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… Continued

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. “University officials have reached out to Kirsten’s family and expressed the sincere condolences of the Drexel community,” Donna Murasko, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,… Continued

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. Bradley joined the University as an assistant professor in 1996 and has contributed to the University in various… Continued

Student’s body found in river

Senior chemistry major Fatima Rahman was found dead in the Schuylkill River around 9:45 a.m. March 19. Rahman had been reported missing since Jan. 2, her information and description reaching news sources such as NBC, Metro and the Delaware County Daily Times. Her body was identified by the medical examiner… Continued

LeBow mourns loss of Peterson

Drexel pre-junior Christopher Peterson was found dead Nov. 15 in his off-campus apartment. No foul play is suspected, but an official cause of death has not yet been released. Peterson, 20, of Reading, Pa., was a business administration major with a marketing concentration in the LeBow College of Business. LeBow… Continued

Missing freshman’s body found in Schuylkill

The standard elation of completing finals week was shattered when the body of Drexel freshman Stevens Glemaud was found June 18 in the Schuylkill River. The 18-year-old College of Engineering freshman was originally reported missing June 16 when his family arrived from West Orange, N.J. to help him move his… Continued

Chemistry department remembers Alan Bandy

The Drexel University community mourns the death of chemistry professor Alan R. Bandy, who died in his home Dec. 24 from complications associated with liver cancer. According to a statement released by the Office of the Provost, Bandy was “respected and admired not only by his friends and colleagues at… Continued

Campus grieves loss of Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz, a Drexel sophomore chemistry student, was found dead by his friend and roommate, a non-Drexel student, in their off-campus apartment the morning of Nov. 18. In an email message sent by President John A. Fry to the University at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 18, Fry stated that Schwartz was… Continued

Memorial service held to celebrate Halpern’s life

The creation of the Erica M. Halpern Teacher Leadership Award was announced Nov. 28 at Halpern’s memorial service in Behrakis Grand Hall. The award will be given out annually at the Drexel Goodwin School of Education Honors Day to a teacher candidate who emulates the attributes that Halpern exhibited in… Continued