The other side speaks

I’m a devout Catholic, and I fully accept and support all of the Catholic Church’s teachings on social issues that divide the world today. Nevertheless, I have enjoyed reading the first two editions of Vaughn Shirey’s Queerview column in The Triangle despite our fundamental disagreements on lesbian, gay, bisexual and… Continued

Law work simulator awarded NSF grant

Drexel University law professor Karl Okamoto received a $500,000 grant in late July from the National Science Foundation to continue his development of LawMeets, a free online legal apprenticeship simulator that is open to the public. This is the third NSF grant that Okamoto has received for ApprenNet, a two-year-old… Continued

Researchers work to add robotic arms to drones

A team of mechanical engineering faculty at Drexel University received a $649,999 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the logistics of applying robotic arms to unmanned aerial vehicles, according to an Aug. 1 University press release. Paul Oh, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, leads… Continued

Students design mobile autism clinic

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design hosted an exhibition and judging event Aug. 1 for 13 students who created interior and exterior designs for a custom-made van that the institute will purchase for use as a mobile clinic. The project was… Continued

Sacramento campus awards first doctorate

Daniel J. O’Meara of Bisbee, Ariz., became a notable Drexel alumnus not just because he’s the first person to earn a doctorate at the University’s Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies but also because of his regular commute to the campus, which totaled nearly 2,000 miles round trip. O’Meara, 56, was… Continued

Professor patents car mirror design

Drexel University mathematics professor Robert Andrew Hicks obtained a U.S. patent May 15 for a vehicle-side mirror that allows drivers to see the “blind spot” that cannot be viewed with traditional vehicle mirrors. Hicks designed the mirror using a mathematical algorithm that precisely controls the angle at which each point… Continued

Freshmen to share rooms with upperclassmen

Drexel University Housing has assigned over 100 incoming freshmen to share rooms with upperclassmen for the 2011 fall quarter due to residence hall overcrowding, housing director Joe Russo said Sept. 9 in an email to upperclassmen who would be affected by the move. The announcement was the latest in a… Continued

Overflow housing measures enacted

For the second consecutive year, Drexel University Housing is enacting a series of overflow housing measures to accommodate a larger-than-expected incoming freshman class. Despite the return of Van Rensselaer Hall as an all-freshman building after it housed upperclass and graduate students last year, the magnitude of this year’s overflow is… Continued

Drexel Law earns full ABA accreditation

The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University is now fully accredited by the American Bar Association, President John A. Fry announced Aug. 5 in an email to the University community. The announcement came after the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar… Continued

More classes at 8 a.m. in the fall

The Office of the University Registrar released Drexel’s 2011-12 term master schedule July 5 after months of preparation to work around the loss of classrooms caused by the closing of Matheson Hall. The reduction in classroom space resulted in the fall term schedule having more 8 a.m. class sections and… Continued