Canadian blogger, author and self-proclaimed “red paperclip guy” Kyle McDonald spoke Feb. 18 about how he bartered his way from a red paperclip to a house at a public speaking event hosted by the Drexel Entrepreneur Association in the Paul Peck Alumni Center. McDonald became a viral news story in 2005 when he started using […]
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Drexel University will continue to renovate its University City campus thanks to a $5 million donation from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Education Foundation, a University news release announced Feb. 6. The money will be used to create the Raymond G. Perelman Plaza in the area known as the 32nd Street Esplanade between Chestnut and […]
The Philadelphia Phillies hit it out of the park when they selected freshman sport management major Madeline Scepansky Jan. 15 as one of the 17 Phillies Ballgirls for the 2013 season. The ballgirls, all from universities in the greater Philadelphia area, went through an intense tryout process lasting months. Including Scepansky, nine new ballgirls were […]
Drexel professor Mira Olson recently learned she won an Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science award from McGraw-Hill and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors for her efforts in teaching environmental engineering. She will accept the award Oct. 1 at a ceremony in New Orleans. Olson, an assistant professor in the civil, […]
A Forbes article released Aug. 1 compiling a list of America’s top colleges placed Drexel University at No. 525 out of 650. The results were ranked by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, which is an organization operating out of Washington, D.C., that specializes in research centered on higher education. For the Forbes ranking, […]
The standard elation of completing finals week was shattered when the body of Drexel freshman Stevens Glemaud was found June 18 in the Schuylkill River. The 18-year-old College of Engineering freshman was originally reported missing June 16 when his family arrived from West Orange, N.J. to help him move his possessions home for summer break […]
“Aerospace defined the 20th century,” James F. Albaugh, the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said June 27 after receiving the 2012 Engineering Leader of the Year Award from Drexel University’s College of Engineering. The Engineering Leader of the Year Award, which was established in 2003, is awarded annually to an engineer who has […]
Thirty-two senior and graduate students from the fashion design program showed off their own collections June 2 during two runway shows at the annual fashion show, which was put on by the fashion and design & merchandising programs at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The two shows, which were held at the […]
Whatever your reason for visiting the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s Office of the fourth floor of MacAlister, Vanessa Bailey Adams, 28, was usually the first smiling face you saw. The Drexel community will mourn her passing after she died May 22 of a pulmonary embolism. Adams, who preferred to go by her middle […]
Drexel President John A. Fry gave the second of four presentations planned to inform the University community about future renovations and expectations from the “Drexel University Strategic Plan 2012-2017” on May 21 in Behrakis Grand Hall. In a talk titled “Transforming the Modern Urban University: Drexel University Strategic Plan 2012-2017,” Fry outlined the physical and internal […]
Drexel senior Leonard Borriello will search for romance on the second season of NBC’s reality dating show “Love in the Wild,” which premieres June 5. Borriello, a double major in marketing and legal studies with a minor in paralegal, took the winter term off to film the adventure dating show in the southwestern Dominican Republic. […]
Drexel’s Campus Activities Board held a weeklong set of activities that will culminate May 19 with the organization’s annual Spring Jam concert series, featuring Super Mash Bros. as the headliner. As with last year’s Spring Jam, the winners of the Drexel Voice and Drexel Battle of the Bands competitions, Marcus Franklin and Flint, respectively, will […]
Ninety Millennium Hall residents have been displaced from their housing due to a small lighting fixture fire that occurred May 1 in one of the bathrooms on the ninth floor of the building. The resulting sprinkler activation damaged three floors of the freshman residence hall, making them unfit to inhabit. A Drexel advisory text message […]
He wasn’t wearing a sweater, but Bill Cosby did wear a Drexel T-shirt when he toured Drexel University’s 11th Street Family Health Services Center April 24. The entertainer will also work with the Center Oct. 5 when he will hold a benefit fundraiser event, titled “An Evening with Bill Cosby,” to raise money and awareness […]
International toy designer Emilio Garcia held a four-day workshop with students in Drexel’s product design program that culminated April 16 with the completion of the students’ miniature toys. Garcia, who is best known for his jumping brain desk toys, worked with the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design’s Product Design Program Director Michael […]
Drexel alumnus John A. Daskalakis donated $3 million to the Daskalakis Athletic Center already bearing his name to fund renovations scheduled for summer 2012, according to a March 29 Drexel Athletics press release. “John Daskalakis’ commitment for a $3 million gift and his subsequent donations, which have been numerous, make him the most important donor […]
The College of Engineering’s computer science department lost an important member of its community when Werner Krandick died March 26 after unexpectedly collapsing during a bike ride. “Unfortunately, the exact cause is unknown. He was biking, and for unknown reasons, his heart stopped and he never regained consciousness,” Jeremy Johnson, professor and the computer science […]
Ugandan journalist and fiction writer Jackee Budesta Batanda spoke March 5 about the role of journalism in her war-torn native country during a discussion held in the basement of the James E. Marks Intercultural Center. Batanda first started as an art and fashion journalist in Uganda, but the conflict in the northern section of the […]
More than 25 Drexel students will volunteer at the annual Philly Cooks competition, which will be held on campus Feb. 22 for the first time in the event’s 12-year history. Over 600 tickets have been sold so far for the event, which will take place at the 33rd Street Armory and benefit the Philadelphia Ronald […]
Drexel’s newest music venue, Flux, held its first show Feb. 11 at its location in the lower level of the James E. Marks Intercultural Center. Local band and punk/reggae group The Nomad Clientele headlined at the concert after an opening set by the progressive rock-reggae band Nevergreen. “The show on Saturday was our first show, […]
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