UPDATE: Temple Student Found Dead in Off-Campus Apartment, Determined a Drug-Overdose

Updated: 12/4/17 3:00 PM The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the recent deaths of both Temple students, James Orlando and Michael Paytas, were due to drug overdoses. Philadelphia Police has provided a statement about the incident. “On 12/2/17 at 6:50 AM the girlfriend of a 20-year-old deceased male reported that she woke up as the deceased was having labored breathing,” it reads. View More »
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Articles of Impeachment Drafted Against TSG Parliamentarian Jacob Kurtz

In a statement, released on Twitter, TSG Parliamentarian, Jacob Kurtz, announced that articles of impeachment were brought before him, Tuesday afternoon. Following an incident, during which Parliamentarian Kurtz allegedly overlooked a vacancy for the position of Vice Chair for the steering committee, Representative Shakeel Alibhai drafted the articles of impeachment, effectively calling his leadership ability into question. View More »

Pa. Senate & House Pass In-State Tuition Funding; Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

State Representative Seth Grove confirmed that Senate Bill 238, which would fund public universities like Temple University, was passed in both the Senate and House. In a statement to Temple Update, Rep. Grove reiterated support for the move, saying, “[SB238 garnered] huge majorities across the board.” The bill is slated to arrive on Governor Tom Wolf’s desk Thursday morning. View More »