Helen Nowotnik My second college class ever was English 101 in fall 2010. I showed up late because I left my map of the Main Building in my other pants pocket. Eventually I made it to the fourth floor of Curtis Hall and met Sheryl Simons. She had her iconic purple trench coat hung on […]
Archive | December, 2011
Drexel professor Sheryl P. Simons was found dead Dec. 2 in her Powelton Village residence by the Drexel Police Department after her students alerted the administration that she missed class. Simons had been an adjunct professor in the Department of English and Philosophy since 2005. She was teaching three sections of English 101 this term. […]
Greg Porter, a Drexel sophomore who was one of three college students detained in Cairo last week for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at local Egyptian police, returned to the United States Nov. 26 after he was released from custody and permitted to leave the country. Last week, news outlets around the world reported on the […]
Daniel Schwartz, a Drexel sophomore chemistry student, was found dead by his friend and roommate, a non-Drexel student, in their off-campus apartment the morning of Nov. 18. In an email message sent by President John A. Fry to the University at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 18, Fry stated that Schwartz was experiencing health issues. Schwartz was […]
C.J. Aiken — pause for effect. That name will be ringing in the ears of Bruiser Flint’s players for many days to come. In fact, if — and that’s a big if — any of the Dragons are able to get some shuteye in the near future, Aiken will be there as well, haunting their […]
A team’s pulse can often be seen through its defense. Defense is where teams bear down on their opponent. It often requires energy and determination, more so than on offense. It is where most successful teams put their heart and soul on display. There is the famous theory that defense wins championships, but there is […]
2011 was another great year for hip-hop. We had superstar collaborations, incredible debut and sophomore albums and exciting new artists emerging onto the scene. Take a look at my favorite albums, mixtapes and songs of the year. Top albums: 1. Jay-Z and Kanye West – “Watch The Throne” It’s hard to compete with either […]
On Nov. 25, Dark Star Orchestra, known for being a Grateful Dead cover band, performed at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Fans that share a love for the group experienced a significant dedication that is a tribute to the old-time famous band. Every show that Dark Star Orchestra performs is recreated from a […]
MakerBot, a 3-D printer that can create any type of 3-D image and print it from a computer-generated sketch, has taken Drexel product design students for a whirlwind. Having been established for three years, the MakerBot has helped students to turn their ideas into products that can be applied to daily uses. Founders Bre Pettis, […]
The fall season is blockbuster time for seasonal beers. Late summer is when fresh fruit beers come out, which segues right into the harvest when Saisons, Marzens and all the pumpkin spice beers come into season. I dearly love these and all the other seasonal beers, but with the warm weather this week I decided […]
The Walnut Street Theatre presents the critically acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” as part of its 203rd season. As the holiday season choice, the show is a great option for all ages. Running until after the new year, it’s something fun to do over Drexel’s long holiday break with friends and […]
Being one of the most popular indie pop bands in the U.K. today, The Kooks are slowly but surely infiltrating their way into U.S. playlists. The band has been a personal favorite of mine since I stumbled upon their music on YouTube in 2006, right after the release of their first album, “Inside In/Inside Out.” […]
Media swarmed around the Nov. 22 arrest of Drexel sophomore Greg Porter in Cairo, who was among three American college students arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at Egyptian police forces off the top of an American University building. This variety of confusing reports muddled the details of the arrest, and many students, faculty and other […]
Philadelphia designer and children’s book author and illustrator Alexander Stadler has his name popping up all around the city. The Rhode Island School of Design graduate brought together 40 local designers to sell their work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Store in a pop-up bazaar that he calls Philadelphia Produces Original Design or P.POD. […]
Joseph B. Hughes, Ph.D., will enter his post as dean of Drexel University’s College of Engineering Jan. 15, 2012, President John A. Fry announced in an email to the University community Nov. 30. Hughes currently serves as Karen and John Huff School Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is both a professor of […]
Drexel University was ranked sixth in the nation for safety among colleges and universities for 2011 bySecurity Magazine in its annual Security 500 Report released in November. Drexel’s rank on the list dropped for the first time in several years after falling two places from 2010’s No. 4 rank. Prior to that, the University had […]
Drexel freshman basketball player Damion Lee has been turning many heads with his surprising play to this point in the young season. Lee, a 6-foot-6 guard from Baltimore, has started and been a key contributor in all four games this season. Lee began high school in Connecticut, where he was a First Team All-New England […]
The Drexel women’s basketball team followed their tough loss against Long Island University with two big wins Nov. 18 and 19 against Detroit and Akron, respectively, in Akron, Ohio to close out the Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Keeping the momentum going, the Dragons took down the University of Pittsburgh in a promising defeat Nov. […]
The creation of the Erica M. Halpern Teacher Leadership Award was announced Nov. 28 at Halpern’s memorial service in Behrakis Grand Hall. The award will be given out annually at the Drexel Goodwin School of Education Honors Day to a teacher candidate who emulates the attributes that Halpern exhibited in her community service program, according […]
The Drexel University Police Department earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies at an awards banquet Nov. 19, making it one of just 53 college and university police departments in the nation to be recognized with this honor. At the event, held in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Drexel Public Safety Communications […]
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