22-year-old Drexel student Evan Morris was found by Philadelphia Police officers early July 29 in a private residence in the 3400 block of Race Street near campus. Initial reports suggest that an altercation between Morris and a student from another university resulted in the death. Information on which university the student came from was not released. News […]
Archive | July, 2011
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved Drexel University plans for three residence halls and retail space along the 3200 block of Chestnut Street the week of July 18. According to plans submitted to the planning commission and the Drexel Campus Master Plan, the construction of the residence halls and retail space will take place in […]
F. Elaine DeLancey, associate professor in Drexel’s Department of English and Philosophy, died July 16 in her home. She taught courses in American and African-American literature and in the past had served as the director of the African-American studies and women’s studies programs. DeLancey was the founding editor of “BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review” […]
Former Drexel wrestler Steve Mytych took to the matt against Pittsburgh University Nov. 13, 2009. Mytych is now focusing on his Mixed Martial Arts career and hopes to ultimately compete on the professional level. In the past few years, Mixed Martial Arts fever has been sweeping the nation, and Drexel University’s campus is no exception. […]
Football fans can breathe easy as the NFL lockout was lifted July 25. The National Football League Players Association agreed to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement. Although most knew the deal was inevitable, there was a still anxiety among fans that the deal would not occur in time, impacting the regular season games. Though […]
“I love hip hop, but with the way it’s going right now, I could do without it,” Phife Dawg boldly claims in the rapumentary, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest,” and after watching the film, it’s easy to see his point. Even more than 20 years after its creation, “A […]
From R5 Productions’ founder Sean Agnew comes Union Transfer, Philadelphia’s newest venue located at the old Spaghetti Warehouse at 10th and Spring Garden streets. It is set to open Sept. 21. As a prelude to their weekly email blast, R5 Productions made the official announcement July 12 regarding a brand new music venue opening in […]
Shawkat Hammoudeh The United States suffered from a financial crisis in 2008 that spread to the real economy and became a global crisis. Research has shown that economies that suffer a recession brought out by a financial crisis will have a lengthier period to get out of the slump and longer time for the ensuing […]
Last week, The Philadelphia City Planning Commission was presented with the plans for new additions to campus on the 3200 block of Chestnut Street in the small grass area in front of MacAlister Hall and the Creese Student Center, which include three new residence halls, retail and office space, and a parking garage located behind […]
The Office of the University Registrar released Drexel’s 2011-12 term master schedule July 5 after months of preparation to work around the loss of classrooms caused by the closing of Matheson Hall. The reduction in classroom space resulted in the fall term schedule having more 8 a.m. class sections and online hybrid class sections than […]
After a long hiatus, the pathway leading through the Korman Quad will be opened up to Drexel students for use before the beginning of the fall term. The path, which leads through the quad opening onto Chestnut Street, was originally closed off in 2008 due to the beginning of construction on the new Papadakis Integrated […]
Drexel’s new recreation center is the home to a myriad of sporting clubs and activities – ranging from the typical to the more unusual. Because of the popularity of the center, many activities share the same spaces, resulting in some athletic revelations. A few weekends ago, during breaks of their pick-up basketball game, a handful […]
Thirty-five seconds ahead of the closest competitor, Drexel student Avani Dave splashed through the finish line, taking first place in the “Swim Around the Rock” open water race. The competition took place July 9 on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. “I had no idea that I was the first female skin division winner; I was […]
Russian National Orchestra’s Exclusive East Coast Performances The Russian National Orchestra takes the stage July 27, 28 and 29 for the Mann’s classical season finale. After Wednesday’s journey deep below the sea with performance of the majestic score of the BBC’s award-winning “Blue Planet” television series, Thursday night was another nod to the Mann’s crossover […]
Vans Warped Tour, a yearly fixture of many music fans’ summers, is notable for its variety of rock music, but what makes the festival stand out is the fact that it is a tour. Chicago has Lollapalooza, Tennessee has Bonnaroo and California has Coachella, but Warped Tour belongs to all of North America. There are […]
The student-run Drexel Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee is supporting the implementation of three campuswide concerts this year with the creation of The Dragon Concert Series Committee. The new committee will continue the existing concert traditions of Homecoming and Spring Jam, as well as add a new concert to the DAC Pack’s Midnight Madness event, […]
David Forney, a biomedical engineering major and member of Drexel’s ROTC program, represented Drexel at the U.S. Army’s Leader Development and Assessment Course and was awarded the Association of the United States Army Leadership Excellence Award this July. As a member of the Drexel Army ROTC program, Forney was required to complete an evaluation through […]
There is a saying that is often bandied about in soccer circles that goes, “A week is a long time in sports, and a year is a lifetime.” As the men’s varsity program announced their last three additions to the roster for the fall season, the evidence for that saying has never been more pronounced. […]
As the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, it looks as though there will be many teams looking for help, and many in the same isle. In the National League East there are two teams: the Phillies and the Braves, both looking for outfielders, and preferably a right fielder that provides much needed […]
Sometimes our own stories are the hardest to tell. But if untold, they may forever be forgotten. An independent film based on the best selling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, “Sarah’s Key” is a story not told, but uncovered. The film follows Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, wife and mother who holds a certain passion […]
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