President John A. Fry informed students via email Nov. 19 that the University will move from annual billing to quarterly billing starting in fall 2014, in response to student feedback. Fry stated that the new system will increase academic flexibility, simplify the billing process, and reduce the administrative burden on students and their families. Students […]
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This week marked the sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address, the most famous speech of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. In a rare and unexpected journalistic move, the Harrisburg Patriot-News chose to recognize this occasion Nov. 14 by retracting an editorial published by its predecessor, the Patriot & Union, shortly after Lincoln gave the address. The retracted editorial […]
As Drexel’s Campus Master Plan plows forward, many difficult questions linger over the fate of a prominently visible sign of failed urban development in our backyard. The School District of Philadelphia closed University City High School at the end of the 2012-13 school year due to a staggering budget shortfall. The school district is now […]
Each year on Nov. 11, the United States celebrates Veterans Day to honor those who have fought for and defended our country. Even though it’s a federal holiday, many offices, schools and universities remain open — including Drexel. One of the easiest ways to catch the attention of college students is to cancel class, but […]
Most students have probably noticed the side of the parking garage on 34th Street slowly being covered with red paint — hiding the orange, one brick at a time. It’s all part of President John A. Fry’s master plan to transform our campus; he wants the buildings to have a more cohesive feel. This apparently […]
No one likes being taken advantage of, but a certain class has been voicing its discontent more than ever lately. Since February 2012, when former Harper’s Bazaar intern Diana Wang sued Hearst Corp. seeking damages for unpaid labor, many large media companies have come under scrutiny for the legality of their internship programs or been […]
Mobile technology has made us into an incredibly connected society. Whether on the train, on your morning run, in bed or in the shower, your friends can now suddenly call, text or even video-chat you out of the blue. They now have the power to talk to you about some inconsequential event that is really […]
Wiz Khalifa tells us we’re young, wild and free, and we are. In college, especially, we get to experience much of what’s great about being young — we have few responsibilities or commitments, we’re surrounded by friends, and we live in a city that doesn’t sleep. At the beginning of a new school year, when […]
As freshmen settle into their new college lifestyles and begin to think about getting involved on campus, there might be more to the equation than just deciding to join a student organization. For years, Drexel has had a strong anti-hazing initiative, which is celebrated during one week of the year but implemented year-round. This week […]
It’s impossible to ignore the massive changes happening at Drexel. This fall, Gerri LeBow Hall is opening, and students can finally move into Chestnut Square. These improvements are impressive and will certainly pull eyes to Drexel. At the rate Drexel is going with aesthetic and commercial improvements, it’s on its way to looking more and […]
Multiple news sources have published stories this week about a Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern working in London who died Aug. 15 after reportedly working three straight days. Moritz Erhardt was a 21-year-old German student completing a notoriously intense internship at the bank and was found dead in his shower. At Drexel, most of […]
The difficulty of doing business with various offices on campus has long been a notoriously common complaint of Drexel students. When President John A. Fry came to the University in 2010, he was quick to acknowledge and address the problem. The opening of Drexel Central this July was a historic milestone in the ongoing process […]
Putting everyone’s differing opinions about Drexel aside, we can all agree on one thing: It is extremely expensive, and every little dollar counts. Many college students rely heavily on scholarships and work-study funds to get by during the school year, and recent federal budget cuts are certainly not making it any easier to pay for […]
As incoming freshmen attend orientation and count down the days until they get to leave home for college, student organizations gear up to recruit them. It’s an exciting time for everyone — new students have the chance to reinvent themselves and try something new, while clubs and organizations have the chance to find enthusiastic new […]
Last year, an outside media company began operating the business side of The Lantern, the student newspaper of The Ohio State University. Dan Caterinicchia, who serves as the paper’s media adviser, wrote an article explaining his qualms about the partnership and his surprise at its success. He was initially worried about the media company, a […]
We’ve all heard it a million times in a million different ways: Construction on campus is annoying. It reroutes students making their way to classes, disrupts lectures and exams, makes the campus aesthetically unappealing, and the list goes on. On the other hand, we should acknowledge that Drexel isn’t just demolishing buildings to mess with […]
“Debt” is a term that all college students fear, one that sends graduates running for the hills. Drexel students are graced with many opportunities, but nothing good comes for free, and students know firsthand what it feels like to pay a painfully high tuition. The beginning of your four-or-five-year adventure at Drexel is full of […]
Drexel prides itself for many things: its impressive new buildings; the co-op system; and most importantly its innovative students, faculty and staff. Drexel students are thinking and creating every day with renowned scholars and researchers to make groundbreaking discoveries and place our school in the races against other well-respected technology schools. Drexel’s relatively new “Thinking […]
There is no doubt that Philadelphia is an exciting setting for your four or five years of college. Philly is bursting with culture, history and opportunities that other college students aren’t lucky enough to have. Although it’s mesmerizing to gaze at the Philly skyline, there is nothing quite like eating at a French cafe near […]
Hundreds, even thousands, of Drexel seniors will graduate in just over a month, a day that’s long been a distant dream to them as they endured lagging lectures and seemingly never-ending final days of co-op. But their moment is coming, and it’s one that many of them have spent five years working toward. We congratulate […]
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