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Woman Attacked in West Phila. Apartment, Threatened With Her Own Meat Cleaver

Investigators say the victim spotted a man in her apartment about 4am, holding a meat cleaver that he had taken from her kitchen.

12/11/2014

(Barbara Minzenberg, deputy secretary of Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning, announces the grants.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Groups Among Those Benefitting From Pa. ‘Race to the Top’ Education Grants

Drexel University and the group “Parent Power” will each get $75,000 over three years.

12/04/2014

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Drexel University Studies Calmative Powers Of Four-Legged Friends

Students at Drexel are part of a study on the effect of so-called “therapy” dogs on their stress levels.

12/02/2014

(Drexel University culinary student Alli Zeitz prepares a salad using unsellable produce donated by a West Philadelphia ShopRite store.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

A Local Pilot Program Shows How Repurposed Food Can Help The Needy

Drexel University is attempting to spread an innovative food recovery program to all parts of the nation.

11/14/2014

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Philadelphia Professor Brings Art, Technology Together In 3-D App

Dr. Aroutis Foster, Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, shares the challenges and rewards of a career as a college educator.

11/10/2014

Tom Wolf poses for a "selfie" outside Philadelphia City Hall on Election Day 2014. (Credit: Mike Dunn/ KYW Newsradio)

Political Observers See Hard Legislative Road Ahead For Tom Wolf

Getting elected was step #1 for Tom Wolf. Now, how will he deal with Pennsylvania lawmakers?

11/05/2014

Mitchell Hurwitz, creator of the comedy series Arrested Development and Karen Curry, Executive Director of the 
Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University. (credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

TV Show Creator Speaks To Students At Drexel University

An auditorium full of students at Drexel University got an inside look on how the show developed.

10/21/2014

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Twitter Sues For Right To Make US Government’s User Inquiries Public

Twitter, the social media firm, is suing the FBI and the US Department of Justice in an effort to get so-called “transparency reports” declassified.

10/08/2014

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Drexel’s Kline School of Law Opens Free Community Legal Clinic

Drexel University’s Kline School of Law opened a free community legal clinic to serve the residents in the Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods of West Philadelphia.

10/04/2014

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Facebook Vows To Be More Careful When Experimenting With Users

In a blog post, Facebook vowed to do things “better” and “in the most responsible way” when it comes to experiments on its users. But Drexel cyber security expert Dr. Rob D’ividio says the social network needs to go much further.

10/04/2014

File photo. (A Drexel University emergency medical services vehicle.  Photo by John McDevitt)

ONLY A DRILL: Drexel U. Prepares For Neighborhood Disasters

Drexel University held a field-level mass casualties and “hazmat” drill to test communications and decision-making in the event of a similar actual emergency.

10/01/2014

(Retired USAF colonel Kim Olson, standing at right, is head of "Grace After Fire," an organization dedicated to female military veterans.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Retired USAF Colonel Urges Agencies To See Special Needs of Returning Female Vets

“We women have a really bad habit, ladies, of taking care of everybody else first, and ourselves last,” she said.

10/01/2014

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Thousands Dig For Fossils In South Jersey

More than 1,300 people searched for fossils at a massive dig site in South Jersey Saturday.

09/27/2014

Students from West Catholic Prep try out the new artificial turf practice field Wednesday at the Drexel's Vidas Athletic Complex. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Drexel University, West Catholic Prep Celebrate Official Opening Of New Athletics Field

Brother Richard Kestler, West Catholic Prep’s president, says his team and coaches, were invited to share the new field, outfitted with artificial turf, with their Drexel neighbors.

09/24/2014

(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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