Drexel University

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

Stigall Show Log 5.13.14

Chris reviews last night’s Democratic Gubernatorial Debate, Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, and Beyonce’s sister’s assault on Jay-Z. He also talks with Lynne Cheney about her book on James Madison.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/13/2014

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Pa. Democrats Meet For Last Gubernatorial Debate Before Election

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The final debate among the four Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to take on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall veered between responses to policy questions and efforts to bend answers […]

05/12/2014

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Democrats Prep For Last Gubernatorial Debate Before Election

The four Democrats seeking the party’s nomination to take on Republican Governor Tom Corbett in the fall will meet for their last scheduled debate tonight at Drexel University.

05/12/2014

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Diverse Group Set To Speak At College Graduation Ceremonies Across Philadelphia

Graduation ceremonies are on tap this week at universities across the city — and the list of commencement speakers covers the gamut from well-known performers to a recent grad.

05/12/2014

(BY A... NOSE?  The Phillie Phanatic and the Drexel Dragon take part in a contest among team mascots to promote the "Dad Vail" rowing regatta, which starts Friday.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia-Area Sports Mascots Help Promote This Week’s ‘Dad Vail’ Regatta

The Phillie Phanatic, the Drexel Dragon, and St. Joe’s Hawk were among the mascots competing on ergometers — fancy rowing machines — to publicize the Dad Vail regatta, for college rowers, this Friday and Saturday.

05/06/2014

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Local Student Redesigns The Asthma Inhaler

Asthma inhalers haven’t changed much over the decades, but a Drexel student has come up with a way that could revolutionize how people manage the disease.
Step one: redesign the inhaler.

05/04/2014

(Kids follow the movements of birds of paradise performing a mating dance on a huge video screen.  Photo by John McDevitt)

“Birds of Paradise” Show at Acad. of Natural Sciences Includes Mating Dance Simulator

A new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences takes you on a journey to the rainforest of New Guinea and the land of the exotic “birds of paradise.”

05/02/2014

(The elaborate device needed a few nudges to complete its overly-complex procedure to perform a simple task: raise a "Philadelphia Science Festival" flag.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Drexel University’s Wacky Science Machine Fails To Achieve World Record

More than 40 students of Prof. Allen Fontecchio have been working since December on an elaborate Rube Goldberg-type contraption to open the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/25/2014

Photo of the Physics at the Art Museum iPad app. (Provided by Drexel University.)

Drexel Professor Develops Physics Teaching App For Art Museum

You can learn about physics while on a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art thanks to a free new app developed by a Drexel University professor.

04/16/2014

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Pieces Fall In Place For Big Tetris Game In Philly

Hundreds of Tetris fans plan to gather in Philadelphia for a skyscraper-sized version of the classic video game.

04/05/2014

(Jonathan Jernigan, right, and his sous chefs at Cathedral Kitchen dance for the cameras.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Amateur Artistes at Camden Nonprofits Contribute to a Promotional Video For Their City

A few dozen people were the stars of the video. One was Jonathan Jernigan, Cathedral Kitchen’s executive chef and culinary instructor.

04/03/2014

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