Articles by Victoria Gant
Jun. 3, 2016
The Kills release formulaic fifth album, ‘Ash and Ice’
For a band whose music relies so heavily on themes of sex, drugs and the sort of volatility that comes from a life of rock n’roll, the Kills are surprisingly consistent. In fact, their newest album is almost predictable. “Ash and Ice,” the gritty rock duo’s fifth album, is another iteration of their formula for raunchy guitar riffs, smoky vocals and suggestive lyrics. That isn’t to say “Ash and Ice” is stale. Rather, the album has a welcome familiarity, considering it’s been five years since the release of their last album.
Oct. 31, 2014
School of Public Health reveals Nesbitt Hall renovations
The Drexel University School of Public Health recently renovated the ground floor of Nesbitt Hall to include a lactation room for nursing mothers and a gender-neutral bathroom, now open for use by all Drexel students, faculty and staff.
Feb. 21, 2014
School of Public Health Relocates
Drexel’s School of Public Health relocated to its new University City home in Nesbitt Hall after a $13 million overhaul and renovation of the building’s interior over the past year. Formerly located on the Center City Campus, the School of Public Health now finds itself at 33rd and Market streets.
Feb. 7, 2014
Experts give talk on health law and government
Drexel University School of Law presented a lecture and discussion on health law Jan. 30 with professors Robert I. Field and Barry R. Furrow. A month after the Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1, acclaimed authors and nationally renowned health law experts Field and Furrow offered insight on the topic of health law, followed by a reception and book signing.
Dec. 5, 2013
Students create exhibit for ‘The Nutcracker’s’ 45th anniversary
A collaboration between the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philadelphia History Museum is showing what happens when the ingenuity and creativity of Drexel students and staff collides with one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most beloved holiday traditions.
Oct. 25, 2013
Play exposes lives of war journalists
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design presented the panel “Time Stands Still,” Oct. 17 which included a guest appearance from playwright Donald Margulies as well as two veteran conflict journalists, Sheila MacVicar and Brian Palmer.
Oct. 11, 2013
Students prep for start of flu season
October marks the beginning of flu season, and for the next few months, Drexel students will have to be especially aware of the risks of contracting the influenza virus. Combined with classes, work, and the stresses of living away from home, possibly for the first time, potential illness becomes a worry for Drexel students.
Jun. 7, 2013
Fall Out Boy rocks Electric Factory after four-year hiatus
“So, I’ve got the feeling that this night might be the best night of some of your young lives,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said to the audience May 30 at the band’s sold-out Electric Factory show.
May. 17, 2013
Figure simulates cesarean section
A doctor at Drexel’s College of Medicine has helped to create the first cesarean section “manikin” that will save lives through realistic C-section simulation training in developing countries. The simulation, dubbed “C-Celia,” will teach health professionals how to perform emergency surgical interventions in areas of the world where neonatal and maternal mortality rates are extremely high.
May. 10, 2013
ExCITe awarded for media technology
Drexel’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center received a $75,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation April 29. ExCITe’s proposal, an initiative to engage people in the arts by creating media technology such as visuals and mobile apps to integrate into live concerts, was an entry in the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge.