New and returning students at the University had the chance Wednesday to learn about how to be smart with money, thanks to NBC10 news reporter Tracy Davidson. Davidson, along with two representatives from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Delaware Valley, held four one-hour seminars at the University on financial responsibility Sept.
Drexel University has been selected by NBC News to host the televised Democratic presidential primary debate on Oct. 30, according to an email from President Constantine Papadakis. "This event is an excellent expression of Drexel's mission of education, public service and civic engagement," the email sent shortly before 11 a.
MSNBC has announced "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will moderate the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drexel University on Oct 30. from 9-11 p.m. MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines confirmed that the debate will take place in the Main Building on campus and referred questions regarding student tickets to Drexel officials.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Sept. 24 that his office has subpoenaed Facebook as part of an investigation into how the web site protects underage users from sexually explicit content, according a press release. The subpoena was issued after investigators in Cuomo's office, posing as minors set up profiles and quickly received sexual advances from adults, according to the release.
The overnight guest policy for all residence halls has been loosened for upperclassmen staying in Drexel residence halls. All upper classmen within the residence halls now are permitted to have up to three overnight guests per night, up to three consecutive days.
Two Drexel students were robbed and another threatened with a knife in a series of crimes occurring between Aug. 25 and Aug. 30. The first incident occurred when students reported a black male, possibly armed with a knife, in the area of 35th and Lancaster Avenue shortly before 4 a.
With the cost of a college education rising five to eight percent each year, many students opt to offset the cost of a Drexel education by seeking jobs on-campus or pursuing a work-study job. For freshmen beginning to feel the financial burden, work-study may prove mysterious.
Prison reform advocate and Quaker Linda Magnani visited with Criminal Justice students Sept. 26 to discuss her latest book, Beyond Prisons. In the book published in 2006 by Fortress Press, Magnani discusses the topic of what she sees as our flawed penal system, what went wrong with the original system, and 12 ways it can be changed.
A toddler and a Philadelphia Police officer are among the latest victims of gun violence in West Philadelphia after two daylight shootings Sept. 24. A 21-year-old Philadelphia Police officer was shot in the face after stopping a car near 51 and Market Street shortly after 9 a.
The University put together an interesting and diverse series of events for the incoming freshmen. New Student Days and Welcome Back Days are put together every year to welcome the new and returning students to campus. These are organized by the Office of Student Life and Office of Campus Activities, in conjunction with many other departments at Drexel.
With the next mayor set to take office in January, artists have begun organizing to ensure they have a voice in city hall. Cecelia Fitzgibbon, director of the Arts Administration graduate program at Drexel, joined the efforts by moderating a town hall meeting of city officials from around the nation at the Painted Bride Art House Sept.
The Colonial Athletic Association Blood Challenge will be coming to Drexel University on Nov. 1 this year. By donating a little more than 713 pints of blood in the previous year, Drexel is the reigning CAA Blood Challenge champion over other schools like Georgia State, James Madison, Hofstra, and rival University of Delaware.
Rendell Proposes Energy Plan, Links it to Iraq Governor Ed Rendell proposed his energy plan to the Harrisburg State Legislature on September 24 and urged the members by connecting Pennsylvania's current plan to the war in Iraq. Rendell's plan calls for $850 million to be put into an Energy Independence Fund.
As the new academic year gets underway, students are slowly getting accustomed to their classes, extracurricular activities and social lives. However, many will forget a very important aspect of their lives this academic year - their fitness. Whether you call it the Freshman 15, or just simply college weight gain, it can happen to you before you can say "finals.
(U-WIRE) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Diet sodas may taste like regular sodas, but researchers have found fewer calories aren't a healthier option. New research from the Boston University School of Medicine found that adults who drink one or more diet sodas per day are 50 percent more likely to develop different health-hindering factors such as excess weight, increased blood pressure and cholesterol.
While some students stock up on fruits and vegetables in the dining hall, sometimes it's hard to resist the less-healthy options. The foods you choose affect your energy, concentration, and memory, because your body and brain need the right nutrition to function properly.