Construction on Temple’s Bell Tower is Complete

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Construction of the Bell Tower has come to an end after months of being closed off in the middle of Temple’s campus.

The purpose of the project was to put in a different permanent base surrounding the Bell Tower to give the area a new appearance.

Although the reassembly of Temple’s landmark blocked one of the main pathways that students use to get to class, it wasn’t too detrimental.

Sophomore Rachel Dettrey says, “It wasn’t too much in the way. I was still able to get to class. It definitely created more traffic though, in the the people walking.”

The Bell Tower and surrounding plaza come with a new name: Lenfest Circle. This change was in honor of longtime trustee, H.F Gerry Lenfest.

The Bell Tower’s makeover promotes a positive change as part of the many ongoing projects around campus.

Fox School Ranked No. 1 in U.S. & World News Report for Fourth Consecutive Year

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Temple University’s Fox School of Business is making national headlines regarding the excellence of their online MBA program. For the fourth year in a row, Fox was ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report.

They also obtained high marks in another category with a No. 2 ranking in their online BBA program. With the competitive nature of these rankings, the Dean is incredibly proud of what these programs have been able to deliver while continuing to grow.

According to Dean M. Moshe Porat, the success can be specific aspects of their programs. “Convenience and flexibility are critical components of high-quality, online-based programs. As these programs grow in popularity, we at Fox are proud to deliver programs that are yearly ranked as either the best in the nation or among the best in their respective categories.”

Temple University Japan Students React to North Korea Missile Launch

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A missile was launched by North Korea just east of Japan on September 15th, causing Japan’s nationwide warning system “J-alert” to sound around Hokkaido.

Many Temple University students at the Japan campus were left with mixed feelings about their safety after receiving information in their email after the launch occurred.

Political Science Professor James Brown believes that students should stay informed on the situation.
“Students, if they are following the news… should feel a level of concern,” he said. “However, I wouldn’t want students to be overly alarmed by the situation.”
One student, Hannah Cooper, expressed her laid-back perspective.
“I personally don’t think there’s much of a point in being too worried about it because, on a personal level, there’s nothing I can do about it,” said Cooper. “If we get struck by a missile, we get struck by a missile, it’s over.”
Student’s at Temple’s Japan campus are all required to sign up for Internal SOS email updates, so if anything else were to happen, they would be aware of the situation very quickly.

Career Week Kicks Off

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Temple University Career Week has already kicked off and with it comes a variety of upcoming events tailored to engage students and help them take control of future job and internship opportunities.

On Friday the 29th from 10 AM to 3 PM, students can stop by the career center and many other academic buildings on campus to get their resume quickly checked by employers during the Rapid Resume Review event.

On October 2nd from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, students can stop by Mitten Hall in room 250 to attend the Career Fair Prep in order to get prepared and learn tips from employers on effectively navigating the upcoming Career Fair.

For the final event, there will be a Career Fair in the Student Center, room 200 from 11 AM to 2 PM on Wednesday, October 4th. Over 80 employees will be present hoping to hire students for a variety of jobs and internships. When attending the event, students are required to dress professionally.

Students can RSVP and get additional information on these events by visiting They can also stop by the career center which is open weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Plans for On-Campus Stadium Continue

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During the recent State of University address, President Richard Englert informed students and faculty that Temple is still working towards their goals of having an on-campus stadium.

The plans for the stadium, which would be built on 15th Street between Montgomery and Norris, are for it to be a “multipurpose facility” that will have space for research, retail, and classrooms.

Englert discussed that the university is currently in the processing of making sure the stadium will positively impact the North Philadelphia community by conducting multiple studies on the possible campus stadium.

Student Body President Tyrell Mann-Barnes noted that he and his administration will continue to push for the stadium to “not negatively impact” the surrounding community in Philadelphia.

Grand Opening of New Public Safety Station

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On Monday, Temple University hosted the grand opening of the new public safety station.

Members of the Temple University Police Department, as well as Allied Universal and TUEMS, were invited to the event.

The new station is located at 1513 Cecil B. Moore Ave and is projected to be very beneficial to the university.

Temple Surpasses Fundraising Record

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During this past fiscal year, Temple University set a new record for fundraising which collectively surpassed $90 million dollars. The $90.6 million will go towards supporting many aspects of the University including students, faculty, research, community programs, campus improvements and much more.

This banner year’s success can be attributed to fundraising triumphs at various levels including the boost in alumni engagement, the increase in Conwell Society members, the maintenance in alumni donors, and the ability to sustain a high level of principal and major gift donors.

According to President Englert, “These results demonstrate the sustained strength and scope of Temple’s fundraising efforts as we expand our culture of philanthropy.”

Many schools benefited from this increase in donations including the Klein College of Media and Communication, which was renamed after Lew Klein in recognition of his six decades of teaching at Temple and the historic multimillion-dollar gift to the school from Lew and his wife, Janet.

Other schools were also recipients of an increase in funding this year. The Beasley School of Law and Boyer College of Music and Dance were both gifted $25,000 to acknowledge the highest increase in alumni participation over June 2016.

This new record has completely surpassed the previous 2015 record of $84.2 million and has the potential to exponentially grow in future years.

Temple Dedicates New Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex

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On Thursday, Aramark and Temple University came together to officially dedicate the new Aramark Student Training and Recreation (STAR) Complex.

The multipurpose facility that had been under construction for the past year is now the home of a 70-yard synthetic field, a climbing wall, a Jamba Juice, as well as an academic portion of the building that features the College of Public Health’s clinical education.

While attending the event, guests were able to hear remarks from Temple and Aramark Leadership. Towards the end of the function, a tour of the facility was given to all attendees.