Our University helps flow $2.4 billion into the Pennsylvania economy, as detailed in President Fry’s report, “Drexel Growth and Solutions: Drexel’s Economic Impact, a 2012 Report.” The assessment, released Nov. 12, explains the impact of Drexel’s spending, capital investment, student and visitor spending, and alumni and community involvement on the economy of our state. The [...]
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Tons of media and other organizations have probably already lectured you recently on the importance of voting. Even more have probably tried to convince you to vote for a specific candidate or party. In our final editorial before Election Day, we will do neither of these things. As the journalistic voice of an institution of [...]
With Drexel being one of the top 10 most expensive colleges in the country according to CampusGrotto.com, it would come as a surprise to no one that our students are getting into massive amounts of debt. In fact, according to the Institute for College Access & Success, 73 percent of Drexel students graduate with some [...]
Over the past couple weeks, Drexel’s University Registrar website has been updated with modifications to the order in which students are granted a time ticket to register for classes. The most notable change in the new ordering, which will take effect in less than two weeks when winter quarter registration begins, is that freshmen will [...]
The 2012-13 men’s basketball schedule was finally released late last week, and it’s looking like nothing but good news for the Dragons. The team has a more competitive schedule than last year, and if they win games like they did last season, they are bound to get an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament if [...]
If you attended Activities Unlimited Sept. 27, you know that Drexel offers its students a wide array of extracurricular activities. Students join performing arts ensembles, sports teams, Greek life and countless other organizations to share a common passion with new people and spend time doing something other than studying. Unfortunately, a negative externality of extra-curriculars [...]
As the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaches, many college students across the country are preparing to vote for the first time. Or at least they should be. Many don’t for a variety of reasons ranging from being too busy to lacking interest in politics. It’s understandable why so many students feel like this. With an [...]
There was a time when Drexel’s campus was free of cranes, chain-link fences and construction workers. Most current students can vouch that they cannot remember Drexel’s campus sans construction sites, but slowly yet surely, progress is being made. Currently, the three major construction sites on campus are the new LeBow business center, the Chestnut Square [...]
Over the past month, gun control has been a heated topic of debate in the United States with shootings at a movie theater in Colorado and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The recent shooting at Texas A&M University, coupled with the Aug. 3 incident in which a Drexel Police officer shot a confrontational man, has [...]
Forbes’ annual list of America’s Top Colleges was published Aug. 1, and Drexel was ranked No. 525 out of 650. According to Forbes, Drexel’s ranking means that 524 U.S. colleges have better teachers, greater career prospects and higher graduation rates with lower levels of debt. However, there are a couple of things Forbes’ criteria didn’t [...]
After four years, we finally get to experience the excitement of the Summer Olympics again. And this year’s Olympics in London are more exciting than ever for us Dragons, as one of our own, Stephen Kasprzyk from the class of 2005, will be rowing for the U.S. men’s eight boat. This is only the latest [...]
We have all had a chance to play around with Drexel Learn for the past two weeks, and it’s a great leap forward from the old Bb Vista. Learn promises a much more modern approach to a Learning Management System, and it works on the browsers that we live on that Vista just didn’t support. [...]
College graduation is a time of jubilation. After years of elementary school, middle school, high school, and finally four (or five) years of college, graduates can take pride in many things. The most memorable of those is having close friends and family watch them walk across that stage, shake hands with the administration and accept [...]
With spring term coming to an end, it’s hard to believe that we’ve only received one DrexelALERT from Drexel Public Safety in these past nine weeks. That’s right, one — and it was about a faulty bomb threat that ultimately amounted to nothing. Yes, we found ourselves pleasantly surprised, too, but we know that Drexel’s [...]
In case you haven’t noticed, change is in full swing here at Drexel’s University City Campus. And sometimes, change can be annoying. With the lack of open space in the quad due to the new LeBow building and only one crosswalk leading into Creese and MacAlister because of the Chestnut Street Development, it’s been a [...]
All our friends from other schools may be finished with finals, but at least we have Spring Jam this weekend. Super Mash Bros. will headline the event, and local bands including Cheers Elephant and The Wonder Years will also perform. And guess what? According to weather.com it’s going to be mostly sunny and 80 degrees [...]
For as long as we’ve been at Drexel, we’ve been fortunate to have many great restaurants, food trucks, convenience stores and other dining establishments on campus and within short walking distance. However, students who live on or near campus and want to cook their own food have not been so fortunate. The nearest supermarkets are [...]
This week, the students who live on floors 7 through 9 of Millennium Hall got a bit of extra “excitement” during their midterms week. A small lighting fixture fire occurred on the ninth floor, causing chaos during one of the most stressful times of the academic term. The fire caused a fire suppression sprinkler to [...]
Bloomberg.com, which describes itself as “a premier site for business and financial market news,” published a story April 24 with the ominous title “Colleges Confuse Students with Letters Offering Aid That’s Debt.” And as soon as you read the first paragraph, you realize it’s partially about Drexel. Zach Romano, a high school senior, is mentioned [...]
This week, you might have noticed an additional fixture on the area outside of the DAC on its 33rd and Market side. An encampment stood out among the various group fitness classes and loitering sun-loving students. The fort, which was held together by duct tape and tarp and cardboard boxes, wasn’t there just for fun: [...]
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