Articles by Matt Whitworth
May. 16, 2014
Hotel to replace Intercultural Center
A new hotel will officially be built on campus at 33rd and Chestnut streets, replacing the James E. Marks Intercultural Center. The hotel, to be named “The Study at University City,” will be constructed by Hospitality 3, a Connecticut and Manhattan-based hotel development company, designed by the Philadelphia firm DIGSAU, and operated by Hospitality 3’s subsidiary, Study Hotels.
Aug. 23, 2013
SCDC partners with OUT for Work
The Steinbright Career Development Center has partnered with OUT for Work, an organization dedicated to providing assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students with their future career goals. An OUT for Work database has been developed and is currently available on the Drexel Libraries website. Drexel is one of 300 colleges and universities joining the OUT for Work program.
Aug. 9, 2013
URBN Annex hosts ‘Spatial Translations’ collaboration
An opening reception took place Aug. 1 to showcase “Spatial Translations,” a new exhibit currently on display in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. The exhibition is a partnership between Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia’s nonprofit artist network InLiquid.
Jul. 12, 2013
Lindy leaves behind strong legacy of civil service
Philip Lindy, one of Drexel University’s most prominent benefactors, died June 29 at the age of 83. Lindy was a vibrant and engaging philanthropist who worked tirelessly for the improvement of disadvantaged youth.
May. 24, 2013
Official explains keys to a new nation
Ambassador Andebrhan Giorgis led a discussion May 21 at Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium about his native country of Eritrea. The event was titled “How To Build A Country From Scratch,” and it touched on issues such as youth development, war and corruption within the geopolitical context of nation-building.
May. 10, 2013
Ceremony commends new plaza
A groundbreaking ceremony for the newly named Raymond G. Perelman Plaza was held May 7. The event marked the beginning of construction for a complete renovation of the current plaza, which is set to become Drexel’s primary space for outdoor socializing and events.
Apr. 19, 2013
Sandal start-up uses profits to improve water quality
A business founded by a Drexel alumnus hopes to improve the quality of life in Guatemala. With profits from the production, manufacture and sales of sandals, Ix Style Inc. aims to provide clean drinking water to many impoverished children.
Mar. 8, 2013
Philosophy week ‘expands horizons’
Drexel’s first annual Philosophy Week, which included lectures and panel discussions on interdisciplinary topics, began March 4
Mar. 1, 2013
Autism Institute gets a new home
Construction has begun on the future home of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science. The autism-friendly space will be located at 3020 Market St., across from the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, and is expected to open this summer.
Feb. 15, 2013
Students fight for meatless options
The Drexel Sierra Club and the Drexel Animal Welfare Association have teamed up to promote “Meatless Mondays,” a weekly event designed to give awareness for changing eating styles around Drexel’s campus. The campaign will specifically target students and faculty at the Handschumacher Dining Center to provide them with more information about animal cruelty and the benefits of going vegetarian.