May 21, 2009 |
Drexel University soon will launch a national search for a new president to replace the late Constantine Papadakis, the chairman of the board of trustees said yesterday. The university plans to create a Web site to help with the search "with people giving us ideas and recommendations," said chairman Richard Greenawalt. The trustees, who met in Philadelphia yesterday, also are considering hiring a search firm. Greenawalt is consulting with other universities around the country.
September 30, 1998 |
At Drexel University's convocation ceremony, Harald Rafdal, chief executive officer of Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, is given the Drexel Presidential Medal by college president Constantine Papadakis. In his speech, Rafdal said Kvaerner would become a work-study partner with Drexel.
November 12, 1997 |
Veterans Day ceremonies at Drexel University yesterday included the rededication by university president Constantine Papadakis (displaying the 316th's colors) of the affiliation between the 316th Infantry Division and the university's ROTC unit. At left, the U.S. flag is reflected in the chrome helmet of honor guard cadet Jimmy Biggs. Meanwhile, in Carlisle, home of the Army War College, Gov. Ridge and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., both Vietnam veterans, conducted a wreath-laying ceremony in the town's square.
December 12, 2000 |
Drexel University, which has competed in the America East conference since 1991, will take its 18-sport athletic program to the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2003-2004 school year. Drexel is one of four America East schools that are leaving for the CAA. The others are Delaware, Hofstra and Towson. They will join current association members George Mason, James Madison, North Carolina-Wilmington, Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth, and William and Mary. The official announcement on the addition of the teams to the CAA will be made tomorrow during a news conference in Washington, D.C. "Drexel is pleased to be joining the Colonial Athletic Association because of its record of strong academic performance combined with its great athletics," said Constantine Papadakis, Drexel's president.
April 12, 2009 |
"The sense of a ball falling off a table, which is what the economy has felt like since the middle of last fall, I think we can be reasonably confident that that is going to end within the next few months, and we will no longer have that sense of a free-fall. " - Lawrence Summers, President Obama's top economic advisor "The downturn is still intense, but it's no longer intensifying. " - Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Economy.com "We are profoundly stunned at the early passing of a good man. " - Mace Security International CEO Dennis Raefield, on the death of company director and Drexel University president Constantine Papadakis "It's certainly going to help their bottom line, but it's not the great victory they had hoped for. " - psychiatrist Daniel Carlat, on an FDA panel's recommendation for limited expanded use of the AstraZeneca drug Seroquel "People are always less likely to pay after the fact.
April 13, 1999 |
A.J. Drexel Paul Jr., 84, great-grandson of Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel and former chairman of Drexel's board of trustees, died of heart failure Thursday in Stuart, Fla. A member of Drexel's board since 1949, Mr. Paul was a trustee emeritus at the time of his death. He served as chairman from 1970 to 1974. He established the A.J. Drexel Paul Award in honor of his father, who also served as a university trustee for many years. The award, the highest presented by Drexel University's General Alumni Association, is given annually to an alumnus or alumna whose personal and professional achievements reflect the ideals exemplified by the university's founder as well as by Mr. Paul's father.
February 27, 2014 |
Pei Chi Chou, 89, a nationally known engineering professor and a leader in the local Chinese American community, died of heart failure Thursday, Feb. 13, at Shannondell at Valley Forge in Audubon, Montgomery County, where he had resided for the last few years. Born in China's Hubei province in 1924, Mr. Chou came to the United States for graduate study in 1947, earning advanced degrees at Harvard and New York Universities, and soon decided to forge a career here. He joined Drexel University as an assistant professor of engineering in 1953.
September 29, 2007 |
The Philadelphia Democratic presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 30, will take place at Drexel University. The event, part of a six-debate series sanctioned by the national Democratic Party, is to be televised by MSNBC. In a statement issued yesterday, university president Constantine Papadakis said that hosting the debate was "an excellent expression of Drexel's mission of education, public service and civic engagement. " Drexel officials said their expectation was that the debate would be held in the Main Building Auditorium at 32d and Chestnut streets.
June 7, 2002 |
Drexel University is launching a wireless Web service to let students retrieve grades, class schedules and campus news over cell phones, handheld computers and pocket organizers with Internet connections. The system, called DrexelOne Mobile, was switched on Wednesday and will be formally announced by university president Constantine Papadakis during commencement activities tomorrow. It may be the first system of its kind at a university, but it is similar to some commercial services set up to deliver, say, airline information or stock quotes no matter what device the customer is using to make the online connection, said John A. Bielec, Drexel vice president and chief technology officer.