I find myself standing in front of the Street Food Philly food truck again, with the sun shining and my mouth watering for the local dry-aged burger that I just ordered. I am waiting with a friend of mine who is about to experience Street Food Philly for the first time. Good food, good friends […]
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Drexel’s annual Engineers Week began Feb. 20 with a presentation centered around the innovative robot technologies that students and faculty at the University have recently been working on. The presentation, held in the Main Auditorium, was headed by Youngmoo Kim, assistant dean of engineering for media technologies and began with a display of an adult-size […]
Representatives from the student-run Foundation of Undergraduates for Sexual Equality are honing in on a goal they began working toward last summer — to establish a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students on Drexel’s University City campus. FUSE has been represented in the LGBTQ Advisory Board, a broader alliance of undergraduate and […]
A joint force of Texas-based campus housing developer American Campus Communities and Drexel University are turning the 3200 block of Chestnut Street into a mixed-use student housing and retail development, as announced Feb. 2 in a University press release. Construction has already begun on the 361,200-square-foot project, which will add approximately 863 beds to the […]
Local authorities arrested two Drexel students last month for their involvement in a local million-dollar LSD operation. Following their arrest, the students became police informants, leading to the Jan. 31 bust of three ringleaders at the 4800 Block of Florence Street. The bust was made Tuesday night by a combined force including the district attorney’s Dangerous Drug […]
College blog Campus Grotto released an article Dec. 6 that named Drexel University the most expensive college in the country by net price for the 2011-2012 school year. The article, titled “A Look at Expensive Schools and their Net Price,” aimed to make a distinction between a university’s “sticker price” and the amount that students […]
The formal dedication of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Sept. 20 officially marked the opening of Drexel’s newest building, which coincided with the start of fall term classes. As previously reported in The Triangle, the Integrated Sciences Building located at 33rd and Chestnut streets has seven classrooms and one lecture hall, as well as 11 […]
Click the above image to view the full PDF of this week’s feature The last two terms have brought an extraordinary series of changes at Drexel University. With new buildings, new discoveries, and Drexel grads flying higher and riding longer, the last few months have kept all of us busy running to cover the many […]
Drexel’s sixth annual Week of Writing event featured numerous English-centric activities occurring at various locations on campus from May 22-29. Also known as WoW, the Week of Writing held 15 separate free events that were open to the public. Highlights of the weeklong event included discussion panels, prolific authors as guest speakers, readings by members […]
Out Grads, Drexel University’s Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender-run graduate student group, held a panel discussion with local Philadelphian political activists May 17. The panel, “The State of LGBT in Greater Philadelphia,” was held in the Earle Mack School of Law, and was moderated by Rose Corrigan, director of women’s studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. The […]
Stanley W. Silverman, former president and chief executive officer of PQ Corporation, has been named chairman of the College of Medicine board of trustees, Drexel University announced May 11 in a press release. Silverman, a member of the University’s board of trustees and the College of Medicine’s board, replaces Manny Stamatakis, who will step down […]
Betty Anne Waters served as commencement speaker at the Earle Mack School of Law’s graduation ceremony May 19 at the Kimmel Center. Waters pursued her law degree in order to overturn the murder conviction of her brother. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in addition to giving the keynote address at the commencement […]
The LeBow College of Business hosted an event in the quad May 6 to bid farewell to Matheson Hall and celebrate the upcoming construction of a business center in its place. Matheson is slated to be demolished this coming summer to make room for a new 12-story, 177,500 square foot business center. Leda Kopach, assistant […]
The iSchool at Drexel recently held a tote bag drive for those affected by tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala. On April 27 a series of 12 tornadoes hit the area. According to the Associated Press, over 230 people were killed and about 14,000 homes were destroyed. “Our dean had heard about [the tornadoes], and he has […]
Results of the 2011-12 Undergraduate Student Government Association elections were released to the organization’s website at 5 p.m. Thursday, including the position of president, which went to Adam Trosko. Trosko beat out his opponent Sean Murphy by 48 votes; Trosko received 651 votes while Murphy took 603 of the votes. USGA elections were open from […]
Drexel’s Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee, which has been criticized by student groups for providing poor customer service, has recently gained a new coordinator in Casey Sharkey. SAFAC’s purpose is to allocate the $150 annual student activity fee that each Drexel undergraduate is charged as part of the tuition bill. Sharkey, who has previously served […]
Drexel University hosted the Mid-Atlantic region’s American Society of Civil Engineers’ Student Conference, which included the regional concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions, April 15-17. The University placed second in the steel bridge competition, advancing to the national round, and placed third in the concrete canoe competition. The events took place at Cooper River State […]
Students who shopped at the Drexel Barnes & Noble bookstore May 4 and 5 had the opportunity to play interactive video games like Dance Dance Revolution as part of the nationwide Konami U Tour. Konami, the company that also produces games like Glee Karaoke, Pro Evolution Soccer and Def Jam Rapstar, set up consoles and […]
Drexel University was recently named the 2010-11 Individual Conference Champion by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for using more green power than any other university in the Colonial Athletic Association. The EPA ranked schools by their annual green power usage, measured in kilowatt-hours. Green power is defined as electricity that is produced by sustainable […]
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