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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

The Drexel French Club

U.S. French Embassy Says ‘Bonjour’ to Drexel’s French Club

The Drexel French Club, started only a few years ago, will receive funding and guidance from a U.S. French Ambassador to expand its reach at the University.
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Briefly Noted: Campus News From Fall 2017

A lot happened at Drexel over the fall term that faculty and staff should know about.
A helmet Bruce Sisler wore in World War II. ´╗┐´╗┐Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

Hidden Treasures: Storing the Life of Alumnus Bruce Sisler, MD

Since 2012, the Legacy Center Archives at the College of Medicine has been slowly receiving one of its more comprehensive collections of alumni papers from the relative of a graduate of Hahnemann University — and there’s still more to come.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Fall 2017

Drexel faculty and staff accomplished a lot in the past term, receiving research grants and prestigious honors.
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, joins Drexel from Johns Hopkins University.

Q&A: Laura N. Gitlin, Incoming College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean, Distinguished Professor

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a new dean: Laura N. Gitlin, PhD.
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Top Drexel Stories of 2017

2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — December

In the last month of 2017, Drexel University is preparing for its upcoming winter break with a special extension and holiday hours.

Melissa Martin, left, and Katelyn Comerford stand with the finished Eastern State Penitentiary gingerbread house at the Logan Hotel.

Gingerbread Houses, Philly Style

Four Drexel University culinary students created two Philly-themed gingerbread houses that are now displayed in the Logan Hotel.

The four College of Engineering faculty members with a collective 210 years of working at Drexel. From left to right: Peter Herczfeld, PhD; Joseph Mullin, PhD; Edwin Gerber, PhD; and Eli Fromm, PhD.

Drexel’s 2017 Service Recognition, By the Numbers

Drexel University honored over 700 faculty and professional staff at its annual service recognition luncheon, including some Dragons with noteworthy work anniversaries.
Drexel faculty, panelists and Peace Corps representatives at the "Girl Rising" screening held on Drexel's University City Campus. From left to right: Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering; Chief Operating Officer for the Peace Corps Erin Gibbs; College of Engineering's Interim Dean Giuseppe Palmese; panelist Marie Chevrier, PhD; Sheila Crowley, Peace Corps CEO; College of Engineering Director of Graduate Programs Sherry Levin; Patrick McGettigan, a Peace Corps regional recruiter; and Mira Olson, an associate professor in the College of Engineering.

Drexel's College of Engineering Teams Up With The Peace Corps

Drexel University’s College of Engineering signed a partnership with the Peace Corps to establish the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
James Min, a health sciences major in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, says he enjoys the Rec Center because it helps him "release stress in a beneficial manner, which is important to me as a chronically stressed individual."

How the Drexel Rec Center Lined Up ‘The Balanced Project’

To spotlight the wellness and inclusion mission of Drexel University Recreational Athletics, the Drexel Recreation Center has released a new campaign featuring Dragons working on their physical, mental and emotional health.
A photo of Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, used to promote the Instagram contest in which students submitted photos of their favorite unique study spots on campus.

The Best Non-Study Places to Study on Drexel’s Campus

Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, held a contest on Instagram to encourage students to post a photo of the most creative study spaces on Drexel’s campus.