Bindal Makwana is a pre-junior psychology major who is studying abroad in London. The Triangle: What’s your story? How did you end up at Drexel? Bindal Makwana: I live in a suburb right outside Northeast Philadelphia and have always loved Philadelphia. I knew I would apply to schools all over the country and thought I […]
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The University Advisory Committee on the Academic Calendar decided that Drexel will remain on the quarter system based on recommendations reported July 31. The committee was formed in September 2012 to explore the possibility of moving from a quarter system to a semester system, which the provost made known to the Drexel community via an […]
Dr. Ana Diez Roux has been named the new dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health starting February 2014, a press release announced Sept. 10. Diez Roux is known for her work as a physician and epidemiologist. Her research and teaching has impacted the field of public health. “I was delighted and very […]
Guannan Chen, a graduate student in Drexel’s materials science and engineering department, is part of a team of engineers led by Jonathan Spanier, a professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, that is using laser spectroscopy to measure electron behavior in nanotechnology designs. His work, titled “Nano Letters,” was published Aug. 12 in the American Chemical Society […]
President John A. Fry announced July 1 the launch of Drexel Ventures, an innovation fund, incubator and technology transfer within the University. The program will provide support for faculty, students and alumni to create new businesses while fostering economic growth and development in the Greater Philadelphia region. “How do we take all the talent that […]
A former brother of Drexel University’s Lambda Chi Alpha chapter made accusations against one member of the fraternity for sexual harassment and against other members for retaliation against him when he reported it. The Office of Equality and Diversity confirmed that they are currently leading an investigation into the allegations against members of Lambda Chi. […]
Drexel’s yearbook, The Lexerd, will be publishing its 2011-2012 edition this year, which is also its 100th publication. Unfortunately, due to staffing issues, this edition has been delayed for several months and this could also be the last Lexerd. Recruiting student volunteers to work on the yearbook has been difficult for the past four years. […]
Thao “Joe” Nguyen was found dead March 3 by Drexel Public Safety personnel in her room in Caneris Hall after a concerned friend called about her. Nguyen was a sophomore English major and art history minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, in addition to being an active member of the Foundation of Undergraduates […]
Several Drexel freshmen blamed the Handschumacher Dining Center for food poisoning between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. After investigation, Sodexo has reached the conclusion that the source of the issue is most likely norovirus, which is also commonly referred to as the stomach flu or stomach virus. Students reported having symptoms such as vomiting, dry […]
The Office of the Provost notified the Drexel community Jan. 31 that the University is re-examining the Drexel academic calendar and considering the possibility of switching to a semester system. In the past few years, a number of universities have made the switch from quarters to semesters, and over 90 percent of the country’s higher-education […]
Chemistry professor and Drexel alumna Sally Solomon, 72, died at home Jan. 17 from flu complications. Solomon started working at Drexel in 1976. She was awarded Drexel’s Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1990 for her commitment to the University. She served as a member of many Drexel faculty committees, including the Undergraduate Affairs […]
Drexel University introduced a 24-hour self-service MacBook rental kiosk in the W.W. Hagerty Library for students, faculty and staff Dec. 4. Anyone with a Drexel ID can check out one of the dozen 15-inch MacBooks to use inside the library and Bookmark Cafe. Library patrons are required to swipe their Drexel ID, enter their University […]
Drexel’s College of Engineering awarded its 2013 Engineering Leader of the Year honors to alumna Linda M. Abriola, the dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, Dec. 19. Abriola is the first female engineer to receive the award and is being honored for her leadership in the field of environmental engineering as well […]
December is AIDS Awareness Month, a key opportunity to raise awareness of the disease as well as celebrate the success of treatments and prevention services. The Drexel University College of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine is a highly regarded HIV/AIDS research program. The program is focused on working toward a functional cure […]
The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center is a work area and showcase bringing together art and science to promote exploration and innovation. The Center is located on the first floor of University City’s Science Center at 3401 Market St. and opened Nov. 28. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and University President John A. Fry both […]
Drexel University President John A. Fry released the school’s 2012 economic impact report Nov. 12, detailing how the University has contributed to the growth and prosperity of the City of Philadelphia. The document, titled “Growth and Solutions: Drexel’s Economic Impact, a 2012 Report,” is based on the findings of Econsult Corp., a Philadelphia-based economic consulting […]
BLT Architects announced Nov. 2 that Dan Brown, a senior architecture major at Drexel University, placed third in their second annual Student Design Sketch Competition. College students in the mid-Atlantic region were challenged to create a conceptual design to develop a public space at the corner of Lehigh Avenue and North Broad Street in Philadelphia, […]
Drexel University officials canceled classes and closed most campus facilities Oct. 29 and 30 in response to what was being called a “once-in-a-lifetime” storm. Hurricane Sandy had most of the East Coast on edge Oct. 27-28 while it made its way toward the Philadelphia area. The Department of Public Safety sent out five campus safety […]
Students living in Drexel’s residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses participated in a fire evacuation simulation Oct. 18 as part of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s annual citywide fire drill The citywide fire drill focuses on simulating fires and showing people how to leave a building safely. The event also has a theme that changes […]
Starting with the 2012-2013 winter quarter, there will be a new order to the course registration time tickets at Drexel University. Continuing freshmen have been moved from the last time ticket to the second, allowing them to register before most of the undergraduate student body. As usual, the first wave of registrants will include athletes, […]
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