Mar. 17, 2017
TRAPPIST-1 solar system may be able to support life
The TRAPPIST-1 solar system may have up to three habitable planets, according to a NASA press conference held Feb. 27.
Mar. 3, 2017
Engineering team makes finals in NASA airlock design competition
An engineering team from Drexel University was selected as a semifinalist to compete in NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage forum for their airlock design.
Jan. 27, 2017
Could we make it to Mars?
Space is cool. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t think space is cool, and I don’t think I want to. Everyone loves it when NASA releases its gorgeous, high definition new images of faraway galaxies, swirling colors punctuated with stars. Galaxy print has taken over the fashion scene, on everything from leggings to backpacks to laptop skins. And, of course, there’s been a massive resurgence of both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek,” with each franchise releasing two new movies in the past few years.
May. 6, 2016
A letter to the Editorial Board
We appreciate the thoughtfully expressed endorsement of the value of W. W. Hagerty Library as an expected academic resource important for student success, expressed in the April 22 editorial “Put this on the books.”
Nov. 14, 2014
Nolan’s Interstellar features star-studded cast, interesting effects
Christopher Nolan’s space opera “Interstellar” begins on more terrestrial grounds on planet Earth, set in the near future. Humanity has regressed to a more primitive condition where agriculture and farming are centerpieces of society, at least in the community we are shown at the beginning, as people struggle to survive on a barren planet, left short of resources. Our protagonist, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), is a former NASA pilot turned farmer caring for his teenage son and much younger daughter Murphy. They’re shown trying to get through their everyday lives, where events like dust storms like those from 1930s America are more than rare occurrences.
Apr. 22, 2014
Overcrowded Writing Center may have privacy violations
In the basement of MacAlister Hall, the Department of English & Philosophy has set up the Drexel Writing Center, an academic area where students can meet with peer readers and faculty to discuss their progress with their writing skills. Within the same room, there are three cubicles: One of these cubicles serves as space for online collaboration and tutoring with some computers, and the other two serve as office space for 37 adjunct faculty members with only two computers and two phones in each cubicle. The department, along with many others at Drexel’s urban campus, has suffered this overcrowding problem for years.
Apr. 11, 2014
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 shafted by Drexel.” You’ve encountered it when they wouldn’t register you for a class, or they cashed your study abroad check on a day that coincided with what you called a “reasonably-sized” liquor store run and you went broke. However, the Shaft was more than just that.
Sep. 16, 2011
While you were away…
The last two terms have brought an extraordinary series of changes at Drexel University. With new buildings, new discoveries, and Drexel grads flying higher and riding longer, the last few months have kept all of us busy running to cover the many stories at our university. Below are the stories that really piqued our interest over the time you may have missed.