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Alissa Falcone

Editor and Staff Writer
Alissa Falcone is the editor of DrexelNow and Drexel Quarterly and a staff writer who has contributed to those Drexel publications as well as Drexel Magazine and EXEL Magazine. She joined University Communications in 2013 as a communications associate and continued working full-time in 2014 after she graduated from Drexel with a bachelor’s degree in English. Alissa received her master's degree in communication from Drexel in 2017. She previously worked for Philadelphia magazine and has written for the Philadelphia Daily NewsPhilly.com and other publications. When she’s not working at her desk, she can usually be found near one of the many food trucks on Drexel’s campus … for work, obviously. She tweets at @AlissaFalcone.

Contact:

acf57@drexel.edu

215.571.4319

online

Drexel University Online Is a ‘Greenhouse’ in Preparing Drexel for the Future

Drexel is anticipating future demographic changes that will result in reduced demand for higher education degrees — and Drexel University Online is one key to weathering the challenge.

"Japanese dolls" by Tokujiro Nishi.

The Drexel Collection’s Newest Exhibit Paints a Picture of a Japanese Artist

The work of Tokujiro Nishi, a Japanese artist who blended Eastern and Western painting styles, will be exhibited by The Drexel Collection for the second time.
President Fry

Drexel President John Fry Discusses His ‘Civic Pathway’ in Community-Based Learning Class

Drexel President John Fry recently stopped by a classroom with student and community learners, as well as visiting Mandela Fellows, to discuss his views and efforts with civic engagement.
Drexel Admissions professional staff volunteering at Arts Sphere, Inc.

This Month, Use Your Civic Engagement Leave Benefit to Volunteer at Our Closet

In the month of August, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is offering several opportunities for benefit-eligible employees to donate to or volunteer at several local community organizations.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — July

Summertime in the city means looking forward for fall — and Drexel University is in the middle of some changes to greet the new academic year.
Briefly noted

Briefly Noted: Campus News From Spring 2018

Check out what news and updates faculty and staff should be aware of from last term.
The Drexel Dragon posing with the University's cheer squad in the 1990 yearbook. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Hidden Treasures: The 90-Year Evolution of the Drexel Dragon

Drexel University’s mascot has changed a lot through the years ­— from an engineer to a dragon to a dragon named Mario.
Dean Schidlow.

Employee Spotlight: College of Medicine Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, and His Storied Life and Career

After eight successful years as dean of the College of Medicine, Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, looks ahead to a sabbatical — and looks back at his journey to Drexel University.
Mihir Shah '00 founded UE Lifesciences to develop the iBreastExam using research and support from Drexel professors and the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program.

Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Program Continues on Path to Succeed Through 2021

The University’s Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program recently met the metrics to continue its innovative programming for another three years.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — June

A lot happened on Drexel University’s campus during the month of June — and not just because of commencement.

The 2018 University-wide commencement ceremony ended with fireworks.

2018 Commencement Recap: Dragons, Fireworks and M. Night Shyamalan

Drexel University sent off its Class of 2018 with a special University-wide commencement ceremony held at Citizens Bank Park.
summer

So Long, Graduates; Hello, Summer Fridays

It’s that time of year again: Summer Fridays are back for Drexel University faculty and staff, in appreciation for all of the hard work that these Dragons accomplish throughout the year.