TUPD aborda las alegaciones de AEPi

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En un correo electrónico enviado a estudiantes el viernes, la policía del Temple emitió una declaración formal en lo que respecta a los cargos se nivelan contra la fraternidad Alpha Epsilon Pi de Temple.

Declaración oficial de AEPi después de las acusaciones en abril

Los privilegios sociales de AEPi fueron suspendidos el 1 de abril tras de una investigación universitaria pendiente. Lo que la fraternidad estaba siendo acusado de no estaba claro en ese momento sin embargo, y TUPD no había abordado formalmente los cargos hasta el viernes, 20 de abril.

En una declaración publicada por la fraternidad en su Instagram, cuando las alegaciones se hicieron públicas por primera vez, el grupo declaró que ellos mismos no eran conscientes de los cargos, pero prometió cooperación con cualquier investigación.

“If we determine that one of our members is responsible-or even knowledge of whom internally or externally is responsible-we will deal with them to the full extent of our powers, including beginning expulsion proceedings from the fraternity and turning them over to local and school authorities,” dijeron los miembros de AEPi.

En el correo electrónico, sin embargo, los oficiales del campus identificaron específicamente las acusaciones bajo investigación, incluyendo la posesión de drogas y mala conducta sexual, incluyendo asalto sexual.

La fraternidad ya no es reconocida por Temple en espera de un seguimiento por las autoridades. La policía de la ciudad de Filadelfia también está involucrada en el caso.

La actividad policia de se incrementará en el bloque 2000 de Broad Street durante las investigaciones de procedimiento.

Cualquier estudiante que tiene información que ayude a la investigación puede hacer una llamada anónima a la policía de Temple a 215-204-1234, o enviar un correo electrónico al Departamento en Police@temple.edu.

Además, aquellos que buscan apoyo o recursos relacionados con el asalto pueden ponerse en contacto con el centro de recursos de bienestar al 215-204-8436 o en tuheart@temple.edu. 

Cory Booker Announced as 2018 Commencement Speaker

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Temple University’s 131st Commencement ceremony is only one month away, and anticipation is high. Each year, speeches from students and guest speakers aim to motivate and excite graduates.

New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker will be this year’s commencement speaker. On May 10, the senator will take stage in the Liacouras Center to deliver his speech.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D)

Booker joins Philadelphia Tribune President and CEO Robert Bogle and Visit Philadelphia President and CEO Meryl Levitz in this year’s group of honorary degree recipients. Honorary degrees are bestowed to leaders from various backgrounds and fields whose accomplishments epitomize the university’s standards.

The U.S. senator received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, where he was also awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Cooker later studied at the University of Oxford, where he received an honors degree in History. Booker then completed his education at Yale Law School, receiving his J.D. in 1997.

Booker started his career by moving to Newark and creating a nonprofit organization to provide legal assistance for low-income families. He worked with landlords to help improve living conditions and allow residents to stay in their homes.

Beginning his political career began at the age of 29, Booker was elected to the Newark City Council from the city’s Central Ward. Starting in 2006, Booker served as Newark’s mayor for more than seven years. On October 16, 2013, Booker won a special election to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate. On November 4, 2014, Senator Booker was re-elected to a full six year term.

Senator Booker has worked tirelessly to tackle important issues facing New Jersey and his country. Whether it’s campaigning for more federal resources to improve New Jersey’s transportation system, securing funds to continue recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy, or advocating for community health, Booker has proven his commitment to the public. 

Cory Booker’s visit to Temple this May won’t be his first. He spoke at the memorial service for Trustee Lewis Katz back in 2014.

Click here for more details on the upcoming ceremony. 

Temple Hosts Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day

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Temple University’s College of Science and Technology held it’s seventh annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day on Saturday, April 7. Over 50 middle school girls in grades 5 through 8 gathered in the Tuttleman Learning Center all morning to participate in mathematical games, competitions, and workshops.

Students participate in the individual competitions as a part of Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day.

Sonia Kovalevsky days have been carried out in middle schools, high schools, and universities across the nation for more than twenty years. Sonia Kovalevsky was a Russian mathematician, and the first woman of her time to obtain a Ph.D. in mathematics. Sonia Kovalevsky Day serves to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics and learn more about the field, including future career possibilities.

Professor Irina Mitrea, Temple’s Mathematics Department Chair, said the day’s festivities embodies the idea that young girls studying mathematics can be exposed to the same performance opportunities as boys since math is typically a male-dominated field.

Undergraduate STEM students, as well as Temple’s faculty and staff, work together each year to put together a successful program for these young women. This year, the activities began promptly at 10 a.m. Students split into groups and simultaneously attended different sessions, switching stations every 40 minutes.

Some of the stations included challenges such as, “Is it a Knot or Not?” and “Decoding Patterns of Nature and Art: The Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio.”

The young mathematicians had time to network and connect with other participants during lunch discussions. Individual competitions took place in the afternoon, where each student was given a chance to shine and show off their best skills. The day was capped off by a short awards ceremony. 

The Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day program aims to impact the way young women see the mathematical world while also strengthening their skills. This event overall supports Temple University’s undergraduate and graduate program, turning students into more well-rounded professionals. The program raises money throughout the year to continue the day program and encourage young women to seek further STEM education. Donations can be made here.


Ignite TU Campaigning for Your Vote in the TSG 2018 Election

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“I’m running for president and running with Ignite TU because I really do want to make a difference on campus and create change for the better for all Temple students.”

Enhance, amplify and empower. These three words are what Temple University junior, Gadi Zimmerman, is basing his campaign on as he runs for Student Government President. His team, Ignite TU, is one of three campaigns contending to represent Temple’s student body in the upcoming year. Cameron Cazkor is the Vice Presidential Candidate of External Affairs, and Trenton Reardon is the Vice Presidential Candidate of Services. 

The Ignite TU candidates worked together in creating a platform for their campaign, which aims to enhance the lives of all students. The team will commit to raise awareness for mental health resources and improve campus safety. Another initiative of their platform is to amplify the voices of the North Philadelphia community. They plan on achieving this by working with community members and advocating for them, ensuring their voices are heard.

“We are against the proposed stadium on campus, or off campus, and we want to make sure that we are advocating on behalf of the North Philadelphia community and that we’re listening to them,” says Zimmerman.

Striving to amplify student and community voices even further, the Ignite TU team wants to continue fighting against on-campus hunger and raise awareness of food insecurity. As president for Challah for Hunger, Gadi worked with the university to fundraise and help support the new food pantry on campus: Cherry Pantry. He wants to reach even more students that are seeking help on an even bigger platform, like TSG. 

Ignite TU also wants to empower student organizations and Parliament by reforming TSG’s weekly General Assembly meetings. Ignite TU plans to implement optional Student Government Town Halls. These gatherings will feature guest speakers in hopes to more accurately respond to the needs and requests of Temple students. 

“We want to get rid of Temple General Assembly meetings. We don’t think that they are inclusive to everyone. We are all passionate about including all of the voices that haven’t been heard,” Zimmerman explains.

Ignite TU’s full platform is available to read here.

Nueva Despensa de Alimentos en la Universidad de Temple

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Sopa, la mantequilla de mani y jalea, y cereal. Estos son sólo algunas de las comidas que puede encontrar en la nueva despensa de alimentos aquí en temple. Proporcionará opciones saludables para cualquier persona que necesita comer y combatir la inseguridad alimentaria en campus.

Dr. Theresa Powell, el Vice Presidente de Asuntos Estudiantiles, asistió el evento y dijo su opinion sobre la nueva desarrolla.

“I think this is the least we can do to help our students be successful. It’s important that students have nutritious food.”

Cada estudiante se le dan 16 puntos por valor de comida a la semana. Las comidas pequeñas cuestan 1 punto, una sola comida cuesta 2 puntos, y comidas múltiples cuestan 3. Todo lo que necesitas para obtener comida es una tarjeta de búho.

“We have the point system in place just not to limit students but also to try and guide them of what things they might need. If a student is hungry and they need food we’re not here to discourage them to say you can’t take something,” dijo Sara levine, el gerente estudiantil de la despensa. Sara ha experimentado el hambre de alimentos y quiere ayudar a otros evitar las mismas luchas que ella tenia.

Estudiantes y miembros de la facultad asistieron a la apertura que era el 19 de febrero 2018 en el centro estudiantil para obtener una primera mirada en el nuevo desarrollo.

“I would love to see this being like promoted throughout campus,” dijo Samana Bukhari, una estudiante de Temple.

“I think it is a nice incentive for other students especially if they are students that don’t have meal plans out there and that makes it like ten times harder,” dijo Rachel Miller, una estudiante de Temple.

Un objetivo principal es eliminar el estigma asociado con la inseguridad alimentaria. La junta quiere crear un ambiente cómodo para los estudiantes

“If someone comes to the food pantry, no one will be turned away,” dijo Dr. Theresa Powell.

La dispensa de alimentos está en el segundo piso del Centro Estudiantil norte, en la sala 224A. Estará abierta los martes y miércoles de 1 a 5 de la tarde y los jueves de 4 a 8 de la tarde.

No tiene que hacer nada especial para inscribirse para usar la despensa. Todas las visitas de despensa serán anónimas, y toda la comida es gratis.