The Drexel University College of Law received notice of their provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association Feb. 14, 18 months after the Law school was opened. According to Dean Roger Dennis, the relatively short process resulted from a variety of factors, from preparation to support from the administration.
On Feb. 18, Drexel University's Math Forum held a demonstration Feb. 18 of a new cell phone that promises to help teens learn and have fun. These new cell phones, called "smartphones," were created as a part of Project K-Nect, a program that aims to help students who have a lack of Internet access, underdeveloped "21st-century skills" and math and science deficits.
In the last decade, residential life has expanded greatly, including addition of residence halls, implementations of academic learning communities and upperclassman programs, according to Senior Associate Vice President for Business Services Rita LaRue. "The decision to move Drexel from a commuter campus to a residential living campus was a conscious one," LaRue said.
Henry Chalfant, a self-taught photographer who took pictures of subway stations, trains and graffiti in New York City in the 1970s, presented his work to students Feb. 19 in the University Screening Room. "I really just started doing it for fun. The exhibit was kind of an information, an overview of my connection to that subculture," Chalfant said.
Man found shot at 35th and Haverford streets Ronald Saunders, 20, was found shot to death Feb. 21 on 35th and Haverford streets, according to Philadelphia Police and media reports. The man was found by patrol officers at 1:15 a.m. and declared dead by medics at 1:30 a.
Members of the Drexel community can get their taxes filed for free until the first few weeks of spring term through a service sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi and provided by the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program volunteers, according to Beta Alpha Psi faculty advisor Jane Kaplan.
(U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Shortly after the 2004 presidential election, Republican political strategist Karl Rove found himself on the list of Barbara Walters' Top 10 Most Fascinating People. It has been a few years, but at University of Pennsylvania Irvine Auditorium Wednesday night, Rove proved people are still fascinated by what he has to say.
The following are crimes that occurred on or near campus and were reported to The Triangle by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or DPS incident reports. February 12, 2008 LARCENY-THEFT 1:34 p.
(U-WIRE) BOSTON, Mass. - While some environmentalists and politicians emphasize green-energy options and tout the advantages of biofuels, some researchers have found the technology needs to be improved before it is actually eco-friendly. Adrian Herrera, an analyst for Arctic Power, an organization working to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, said it will take time and research funds to advance out of the "oil age" and make biofuels viable resources.
Engineering Week kicked off with the 14th annual Egg Drop Competition Feb. 18, held in the Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center lobby. This year, the competition was revamped for the first time in its history. Daniel Lofaro, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, submitted his idea for the new egg drop competition to Dean of the College of Engineering Selçuk Güçeri along with a set of rules.
Engineering students searching for employment found plenty of opportunities in the Bossone Research Center Feb. 22, as an engineering career fair was held as part of National Engineers Week at Drexel. This is the second year the College of Engineering and the Steinbright Career Development Center have co-sponsored the event.
Over 350 students in the College of Engineering were honored Feb. 20 during an Honor's Day Ceremony held as part of National Engineers Week at Drexel. "Some awards are selected by the student's individual department, some are selected by the college itself and other students were being recognized for an award they received as part of their financial aid package," said Ellen Pons, assistant to the director of CoE student services.
As part of Engineers Week, the College of Engineering held High School Day in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center Feb. 19. Over 200 students from about 20 area high schools attended the event, at which students were given the opportunity to participate in three group activities that were designed to educate them about engineering and the college experience.
(U-WIRE) PRINCETON, N.J. - The nearly 3,000 students who were vaccinated against influenza by the University this year may be less protected than they thought, since this year's nationally distributed flu vaccine is unusually ineffective at protecting against the most common flu viruses.
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The iPhone is about to get more than a little help from its friends. Any day now, Apple is expected to release a developer's kit that will allow independent programmers to create new applications for the device. While it is common for mainstream PC users to download third-party programs to their computers, it is relatively uncharted territory for average cell-phone users to do the same, observed American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Like the rumble of distant thunder, bird flu continues to spread across Asia, Africa and Europe. Although it's been out of the news lately in the United States, scientists say that avian influenza, as it's also known, remains a serious threat to human and animal health.