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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

"Earl Dotter in Low Coal WVA 1976 & Ground Zero NYC 2001," courtesy Earl Dotter.

The Drexel Collection Hosts Two Photography Exhibits Examining the Consequences of Hazardous Work

The Drexel Collection’s summer exhibit will showcase the legacy of photographer Earl Dotter’s 50 years of experience photographing workers, particularly those working in dangerous fields with hazardous materials like asbestos.
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Wanted: the Best and Brightest Dragon Alumni for Drexel Magazine's ‘40 Under 40’

Drexel Magazine is seeking nominations for its annual “40 Under 40” program honoring the personal and professional accomplishments of successful young alumni.
Photo by Cindi Landmesser.

Drexel Hosts Picture-Perfect 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Eight photography majors at Drexel University recently submitted portfolios for their senior thesis that were then displayed on campus.
Harold Myers pictured in 1984 with his family at the official naming ceremony of Myers Hall. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Remembering the Legacy of Drexel’s Myers Hall — and Harold M. Myers

Myers Hall, which has been on Drexel’s campus since 1977, was originally planned to be closed and later demolished at the end of this academic year. Now it will remain open — and continue to honor President Emeritus Harold Myers.
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The Best Graduation Caps of Drexel's 2017 Commencement

Drexel’s class of 2017 showcased their creativity and passion on the graduation caps they wore to commencement.
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Seeing Stars — and Fireworks — at Drexel’s 2017 Commencement

This year’s Universitywide commencement ceremony was held at Philly’s Citizen Bank Park and featured fireworks, an innovative speaker and so much more.

Dean Allen Sabinson, left, with Dean Frank Linnehan, right, at WKDU during their back-to-back DJ set.

On Air and In Between Songs With Two Drexel University Deans on WKDU

Two Drexel deans — Allen Sabinson of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Frank Linnehan, PhD, of the LeBow College of Business — sat down to share their favorite songs in a back-to-back DJ set on Drexel's free-format, student-run radio station.
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Milken Institute Ranks Drexel University in Top 20 for Tech Transfer

The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released a ranking of schools based on their technology commercialization. Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country.
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Join the Celebration With Drexel’s Colleague Resource Groups

Drexel’s five Colleague Resource Groups are coming together for a summer celebration that is open to all faculty and professional staff.

Battle of the Drexel Deans.

Battle of the DJing Deans on WKDU

On June 8, Dean Allen Sabinson and Dean Frank Linnehan, PhD, will play their favorite tunes on WKDU, Drexel’s free-format, student-run radio station.
Isaac Asimov speaking at the 1976 Drexel University graduation ceremony. Drexel President William Hagerty, left of the podium, looks on. Photo courtesy University Archives.

‘The Drexel Jinx’ Broken Only by Isaac Asimov

During the 1970s, four consecutive speakers who spoke at Drexel University’s commencement were fired or resigned because of “The Drexel Jinx.” Only science fiction writer Isaac Asimov could break it.
Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision 

A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.