President of the Undergraduate Student Government Association Nathan Smith has stepped down from his position. Current Vice President Andrew Gould, a senior majoring in architectural engineering, was subsequently appointed to Smith's position per the terms of the USGA constitution.
Because of the rising unemployment rate, Drexel University's Steinbright Career Development Center is looking at 17 different ways to approach job development for co-op students and graduating seniors. "[SCDC] lost some jobs due to [the] economy and we wanted to take a very focused effort for the fall term to gain back the vast majority of those jobs," Peter Franks, executive director of SCDC, said.
The Obama administration could spend up to $18 million to redesign and maintain Recovery.gov, the government Web site dedicated to transparency on spending, according to a General Services Administration press release. The administration will pay Smartronix, Inc.
Interim President C.R. Pennoni and Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Greenawalt visited Drexel's Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, Calif. to meet with regional leaders and discuss the progress of Drexel's California initiative July 13 and 14. According to Carl "Tobey" Oxholm, dean of the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies, Pennoni and Greenawalt's visit, made a good impression on the Sacramento leaders and served to increase the excitement about Drexel.
Students in recent years have many new options for purchasing textbooks. The increased competition from these new sources, which include many Web sites, has been noticed by the Drexel bookstore. Students' online textbook purchases have affected the campus bookstore for approximately five years, Rita LaRue Gollotti, senior associate vice president of Drexel Business Services, said.
President Barack Obama's initiatives to overhaul American healthcare have been met with opposition in the legislature and the general public. Opponents have criticized the President's deadlines and quick planning, believing that issue is not being carefully considered.
On July 29, the School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems hosted the founder of CeeLite, a lighting company with a focus on the development and commercialization of a new energy saving technology. Through collaborations with Drexel University and Integra technologies, CeeLite's lighting product may make its way from luminescent panels to life-saving breakthrough Biomedical applications and beyond.
In the past couple of years researchers have discovered a high occurrence of a very rare blood disorder in the Schuylkill-Carbon-Luzerne county area. Polycythemia Vera, which is diagnosed in 1 in 100,000 people annually, is classified as a cancer because stem cells in the bone marrow do not respond to the normal signals to stop reproducing red blood cells, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Drexel's Stratton building was evacuated and closed July 27 due to a water pipe break that resulted in flooding within the building. According to Robert Francis, vice president for University Facilities, a chilled water line in Stratton unexpectedly burst sometime on July 27, flooding the building with cold, but clean water.
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. Prior to July 13, 2009 (Reported after July 14 issue) THEFT FROM BUILDING 7 p.