TTN letter published in Inquirer

In our final issue, the Editorial Board criticized the choice of President Ann Weaver Hart as the highlighted commencement speaker this year in the 125th anniversary.

In turn, Inquirer columnist Daniel Rubin criticized us saying “these speeches are not for [students].” He also implied many would be hungover for the ceremony itself.

Not ones to take such stereotypical criticisms lightly, TTN responded with a letter, which was published in Monday’s Inqurier. Take a look here (it’s the first one).

TTN General Interest Meeting THURSDAY!

The Temple News is comprised of students only. Therefore, we need some more.

We’re hosting a GENERAL INTEREST MEETING on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 in Room 217A of the Student Center at 4:30 p.m.

This is your chance to meet some of the other editors, see what we’re about and get your name known. This is not specific to journalism majors! No experience is necessary, and anyone can join.

We’re looking for it all: reporters, photographers, videographers, multimedia experts, etc.

Questions? Call 215.204.7416 or e-mail

TTN snubbed by anniversary Web site


Temple put together a nice Web site for the celebration of its 125th anniversary. You’ll see our coverage of the celebration in the Feb. 3 issue. Get ready. Get excited.

Temple University Weekly, which would eventually become The Temple News you all know and love today, is prominently featured on the home page.

One little aspect is missing. As we say in print, TTN has been “a watchdog for the Temple University community since 1921.” However, Temple does not recognize the creation of TTN in its timeline of the 1920s.

To give it credit, it does give a shout out to the Templar, founded in 1900.

We won’t take it too personally.