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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

Students, faculty and staff mingled at the First Forward reception on Sept. 21.

Drexel Launches Program for First-Generation College Students

This year, the University started a program geared toward helping first-generation college students connect with each other and faculty and staff who were also the first in their family to graduate from a bachelor’s program.
Hat, Olivia Turner, c. 1955, USA. Gift of Mr. Frank Stephens. Photo courtesy The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.

Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Mysterious Olivia Turner Hats

Two local teenagers researched the identity of a hat designer during an internship this past summer with three of Drexel’s collections on fashion, art and medical history.

Drexel's University Archivist Matthew Lyons.

Q&A: Matthew Lyons, Drexel's Newest University Archivist

University Archivist Matthew Lyons talked about what it was like joining Drexel University Libraries right in the middle of the University’s 125th anniversary year — and what he's doing to help preserve the present for Drexel's future.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Summer 2017

Drexel University faculty were busy this summer, receiving sponsored projects, awards, fellowships and grants during the term.
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Briefly Noted: Campus News From Summer 2017

Here’s a recap of all of the news and updates that you might have missed over summer term.
Rec Center group fitness class.

The New and Improved Drexel Rec Center YouTube

The Drexel Recreation Center relaunched its YouTube page to feature videos about its programming and staff.
The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranking for Drexel University.

Drexel Gains in Innovative School Rankings That Assess Student Outcomes

Following up on a strong debut last year, Drexel University moved up nine places in the second annual Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — September

Drexel's 2017–18 academic year has officially started. Here's what University faculty and staff need to know now that the school year has begun.

Drexel students playing live Mario Kart.

Battles Waged and Balloons Popped During Drexel’s Live Mario Kart

As part of Drexel University’s Welcome Week activities, Recreational Athletics organized Live Mario Kart for freshmen to meet one another — and pop some balloons.
Drexel University's programmable backpacks for the incoming class of freshmen.

Drexel’s Incoming Freshman Class, By the Numbers

Meet the class of Drexel’s incoming freshmen — they come from 41 states and 66 countries and they’re ready to start their Drexel experience. 
Nina Henderson '72 is a Drexel trustee and alumna who recently endowed the provost position at the University.

Drexel Trustee and Alumna Nina Henderson Endows Provost Position

Nina Henderson, a Drexel alumna and longtime trustee, recently endowed the position of the provost at the University.
Freshmen at Drexel University's 2017 Welcome Week kick-off event at the Franklin Institute.

Drexel’s Record-Breaking Freshman Class Settles in on Campus

This past weekend, Drexel’s record-breaking number of freshman students officially moved in to Drexel’s University City Campus.