Fight or flight instinct causes stress

The Good Idea Fund and Drexel’s Active Minds hosted an event May 13 for the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week with Tamar Chansky, a psychologist focused on anxiety disorders, who gave a lecture titled “Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: How to Not Let Stress Freak You Out or Worry… Continued

‘Runway’ finalist shares fashion tips

Christopher Palu, a finalist on Season 10 of “Project Runway,” visited Drexel March 7 to discuss his experiences in the fashion industry and his personal life in Ruth Auditorium of Nesbitt Hall. Before Palu landed a spot on “Project Runway,” he experienced a series of ups and downs in the… Continued

System will track firefighter injuries

Jennifer Taylor, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s School of Public Health, has developed a data system that tracks nonfatal firefighter injuries with help from a three-year, $1 million grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. This project is unique because, “From Miami to Philadelphia, nothing exists in terms… Continued

Engineers create West Philly farm

Eleven Drexel freshmen spent part of their summer transforming a former SEPTA equipment lot at 46th and Market streets into a quarter-acre community garden to be known as Walnut Hill Farm. The students enrolled in a summer design class through the College of Engineering, which focused on developing this idea.… Continued

Students urged to vote

Michael Blake, who works in the White House’s Office of Public Engagement, spoke to local government officials, small business leaders and journalists Sept. 28 during a visit to Philadelphia in support of the Operation Vote campaign. For many, this year’s election may seem far away, but for Blake, the project’s… Continued

Hagerty’s reference desk removed

Drexel University’s W.W. Hagerty Library decided this past summer to remove the reference desk because it caused confusion to new students. Because most people are still unaware of the process, Jennifer James Lee, the marketing and events associate for Drexel University Libraries, explained, “Traditionally, libraries have two separate desks, and… Continued