February 26, 2016 |
Mary Fetter Semanik, 86, formerly of Wayne, a standout lacrosse player who went on to become a longtime director of women's athletics at Drexel University, died Friday, Feb. 19, of cerebral vascular disease at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Semanik began work at Drexel in the 1950s as a teacher and coach. She and her husband, John, a 1956 Drexel graduate, carved out parallel career paths. He was Drexel's director of men's athletics from 1962 to 1991; she was the women's director from 1965 to 1991.
February 23, 2016
DREXEL 56, ELON 40 The visiting Dragons outscored the Phoenix 23-0 over the first nine minutes of the third quarter to erase a 12-point halftime deficit in the Colonial Athletic Association contest. Sarah Curran , who scored 13 of her 23 points in the third period, was the only player in double figures for Drexel (15-11, 11-4). Alexis Smith added nine points. Curran grabbed eight rebouds. Shay Burnett had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Malaya Johnson scored 14 for Elon (16-10, 9-5)
February 20, 2016 |
After years of chronicling the dismal outcomes for people with autism who have grown too old for school-based services, Paul Shattuck grew frustrated at how slowly things were changing. The Drexel University researcher approached leaders at the school about a more active approach. This week, Drexel announced that it had received an anonymous $3.5 million donation from a family foundation to develop and evaluate ways to help young people with autism transition into the adult world of work or college.
February 19, 2016 |
IN THE END, Bruiser Flint said Thursday evening, the knot of his navy-blue tie loosened and askew, you've got to have some pride. Flint, long regarded as a defensive stalwart in a blue-collar city, didn't see nearly enough pride out of his downtrodden Drexel team in an 81-76 loss to visiting Elon (15-13, 6-9 Colonial Athletic Association). His Dragons (3-23, 1-14) bounced and swaggered to a 10-point lead in the first half on the back of five three-pointers. Senior Tavon Allen hit his shots, corner threes from each side.
February 19, 2016 |
David Blumenfeld wants to make one point about Good Food Flats very clear: The $20 million, four-story, 44-unit off-campus housing that he and his three partners in Cross Properties are developing at 4030 Baring St. is a "collaboration" with Drexel University, with amenities designed to accommodate students. In fact, Jonathan Deutsch, founding director of Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, broached the idea of housing geared toward his "foodies" in a meeting with Kevin Michals, cofounder of Cross Properties.
February 16, 2016
DREXEL 66, UNC WILMINGTON 60 Jessica Pellechio scored 14 points and Sarah Curran tallied 13 as the Dragons held on in a slow-starting Colonial Athletic Association victory. Kelsi Lidge (12 points) was also in double figures for Drexel (13-11, 9-4), which did not trail after going ahead 3-2 midway through the first quarter and led by as many as 15 in the third quarter. Meghan Creighton added six points, five rebounds and eight assists. Jasmine Steele finished with 23 points for the visiting Seahawks (7-17, 3-10)
February 12, 2016 |
In a cavernous concrete University City lab, about 80 Drexel University engineering students are working out the kinks on the future of public transportation. They're building a working model of a hyperloop pod. Championed by inventor Elon Musk, the guy behind Tesla electric cars, the hyperloop would move pods full of passengers, powered either electrically or magnetically, through depressurized tubes at up to 750 mph. A hyperloop pod would make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, for example, in about a half-hour between downtown stations.
February 11, 2016
TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA MEN Villanova 86, Depaul 59 AREA WOMEN Temple 74, Cincinnati 49 NATIONAL MEN EAST Monmouth (NJ) 87, Marist 61 Rhode Island 81, George Mason 63 Toledo 71, Buffalo 69 North Carolina 68, Boston College 65 SOUTH Cincinnati 69, UCF 51 Florida 77, Mississippi 72 Kentucky 82, Georgia 48 Maryland 93, Bowie St. 62 Miami 65, Pittsburgh 63 Mississippi St. 78, Arkansas 46 ...
February 8, 2016 |
Super Bowl Sunday is typically a day of mass consumption - when snacking is endless and the beer flowing. GoPuff.com - a 24-hour, online delivery service conceived by two Drexel University students - hopes to deliver plenty of both, especially the beer, to your home this weekend. It's another convergence: a Wawa on wheels - one that can deliver whatever you need - be it ice cream, toothpaste, a dog collar, and now a range of brews from Guinness to Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA - at whatever hour, and in 30 minutes or less.
February 7, 2016 |
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce said Friday that John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, will succeed Denis O'Brien, chief executive of Exelon Utilities, as chairman of the business group in October. Fry has been on the Chamber's board of directors since 2010, when he became president of Drexel after eight years as president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. Before that he had been a top executive at the University of Pennsylvania. Since arriving at Drexel, Fry has been working to make the school, prized for its cooperative-education model, a catalyst for technology start-ups and economic growth in the city.