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March 23, 2006
Vol. 36, No. 24


Bringing the painful truth to light

    “I initially returned two years later for two reasons: my father and to get my degree,” said Massa Washington, a master’s in social work student majoring in social management and planning in the School of Social Administration, of her sporadic trips home as civil war raged unabated throughout the 1990s.

    Now she has a third motive to return: to heal the wounds from the most savage chapter in Liberian history.

    A longtime advocate for displaced Liberians, Washington will return on March 28 to serve on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia, a nine-person panel that will investigate and redress human rights atrocities committed under the brutal 14-year regime of warlord and former President Charles Taylor, whose exile to Nigeria in 2003 paved the way for free elections last fall.

    Affirmed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female elected president in African history, Washington is the commission’s “folk soldier,” nominated to the post by her fellow citizens familiar with her human rights and community activism. [more]

In the Media: Read recent coverage of Massa Washington’s return to Liberia, including in USA Today and The Associated Press.

African politics expert: Liberian truth panel must address more than just Taylor's regime


Summit gathers volunteer leaders
    The inaugural Leadership Summit will bring together more than 400 board and council members from around the nation for a three-day meeting, an event that signals the continuing mobilization of Temple’s fast-growing community of dedicated alumni and friends. [more]

Founder’s Celebration honors Temple’s best
    This Saturday, the General Alumni Association will host its annual dinner, the Founder’s Celebration, where alumni and friends will gather at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to celebrate Temple’s traditions and supporters. [more]

Around Temple
   Conference targets gerontological nurses ... Portrait of the trustee as a VP ... ‘Madea’ coming to the Liacouras Center ... ‘A Lesson Before Dying’ ... M.F.A. exhibitions [more]


Medical research at Temple seeing big growth [more]
Fox students travel to Dubai for Women’s Leadership Conference [more]
Alexander the new face of American Jewish history at Temple [more]
Bigger Student Health Center opens at 1810 Liacouras Walk [more]
Job description for Temple’s next president [more]
Kimmel Concert to feature Stone in ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’ [more]

In The News

Awards & Research Research

  This Week in Temple History
March 28, 1985

   The Temple Times reported SEPTA took a major step toward putting Temple back on track: The transit authority announced that it would spend $5 million to build a new train station at 10th and Berks streets, to replace the one demolished at 9th Street and Columbia Avenue due to structural defects.
   The new location was planned to afford better access to the center of the campus, a key aspect of the “Temple Town” blueprint proposed by the University in the 1980s. The new station was completed in the spring of 1987, after more than a year of using a temporary station.