‘Red paperclip guy’ shares his story

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… Continued

Area at 32nd St. will get a makeover

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… Continued

Freshman chosen for Phillies honor

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… Continued

McGraw-Hill awards prof. for teaching excellence

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… Continued

Drexel ranked 525 out of 650 on list of top colleges

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… Continued

Missing freshman’s body found in Schuylkill

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… Continued

Engineering Leader of the Year chosen

“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… Continued

Annual fashion show flaunts Westphal seniors’ talent

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,… Continued

CoAS office mourns its ‘heart and soul’

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… Continued

Fry reveals more upcoming Strategic Plan details

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… Continued