Oct. 6, 2017
To bias or not to bias
I’m sure all of you have just been through the termly ritual that is textbook buying season. You’ve gone to your first class, hoped the textbook wouldn’t be mandatory, found out you need it for homework assignments, paid $300 for it and read the first two chapters in a foolish belief that if you start well, you’ll stay up on the reading all term. Even though most of us don’t like them, textbooks are a required part of how we all learn in school.
Apr. 7, 2017
Letter to the editor: How to improve retention at Drexel
At a time when talented students have many excellent college and university choices, and families are, more than ever, expecting a return on their educational investment, we at Drexel University have implemented a new student enrollment and retention strategy and it is already paying dividends.
May. 7, 2015
Professors and students discuss Baltimore
Drexel’s James E. Marks Intercultural Center hosted an open discussion for students concerned or distressed by the protests and riots which unfolded April 30 in Baltimore. Since April 20, Baltimore has been in a state of unrest over fatal injuries sustained by Freddie Gray while in police custody April 12 and his subsequent death on April 19. America has been divided and disturbed by this, and so has the student body of Drexel University. Many students voiced concerns over the state of policing in not only Baltimore, but also the nation as a whole. Gray suffered from a severed spinal cord while in police custody and did not receive medical attention until roughly an hour after he was put into a police transport. The conversation continued to relate the events in Baltimore to those in Ferguson, Missouri and to the larger topic of racial tensions in the United States. Two professors were in attendance at this event, Andre Carrington and George Ciccariello-Maher.
Nov. 9, 2012
Pairing to increase efficient research
Drexel University and Thomson Reuters, a leading technology information company, entered into a partnership earlier in the year to create faculty profiles for University professors and researchers in order to increase the efficiency of University researchers. The first round of faculty profiles are being created now, and the first pilot profiles are scheduled to be up and running by early 2013.
Feb. 10, 2012
Letter to the Editor
Dec. 2, 2011
Professors look at impact of social ties on investing
Three Philadelphia professors, including Ralph Walkling and Jie Cai from Drexel University, won an award Nov. 16 for their research about the impact of social ties on financial investments.