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Temple magazine
By celebrating Temple University's most innovative people, research, service, programs and ideas, and the global relevance and impact of its worldwide network, Temple magazine aims to inform and inspire, instill pride and engage alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends of Temple through thoughtful, intelligent content that promotes the intellectual and creative freedom, access to education, service, sustainability and academic and research excellence that are characteristic of Temple.

Maria Raha, Senior Editor
Maria has worked in print publishing for 16 years. She has worked for publications including Time Out New York, Vibe, Spin and Swingset. She also is the author of Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground (Seal Press, 2006) and Hellions: Pop Culture's Rebel Women (Seal Press, 2008), and has contributed to numerous books and magazines.
Phone: 215-926-2553
Email: rahamari@temple.edu

Renee Cree, Associate Editor
Renee has spent the past five years in higher education communications, most recently in Temple's Office of University Communications, where she assisted in media placements and was a contributing writer for the Temple Times. She also assisted with the rollout of that office's social media channels.
Phone: 215-926-3424
Email: rencree@temple.edu

Jacqueline Spadaro, Art Director
Jaqcui has been a graphic designer for 25 years. She has worked for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Zoo, Running Press and Viking Penguin and has freelanced for University of Pennsylvania Press, New York magazine and Bantam Doubleday Dell. Her work has been recognized by Philadelphia AIGA, Print magazine, American Association of Museums, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and University and College Designers Association.
Phone: 215-926-2563
E-mail: jspadaro@temple.edu

Temple's Commitment to Sustainability
As a university, Temple has committed to sustainability through numerous initiatives. As the university magazine, Temple has done the same.

By partnering with Lane Press, Temple is able to print with a company dedicated to operating sustainably. Lane is one of the first heat-set web offset printers to capture and properly dispose of waste related to the printing process. And only 2 percent of Lane's electricity comes from greenhouse gas-producing carbon fuel sources. Finally, Lane is obtaining its Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certification, which evaluates an entire printing site—from product to process to the building itself—to determine its commitment to the environment. At present, only 50 printers in the U.S. are SGP-certified. For more information about Lane's environmental policies, click here.

Temple's paper stock also was chosen carefully. The run-of-book paper stock is manufactured in Maine, a short distance from Lane Press in South Burlington, Vt. This significantly reduces the magazine's carbon footprint. Further, the paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council—it comes from a forest managed with sustainability in mind.

If you have any questions about Temple's manufacturing practices or the staff's environmental commitment, contact us.