Drexel University will switch from annual billing to quarterly billing in fall 2014, President John A. Fry announced in an email to the student body Nov. 19. The email explained the impact of the new system, which only applies to full-time undergraduate students. Amy Bosio, vice president for financial planning, described quarterly billing as a […]
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President John A. Fry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Menahem Ben-Sasson and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven Altschuler announced a research consortium Nov. 11. The agreement, publicized during Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s trade mission to Israel, focuses on pediatric medical research that has the potential to be commercialized. The agreement was signed with Jerusalem […]
The Drexel men’s basketball team has the opportunity to prevent the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off’s “predetermined” championship matchup from taking place when the Dragons take on the No. 5 University of Arizona Nov. 27 in New York City in the semifinals of the tournament. The majority of the country saw the tournament as a […]
Former NASA astronaut and Drexel University alumnus Jim P. Bagian visited Philadelphia Nov. 19 to lecture at Drexel’s College of Medicine. Bagian, who graduated from Drexel as a mechanical engineer but obtained a doctor of medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University, spoke on the medical aspects of spaceflight. His presence was part of the Henry […]
Each week, a team of volunteer Drexel medical and health profession students files out of a large van onto a street corner in Southwest Philadelphia and joins Dr. Stacey Trooskin, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine. This street team offers free HIV and hepatitis C testing in Philadelphia’s most at-risk […]
Four games into the still-young 2013-14 season, the Drexel men’s basketball team has already begun to craft a winning recipe. In their victories in the opening rounds of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off over Elon University and Rutgers University at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Dragons followed a similar pattern. They used steady defense […]
This past week, Liz Cheney created something of a stir by stating her support for the traditional definition of marriage on Fox News. As a Republican candidate for the 2014 Wyoming senatorial election, it should not be at all surprising for her to make a statement on the GOP’s propaganda channel that follows the party […]
Drexel engineering student Connor Gallagher summed up his thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles in one word: “Finally.” After a 4-12 record last year and the ups and downs of this season, this is a moment that Eagles fans have been longing for and are hoping will last. The team got its first home win in […]
Diane Rosenfeld, director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School, and Angela Epifano, a rape survivor, presented “Who you calling a ho? A Conversation About Sexual Respect” Nov. 13 in the Mitchell Auditorium on the topic of sexual respect in our culture. Rosenfeld and Epifano emphasized the importance of education and awareness of this […]
Bouncing back from a close loss can be a difficult task for any college basketball team. Bouncing back from a close loss to a nationally ranked opponent whom you almost forced to overtime in your season opener has to be exponentially more difficult. Yet, after a frustrating loss in Los Angeles, the Drexel men’s basketball […]
Drexel’s Main Auditorium hosted three renowned poets and authors Nov. 6. In “Conversation and Song: Walking the Laureate Road,” Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Toni Morrison, U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, and Pew Fellow in the Arts Sonia Sanchez discussed their works and lives in front of an eager audience. They were joined by vocalist […]
News used to be a simple reporting of facts. People who wanted to know what was happening in places like Korea, India, Cleveland or Bosnia tuned in to the news and listened to the facts. Yes, believe it or not, people used to listen to the news so that they could get all the facts. […]
An indigenous prayer accompanied by the hazy smoke of sage was the opening ceremony of the “Two-Spirit People: Sex, Gender and Sexuality” lecture Nov. 12 in the Black Box Theater. Presented by Harlan Pruden and Sheldon Raymore, members of the Northeast Two-Spirit Society, the lecture gave a brief though wide-ranging overview of the history of […]
This week, Philadelphia will be buzzing about Nick Foles’ impressive passer rating of 132.5 and the fact that he has thrown 16 touchdowns and no interceptions in seven starts. Young fans will likely make a concentrated effort to vote Foles into the Pro Bowl. Meanwhile, countless sidewalk conversations will include pledges of support for head […]
The wait is over. The Drexel men’s basketball team kicks off its season Nov. 8 with a contest in Los Angeles against the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruins pose a serious challenge for the Dragons on opening night, as they are ranked 22nd in the Preseason Associated Press Poll and 23rd in the […]
“People have [different] sides to them; I don’t know why music can’t and why a band can’t,” frontman Honus Honus contemplated while sitting on the curb outside of Union Transfer before Man Man’s sold-out Halloween show. Eclectic and down to earth, Honus shed some light on the band’s unique sounds, onstage rituals and plans for […]
A few days ago, something really crazy happened in the House of Representatives, and you probably haven’t heard a word about it. To understand the depths of this crazy, however, we have to take a painful but thankfully brief look into our recent history. More specifically, we have to go back to the 2008 financial […]
Drexel trustees, faculty, students and partners gathered Nov. 1 to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking of the largest building project in Drexel history. The upcoming mixed-use development at 34th Street and Lancaster Avenue is a $170 million investment that will feature student housing, retail locations and a dining center. James Tucker, senior vice president of Student […]
Rapper Childish Gambino, the stage name of comedian and actor Donald Glover, performed Nov. 1 at Midnight Madness to kick off the 2013-14 Drexel men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Midnight Madness was produced by the DAC Pack and held in the Daskalakis Athletic Center with supporting acts OverDoz and Twin Syndrome. Doors opened at 8 […]
After two consecutive weeks of horrendous quarterback play, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said to CSNPhilly.com earlier this week, “We need someone to step up, whether it’s an existing young quarterback or somebody we go out and acquire. … It’s about finding key players to take the horns.” Lurie then went on to support current […]
- Students create exhibit for ‘The Nutcracker’s’ 45th anniversary December 5, 2013
- Quarterly billing: a very welcome change December 5, 2013
- University will switch to quarterly billing December 4, 2013
- Fry announces new research partnership December 3, 2013
- Flyers Freeze Nov. 28: Giroux leads the charge November 28, 2013
- How to save the USPS February 1, 2013
- QE3 on horizon for US economy August 17, 2012
- University responds to tuition dispute January 13, 2012
- Law school delays plans for new building April 29, 2011
- Occupy Wall Street dying down April 6, 2012
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