Officials consider semester system

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… Continued

University loses chemistry prof.

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… Continued

Alumna receives engineering honor

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… Continued

Univ. contributes to AIDS awareness

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… Continued

New center brings ‘ExCITe’ment

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… Continued

Report explores economic impact

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… Continued

Senior wins 3rd for Broad St. design

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… Continued

Campus was prepped for Sandy

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… Continued

Fire dept. focuses on proper dorm evacuation routes

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… Continued