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Drexel University

Motto: Science, Industry, Art
Established 1891
Type: Private
Endowment: $640 million
President: Constantine Papadakis
Staff: 1,308
Undergraduates: 12,906
Postgraduates: 6,976
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus: Urban
Colors: Blue and gold            
Mascot: Dragon, "Mario the Magnificent"
Athletics: 16 varsity teams,
20 sports clubs
Website: www.drexel.edu
Philadelphia Portal

Drexel University is an institution of higher learning and research located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a noted financier and philanthropist. The current president is Constantine Papadakis. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Constantine Papadakis, president of Drexel University. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The city of Los Angeles is an example of urbanisation Urbanization or Urbanisation means the removal of the rural characteristics of a town or area, a process associated with the development of civilization. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Dragon. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Anthony J. Drexel Biddle (1876 - 1948) was the man the play and film The Happiest Millionaire was based upon. ... Financier (IPA: /ËŒfi nãn ˈsjei/) is an elegant term for a person who handles large sums of money, usually involving money lending, financing projects, large-scale investing, or large-scale money management. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... Constantine Papadakis, president of Drexel University. ...

Contents

History

A machine testing laboratory at Drexel University, circa 1904.
A machine testing laboratory at Drexel University, circa 1904.
The Main Building, dedicated in 1891.
The Main Building, dedicated in 1891.

Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the “practical arts and sciences” for women and men of all backgrounds. Drexel became the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, and in 1970 Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status, becoming Drexel University. On July 1, 2002, Drexel was officially united with the former MCP Hahnemann University, creating the Drexel University College of Medicine; and in the fall of 2006, Drexel established its College of Law.
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Academics

Mario the Magnificent, mascot of Drexel

In the 2006 edition of U.S. News & World Report, Drexel University is ranked the #109 university in the National Universities Doctoral category and the LeBow College of Business is ranked #99.[1] In 2007, Business Week ranked the undergraduate business program among the top 30 private institutions in the country.[2] Image File history File links Mariothedragon. ... Image File history File links Mariothedragon. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ...


tDEC

Drexel University has developed a reputation of being a superior engineering school through the Drexel Engineering Curriculum (tDEC). Formerly named the E4 program (Enhanced Educational Experience for Engineers), tDEC curriculum is composed of two full years of rigorous core engineering courses which encompass the freshman and sophomore years of the engineering student.


tDEC was originally designed to increase retention rates and promote interest in engineering. However, since its inception, tDEC become known for the exact opposite of its originally intended goal. The program became the governing cause of dropouts in the engineering program with approximately 67% of students dropping out of tDEC to pursue other degrees. A distinct sense of pride is held by students who 'graduated' from the program based on successes in such a demanding curriculum. Many students feel that the tDEC program is a rite of passage.


tDEC is currently in the process of being phased out beginning with the freshman class of 2006. It is speculated that the low retention rates coupled with the rigidity of the program has led to this phasing out of the program. Each year more than one percent of the graduating engineers in the United States get their degree from Drexel.[citation needed] The 2006 edition of U.S. News ranks the undergraduate engineering program #57 in the country and the 2007 edition of graduate schools ranks the graduate program #61. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Co-op program

Branded as "the Ultimate Internship™", Drexel's longstanding cooperative-education or "co-op" program is one of the largest and oldest in the United States. Drexel has a fully internet-based job database, where students can submit resumés and request interviews with any of the hundreds of companies that offer positions. Students also have the option of obtaining an internship via independent search. A student graduating from Drexel's 5-year degree program typically has a total of 18 months of internship with up to three different companies. The majority of Co-ops are paid, averaging $13,000 per 6-month period, however this figure changes with major.[3] A billboard advertising The Ultimate Internship The Ultimate Internship is the trademarked name for Drexel Universitys cooperative education program, usually referred to as co-op. Drexels internship program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation, running since 1919, and having thousands of students out on...


Schools

Colleges

Drexel is composed of several colleges, including the Drexel University College of Law, which opened in the fall of 2006; the College of Information Science and Technology and the College of Arts and Sciences, two of the oldest colleges within Drexel; and the Drexel University College of Engineering, for which Drexel is perhaps best-known. The Goodwin College of Professional Studies offers working professionals and recent high school and college graduates practical educational programs with flexible scheduling, hands-on experiences, and career preparation. Full-time programs programs include (but are not limited to) Sport Management, Culinary Arts, and Applied Engineering Technology, while part-time programs include Communications & Applied Technology and Computing & Security Technology. The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business has been ranked among the top 60 in the nation for business.[2] The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design houses Digital Media, Architecture, Fashion Design, Photography, Visual Studies, Performing Arts, Music Industry and Film & Video. The Drexel University College of Medicine is a recent addition to the university. Formerly MCP Hahnemann University, it contributes two additional campuses and a teaching medical hospital, along with the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Public Health. The Pennoni Honors College recognizes and promotes excellence among Drexel students. The Drexel University College of Law (CoL) is the newest college of Drexel University serving both undergraduate and graduate students. ... The College of Information Science and Technology, also called the iSchool, is one of the primary colleges of Drexel University. ... The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) is one of the colleges at Drexel University. ... The Drexel University College of Engineering is one of the oldest parts of the university. ... The Goodwin College of Professional Studies is a college of Drexel University intended for currently employed people seeking higher education. ... The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, also called the LeBow College of Business, is one of the primary colleges of Drexel University. ... The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design (AWCoMAD) formerly the College of Media Arts and Design (CoMAD) is one of the colleges of Drexel University. ... Drexel University College of Medicine is the medical school of Drexel University and was originally founded as a womens college. ... The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHS), is a college of Drexel University. ... The Pennoni Honors College, is a college of Drexel University tasked with recognizing and promoting excellence among Drexel students. ...


Most popular undergraduate majors

  • Business Administration: 2,188 enrolled
  • Mechanical Engineering: 651
  • General Information Systems: 499
  • Biology: 475
  • Nursing: 469

Drexel University is also known for creating the world's first Engineering Degree in Appropriate Technology.[4] Appropriate technology is technology that is appropriate to the environmental, cultural and economic situation it is intended for. ...


Source: Drexel University Factbook


Rankings

Drexel has been ranked among the "Best National Universities-Top Schools" by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Colleges". The 2006 rankings placed Drexel 109th.[1] Drexel and Penn are the only Philadelphia colleges in this category. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ...


Drexel frequently ranks among the top 25 schools in the nation for technology use according to The Princeton Review[5] and The Intel Corporation,[6] and was ranked first for wireless access by Yahoo!.[7] The Drexel College of Medicine and College of Nursing & Health Professions also share accolades. The Physician's assistant program is in the nation's top 50, the CRNA program in the top 25. The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Yahoo redirects here. ...


Not all of its rankings are positive, however. The Princeton Review ranked Drexel 1st for "Campus Is Tiny, Unsightly, or Both," 4th for "Professors Make Themselves Scarce," 7th for "Long Lines and Red Tape," 11th for "Least Happy Students," 14th for "Professors Get Low Marks," and 17th for "Teaching Assistants Teach Too Many Upper-Level Courses".[8]


The Math Forum@Drexel has been selected as one of the most useful websites by PC Magazine[9] and Scientific American[10]. PC Magazine (or PC Mag) is a computer magazine published biweekly (except in January and July) both in print and online. ... Scientific American is a popular-science magazine, published (first weekly and later monthly) since August 28, 1845, making it the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. ...


The university's endowment has grown to $640 million[11] and is the 16th largest private university in the U.S., with an enrollment of over 20,000 students.[11] A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...


Drexel is the third largest private engineering college in the nation.[12]


Campuses

Drexel University's campus is divided into three parts: the University City Campus, the Center City Hahnemann Campus, which is comprised mainly of Hahnemann University Hospital, and the Queen Lane College of Medicine Campus. The latter two are recent acquisitions by the university. The Main Building, dedicated in 1891. ... Hahnemann University Hospital is a hospital in Center City Philadelphia. ... The Queen Lane Campus of Drexel University is located at 2900 Queen Lane in Philadelphia giving it its name. ...


University City Campus

The University City campus of Drexel University is located just west of the Schuylkill River and is Drexel's largest and oldest campus. It is the center of its administrative offices, as well as the main academic center for students. The Main Building, dedicated in 1891. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


Queen Lane Campus

The Queen Lane campus was purchased in 2003 by Drexel University from MCP Hahnemann University. It is located in East Falls, which is in the Northwest part of Philadelphia and is primarily inhabited by first- and second-year medical students. A free shuttle is available connecting it to the center city Hahneman and University City campuses.[13] The Queen Lane Campus of Drexel University is located at 2900 Queen Lane in Philadelphia giving it its name. ...


Center City Hahnemann Campus

The Center City Campus is in the middle of Philadelphia, straddling the Vine Street Expressway and centered around Hahnemann University Hospital. It is a part of the university's recent expansion into the medical field. Hahnemann University Hospital is a hospital in Center City Philadelphia. ...


Placer County Campus

On October 29, 2007, a 40-person delegation from Drexel University completed a four-day visit to Placer County, California in preparation for a study on bringing a 6,000-student college campus to the Roseville area. Drexel is interested in opening a four-year private university west of Roseville on a 600-acre site that would be donated by the family of Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos.[14] Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... Roseville is the name of some places in the United States of America: Roseville, California Roseville, Illinois Roseville, Michigan Roseville, Minnesota Roseville, Ohio Roseville, Pennsylvania Roseville Township, Minnesota Roseville, Newark, New Jersey Roseville is also the name of a place in Australia: Roseville, New South Wales This is a disambiguation... Angelo Tsakopoulos (b. ...


The acreage would be part of an overall 1,100-acre donation by the Tsakopoulos family, William and Claudia Cummings, Wayne and Mary Prim and their partners. A housing development would be established on the other 500 acres. Residential units totaling 2,300 are being considered. The money raised through sale of the acreage to a developer or developers would be given to Drexel as an endowment for construction of the campus.


Drexel is not the first university courted for the site. The Catholic order Christian Brothers withdrew its proposal in 2005 for a four-year private college called De La Salle because it was concerned that slow county approval of the project would increase development costs.[15] Note: This page needs to be cleaned up to be brought into conformance with the Manual of Style. ...


Student life

Activities

The university has a large variety of students organizations, including charity, fraternities and sororities, political, and academic groups. The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...


Student Government

The Undergraduate Student Government Association of Drexel University works with administrators to solve student problems and tries to promote communication between the students and the administration.


Graduate Student Association

As stated on their website - "Graduate Student Association advocates the interests and addresses concerns of graduate students at Drexel; strives to enhance graduate student life at the University in all aspects, from academic to campus security; and provides a formal means of communication between graduate students and the University community."


Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board, or CAB for short, is in charge of organizing activities such as movies, trips to special events, and other on-campus entertainment such as the fall comedy show. CAB is funded through a student activities fee collected from each student.


WKDU

Main article: WKDU

WKDU is Drexel's student-run FM radio station, with membership open to all undergraduate students. Its status as an 800-watt non-commercial station in a major market city has given it a wider audience and a higher profile than many other college radio stations. WKDU is a non-commercial college radio station located in Philadelphia, USA, broadcasting on 91. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ...


Residence halls

Drexel requires all non-commuting freshmen to live in one of the seven residence halls. Kelly Hall, Myers Hall, Towers Hall, and Calhoun are traditional dormitories, while North Hall, Anthony Caneris Hall, the new Race Street Dormitory, and Van Rensselaer Hall are arranged into suites of four to six residents. Portions of the new Race Street Dormitory are currently reserved for students of the Pennoni Honors College. However, during the 2007 spring term, the Race Street Dormitory housed Kelly Hall residents, while Kelly Hall underwent renovation. All dormitories except Anthony Caneris Hall are located on the north side of campus, north of Arch Street, in the Powelton Village area. The Pennoni Honors College, is a college of Drexel University tasked with recognizing and promoting excellence among Drexel students. ... Houses in Powelton Village Powelton Village is a neighborhood of mostly Victorian, mostly twin homes in the West Philadelphia section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


For upperclassmen: Anthony Caneris Hall, North Hall, and floors two through six of University Crossings are the only on-campus housing available. In recent years, the expanding freshman class has pushed most upperclass students out of on-campus housing. Most students find apartments within Powelton Village. Academic Properties Inc., a subsidiary of Drexel, offers apartments, and there are also non-Drexel-owned apartments in the upper floors of the University Crossings building, which was previously owned by Conrail and used as an office building. Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ...


Greek life

Twelve percent of Drexel's undergraduate population is a member of a social Greek organization. There are currently nine Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters, five National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters and eight Multi-cultural Greek Council (MGC) chapters. The North-American Interfraternity Conference (or NIC), (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) is an association of collegiate mens fraternities that was formally organized in 1910, although it began on November 27, 1909. ... The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ...


Each year, all of the social Greek organizations at Drexel compete in Greek Week, a week long competition with events such as an obstacle course, talent show, step show, with the culminating event being the tug of war. Tug of war Tug of war, also known as rope pulling, is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. ...

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2006 Dean's Cup Winners and 2007 Greek Week Champions.
Pi Kappa Alpha, 2006 Dean's Cup Winners and 2007 Greek Week Champions.

The week after Greek Week the Dean's Cup is presented for the previous year. The Dean's Cup is the highest award for Drexel Greeks. The winners of the Dean's Cup are determined by the highest score on the Chapter Achievement Plan (CAP) which is the annual recognition process for Drexel Greeks. The dean of students awards the Dean's Cup, which goes to the chapter with the highest overall points in eight categories: values and identity, statistics, chapter management, programming, community relations, membership development, citizenship, presentation/DVD Chapter Response. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Delta Zeta, 2006 Dean's Cup Winners and 2007 Greek Week Champions.
Delta Zeta, 2006 Dean's Cup Winners and 2007 Greek Week Champions.

Greek life at Drexel University has expanded recently with the reinstatement of three fraternities, Alpha Pi Lambda, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Pi Kappa Phi. In the past, several fraternities were closed for various reasons including hazing and drug violations. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Alpha Pi Lambda (AΠΛ) is an local, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... Hazing is an often ritualistic test and a task, which may constitute harassment, abuse or humiliation with requirements to perform random, often meaningless tasks, sometimes as a way of initiation into a social group. ... For other uses, see Drug (disambiguation). ...


A list of Drexel fraternities and sororities rankings, and Dean's cup winners can be found here.


List of Fraternities at Drexel

Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a mens collegiate fraternity founded on June 4, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carls friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. ... Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is currently the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Alpha Pi Lambda (AΠΛ) is an local, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Delta Sigma Phi (ΔΣΦ, also known as DSPor Delta Sigs or Delt Sigs or D-Sigs) is a fraternity established at the City College of New York in 1899 and is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ...

List of Sororities at Drexel

Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΆΚΆ) is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. ... Alpha Sigma Alpha (ΑΣΑ) is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University) in Farmville, Virginia. ... Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. ... Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ) is the name given to several college fraternities and sororities. ... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. ... Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ) was the first collegiate nonsectarian sorority, meaning that there was to be no judgment regarding religion or background. ... On December 1, 1987 at Binghamton University, Founding Mothers Cynthia Santiago-Guzman, Adriana Zamora-Tirado, Carmen Ibeth Garcia-Quinones and Carol Elizabeth Torres created an organization that would not only serve as a voice for women in an academic setting, but would also provide sincere sisterhood and unconditional support while... Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. ... Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority, Inc. ...

Publications

Drexel has a number of publications to its name by both the student body and the university. The Triangle has been the university's newspaper for over 80 years. Other publications include the campus yearbook, the Lexerd; Maya, the undergraduate student literary and artistic magazine; and Dragonfire, the digital magazine. Drexel University has several publications to its name by both the students and the university itself. ... The Triangle is the independent student newspaper of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Drexel University has several publications to its name by both the students and the university itself. ...


Sports

Main article: Drexel Dragons
Drexel Dragons logo
Drexel Dragons logo

The school's sports teams, known as the Drexel Dragons, participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and the Colonial Athletic Association. The Drexel Dragons are the athletic teams of Drexel University. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Drexel Dragons are the athletic teams of Drexel University. ... NCAA redirects here. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ...


Mascot

Drexel's school mascot is a dragon known as "Mario the Magnificent," named so in honor of a former alumni and Board of Trustees member.[16] The Dragon has been the mascot of the school since around the mid 1920's; the first written reference to the Dragons occurred in 1928 when the team was called The Dragons in The Triangle. Before becoming known as the dragons the athletic teams had been known by such names as Blue & Gold, the Engineers, and the Drexelites.[16] Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... The Triangle is the independent student newspaper of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Student lore and traditions

The "New" Drexel Shaft

Drexel students often speak with bitterness about the College experience at Drexel University and the perceived excess of administrative red tape when trying to deal with the University and its various departments.[original research?] When students think they are being mistreated by the University, they often refer to it as getting the Drexel Shaft.[original research?] The Drexel Shaft can also refer to the disused smokestack from the former Pennsylvania Railroad power plant located just off campus. According to university legend, the structure grows one more inch every time a student is "shafted".[original research?] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1152x864, 1188 KB) Summary A picture of the Drexel Shaft taken from University Crossings. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1152x864, 1188 KB) Summary A picture of the Drexel Shaft taken from University Crossings. ... Red tape (or sometimes paperwork) is a derisive term for excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal rules that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and hinders or prevents action or decision-making. ...


The reference to the smokestack as The Drexel Shaft is relatively new, coming sometime after 1983. Originally the "Flame of Knowledge", located in the fountain which stood in the main quad, was known as The Shaft.[citation needed] That fountain has since been relocated to the lawn before North Hall.[17]


To receive good grades on exams, a tradition is to rub the toe of the bronze "Waterboy" statue located in the Main Building atrium. Although the rest of the bronze statue has developed a dark brown patina over the years, the toe has remained highly polished and shines like new.[16] Rare, water preserved Greek Athlete 310. ... The Statue of Liberty gets its green color from the patina formed on its copper surface Patinas are chemical compounds formed on the surface of metals. ...


The Ryder Clock, named after the University's first dean of engineering students, J. Peterson Ryder, is positioned in the Main Building Grand Entrance with the phrase "Be on Time" inscribed below its face. Ryder was known to stand atop the grand staircase during his tenure, pocketwatch in hand, telling students to "be on time" for class every morning.[16]


Drexel in popular culture

  • Drexel University is to host the US Table Tennis Olympic Trials in January.
  • Drexel University hosted the 2008 Democratic Presidential candidates debate in Philadelphia, televised by MSNBC.[18]
  • Drexel's chapter of Delta Zeta won ABC Daytime's Summer of Fun contest in 2006. The sorority was featured in national television spots for a week and hosted an ABC party on campus which was attended by cast members from General Hospital and All My Children.[19]
  • Drexel University is the location of ABC Family's reality show "Back on Campus."
  • In the movie Enemy of the State, Brill (played by Gene Hackman) is revealed to be a Drexel alumnus.
  • In D3: The Mighty Ducks Greg Goldberg wears a Drexel T-Shirt.

For the news website, see msnbc. ... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Enemy of the State is a 1998 film written by David Marconi, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and directed by Tony Scott, and starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet and Regina King. ... Eugene Allen Gene Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ...

Alumni

Drexel University alumni This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy certain standards for completeness. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2006:National Universities: Top Schools. U.S. News (September 2006). Retrieved on 2006-07-26.
  2. ^ a b Business Week Undergrad B-School Rankings. Business Week (March 2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-10.
  3. ^ Drexel Co-op Employers. Drexel University (2006). Retrieved on 2006-03-24.
  4. ^ Appropriate Technology. Drexel University Catalog (June 1, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  5. ^ 25 Most Connected Campuses. The Princeton Review (January 20, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-03-24.
  6. ^ Intel's 2nd Annual "Most Unwired College Campuses" Survey, (2005). Intel (November 29, 2005). Retrieved on 2006-03-24.
  7. ^ Redfern, Heather (2004-01-09). "Recent Drexel Rankings and Milestones". Drexelink (1). Retrieved on 2007-06-20. 
  8. ^ Drexel University's Best 361 College Rankings (November 18, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  9. ^ Top 101 Most Incredibly Useful Sites. PC Magazine (October 14, 2003). Retrieved on 2006-06-24.
  10. ^ 2002 Sci/Tech Web Awards: MATHEMATICS. Scientific American (June 3, 2002). Retrieved on 2007-09-04.
  11. ^ a b Johnson, Kelly (August 7, 2007). Drexel University considers Sacramento campus. Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  12. ^ About the College of Engineering.. Drexel University (2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-29.
  13. ^ Queen Lane finishes first year as part of U.. The Triangle (July 23, 2004). Retrieved on 2006-05-20.
  14. ^ Campos, Art (November 1, 2007). Drexel University eyes Placer. The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
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