Initiative aims to improve retention

The newly created Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success will oversee the Student Lifecycle Management initiative, announced in January 2014. Future Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success Randall Deike, currently the vice president for enrollment management and institutional research at New York University, will oversee many… Continued

Sorority ‘Takes Back the Night’

Sigma Psi Zeta held their 10th annual “Take Back the Night” event April 16 on Race Lawn as part of an effort to spread awareness about and prevent domestic abuse. The event was active until the late evening, with many students from all around Philadelphia enduring the sudden cold weather… Continued

Greek Week guided by new rules

Greek Week 2014 took place April 4-13 to celebrate Greek life by friendly sporting, talent and academic competitions between sororities and fraternities. Phi Mu took home first place for the Panhellenic Council, Pi Kappa Alpha for the Interfraternity Council, and Delta Epsilon Psi and Kappa Phi Gamma for the Multicultural… Continued

Back on My Feet reaches out to 33rd and Baring

The Philadelphia-based organization Back on My Feet launched a new team April 9 based out of Veteran’s House, which will be hosting runs near Drexel’s campus, at 33rd and Baring streets. BoMF is an organization dedicated to encouraging self-sufficiency in the homeless. Its success is measured in how many residential… Continued

ISU holds “Dragons Around the World” Gala

The eighth annual International Gala took place in the Recreation Center April 11, featuring the theme “Dragons Around the World.” Two hundred fifty Drexel students attended the sold-out event put on by the International Students Union. The Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel, Indonesian Students Association, Fuana — a Bollywood dance… Continued

New quad seriously flawed

So, recently, I was watching an episode of The Triangle Live with Sandra Petri (a great Internet YouTube television program, by the way; I recommend it highly) about the origins of the Drexel Shaft. Most of us on campus today don’t know it beyond an abstract concept of “I was… Continued

Business festival pops in the quad

The festival known as Recess made its way to Drexel as part of its nationwide tour April 8. The events of the festival took place both in front of Gerri C. LeBow Hall and inside the building as activities progressed into the later part of the evening. The entire act… Continued

Former Gov. urges nationwide move to clean energy

College of Engineering Dean Joseph Hughes and former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter hosted an event April 8 in the Bossone Research Center to discuss the United States’s transition to a clean-energy economy. Around 100 students, professors and local politicians assembled to listen to Ritter speak about clean-energy policy, followed by… Continued

Matched piece of turtle bone found

After more than 160 years of separation, two fossil fragments of an ancient sea turtle relative’s humerus, or upper arm bone, were reunited at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The turtle, Atlantochelys mortoni, was nearly 10 feet long and would have resembled the modern loggerhead. The turtle… Continued