Apr. 14, 2017
One year since his passing, Prince’s legacy lives on
Prince is widely considered one of the greatest musicians and artists of all time; not only a master of lyric and instrument, but also an activist of all causes including artists’ rights and world peace, silently donating millions and hosting benefits for numerous causes.
Jun. 3, 2016
Abolishing capital punishment
A century and a half ago, America came out of slavery. It was perhaps not literally true, as Abraham Lincoln said, that every drop drawn by the lash would be paid for by one drawn with the sword, but the liberation of more than three million African Americans did cost the lives of over 700,000 soldiers, former slaves and free blacks among them.
Jan. 15, 2016
Remembering musical legend and icon David Bowie
David Bowie is one of those artists whom I rediscover every few months. The first time I heard Bowie, it was the song “1984” from the album “Diamond Dogs.” I immediately searched for more and found an enormous collection of music that sounded nothing like the song I fell in love with—but each new one became my new favorite Bowie record. For years to come, I would run into a new Bowie masterpiece in a film or TV show and play it on repeat for the next two weeks. I then recognized him in award shows, magazines, movies, TV, even as an animated character. I, like many others, became obsessed with his many personas and styles. It is clear to me that he was more than a musician—he was an icon.
Jul. 23, 2015
Drexel graduate found dead in West Philadelphia apartment
Jasmine Wright, a recent graduate of Drexel University School of Public Health, was found dead July 16 in her apartment in West Philadelphia. The 27-year-old was beaten and strangled to death in her third floor 50th Street apartment. She was discovered by an apartment attendant who checked on Wright after her father called, concerned because he hadn’t heard from her in a few days.
May. 13, 2015
Amtrak train derailment kills 8, injures over 140 passengers
The seven cars and locomotive comprising Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed at a turn on the tracks and rolled onto its side at approximately 9 p.m., May 12. Five immediate deaths were accounted for with two more confirmed after two patients died Wednesday morning from injuries sustained from the accident, additionally an eighth body was found May 14 in the wreckage. New information recovered from both security camera footage as well as the recovered black box from the wreck revealed that the train was traveling at more than twice the 50 mile per hour speed limit running at 106 miles per hour as it approached the curve. According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation the train’s engineer slammed on the emergency brakes right before it careened off of the tracks.
Mar. 6, 2015
Remembering Taline King
Drexel University lost Taline Nicole King, 18, on the morning of Feb. 28. King was found deceased in her room in Myers Hall. Police arrived at about 12:30 p.m. to investigate the scene and students in Myers were reportedly informed about King’s death around 4 p.m. that day.
Mar. 1, 2015
Myers resident found deceased in room
Taline King, a Drexel University freshman in the College of Computing & Informatics, was found deceased in her room in Myers Hall on the morning of Feb. 28.
Aug. 8, 2014
Study suggests connections between recessions and public health
Jose Tapia, associate professor of history and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences, co-authored a study and subsequent article with researchers from the University of Michigan titled “Individual Joblessness, Contextual Unemployment and Mortality Risk,” which was published in the August 2014 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.
May. 30, 2014
Biology junior found deceased
Junior biology student Kirsten Vannix was found deceased in her off-campus apartment May 22. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
May. 23, 2014
Chemistry department grieves professor death
The Drexel community mourned the loss of Jean-Claude Bradley, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, whose death was announced May 14. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.