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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
Amanda "Amy" Wall and her family are finally telling their story: an unexplained cure of nerve deafness in both her ears that will finally turn Philadelphia's Blessed Katharine Drexel into a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. But Amy, a button-cute 7-year-old who'll make her first communion soon, was smilingly media-shy yesterday. She hugged and clung to and whispered with her mom, whose prayers and determination made it all happen. "Before, she was special," Constance Wall declared at Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament convent in Bensalem.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Mermaids, Picasso paintings, and the classic white shirt were just some of what inspired designers' collections this year at Drexel University's annual fashion show. Twenty senior and graduate students showcased five- to seven-piece groupings Saturday at the Urban Outfitters corporate headquarters at the Navy Yard. The presentation was fast-paced, dramatic, and replete with pieces fashioned from designer-made prints. Big winners included graduate student Ornella Santoni, who won the Carole Hochman Award for Creativity for a seductive collection of intimate apparel - bathing suits, panties, and strapless bras - that boasted strong graphic elements.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Cool futuristic looks, courtesy of Drexel University students, sauntered down the run- way at last month's annual senior fashion show. The presentation, held on Urban Outfitters' campus at the Navy Yard, featured amazing examples of the latest in women's wear, menswear, bridal, eveningwear, and children's clothing. Some designs popped, like Kate Murphy's lace shorts. Others sizzled, as in Jaizelle Hanna-Sten- dardo's grouping of silver- tiered eveningwear. Flashes of color were big trends, too, including Yeon Son and Alice Stevenson's menswear.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | William Bender, Daily News
The truck: Ohhh, look at that truck! The alluring typeface and pastel colors - heavy on the blues, with splashes of yellow and purple - make Unique Greek one fine-looking truck. Which, by the way, is the smart move these days. Truck owners are getting increasingly creative not only with their menus, but the designs of the trucks themselves. The food: It's Greek. But is it unique? Eh, not so sure about that. Who cares though. It's good! Obviously, you need to have a gyro ($6). They have the traditional beef and lamb, but also chicken, hamburger, sausage or falafel gyros with tomatoes, red onions and homemade tzatziki sauce and french fries.
NEWS
June 30, 1988 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard D. Breslin, a former Catholic priest who has been president of the University of Charleston in West Virginia for the last four years, was named yesterday as Drexel University's new president. At a news conference after his unanimous selection during a special meeting of the board of trustees, Breslin, 50, said he expected to be in his new post by the start of classes in September. He said his first priorities would include developing a long-range plan for the 12,451-student university, fashioning a system of governance for the school and launching a major fund-raising campaign in connection with Drexel's centennial celebration in 1991.
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
ADD DREXEL University to the list of colleges and universities distancing themselves from entertainer and accused serial rapist Bill Cosby. University president John Fry said yesterday that Drexel has revoked Cosby's honorary degree. "The misconduct by Bill Cosby that came to light through his sworn deposition testimony stands in clear opposition to Drexel's values. As a result, the University has revoked the honorary Drexel degree bestowed upon Mr. Cosby in 1992," Fry wrote in a statement posted on the university's website and included in a newsletter sent to faculty and staff.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man who was seriously injured by a Drexel University police vehicle in a chase last year plans to sue the school, his attorney said. Walter Johnson, 44, caught the attention of Drexel police on the evening of Dec. 30, 2011, after he was seen trying to enter several buildings on campus. Believing Johnson was trying to break into the buildings, officers tried to question him, and he fled. As Johnson ran, a surveillance camera captured a Drexel police vehicle following him that appeared to drive directly at him. On the video, the cruiser slams into Johnson, pinning him to a wall.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HE WAS ONE awesome Santa! At 6-foot-6, Richard A. Binder obviously had the kind and loving demeanor that kept him from scaring the pants off the little ones who wanted to get in their bids for Christmas gifts. Richard assumed his Santa role for the Christmas party given annually by the Drexel University library, where he worked for more than 25 years. Taking care of children's wishes was typical of the spirit of this man, who spent his life caring for others, serving the poor, the spiritual needs of prisoners, the needy of Iran as a Peace Corps member, among others.
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August 18, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
William McLellan Barnes, 88, of Philadelphia, a lawyer and engineer, died Thursday, Aug. 11, of acute kidney failure at Visiting Nurse Association Hospice in East Falls. The son of Philadelphia architect Amos W. Barnes, he was born in 1928 at Good Samaritan Hospital, now Temple University Hospital, which his father had designed. Mr. Barnes grew up in Roxborough, and was president of his class at Roxborough High School and a member of the National Honor Society. He also had a letter in varsity football.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2016
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. has elected Danielle Rice, director of the museum leadership program at Drexel University, as its new board chair. Joshua Parker, senior director of program management for X1 Video at Comcast, and Norberto Rosa, associate vice president of operations for New Leash on Life USA, were named board members. Maternity Care Coalition, a Philadelphia nonprofit that seeks to improve maternal and child health and well-being, has elected the following board members: Jane Barr Pino, principal of Jane Barr Pino & Associates; Megan Knowlton Balne, an attorney at Hyland Levin L.L.P.
NEWS
August 13, 2016 | By William Bender, Staff Writer
Frank Fox didn't speak a word of English when he immigrated to the United States from his native Poland as a teenager in 1937. But he got into Central High School two years later and spent the rest of his life learning, writing, teaching, and translating. He was fluent in seven languages. Dr. Fox, 92, who lived at the Quadrangle in Haverford, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, of complications of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. "I could spend hours telling you about him," said his son, Julian.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
GoPuff, the 24-hour, app-driven online delivery service that aims to take out Wawa, made its first foray into the Philly suburbs this week. On Wednesday, GoPuff deliveries arrived at homes in Manayunk, Roxborough, and the Main Line for the first time. Before this week, the service - now in 11 cities nationally - had been available in the Philadelphia region only to those who lived or worked in the immediate city. Making deliveries to the suburbs comes after GoPuff leased a 3,500-square-foot warehouse on 5216 Ridge Ave. last month to house its inventory geared to the 'burbs.
REAL_ESTATE
August 1, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
On a July day with temperatures in the mid-90s, the breeze rushing through the unfinished 46th floor of the FMC Tower at Cira Centre South provides little relief. No matter. The views on every side are spectacular, to say the least, and make other high-rises near this one at 30th and Walnut Streets - with the exception of the new Comcast tower directly east - look very small. That includes the 33-story Evo apartments next door, which, with Cira Green, the parking garage with a one-acre park on its top - are both completed and in use. All comprise the nearly $700 million Cira Centre South project that is a large part of the eastern gateway to Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
July 29, 2016
The truck: Snazzy-looking black outfit on Drexel University's campus serving up Southeast Asian dishes with - obviously - a focus on pho. The man: Owner/chef Ca Son said he's been cooking for about eight years, influenced by his parents' Vietnamese and Cambodian roots, and the dishes he grew up on. "I incorporate my own technique," Son said. "I make it more Americanized. " He's had the truck for almost three years, the last two at Drexel. Menu: On a cold day, Son recommends the spicy pho. On a hot day, he suggests the lemongrass chicken.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Three years after spinning off from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, gene-based drug developer Spark Therapeutics is planning an expansion that could take it out of the city. While Spark, currently based in University City, has some Philadelphia sites on its radar, it's also considering locations in New Jersey and Delaware, according to brokers at real estate services firm JLL, which is aiding the company in its search. The move to expand comes as Spark - among the most successful companies to emerge from research originating at Children's Hospital during its 160-year history - enjoys a string of clinical-testing successes that could yield one of the country's first approved gene therapies.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A Drexel University police officer has been charged with theft and related offenses after allegedly pocketing $500 and two knives from a student this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. When a supervisor confronted Officer Che Brown about the theft, Brown, 37, allegedly said, "My bad, this is all on me," according to prosecutors. On Jan. 14, Drexel police searched a student's room at a residence hall on campus for marijuana and confiscated two knives, a bag of white powder, $500, rolling papers, and marijuana, a news release said.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Universities are brimming with research, and four in the Philadelphia region rank in the top 50 worldwide for the number of U.S. patents granted for groundbreaking technologies in 2015. The University of Pennsylvania was No. 19 among 600 universities, with 93 patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year. Rutgers University ranked 27th, with 65 patents. The University of Pittsburgh came in 35th, with 58 patents. Drexel University was No. 49 with 42 patents issued in 2015.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Vibha Kannan and Bonnie L. Cook, STAFF WRITERS
Albert V. Grifone, 92, of Newtown Square, former vice president and chief financial officer of Triangle Publications Inc., publisher of TV Guide, died Thursday, June 30, of congestive heart failure at White Horse Village. Mr. Grifone's business career at Triangle, under publisher Walter H. Annenberg, spanned more than four decades. He also served on the board of directors from 1975 to 1988, the year the company was sold. Despite Mr. Grifone's professional successes, family members said he remained humble and grounded.
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