On Friday Oct. 9 around noon, Philadelphia Police arrested a white male after they found drugs in his vehicle at the intersection of 38th Street and Powelton Avenue. The male was pulled over after suspected involvement in a home-invasion on the 3700 block of Powelton, although the events were later determined to be unrelated.
Drexel University's Founder's Day and Convocation took place Oct. 2 in the main auditorium to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and officially welcome the Drexel community. This year's convocation was held in honor of faculty and students, who compose a great research university, according to speakers at the event.
Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) visited Drexel University Oct. 9 to speak to a small crowd of students on topics ranging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the debate over healthcare. Specter, who was a guest of the Drexel Democrats, gave a short speech that was followed by what he called "a student town hall debate" during which Drexel students were able to ask the senator questions.
Crime has risen at the University City Main Campus according to the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report of 2009 released by the Department of Public Safety. According to the report, the number of burglary offenses on-campus has risen from 25 in 2007 to 41 in 2008.
Women Against Abuse kicked off their second annual iPledge Campaign Oct. 8 on Drexel University's campus, with speakers ranging from the event sponsors to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. "If we want to stop the violence that's taking place on the outside of our communities, then we've got to stop it on the inside," Nutter said.
After almost a month of business, the Taco Bell Express in Hagerty Library's Bookmark Café had its grand opening Oct. 8. Though it may seem odd that the Taco Bell is having its grand opening after it has already opened, Drexel Business Services Senior Associate Vice President Rita LaRue Gollotti said, "It is customary in the industry for retail dining locations to have a 'soft' opening period to work out operational issues and then celebrate with a grand opening event a month or so later.
Fall rush for fraternities and sororities began this week following the end of national Hazing Prevention Awareness Week, which aimed to advance the institutional position against hazing through education on its recognition and on methods to prevent it. Drexel University's Hazing Prevention Week activities included a presentation by Dr.
Two unrelated rapes were reported separately on the University of Pennsylvania campus last week within one day of each other, first Sept. 26 then again Sept. 27. In the first instance, a female Penn student alleges she was raped at a fraternity house on the 3500 block of Locust Walk.
Harvard professor David Mooney gave a lecture on alternative ways of tissue regeneration Oct. 2. He was invited by Wei Sun, head of the department of mechanical engineering. Mooney discussed the standard method of production of tissues by producing cells outside the body and then injecting them into the body.
The Drexel chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha will be holding a block party Oct. 10 to raise awareness and funds for the HERO Campaign, an organization that promotes the importance of designated driving. Pi Kappa Alpha first became involved with the campaign in 2003, according to Jeremy Bloom, a pre-junior majoring in graphic design, and Vinny Greco, a pre-junior majoring in mechanical engineering.
Google recently released new features for Google Docs and spreadsheets, including an equation editor, translation of text documents and advanced surveys, that are specially designed to help students get their work done and study. These new additions to the Google Doc "toolbox" allow users to more quickly and easily share their information with other people.
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. September 25, 2009 VEHICLE THEFT 2:50 p.