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(Philadelphia VA regional benefits office director Diana Rubens, left, and Philadelphia VA Medical Center director Daniel Hendee at a Philadelphia City Council hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Explores Status of VA Health Care Reforms

The lawmakers heard promises of improvements from local officials, and tales of bureaucratic bungling from veterans.

09/15/2014

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Choosing A Diet Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult, Drexel Nutrition Doc Says

Just about every week there’s a new study out on what you should or shouldn’t eat. Dr. Stella Volpe, Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University says make it easy, start with just two changes.

09/10/2014

David Zamarin, junior at Masterman High School in Philadelphia. (credit: David Zamarin)

Masterman High School Student Crowd-Sources Second Company In Effort To Raise $50K

16-year-old David Zamarin has started a crowd-sourcing campaign to fund not his first, but his second company.

09/08/2014

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Philadelphia Scientists Discover New, Supermassive Dinosaur ‘Dreadnoughtus’

Scientists in Philadelphia unveiled details about a new dinosaur species. It’s believed to be among the largest land animals that ever lived.

09/04/2014

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Drexel U. Study Looks At Why Some West Philly Neighborhoods Are Slow To Develop

Drexel University released a new study that takes a look at some of the reasons arts and culture have been slow to revitalize Mantua and surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods.

08/25/2014

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This Year’s Free Summer STEM Camp For Local Students May Be Its Last

The corporation that sponsored the program over the past three years has ended its partnership and Drexel University’s School of Education is hoping other sponsors will step up so the program can resume next summer.

08/01/2014

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Local Expert: Facebook Experiment Unethical, Not Illegal

Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of more than 600 thousand people to see if showing them mostly positive or negative posts affected their emotions.

07/02/2014

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Drexel University Professor Beats His Own World Record

Drexel University professor Frank Lee has earned the Guinness World Record for largest architectural video game display. Again.

06/24/2014

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Drexel Study Finds Teen Sexting Is More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

The study also found the majority of those surveyed were not aware of the legal ramifications of underage sexting.

06/19/2014

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Sale of University City High School To Drexel U. is Completed

Drexel paid $25 million for the school building, which the district closed last June.

06/16/2014

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Sale of University City High School Expected to be Finalized Monday

The School District of Philadelphia’s plan to sell a shuttered high school to Drexel University appears to be a go, and that would mean an infusion of cash for the schools next week as officials struggle to pay the bills by month’s end.

06/12/2014

During a break in the hearing, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (in center back, facing camera) discusses her concerns with attorney Peter Kelsen, standing in center back to camera. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Councilwoman Blackwell Blasts Drexel’s Plan To Buy University City High School

Attorneys for Drexel University got a tongue lashing Tuesday from a city council member over the school’s plans to buy the shuttered University City High School.

06/04/2014

Jennifer Plumb, director of outreach for AJ Drexel Autism Institute, inside the van. (Credit: Michelle Durham)

Drexel Unveils New Autism Diagnosis Van

Clinical Director for the AJ Drexel Autism Institure James Connell says it’s critical to bring the care to the community.

05/30/2014

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Facebook Offers Users Privacy ‘Checkup’

After years of criticism from users, privacy advocates, and now regulators, Facebook seems to be taking privacy more seriously.

05/23/2014

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Drexel Students Partner With H.S Students With Cerebral Palsy For Dance Performance

A group of Drexel University dance students spent the past six months partnering with high school students with cerebral palsy and they are counting down to a big performance.

05/18/2014

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