Geekadelphia hosts annual awards

Geekadelphia hosted the fourth annual Geek Awards at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Aug. 16. The sold-out awards show celebrated the Philadelphia geek community and its contributions toward building a better and more united city. Drexel was featured in two of the 13 awards categories. Freshman engineering… Continued

STEM receives $3 million grant

Drexel University was awarded a $3,175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation July 30 to increase the number of ethnic minority students completing degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The funding will support the Greater Philadelphia region Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, which is headed by Drexel… Continued

M. bball making most of extra practice time

James “Bruiser” Flint doesn’t like to scream in the summer. “The summer time is for relaxing, so I don’t get on them as much,” the Drexel men’s basketball head coach said about his players. To a bystander at practice the Aug. 19 morning, this would have been far from evident.… Continued

Post-mortem persecution

As the days roll on and the details slowly emerge in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by on-duty police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, it is important that we don’t lose sight of the issue at the root of recent events. Let’s start with a… Continued

Research ‘dream teams’ announced

Two medical research “dream teams” were announced July 30 as a result of the partnership formed Nov. 13, 2013, between Drexel, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The teams will be comprised of members of the three institutions, and each team will receive a $250,000… Continued

New cancer drug to fight metastasis

Drexel College of Medicine researchers Alessandro Fatatis and Joseph Salvino have developed a compound that helps prevent the metastatic spread of certain cancers, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. Metastatic cancers are cancers that find a way to spread from one organ to another, and many are incurable. They… Continued

W. soccer has fleet of freshmen

Oscar Wilde supposedly said that youth is wasted on the young. Ray Goon certainly hopes that isn’t the case. Goon, head coach of the Drexel women’s soccer team, is bringing in eight freshmen for this upcoming season, pairing a massive influx of young talent with an already-young team. Last season,… Continued

Golf coach Dynda recognized by Philly Magazine

As far as the Drexel golf team is concerned, the future just keeps looking brighter. The team’s head coach, Mike Dynda, was named the best golf pro in Philadelphia in the August edition of Philadelphia magazine this past week. It is his second Philadelphia-based award of recognition since he began… Continued