January 28, 2000 |
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.
July 5, 2013 |
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.
June 14, 2012 |
Wedding gowns inspired by boned corsets (ouch), children's wear with images from European storybooks (cute), and sportswear with medieval armor detailing (interesting) were among the 10 collections Drexel students showed earlier this month at their annual fashion show at the Urban Outfitters Navy Yard complex. Some favorites included Julia Edick's handknit children's sweaters, which married Old World charm with a retro sensibility. The handmade buttons were a nice detail that helped her win Drexel's Most Creative Graduate Collection Award.
June 30, 1988 |
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.
November 20, 2012 |
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.
July 12, 2013 |
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.
August 15, 2012 |
M. Dolores "Dode" Quinn, 92, of Malvern, a Drexel University professor who was an authority on fashionable, functional clothing designs for the physically disabled, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., where she was vacationing with family. For almost 40 years, Miss Quinn taught fashion design and the history of costume at Drexel. In 1977, she gave students attending a summer course the task of designing for handicapped people. She later told a New York Times reporter that in addition to talking with nurses, therapists, and disabled people, students taped their fingers together, tried dressing with only one arm, and confined themselves in other ways to understand the dressing limitations of the disabled.
June 22, 2011 |
Drexel University's next "campus master plan" will shift the school's focus on expansion away from West Philly and toward Center City. "North traditionally was where Drexel expanded, up to Powelton Avenue," the school's new president, John Fry, said Monday, through West Philly blocks now crammed with student rentals. Now Fry wants to redevelop parts of Drexel's "core," including the orange-brick buildings that still give parts of the campus a 1960s feel, and expand east toward the Amtrak yards and the old office buildings between Drexel and the Schuylkill.
November 2, 2013 |
People need to look past the men's missing limbs, Marine Corps artist Michael Fay said, to see the resilience in their faces. Even if those faces are scarred and misshapen. One portrait shows Sgt. David Adams, a young Marine from Wisconsin, using his remaining arm to hold an X-ray of his broken back. Cpl. Zachary Stinson has lost both legs. The face of Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who was wounded by a hand grenade, looks like cracked porcelain. Those and dozens more paintings and sketches make up the Joe Bonham Project, created by Fay and showing at Drexel University as part of a new course on how war is portrayed in the media.
February 18, 2013 |
Can you teach creativity to business students? Can colleges prep graduates to go out on their own, instead of Working for the Man? To be founders, innovators, industry disrupters - in a word popularized by 20th-century economist Joseph Schumpeter, entrepreneurs ? Two schools are trying extra hard. In Philadelphia, Drexel University last month announced a new college, the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, backed by a $12.5 million gift from the late chairman of Compudyne Corp., a 1936 Drexel engineering graduate.