With the government shutdown entering its second week, the effects of the stalemate are rippling out from Washington and affecting Drexel students in numerous ways. Three employees of Drexel’s Army ROTC chapter returned to work Monday after a week of being furloughed due to the shutdown. In addition, Senior ROTC cadets’ monthly stipends will be […]
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Two Drexel University students danced their way to a free screening of “Step Up: Revolution” July 25 after participating in the winning video in the Hometown Flash Mob contest sponsored by the film. Members of the winning dance ensemble, including Drexel pre-junior David Tran and 2012 graduate Tu Pham, auditioned for the chance to be […]
Youngmoo Kim and Andy Hicks, two professors at Drexel University, have been nominated for awards at the second annual Philadelphia Geek Awards, which will be held Aug.17. The nominations, which were announced July 5, revealed the two professors would be competing in the same category: Scientist of the Year. According to the biographies of the […]
A car crashed through the storefront of the 7-Eleven located at the corner of 34th Street and Lancaster Avenue June 6, and thankfully no one was harmed. According to Drexel Police Chief Edward Spangler, a 59-year-old-male was pulling into the 7-Eleven parking lot that afternoon when his accelerator got stuck and he couldn’t stop the […]
Despite the hodgepodge of local acts that performed May 19 at Drexel University’s Spring Jam, the performers all found common ground by bringing out the crowd’s local pride. Spring Jam featured mostly Philadelphia-based bands such as Cheers Elephant, The Wonder Years, Man Man, and LA Riots, with mashup group Super Mash Bros. headlining the event. […]
A delegation of representatives led by Drexel University President John A. Fry traveled to Turkey April 16 to participate in activities designed to teach the delegates about the grassroots of the “regional innovation movement”’ in the cities, including Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Members of the delegation included faculty from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science […]
After some discussion while sitting backstage before their April 15 CD release show at World Cafe Live, members of the Drexel-based band D & M agreed that they would settle for being the third-biggest band in the world. “We don’t want to be the biggest. I don’t want to have to spend too much time […]
At first, Lauren Bilski, a junior at Drexel University and 2012 Miss Philadelphia, thought it was her number that the announcer identified as the runner-up at the 2012 Miss Philadelphia scholarship competition March 31. “It came down to me, contestant No. 19, and Caitlin Mahon, contestant No. 9. They announced the first runner-up was contestant […]
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Drexel University will be hosting a banquet March 31 in honor of its transition from colony into a full chapter after refounding two years ago. Lambda Chi Alpha was re-established on campus after a four-year hiatus,which began when the fraternity’s International Board of Directors declared the chapter inactive by […]
After being selected from among numerous local fashion designers, Autumn Kietponglert, a Drexel University graduate, was welcomed by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter March 1 as one of five designers to enter Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, based on a similar program launched in Chicago that also partnered with Macy’s, is an initiative […]
The artists featured in Making Moves, a series of singles produced by MAD Dragon Records and members of the band Motion City Soundtrack, will appear together for the first time March 14 at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. The project, which was sponsored by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute, began […]
Drexel University’s student-run record label, MAD Dragon Records, is currently working with the band Motion City Soundtrack to produce a curated series of 7-inch record single releases titled Making Moves, according to a press release issued Feb. 23 by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The recording sessions, which took place last […]
The politically elite have the strongest influence on the public’s opinion of climate change, according to a study published Feb. 6 by Robert J. Brulle, a professor of sociology and environmental science at Drexel University. The study paired Brulle with Jason Carmichael of McGill University and J. Craig Jenkins of Ohio State University and was […]
President John A. Fry led a delegation to Jerusalem to attend a symposium Jan. 29 sponsored by Hebrew University’s Institute for Drug Research and Drexel University to reaffirm the commitment to a partnership between the two universities. The gathering, which was attended by about 40 researchers and faculty members from both universities, was the second […]
Drexel University was ranked sixth in the nation for safety among colleges and universities for 2011 bySecurity Magazine in its annual Security 500 Report released in November. Drexel’s rank on the list dropped for the first time in several years after falling two places from 2010’s No. 4 rank. Prior to that, the University had […]
Approximately 40 students from local universities were cited for underage drinking Nov. 3 following a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board raid of The Blockley Pourhouse at 38th and Chestnut streets. Those cited were students of Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania and St. Joseph’s University. In addition, four bartenders from Blockley were arrested for serving alcohol […]
After learning about “Off Campus,” an award-winning comedy television series created by Drexel University students, programming directors of CBS’ The CW Philly decided to begin airing the sitcom starting Nov. 5 at 11:30 p.m. A cross between “Friends” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” “Off Campus” follows the lives, loves and struggles of five recent […]
To celebrate the recent partnership between Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences, the public was given free admission to the museum Oct. 26, during which Mayor Michael Nutter and Drexel President John A. Fry signed the affiliation into effect. Academy of Natural Sciences CEO George W. Gephart Jr. also participated in signing the […]
Drexel students participated in the second annual Susan G. Komen Spin for a Cure Oct. 22 by taking spin classes to raise money for breast cancer research. The proceeds from the event, along with individual contributions, totaled $1,014. Students paid an entrance fee of $10 to participate in any of five one-hour spin classes occurring […]
Jeff Zucker, former president and CEO of NBC Universal, spoke to Drexel students Oct. 12 about the accomplishments and controversy surrounding his long career in the television industry. During the talk, which was sponsored by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, Zucker allowed students to ask candid questions about his public […]
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