Provost to step down in coming fall

Provost Mark Greenberg is stepping down as an administrator  this September after 35 years of service to Drexel University. While he is retiring from his executive position, he will be transitioning to a professorship and provost emeritus after taking a year off. Greenberg is one of the most well-known administrators… Continued

Crime rate steady even with casino

Drexel criminal justice professor Lallen T. Johnson and Temple University criminal justice department chair Jerry H. Ratcliffe published a study June 30 that concluded that the SugarHouse Casino, built amid controversy in 2010 in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, has had negligible effect on crime in the area. The research… Continued

Baker named new W. basketball assistant

Michelle Baker never thought she would be a basketball coach. She grew up in Wilmington, Del., and as the daughter of two former varsity athletes, picked up basketball so early in life that she can hardly remember when it all started. “It was just kind of what we did,” Baker… Continued

Dislocation damages engineering clubs

“Formula SAE, we’re gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B.” We all know the line from Mike Judge’s hilarious cubicle-based comedy “Office Space.” No matter how much he begs or how hard he works, the infamous Bill Lumbergh simply moves Milton’s office to worse and… Continued

Scenes from the World Cup on South Street

The sidewalks of South Street are buzzing. Off-gold cans of Warsteiner beer exchange hands and an adventurous few walk around with their beer in plastic boots. In a little over an hour, Germany and Argentina will face off for soccer supremacy in the World Cup final. Lionel Messi will try… Continued

Professor to direct city public health

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced June 27 that James Buehler, professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, will be taking over as health commissioner. This announcement came along with the announcement of the departure of three senior staff members: former Health Commissioner… Continued

Found in Translation

Driving back from the University of Delaware on a hot day in mid-May after a nine-goal defeat wasn’t how the Drexel men’s lacrosse team had hoped to end its 2014 season. The Dragons had toppled high-profile teams in Hofstra University and the University of Pennsylvania in successive games, pushing expectations… Continued

University City is named innovation district

The Brookings Institute, one of the nation’s most influential and quoted nonprofit public policy think tanks, named University City an “innovation district” in its May report. Brookings is dedicated to high-quality independent research and is based in Washington, D.C. According to the Brookings Institute, an innovation district must contain three… Continued

Iraq: ‘the garden of forking paths’

On June 29, the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria declared that it had established a caliphate and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its erstwhile leader, would from now on be known as Caliph Ibrahim and serve as Emir al-Mu’minin, or the commander of the faithful. Al-Baghdadi… Continued