Articles by Julia Casciato
Feb. 28, 2014
Burglary at Ross Commons sparks police investigation
An unknown male broke into Ross Commons Feb. 23 at 4:32 a.m. and took two register drawers from Sabrina’s Cafe, according to Drexel Police. No arrests have been made, although Drexel Police and the Philadelphia Police Department are currently still searching for a suspect.
Feb. 14, 2014
Interim dean proves to be best pick
President John A. Fry announced in an email Feb. 12 that Frank Linnehan will serve as the permanent dean of the LeBow College of Business. Linnehan has been serving as the interim dean of the college for the past 18 months while the University searched for a new dean.
Sep. 27, 2013
Drexel to remain on quarter system
The University Advisory Committee on the Academic Calendar decided that Drexel will remain on the quarter system based on recommendations reported July 31.
Sep. 20, 2013
School of Public Health names dean
Dr. Ana Diez Roux has been named the new dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health starting February 2014, a press release announced Sept. 10.
Sep. 20, 2013
Laser spectroscopy eases measuring electron behavior
Guannan Chen, a graduate student in Drexel’s materials science and engineering department, is part of a team of engineers led by Jonathan Spanier, a professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, that is using laser spectroscopy to measure electron behavior in nanotechnology designs. His work, titled “Nano Letters,” was published Aug. 12 in the American Chemical Society publications.
Jul. 12, 2013
Drexel Ventures will fund innovation
President John A. Fry announced July 1 the launch of Drexel Ventures, an innovation fund, incubator and technology transfer within the University. The program will provide support for faculty, students and alumni to create new businesses while fostering economic growth and development in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Apr. 26, 2013
Officials investigate Lambda Chi
A former brother of Drexel University’s Lambda Chi Alpha chapter made accusations against one member of the fraternity for sexual harassment and against other members for retaliation against him when he reported it. The Office of Equality and Diversity confirmed that they are currently leading an investigation into the allegations against members of Lambda Chi.
Mar. 15, 2013
2011-2012 Lexerd may be last edition
Drexel’s yearbook, The Lexerd, will be publishing its 2011-2012 edition this year, which is also its 100th publication. Unfortunately, due to staffing issues, this edition has been delayed for several months and this could also be the last Lexerd.
Mar. 8, 2013
Friends mourn ‘passionate’ soph.
Thao “Joe” Nguyen was found dead March 3 by Drexel Public Safety personnel in her room in Caneris Hall after a concerned friend called about her. Nguyen was a sophomore English major and art history minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, in addition to being an active member of the Foundation of Undergraduates for Sexual Equality and the Honors Program in the Pennoni Honors College.
Feb. 22, 2013
Sodexo follows up on ‘Hans sickness’
Several Drexel freshmen blamed the Handschumacher Dining Center for food poisoning between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. After investigation, Sodexo has reached the conclusion that the source of the issue is most likely norovirus, which is also commonly referred to as the stomach flu or stomach virus.