Articles by David Stephenson
Mar. 12, 2014
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.
Mar. 7, 2014
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.
Feb. 7, 2014
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.
Jan. 31, 2014
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 federal resources to create jobs, improve education and improve safety.
Dec. 6, 2013
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 run peer-to-peer mental health advocacy and awareness group; and the LeBow College of Business.
Nov. 1, 2013
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.
Oct. 25, 2013
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.
Oct. 4, 2013
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 dignitaries and students.
Apr. 19, 2013
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.
Nov. 16, 2012
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.