The housing contracts of three Drexel University freshmen were terminated in late May after the students were caught dropping water balloons from the 14th floor of Towers Hall April 8 at 11 p.m. Freshmen Daniel Laikhter, a computer science major; Kyle Houseman, a game art and production student; and one other student who wished to [...]
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Each year on the second Sunday of May, thousands of Americans honor their mothers in many different ways: breakfast in bed, a town outing, a new necklace, etc. This Mother’s Day, at around 2 p.m., while we here in Philadelphia were enjoying sunshine and sandwiches with our beloved family matriarchs, those in the Seventh Ward [...]
Drexel University has announced plans to build a new 13,000 square-foot Center for Jewish Life at 118 N. 34th St., according to a May 6 University press release. The center — which will be comprised of a chapel, a student lounge, and several dining aspects including a kosher dining hall, cafe and kitchen — will [...]
After much delay, the Campus Activities Board officially announced via social media April 30 that OK Go will headline Spring Jam 2013. The band, which is perhaps most well known for its song “Here It Goes Again” and the music video’s accompanying treadmill choreography, will play in Lot X next to the Main Building Saturday, [...]
Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED Projects and Food Tank and founder of the 30 Project, came to Behrakis Grand Hall April 25 to discuss options for a better food system. The event was organized by Drexel’s Campus Activities Board. Gustafson gave a presentation on innovation and leadership — a guideline for the famed undergraduate dream [...]
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett invited Drexel University faculty and administrators to join a delegation that traveled to Brazil and Chile April 6-16 to complement the commonwealth’s trade mission. The delegation included Drexel President John A. Fry, Vice President of Government and Community Relations David Wilson, Vice Provost of Global Initiatives Julie Mostov, associate professor of [...]
A grand opening of the URBN Center, the new home of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, took place April 12. The event was free and open to the public. The grand opening was designed to show the progress of the college. Upon entering the lobby, students, faculty, alumni and friends were [...]
The inaugural Philly Health Codefest was hosted April 5-7 by Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology. The programming event aimed to transform data into health care solutions. Held in the Mitchell Auditorium, the event was open to students and professionals interested in software design and development, computer engineering, business, and health care. Teams [...]
Jewish and non-Jewish students alike gathered in Mitchell Auditorium April 9 to recognize Social Justice Week and hear the story of Robert Fischl, Holocaust survivor and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel. Attendees listened intently as Fischl addressed Drexel for the first time about his memories of the Holocaust and the story of [...]
A Drexel University delegation — including President John A. Fry; University benefactors Dana and David Dornsife; and Shannon Marquez, associate dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health — recently traveled to Ethiopia for inspiration for potential University programs and future partnerships dedicated to health care practices and safe drinking water access. Through World Vision, the [...]
Drexel University biomedical engineering professor Don McEachron and architecture and interior design professor Eugenia Ellis are developing an LED light fixture that mimics the natural progression of the sun throughout a day. Their plan is to install the fixtures in health care facilities where light will help maintain natural rhythms within the body and ultimately [...]
Citizens Bank executives presented a $100,000 donation to Drexel University March 1 to kickstart University-led civic engagement projects. The donation will help establish the Growing Communities Initiative, which will be housed in the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. Citizens Bank President and CEO Daniel Fitzpatrick and Senior Vice President and Director of [...]
Students of Race Street Hall were evacuated from the building around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 23 due to a sprinkler activation on the sixth floor. Floors 2 through 6 have experienced extensive water damage, and students residing on those floors have been temporarily displaced. When the fire alarm was activated, Drexel Residential Living and Public Safety [...]
As many as 16 third-year students in the Drexel University College of Medicine will have the opportunity to begin clinical rotations with Kaiser Permanente, a California-based healthcare provider, beginning July 2013. Kaiser Permanente has medical centers located in nine states and the District of Columbia. It is the largest nonprofit healthcare provider in the United [...]
Film and video production major Kyle Trobman and business and entertainment & arts management major Analis Barrood are creating a film on child abductions for their senior project. The film aims to raise awareness of kidnapping, and the pair has plans to enter the film in a variety of film festivals. “Clouded” tells the story [...]
Under the creation of the new Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and Drexel’s recent partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, undergraduate students interested in environmental science are now being offered a new and exciting experience. A new course, Environmental Science 102: Natural History Collections and Research, allows students in [...]
Discover magazine has listed the digital fossil research led by Drexel University’s Kenneth Lacovara and James Tangorra as one of the top 100 science stories of 2012 in its 2013 January-February issue. The research, which was ranked 76th by the magazine, seeks to simplify the process of studying fossils by digitizing bones. Digital fossil research [...]
Drexel University’s 11th Street Family Health Services is uniting art and the community through the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Porch Light Initiative in order to improve the health of communities both individually and as a whole. The Porch Light Initiative is a three-year program funded largely by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and various other [...]
A closing ceremony was held Dec. 5 in the Bossone Atrium for the 15 Drexel University students and 15 LIFT clients who completed the special topics course “Urban Life: Re-Examining the City through an Experiential Lens.” The students came together this fall term to “explore the relationship between individuals and the city,” according to the [...]
Kudo Tsunoda, the creative director of Kinect for the Xbox 360, gave a lecture at Drexel University Nov. 15 following a video game tournament. Tsunoda spoke about his personal experience in the gaming industry, his inspiration for Kinect, “getting a gig” in the industry, and the future of Kinect technology. Tsunoda has developed games for [...]
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