The Drexel athletics department hosted the Best of the Blue and Gold reception May 23. The main draw was the male and female recipients of the 2011 Mary and John Semanik Awards. This year’s recipients were Scott Perri of the men’s lacrosse team and Christina Mastropaolo of the field hockey team. The Semanik awards, named [...]
Archive | May, 2011
Christina Mastropaolo from the Drexel women’s field hockey team has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District II Women’s At-Large Second Team. The announcement came May 20 after the College Sports Information Directors of America named the list of winners. This is the second year in a row that Mastropaolo has received the honor. [...]
Spring term’s end is around the corner and Drexel is presenting the Westphal College Senior Shows. This is an exciting time of year and the senior shows are a great way to celebrate the work accomplished by the end the term. The Film and Video majors gathered Saturday, May 21 in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium to [...]
Today’s biggest stars in music gathered for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which aired live on ABC from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas May 22. Top honors went to 17-year-old pop superstar Justin Bieber for Top New Artist. and Taio Cruz received one of the most prestigious awards of the night, winning Song of [...]
Trevor Nederlof Every year, hundreds of thousands of students graduate with Bachelor’s degrees, entering the work force for the very first time. For most of these students, it is the first time they will ever earn a steady salary and be responsible for their own personal finances. However, this transition from school life to professional [...]
Aaron Freyer Parking on Drexel’s campus had been in a state of decline over the past couple of years. Ask many students and you would be hard-pressed to find one who has an easy time finding a spot for their ride. Music industry major Anessa LaRae is one of the many commuters affected by this [...]
We are finally approaching the end of spring term! While all of our friends at other institutions of higher learning have been enjoying their summer vacation, those of us not on co-op have been slaving away preparing for the end of the term, writing final papers and working on group projects to show our professors [...]
Out Grads, Drexel University’s Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender-run graduate student group, held a panel discussion with local Philadelphian political activists May 17. The panel, “The State of LGBT in Greater Philadelphia,” was held in the Earle Mack School of Law, and was moderated by Rose Corrigan, director of women’s studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. The [...]
The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation recently awarded Drexel University $10 million, which the University matched in order to endow the Coulter Translational Research Partnership program to support its development of biomedical innovations, as announced April 26. According to Drexel’s press release, the now $20 million joint funding will “bring life saving solutions to clinical practice [...]
Men’s Lacrosse The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association named two Drexel Dragons to the All-America team as Honorable Mentions. Senior attackman Scott Perri, the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, and junior goalkeeper Mark Manos were the two players selected. This is Manos’ second straight season being nominated for the All-America team, making [...]
Now that Doug Collins’ first season as head coach is over, it is time to evaluate the season and look at what is needed to take the next step as a team. The Sixers finished 41-41 in the regular season and lost to the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs this spring. [...]
If you ever have the opportunity to see The Foreign Exchange perform, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, cancel any other plans you have for the night and prepare for one of the best concerts you will ever see. The first question you might be asking yourself is “Who is The Foreign [...]
Remember four years ago, when Disney released what was to be the last in a trilogy of seaworthy summer movies known as “Pirates of the Caribbean?” The film’s title, “At World’s End” implied the end of an era and most thought that Johnny Depp would retire his unforgettable Captain Jack Sparrow character and move on [...]
Carl “Tobey” Oxholm III, Drexel senior vice president and dean of the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies, was unanimously named president of Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., by Arcadia’s board of trustees May 12. The announcement came two weeks after Oxholm had announced that he was planning to return to Philadelphia and take a six-month [...]
Mariana Chilton, associate professor in the Drexel School of Public Health and a food insecurity and hunger researcher, has advised Sesame Workshop, the creators of “Sesame Street,” on its recent “Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget” program. Food insecurity and hunger are major issues in the United States, according to Chilton, who said [...]
It has been a little over a year since I have visited this topic, and unfortunately I have recognized a set of new violations committed by Phillies fans recently. Last season, we discussed grown men bringing their gloves to the game, the wave, and my personal favorite — the between-inning wedding proposal. We have one [...]
The NHL says goodbye to a fighter with a kind heart. The Hockey News reported that former Minnesota Wild and New York Ranger Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis, Minn., apartment May 13. He was only 28 years old. No foul play is suspected. Boogaard’s history of concussions was discussed as a possible [...]
“We might as well get the new shit out of the way so we can get to what you all came to see,” frontman Andy Hull stated bluntly. Knowing what the audience wants from a performance is key in putting on a successful show, and Atlanta group Manchester Orchestra demonstrated that they know what to [...]
The name Roberto Capucci probably doesn’t ring a bell, even if you are fashionably inclined, but thanks to the retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he’s soon to be a household name. Capucci’s work goes beyond dressmaking and will enthrall not only design majors, but also architects, engineers and fashionistas. His clothes are a [...]
Drexel University hosted the first annual National SeaPerch Challenge, which challenged competitors to build aquatic robots to compete in a variety of events, in the Daskalakis Athletic Center May 23-25. The robot, or SeaPerch, is made out of polyvinyl chloride pipe, basic motor and steering components. It was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [...]
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