Phi Mu sister passes away from case of meningitis

Update: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the meningococcal infection that killed Ross is serogroup B meningococcus, the same subtype identified in a recent Princeton University outbreak. Stephanie L. Ross, a sophomore mechanical engineering student and sister of the Phi Mu sorority, Beta Tau chapter, died… Continued

Freshmen take on world record

Drexel is partnering with The Franklin Institute and The Dow Chemical Co. to challenge an incredible Guinness World Record. A team of 45 freshman engineering students has started work on constructing a potential world record Rube Goldberg machine. The Drexel Goldberg machine, in which mechanisms trigger event after event in… Continued

Graphic design prof. passes away

Eric Zempol, a published author, award-winning designer and adjunct professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, died Jan. 25 from complications due to pneumonia. He was 43. “Eric was a true Drexel enthusiast and a dedicated teacher,” Allen Sabinson, dean of Westphal, wrote to students. “His… Continued

Obama defines Promise Zone in Philly

President Barack Obama has directed federal agencies to focus a helping hand on the neighborhood that borders the northern outskirts of Drexel University’s West Philadelphia campus, labeling the area a Promise Zone. First mentioned during last year’s State of the Union address, Obama’s Promise Zone Initiative is designed to channel… Continued

Puppies bring cuddles to ease stress

There is no amount of stress that the warm, wet nose of an adorable puppy can’t banish, or at least that’s the theory behind Puppy Pawlooza held Dec. 4 in Gerri C. LeBow Hall. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board; Active Minds at Drexel University, a student… Continued

Showcase displays unique artifacts

Students rushing to class during the last several weeks might have stopped dead in their tracks or at least might have given a second look as they passed a row of illuminated displays in the third-floor hallway that connects Main Building and Curtis Hall. Curious students who take time to… Continued

App makes eating healthy palatable

A Healthier U, Drexel’s program for improving wellness across campus, launched a mobile app to help students make decisions about nutrition while dining on campus. The app, which for now is only available to iOS users, gives users information about the nutritional content of meals available on the University City… Continued

LeBow Hall opens for business

After two years of construction, more than 1.5 acres of limestone, and the demolition of the fondly remembered Matheson Hall, Drexel University celebrated the opening of Gerri C. LeBow Hall with a dedication Oct. 3 attended by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Drexel President John A. Fry, and a crowd of… Continued

Pong to make skyline comeback

There’s a very good chance that if you’re out in Philadelphia April 19 or 24 after 8 p.m., you’ll notice a retro video game being played on the city skyline. As part of Philly Tech Week 2013, the Cira Centre, located next to 30th Street Station, will turn into a… Continued

Fry plans for 30th Street rail yards

Drexel University will spend at least $1 million on a study into the possibility of expanding the University City campus above the Schuylkill Rail Yards that feed 30th Street Station, The Philadelphia Inquirer and University officials reported Nov. 11. The study, which will focus on the 96-acre rail yard currently… Continued