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 transgender rights. It’s encouraging to [...]
About Aaron StraussAaron Strauss is a junior communication major at Drexel. He started working for The Triangle in November 2010 as a news writer. In January 2011 he was promoted to assistant news editor. He assumed his current positions as co-chief copy editor and Editorial Board member in September 2011.
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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 startup company that he founded [...]
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 the project with the help [...]
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 the sole focus of a [...]
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 able to take most of [...]
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 on the mirror reflects light. [...]
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 series of overflow housing measures [...]
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 greater than that of last [...]
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 approved the school’s application for [...]
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 online hybrid class sections than [...]
The Office of Information Resources and Technology began posting a series of videos on YouTube June 29 to showcase the features of version 2.0 of DrexelOne Mobile, which will be released later this summer. The new application is being developed for the iOS, Android, WebOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone platforms. It will add to the [...]
The Handschumacher Dining Center was found to be out of compliance with several provisions of the Pennsylvania Food Code during an inspection Dec. 30, 2010. The violations recorded in the report included mouse feces found in the kitchens and storage areas, fruit flies observed underneath a self-serve beverage station and lack of a dedicated sink [...]
Drexel University Libraries will hold a grand opening event June 3 at 9:30 p.m. for the newly constructed Library Learning Terrace at 33rd and Race streets, which will remain open for spring finals week. The event is being planned with a twilight theme to emphasize the new space’s 24/7 availability as a study area for [...]
Carl “Tobey” Oxholm III, Drexel senior vice president and dean of the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies, was unanimously named president of Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., by Arcadia’s board of trustees May 12. The announcement came two weeks after Oxholm had announced that he was planning to return to Philadelphia and take a six-month [...]
For the first time in Drexel University’s history, four Drexel students received a Fulbright Scholarship in the same year, according to Fellowships Program Coordinator Cindy Schaarschmidt. Among this year’s scholarship recipients were Caitlin Costello, Janani Singaravelu, Karen Sullam and Daniel Tedesco. The nationally recognized award helps recipients pursue graduate-level research and study abroad. Costello, who [...]
Drexel President John A. Fry and Academy of Natural Sciences President George W. Gephart Jr. announced May 19 that they have signed a letter of intent to establish an affiliation between the two institutions. The announcement comes one day after the institutions’ respective boards of trustees approved the affiliation. Fry and Gephart expressed enthusiasm for [...]
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships to three Drexel students. Magda Bielinski, Kevin Knehr and Sajjan Mehta, all members of the Pennoni Honors College, were among 275 students nationwide to receive the prestigious award. All three scholarship recipients from Drexel plan to pursue a doctorate in their respective [...]
Drexel University held a vigil for Japan March 16, in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed parts of the country March 11. President John Fry issued a statement via email to the University community March 15 announcing the vigil and expressing the University’s commitment to support those directly affected by the disaster. [...]
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