Professor to direct city public health

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced June 27 that James Buehler, professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, will be taking over as health commissioner. This announcement came along with the announcement of the departure of three senior staff members: former Health Commissioner… Continued

Campus grieves senior biology major

Senior biology major Andrea Messina passed away May 31 from complications during treatment for leukemia. Better known to her friends and brothers as “Skillet,” Messina was the president of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, a Novice Class member of the Equestrian Team, member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society… Continued

Student brings firearm into Hagerty

On the evening of April 23, 11 police officers from seven units of Drexel Police responded to a call from a security officer at the W.W. Hagerty Library regarding a male student wearing a handgun and verbally abusing other students in the basement. No injuries were incurred, as police officers… Continued

Porn industry needs regulation

On Feb. 14, a Duke University freshman under the pseudonym “Lauren” came forward to the Duke Chronicle, the student newspaper, as a porn star who works in adult film to make money to pay for the $45,000 tuition of her school. One week later, she released an article on xojane.com,… Continued

University purchases two closed schools

The School Reform Commission of Philadelphia confirmed the purchase of six vacant school properties for a total of $37 million March 20. Of the purchases, Drexel University made the largest, buying the University City High School property along with the neighboring Charles Drew Elementary School at 37th and Warren streets… Continued

Student’s body found in river

Senior chemistry major Fatima Rahman was found dead in the Schuylkill River around 9:45 a.m. March 19. Rahman had been reported missing since Jan. 2, her information and description reaching news sources such as NBC, Metro and the Delaware County Daily Times. Her body was identified by the medical examiner… Continued