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February 21, 1994 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was told when the season began not to even bother coming out for the team. He decided to walk on, anyway. No one gave him much of a chance, least of all Drexel, which didn't even list him on its preseason roster. So yesterday was sweet redemption for Chris Kohles. The 6-foot-6 junior forward from Abington High picked up a crucial offensive rebound and scored what proved to be the winning basket as Drexel beat Northeastern, 71-64, to go 20-3 overall, 10-1 in the North Atlantic Conference.
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April 1, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior swingman Damion Lee said Monday he has decided to transfer from Drexel. "I came to Drexel as a freshman and my plan was to graduate in four years," said Lee, who led the Dragons in scoring this season. "I'm going to do that. I love the coaching staff, the people around me and Drexel. But my decision wasn't personal or emotionally based - it was strictly business. " Drexel coach Bruiser Flint was not available for comment. The 6-foot-6 Lee will graduate next month with a degree in public relations.
SPORTS
November 14, 2007
Who: Drexel (2-0) at Florida Gulf Coast (1-0) When: 7 o'clock Where: Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Fla. TV/Radio: None/WNTP (990-AM) Note: This is Florida Gulf Coast's first home game since moving up to Division I. The Eagles are 80-11 all time at Alico Arena.
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October 20, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A receiver got loose behind the secondary, a pass found him as he reached the end zone. Text messages started flying around Philadelphia. "You watching the Notre Dame game?" The receiver, the touchdown-scorer that night, wasn't with the Irish. He was with the other guys, Arizona State. And he was John Rankin's kid. So a retired Philadelphia police officer, Rankin's old partner, high-fived his television and started dancing his own version of an end-zone celebration - "I started to get my little shuffle on. " A college basketball coach in South Jersey, one of Rankin's old coaches, said to himself, "Who can I text this late at night?"
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April 10, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Drexel's unbeaten varsity eight won its third race of the season at yesterday's sixth annual La Salle University Invitational Regatta. Boats from 22 schools participated on the Cooper River in Camden County Park. Drexel, coached by Steve Orova and victorious over George Washington and St. Joseph's in previous regattas, stroked powerfully over the 2,000-meter course to win in 6 minutes, 12.1 seconds, in a cold, sharp crosswind. Bucknell was many lengths back in second place and later triumphed in the women's varsity eight.
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February 21, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delran's Christine Kasprzak, a three-year starting midfielder, will play her college soccer at Drexel. Kasprzak signed a letter of intent with Drexel on Thursday evening. She was a first-team all-Burlington County Liberty Division selection last fall, when the Bears went 17-3-2 and were ranked fifth in South Jersey by The Inquirer. An unsung midfielder also known for her defensive skill, Kasprzak scored six goals as a senior. Kasprzak said she received a partial academic and a partial soccer scholarship.
SPORTS
January 20, 2012
TYLER HALE AND Kamile Nacickaite scored 14 points apiece to lead Drexel in a 66-39 rout of Northeastern in women's basketball action at the Daskalaskis Athletic Center last night. Hollie Mershon added 13 points as Drexel (9-7, 5-1 CAA) led by as much as 30 and had 15 points contributed off the bench. Deanna Kerkhof and Jamie Conroy each scored 12 to lead Northeastern (3-14, 1-5).  
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February 5, 2010
Drexel will travel to Bradley on Feb. 20, during the NCAA's Bracketbuster Weekend. The game, scheduled for 7 p.m., is considered an official Bracketbuster contest since it will not be televised. The event provides programs from 14 participating conferences, a chance to face top nonconference opponents about three weeks before Selection Sunday. Drexel and Bradley will have to win their respective conference tournaments to reach the NCAA tournament. Drexel is 13-11, while Bradley is 11-11.
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January 18, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tim Whitworth led Drexel to an 80-76 victory over William and Mary in a seesaw Colonial Athletic Association game last night. Whitworth, a graduate of Chestnut Hill Academy, scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half. That included a three-pointer that broke a 74-74 tie with 29 seconds left. Drexel (8-6, 3-2 Colonial) and William and Mary (4-11, 1-5) followed a roundabout route to that tie. William and Mary had led by as much as 11 in the first half. Drexel, which trailed by 38-35 at halftime, led by as much as 14 in the second half.
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April 18, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of vocal anti-drilling activists Thursday night briefly disrupted a Drexel University symposium on exporting liquefied natural gas, giving the city a flavor of the opposition that LNG might arouse. "I'm sorry, I'm going to have to interrupt you and ask you to sit down," City Councilman David Oh said to one of the activists. Drexel security personnel escorted about seven of the protesters out after they persisted. Oh organized the event, attended by about 100 people, to explore the feasibility of locating a facility in the city to liquefy Marcellus Shale natural gas for export.
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April 17, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
CENTRAL HIGH School's robotics team has overcome its first hurdle in the quest to win a national competition: raising the money to get there. Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania each pledged to donate $20,000 in response to a request from Mayor Nutter to help the magnet school's team raise $35,000 to attend the FIRST World Championship, a four-day competition next week in St. Louis. In announcing the contributions yesterday, Nutter praised the universities for answering the call.
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April 17, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
A caller awaited Central High School's principal when he arrived at school Wednesday: Mayor Nutter. The city's chief executive, it turns out, had read an Inquirer story detailing the plight of Central's RoboLancers, the student-led robotics program. The team recently won the organization's top honor and a pass to its world championship in St. Louis next week - but needed $35,000 to get there. "He told me it was important for us to be at Worlds," principal Timothy McKenna said. "He said he was going to make calls on our behalf.
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April 14, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Facing a couple hundred of his employees this month, Drexel University president John A. Fry outlined his latest plan to remodel the campus once named the nation's ugliest. "That East German-like plaza that we have right now is going to be replaced by something that's really wonderful," he said. Fry pointed to an artist's rendering of a renovated campus quad thick with trees and grass and bordered by the LeBow College of Business building, a contemporary glass-and-limestone tower opened two years ago, and the Korman Center, which would get a much-needed face-lift.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2015
DREXEL University junior Zakiya James didn't graduate from high school, or even spend much time there. She never took the SATs or got a GED. None of that stopped the 17-year-old from becoming a Drexel Dragon in January. Since transferring to the school, she has been thriving, taking a host of heavy-duty engineering courses. But there's one small problem: Zakiya's parents can't afford Drexel's pricey tuition. Not by a long shot. Her mother, who works as a medical receptionist in Washington, D.C., was able to make Zakiya's housing deposit and gave her money for books, but that was pretty much it. Zakiya has gotten financial aid from the school, but she is faced with the onerous task of coming up with the rest of the money she needs for tuition on her own. It's heartbreaking.
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April 3, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In March, Sigma Sound Studios was approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for a historical marker. The North 12th Street studio is one of the birthplaces of The Sound of Philadelphia, and it's where pop classics such as David Bowie's "Young Americans" and Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom" were recorded. That building recently was bought for $1.55 million for, of course, new apartments and condos. Famed recording engineer Joe Tarsia opened Sigma in 1968 and sold it in 2003 (to contractor Mario Santoro)
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April 2, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
In just eight months, he's become one of Drexel University's most popular staffers. If he's not meeting with students in his West Philadelphia office, he's making the rounds of university events: Study Palooza in Center City, a meet-and-greet at the law school, boot camp in the Recreation Center, where he also has his office. "He loves his job," said Kathryn Formica, the university's coordinator of student fitness and wellness, of her office mate. "I think he's going for tenure. " This new employee is a dog, a Carolina blend with some shiba inu and corgi mixed in. His name is Jersey, and as his office nameplate attests, he is a certified therapy dog. Jersey is one of the first on-site, year-round canine therapists at a U.S. college or university, Drexel says.
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April 1, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior swingman Damion Lee said Monday he has decided to transfer from Drexel. "I came to Drexel as a freshman and my plan was to graduate in four years," said Lee, who led the Dragons in scoring this season. "I'm going to do that. I love the coaching staff, the people around me and Drexel. But my decision wasn't personal or emotionally based - it was strictly business. " Drexel coach Bruiser Flint was not available for comment. The 6-foot-6 Lee will graduate next month with a degree in public relations.
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April 1, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
DREXEL SENIOR Damion Lee will graduate in a few months, which, in today's college basketball world, essentially makes him a free agent. Lee, who took a medical redshirt in 2013-14 after tearing an ACL in Drexel's fifth game and has 1 year of eligibility remaining, told coach Bruiser Flint over the weekend that he plans to play his final season at another school. "What are you going to do?" Flint said. "That's what he said he wants to do, so that's what he's doing. " It is essentially what Temple's Anthony Lee did last year.
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March 27, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
LAST NIGHT, people in Philly, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and beyond mourned the deaths of Emily and Yvonne Selke. The Drexel University alumna and her mother were two of the 150 passengers killed in a plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Selke family. The statement described them as "two wonderful, caring, amazing people who meant so much to so many," adding: "At this difficult time, we respectfully ask for privacy and your prayers. " The women, natives of Nokesville, Va., died when the Germanwings airliner crashed en route to Dusseldorf, Germany.
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