The joys of alternative spring break

This spring break, more than 90 Drexel students participated in alternative spring break trips sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities. Eight trips allowed students to get away from the hussle of campus and participate in community service projects on their week off. It’s definitely a sacrifice; the quarter system… Continued

A tragedy handled well

For most of us, March 10 started out just like the beginning of an ordinary week 10 at Drexel. We were all busy getting ready for final projects and exams, immersed in the reality of business as usual on campus. Then came the news that sophomore Stephanie Ross had died… Continued

Communicating effectively to address a data breach

When the Office of the Provost sent an email the morning of Feb. 17 to the 5,379 students whose information was inadvertently disclosed in an email from the Steinbright Career Development Center to 479 students, news of the incident spread like wildfire. Students were understandably appalled that the University failed… Continued

What we can learn when racism hits home

Black History Month is not usually an occasion that turns the mainstream media’s attention toward Drexel. There are always several events on campus throughout the month that provide opportunities for the University community to observe the month through learning and remembrance, but these events don’t make national news. Unfortunately, something… Continued

Our neighborhood outlook just got more promising

Drexel’s longstanding commitment to improving conditions in the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Powelton Village and Mantua is no longer just a local effort. The community received welcome news Jan. 8 when the White House announced that President Barack Obama had designated an area including these neighborhoods and all of Drexel’s… Continued