August 25, 2005
Vol. 36, No. 1

Philip Alperson, philosophy chair, appointed acting dean of College of Liberal Arts [more]

Bonnie S. Brennen appointed as vice provost for faculty affairs [more]

Fowlkes hired to lead General Alumni Association [more]

Office of Affirmative Action relocating [more]

Temple Theaters names Wager artistic director [more]

University Writing Center lab changes use policy [more]

Freshmen in a class all their own

The members of Temple’s Class of 2009 have the best academic credentials ever.

   Temple’s urban appeal, particularly to students who live relatively far from Philadelphia, is fueling an unprecedented surge in applications and an increase in the student body’s academic credentials and geographic diversity.

    “We received 17,200 freshman applications and 4,500 transfer applications, an all-time record,” said Timm Rinehart, associate vice president for enrollment management.

    The academic credentials of applicants is also on the rise. [more]

What’s new at Temple in 2005–06

Commencement 2005
Three members of Temple’s incoming freshman class — from left, Ayana Bey of Mullica Hill, N.J., and Dante Frangipani and Kimberly Andrews, both of Philadelphia — took some time to explore campus last week after attending student advising sessions, signing up for classes and having their TUid photos taken.

Worlds collide in reading project
    On Sept. 8, nearly four years after 9/11, Temple freshmen will hear from Tamim Ansary, an Afghan American whose cultural identities violently collided with the collapse of the Twin Towers that morning. [more]

Construction projects changing face of Temple
    Temple building projects are on the rise, and several are on schedule to be completed this academic year. [more]


Dupree, Collins play for U.S. in international basketball [more]

Cross country added to track program [more]
Football returns with optimism, new conference [more]
Leadership academy lets high school students experience Fox Business School [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes