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. [...]
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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, [...]
Despite a multimillion-dollar renovation to the URBN Center, which offers a host of new amenities to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, some programs within the college are staying in their original facilities. The majority of CoMAD programs are now housed in the URBN Center, but there are programs still housed in [...]
The URBN Center, located at 3501 Market St., is now the official home of Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The building was renovated over the past year to make the 130,000-square-foot space an ideal working environment for students and faculty. The facility, open 24/7, was ready for students to begin classes [...]
Drexel University received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, according to a Sept. 20 University press release. PISB is the first building on Drexel’s campus to achieve LEED certification, a prestigious environmental award. The 150,000-square-foot structure is located at 33rd and Chestnut streets and [...]
The National Science Foundation awarded $2.2 million to Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment, a four-year project developed by Drexel’s School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Math Forum at Drexel, and Temple University’s College of Education. The goal of EnCoMPASS is to address the national crisis in students’ mathematical [...]
Drexel University President John A. Fry announced in an email Sept. 5 that Marla Gold, dean of the School of Public Health, will step down by July 2013. Gold has decided to return to researching and teaching as a member of the faculty. Gold was appointed interim dean in 2002 and was chosen as permanent [...]
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