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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. 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

Barbara Hornum, PhD, and George King.

Employee Spotlight: Barbara Hornum and George King

This year, two Drexel employees are celebrating 50 years of working on campus ­— a campus that they’ve seen drastically change since they started in 1966.
Paul Brandt-Rauf

Q&A With Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

The inaugural dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems has only been on campus since February, but he’s already brimming with ideas to grow the school to have a bigger presence on campus and an even better reputation in its field. Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, MD, DrPH, ScD, the newest dean at Drexel, discussed all of these ideas and then some during a conversation with Drexel Quarterly in his new office.
Photo courtesy Brookings Institution.

Brookings’ Innovation District Report Highlights Drexel’s Involvement in Strengthening Neighborhood

A new report from the Brookings Institution conducted an assessment of Philadelphia’s emerging innovation district, highlighting Drexel University’s efforts to encourage and strengthen the area surrounding its campus.
The crowd at one of Drexel's "Admitted Student Days” this past year.

Record-High Freshman Enrollment Projected for Fall 2017, Thanks to New Student-Success Strategy 

Drexel University exceeded its target freshman deposits for the upcoming academic year due to new enrollment and student success efforts, and will continue to implement financial measures the University has undertaken to adjust to its new enrollment strategy.  
Pennoni Honors College Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, on stage with former Governor Ed Rendell and former Mayor Michael Nutter.

Former Mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell Discuss Philadelphia’s Past, Present and Future

Former Philadelphia mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell reunited on Drexel’s campus for a taping of “The Drexel InterView” to discuss the highs and lows of their terms in City Hall, as well as where they think the city and its population are headed in the future.
Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2016 Universitywide commencement ceremony.

Drexel University’s 2017 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

With Drexel University’s commencement just around the corner, the University is announcing its complete list of speakers and honorary degree recipients for the 2017 ceremonies.
climbing wall

Little Drexel Dragons Inspired to Dream at Annual Event

The “Inspire a Child to Dream” day held on Drexel University’s campus this year introduced the children and relatives of Drexel faculty and professional staff members to the Drexel experience.
Writing Festival

New Drexel Writing Festival Held on Campus

The inaugural Drexel Writing Festival, which replaces the 10-year-old Week of Writing, will take place at Drexel University to host 16 events in just three days.
An aerial view of the poster research presentations.

Emerging Graduate Scholars Show Research at First-Ever Conference

Drexel University’s first-ever Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference was recently held to give graduate students a chance to share their interdisciplinary work and test out their presentation skills.
The Drexel authors and editors at this year's Celebrating Drexel Authors event.

More Drexel Authors Recognized Than Ever at 2017 Annual Event

This year marks the fifth time that Drexel authors have been celebrated in a ceremony highlighting their remarkable achievements in publishing.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — April

This past month, Drexel was all about spring cleaning, whether the University was being nationally recognized for recycling efforts or creating a faculty-designed glossary breaking down confusing academic assessment jargon.
Drexel President Parke R. Kolbe, PhD, and Mrs. Kolbe by the lake at Drexel Lodge in 1935. Photo courtesy University Archives.

The Drexel Country Getaway You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

If you were at Drexel from the 1930s to the early 1990s, you could have mingled with students, faculty and staff at the Drexel Lodge, a country estate owned by the University for recreational purposes.