University living costliest in the state

It’s difficult to avoid the cost of housing at college but Drexel’s prices are more expensive than most. On Oct. 20, Business Insider shared eCollegeFinder’s compiled list of the country’s most expensive room and board at universities, and Drexel came out at number four. According to data from the National… Continued

Retired US official named new fellow

Drexel University’s Center for Public Policy has named a former U.S. representative to the United Nations as distinguished visiting fellow in public policy at Drexel. Retired Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella began his work at Drexel Oct. 1 and will remain in residence at the University until the end of the… Continued

Students cook HOME-made sauce

Drexel students under chef Richard Pepino Jr. joined anti-poverty nonprofit Project Oct. 28 at the Free Library of Philadelphia to make and jar “Sister Mary’s Sinfully Delicious Cranberry Sauce.” The team of 11 Drexel students is taking the Center of Hospitality and Sports Management course “Food Preservation,” in which the… Continued

LGBTQA center celebrates year’s accomplishments

The LGBTQA Student Center celebrated its one-year anniversary Oct. 22. The event began with an open house, which included a tour of the center and a chance to speak with the students and staff involved. The center is an outlet for any issue that students may have, and provides and… Continued

Sacramento director takes new role

Michael Marion, the executive director and associate vice provost of Drexel University Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, a governmental organization that helps students interested in pursuing higher education. “It’s a great honor and a great opportunity to give back and help students go back to… Continued

Moldovan Ambassador lectures on E. Europe’s current state

Moldovan Ambassador to the United States Igor Munteanu spoke at Drexel University Oct. 28, lecturing on the precarious position of many states in Eastern Europe, where Russia competes for influence with the European Union and NATO. He discussed how Moldova has been partially occupied by Russian troops supporting a separatist… Continued

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. A first for the University, the lactation room allows nursing members of… Continued

Triangle Talks with Matthew Kurtyka

Matthew Kurtyka is a senior entertainment and arts management student with a minor in business administration. Kurtyka is the president of the Drexel Paranormal Investigation Group, which he founded in 2012. The Triangle: Tell us about yourself! What do you do when you’re not chasing spooks? What got you into crawling… Continued

Working in West Africa as the Ebola virus closes in

This past year, the Ebola death toll rose to over 4,600, mainly in West Africa, according to the Center for Disease Control. Despite this, Jonathan Gomez, a third year business and engineering major, spent two months of his co-op cycle in Sierra Leone, one of the countries struck hardest by… Continued

Research questions length of Ebola quarantine period

A new comprehensive study by Charles N. Haas, the department head of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has suggested that the 21-day quarantine period currently used to ensure that an individual hasn’t contracted Ebola might not be sufficient to definitely conclude the person isn’t infected. The study, titled “On the… Continued