Sladek take a look back on the cuts and the students they affected. The cuts were announced on December 6, 2013 and affected the following teams: mens baseball, womens softball, mens indoor & outdoor track & field, mens gymnastics, mens crew and womens rowing. View More »