Parliament passes resolution to improve Tuttleman

Parliament, the legislative branch of Temple Student Government, passed its first binding resolution during its meeting on Jan. 30, which calls for the expansion of Tuttleman Counseling Services and asks Temple administration to “take any steps necessary” to lessen wait times at Tuttleman. “We want to set up a hiring schedule over the next four or five years so we can be prepared when it comes to the forthcoming years,” said George Basile, Parliament’s junior class representative, who introduce

Tuttleman to move to new facility

Tuttleman Counseling Services and Student Health Services will relocate from 1810 Liacouras Walk to renovated facilities in 1700 N. Broad St., displacing the Athletics department. Every departmental relocation must have approval from the Board of Trustees, and Tuttleman’s move will be decided during the Board’s March 14 meeting. If the Board approves the move, Tuttleman will relocate in August and SHS will move by January 2018. The move would give Tuttleman a nearly 50 percent increase in off

TSG, Faculty Senate seeking ‘open lines of communication’

Representatives from Temple Student Government and the Faculty Senate have been meeting to discuss a cooperative approach to issues that affect both students and faculty so that TSG has a stronger voice in faculty matters. According to a report submitted to Parliament by graduate student representative Jeff Fonda, Faculty Senate President Michael Sachs said he would like to see more TSG involvement in the Faculty Senate. “It would be nice to have some regular, maybe once a semester, meetings b

SEPTA’s departure from tokens to affect nonprofits

In August, SEPTA announced its plan to begin replacing its current fare, tokens, with electronic payment kiosks and plastic cards. This plan has raised potential issues for nonprofits who give out tokens as part of their services. “We give tokens to people for getting to key appointments, like doctors and clinics,” said Rachel Falkove, the executive director of the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network in East Mount Airy, which helps homeless families access support and services. “We giv