He wasn’t wearing a sweater, but Bill Cosby did wear a Drexel T-shirt when he toured Drexel University’s 11th Street Family Health Services Center April 24. The entertainer will also work with the Center Oct. 5 when he will hold a benefit fundraiser event, titled “An Evening with Bill Cosby,” to raise money and awareness […]
Archive | April, 2012
Though the Drexel University men’s lacrosse team has experienced its ups and downs, the Dragons completely annihilated Towson University 13-5 April 21 in the final Colonial Athletic Association match of the regular season to earn a spot in postseason play. It was neck-and-neck early in the contest, with Drexel leading 2-1 at the end of […]
A delegation of representatives led by Drexel University President John A. Fry traveled to Turkey April 16 to participate in activities designed to teach the delegates about the grassroots of the “regional innovation movement”’ in the cities, including Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Members of the delegation included faculty from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science […]
It’s official. For the second consecutive season and the second time in program history, the Drexel women’s lacrosse team has qualified for the Colonial Athletic Association playoffs. That being said, the road to the CAA playoffs was rough, and the road through the playoffs will not be easy, either. In order to qualify, the Dragons […]
The Philadelphia-based dance company Philadanco celebrated the Kimmel Center’s 10th Anniversary Season with “The Philadelphia Connection” April 20 through 22, including performances titled “Gatekeepers” and “Tribute.” The nationally renowned Philadelphia-based dance company Philadanco supported the Kimmel Center April 20-22 during its 10th anniversary season with “The Philadelphia Connection” at the Perelman Theater. After the show, […]
The music industry is building a conglomerate of the synthetic: mannequins whose concerts revolve around putting on a spectacle with bright lights, robotic dance moves and outfits that look like they belong in an abstract art exhibit rather than on a human being. However, Free Energy proved to be as real as it gets after […]
Robert Zaller When was the last time a poem raised such a ruckus? Well, not really a poem, but a 67-line piece of doggerel titled “What Must Be Said.” Its author is Gunter Grass, the 1999 Nobel laureate in literature, last heard from in 2006 when he confessed to having joined the Waffen SS […]
Bloomberg.com, which describes itself as “a premier site for business and financial market news,” published a story April 24 with the ominous title “Colleges Confuse Students with Letters Offering Aid That’s Debt.” And as soon as you read the first paragraph, you realize it’s partially about Drexel. Zach Romano, a high school senior, is mentioned […]
A new office within the Pennoni Honors College will consolidate several campus cultural publications under the leadership of Jason Wilson, a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and Washington Post and adjunct professor of writing, as announced April 19 in a Drexel press release. This expansion is due to a recent $80,000 grant from the […]
Drexel’s LeBow College of Business team was awarded first place April 12 in the sixth annual Association for Corporate Growth’s Philadelphia Cup competition, making it the second year in a row that a LeBow team has placed first in this competition. The ACG Cup is a hands-on investment banking case competition for students in the […]
Domination was the name of the game for the Drexel crew teams April 21 at the Kerr Cup Regatta. The men’s and women’s varsity eight took home the Dr. Thomas Kerr and Lela Kerr cups for the second and third consecutive years, respectively. In addition, the men’s side won the freshman pair and eight events. […]
It is ironic in sports that the players who win individual awards are usually the most modest; these two Drexel Athletes of the Week are no different. Junior women’s lacrosse attacker Kelli Joran and senior men’s lacrosse midfielder Kyle Bergman led their respective teams to vital victories this week and have each humbly received the […]
Philadelphia is home to one of the top 20 food trucks in the nation, as rated by the Smithsonian. Sugar Philly is a dessert truck just a short walk away from Drexel, co-owned by Drexel and University of Pennsylvania alumni John Suh and Franklin Shen, respectively. Suh and Shen first conceived the idea for the […]
After some discussion while sitting backstage before their April 15 CD release show at World Cafe Live, members of the Drexel-based band D & M agreed that they would settle for being the third-biggest band in the world. “We don’t want to be the biggest. I don’t want to have to spend too much time […]
The Drexel men’s and women’s tennis teams both competed admirably at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships April 19 but fell short of their goal to bring the trophy home to Drexel. The men’s team had a very difficult first match against the University of Delaware. Due to inclement weather, the match had to be moved […]
The Drexel softball team put an end to its six-game Colonial Athletic Association losing streak April 21-22, taking two of three from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The Dragons kicked off the weekend by extending the losing streak before they were able to end it. Drexel fell 4-2 to the Seahawks in the first game […]
A common theme among great musicians and their albums is that they are rarely directionless. If an artist fails to change his or her tune for years, it’s going to become stale no matter how good it really is. An evolving sound — and with that, an image — turns a good band into a […]
The vast majority of people are perfectly happy with lagers and, to a lesser extent, ales, and consequently never bother tasting anything else. I find this somewhat sad, as sour beers can be much more complex than your typical lager, and I enjoy them immensely. This week I grabbed a Gueuze, which is a blended […]
Sports, by their dynamic nature, are full of many analogies. Be it the New York Giants storming their way to a second Super Bowl title in five years after a fairly average regular season or Joel Ward’s goal from the Capitals three minutes into overtime that knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, […]
Sam Sparro, the Australian musician whose electro-funk hit single “Black & Gold” made waves back in 2008, visited Philadelphia for the first time April 23 to perform at World Cafe Live in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd. Sparro rocked an ivory coat, retro wayfarers and his finely groomed mustache during the performance, which […]
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