The four crash victim survivors are making progress and are expected to recover, according to Dave Ruth, Dean of Students.
According to the Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department, three Drexel students were accused of sexually assaulting a Temple student Jan. 24. The three males were residents of Calhoun Hall, where the incident reportedly took place. The allegation is currently being investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit in cooperation with the Drexel University Police Department, James Katsaounis, executive director and senior vice president of Student Life and Administrative Services, wrote in an email.
The Alpha Chi Rho fraternity held a vigil for John Williamson Jr. and Ian Alexander, two brothers that were killed in a car crash while on a fraternity trip in north-central Pennsylvania Jan. 25. Hundreds of Drexel students, Greek Life members, family and friends came out to show their support for Williamson and Alexander at North Hall Jan.
Early yesterday morning, two students were killed in a one-car wreck, leaving four others injured on a trip through Lycoming County in north-central Pennsylvania.
Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States Jan. 20 by Chief Justice John Roberts at the Inauguration ceremony. Over a million people gathered in the National Mall and throughout Washington D.C. to listen to Obama's speech and to watch the Inaugural parade.
Drexel will host Homecoming, a weekend that includes a series of events hosted by the various student organizations, according to Jennifer Kaus, director for Budgets and Administration for Student Life. "We want to make sure students understand this is a student initiative, and administration got behind us a 100 percent," Ari Winkleman, marketing chair of the Traditions Program and sophomore business major, said.
Chiddy Bang, a hip-hop group consisting of four Drexel freshmen, will open the Drexel Homecoming Dance Party alongside headliners Mike Jones and DJ Jazzy Jeff at the Armory Jan. 24. "It doesn't make sense to wait until you graduate to start pursing what you want.
Drexel University's Office of Government and Community Relations, Intercultural and Diversity Initiative and the Office of Student Life held a Presidential Inauguration Watch Party Jan. 20 to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Michele Rovinsky, executive director of the Office of Equality and Diversity, said the estimated turnout was between 600-800 people, and included students, faculty and staff members.
Drexel University alumni Jason Meinzer and James Perkins, along with senior business administration major Timothy Ericson, founded CityRyde LLC, a bike sharing consulting firm in November 2007. The idea for CityRyde originated when Ericson studied abroad as part of the Drexel in London program.
As of spring 2009, students taking the SAT and SAT II Subject tests will have the choice to send either their collective scores from one specific test date or of sending only the top scores to colleges that they apply to, according to collegeboard.com. The new program, Score Choice, will be available to students entering colleges and universities in 2010.
Relay For Life, an event in which teams and individuals raise awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society, will be held on campus April 4 and 5. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity hosts the 12-hour event, but is looking for support from the entire Drexel community, according to Nick Hoppel, co-chair for the event.
The following are crimes that occurred on or near campus and were reported to The Triangle by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or DPS incident reports. January 13, 2009 THEFT-MOTOR VEHICLE 8:20 a.
As Barack Obama was sworn in Jan. 20 as the nation's 44th president, former President George Bush left the White House with mixed opinions on the legacy he left behind. A survey of recent entries and news articles show that the future view of Bush will depend on the outcome of the war in Iraq and the results of major policy decisions on national security.