Hotel to replace Intercultural Center

A new hotel will officially be built on campus at 33rd and Chestnut streets, replacing the James E. Marks Intercultural Center. The hotel, to be named “The Study at University City,” will be constructed by Hospitality 3, a Connecticut and Manhattan-based hotel development company, designed by the Philadelphia firm DIGSAU,… Continued

SCDC partners with OUT for Work

The Steinbright Career Development Center has partnered with OUT for Work, an organization dedicated to providing assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students with their future career goals. An OUT for Work database has been developed and is currently available on the Drexel Libraries website. Drexel is one… Continued

Official explains keys to a new nation

Ambassador Andebrhan Giorgis led a discussion May 21 at Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium about his native country of Eritrea. The event was titled “How To Build A Country From Scratch,” and it touched on issues such as youth development, war and corruption within the geopolitical context of nation-building. Eritrea is a… Continued

Ceremony commends new plaza

A groundbreaking ceremony for the newly named Raymond G. Perelman Plaza was held May 7. The event marked the beginning of construction for a complete renovation of the current plaza, which is set to become Drexel’s primary space for outdoor socializing and events. The space is located between Market and… Continued

Sandal start-up uses profits to improve water quality

A business founded by a Drexel alumnus hopes to improve the quality of life in Guatemala. With profits from the production, manufacture and sales of sandals, Ix Style Inc. aims to provide clean drinking water to many impoverished children. Drexel alumnus John Kennedy and his sister Francesca were concerned by… Continued

Philosophy week ‘expands horizons’

Drexel’s first annual Philosophy Week, which included lectures and panel discussions on interdisciplinary topics, began March 4 The series started with “Meanings of Life: Feminist Resources in Foucault’s Theory of Biopolitics,” a talk by Sarah Hansen, a new assistant professor in the Department of English & Philosophy. The focus was… Continued

Autism Institute gets a new home

Construction has begun on the future home of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science. The autism-friendly space will be located at 3020 Market St., across from the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, and is expected to open this summer. It is… Continued

Students fight for meatless options

The Drexel Sierra Club and the Drexel Animal Welfare Association have teamed up to promote “Meatless Mondays,” a weekly event designed to give awareness for changing eating styles around Drexel’s campus. The campaign will specifically target students and faculty at the Handschumacher Dining Center to provide them with more information… Continued