Articles by David Klein
Jul. 23, 2015
Obama speaks on criminal justice reform at NAACP convention
Current and former democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton spoke on the future of The United States’ criminal justice system before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples 106th Convention in Philadelphia July 14. President Obama’s speech came the day after he commuted the sentences of more than 46 nonviolent drug offenders, more than double the amount of prisoners he commuted during the entire rest of the year. The address also came two days before his visit, on July 16, to El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, making him the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Apr. 24, 2015
Broken ceasefire may have led to war
While Turkish politics have found themselves back in the view of the western hemisphere thanks to the Pope Francis’ and later European Parliament’s statements on the Armenian Genocide. There was another incident last weekend related to Turkey’s diverse ethnic makeup that I fear has been overlooked.
Apr. 24, 2015
Drexel Muslim Association celebrates Islam Awareness Week
Drexel University’s Muslim Student Association celebrated their annual Islam Awareness Week from April 13-17. The theme of the week was M.E.R.C.Y with each day celebrating a different letter of the acronym. It stood for me, empowerment, respect, compassion and you, or as Numan Dugmeoglu, the vice president of DMSA, referred to it, “Mercy is a bridge from me to you.” Many of the events also highlight different Islamic values such as prayer, fasting and the hijab.
Apr. 16, 2015
Westphal announces new art history major
On April 3, Drexel University announced that it would be adding the subject art history as a major for the upcoming year to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. The new major is designed to be one of Drexel’s most flexible subjects, with the hope that students can take it on as a second major while pairing it with a different field. Both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science options will be offered, with the Bachelor of Arts being slightly stricter in requiring a larger and more guided focus in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Two combined B.S. and M.S. programs that incorporate the major have also been designed, one in arts administration and a second in museum leadership.
Apr. 2, 2015
Project uses music to treat PTSD in veterans
Joke Bradt, an associate professor of the college of nursing and health professions at Drexel University, is researching an innovative way to use music to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans. The project is the first of its kind and aims to create a means to carry a portable and convenient method of music therapy for veterans and PTSD patients.
Jul. 25, 2014
Professors named most-cited researchers of 2014
Three Drexel professors were named by Thomson Reuters as among the most-cited researchers of 2014. The professors, whose fields include extragalactic astronomy, materials engineering and atmospheric particles, were Gordon Richards, Yury Gogotsi and Peter DeCarlo, respectively.
Jun. 27, 2014
Sexting study raises concerns
According to a study led by David DeMatteo, the director of the joint degree program in law and psychology at Drexel University, the exchange of sexually explicit text messages and images among minors is more prevalent than previously imagined.
May. 9, 2014
CoAS hosts religious scholar
Speaking before a dramatic collage of various depictions of the Christ, New YorkTimes bestselling author and renowned religious scholar Reza Aslan addressed a crowd of students and faculty May 7 in Drexel’s Main Auditorium to discuss his most recent book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” Aslan was the fourth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture Series.
May. 2, 2014
Holocaust survivor shares story for Yom HaShoah
Drexel students, faculty and alumni gathered this past week to honor the memory of the 6 million Jews and 5 million other human beings killed by the Nazi regime between 1939 and 1945, during the Holocaust.
Mar. 14, 2014
Construction nears for Innovation Neighborhood
Further expanding its eastern borders, Drexel University will soon begin work on a planned “Innovation Neighborhood” for startup businesses and academic buildings alike adjacent to the train tracks at 30th Street Station.