Construction nears for Innovation Neighborhood

Further expanding its eastern borders, Drexel University will soon begin work on a planned “Innovation Neighborhood” for startup businesses and academic buildings alike adjacent to the train tracks at 30th Street Station. Representatives from the University have been hearing design proposals for the area, and construction is expected to begin… Continued

UCross to undergo renovations

University Crossings will undergo renovation starting this spring and continue throughout the next year, resulting in a four-month closure of the complex in the summer of 2015. According to Jason Wills, the senior vice president of on-campus development for American Campus Communities, which owns University Crossings, most of the renovations… Continued

Antenna to heighten Millennium

Millennium Hall will grow 19 and a half feet taller when a new antenna is installed by Drexel’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The antenna is being built to conduct research on 4G technology and cellular networks for the Global Environment for Network Innovations, a nationwide program that was started… Continued

Special agent explains FDA history, myths

Michael Widenhouse, assistant special agent in charge of the Washington metro area for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, spoke Nov. 11 to Earle Mack School of Law students about his career and health law in a lecture hosted by the Health Law Society. Widenhouse began his… Continued

Students debate merits of Obamacare

Far from the halls of Congress, the Drexel chapter of the American Medical Student Association met Nov. 7 in Disque Hall to debate the merits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is more commonly known as Obamacare. Seating was separated between supporters and opponents of the act,… Continued

Phone robberies mark new term

A pattern of cell phone robberies on and around campus began Sept. 23, resulting in two arrests, Drexel University Police officials said. Domenic Ceccanecchio, Drexel’s vice president of Public Safety, said that thefts of this type typically happen in a cyclical pattern often occurring at the beginning of the school… Continued

Austen classic celebrates 200 years

Professor Paula Marantz Cohen and her honors class, Celebrating “Pride and Prejudice,” celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic tale of English gentry in the Sky View room on the sixth floor of MacAlister Hall June 5. The event, titled “‘Pride and Prejudice’: Not Just a Love Story,” featured… Continued

University forges relationships in Africa

Drexel University signed a memorandum of understanding April 3 with the University of The Gambia. The memorandum, which serves as a foundation for future collaboration, outlines a cooperative relationship between Drexel and UTG to encourage future research and training opportunities in areas of mutual interest. Shannon Marquez, the associate dean… Continued

Yogorino joins Chestnut Sq. line-up

Yogorino, an Italian frozen yogurt franchise, announced April 9 that it will be joining the medley of new food options opening this fall in Drexel’s Chestnut Square. Yogorino offers both frozen yogurt and a selection of gelato flavors. Vincent Bauman, a freshman biology major, said that even though he enjoys… Continued

Actor and writer gives trade tips

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a Tony Award and Humanitas Prize-winning actor and Emmy-nominated screenwriter and director, came to Drexel Feb. 25 for a special interview and question-and-answer session for Drexel students after a screening of his film “Lackawanna Blues.” The film was adapted from his one-man show about his childhood. “Lackawanna Blues,”… Continued