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Beth Ann Downey

Beth Ann Downey

Staff Writer, University Communications

Beth Ann Downey is the staff writer for DrexelNow and also contributes to such publications as Drexel Magazine. She joined the University Communications team in March 2018 bringing a variety of work experience in journalism, public relations and marketing.

Beth Ann received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University in University Park. She has previously held editorial positions with the Altoona Mirror as a lifestyle reporter and JUMP Philly magazine as a managing editor. In her free time, you can find Beth Ann enjoying the local music scene as well as everything her East Passyunk neighborhood has to offer. Follow Beth Ann at @bethanndowney on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:

ead332@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

Paul Jensen

Q&A: Paul E. Jensen, Dean of LeBow College of Business

Paul E. Jensen, PhD, may be the new dean of the LeBow College of Business, but he is by no means new to Drexel.

Adena Ellner

Confessions of a Career-Switcher

Adena Ellner, a recent graduate from the master of science in information systems and certificate in healthcare informatics programs, came to Drexel after leaving a career in the financial services industry. In a Q&A with DrexelNow, she relays what made her Drexel experience so rewarding, as well as her advice for fellow students.

Students in BIO 213

Biology Class Builds Research Skills, Autonomy in Underclassmen

Freshmen and sophomore biology students at Drexel can take the elective BIO 213, which introduces them to independent, novel research and a hands-on learning opportunity working with fruit flies.

Drexel's 2018 University-wide commencement

Reliving Commencement Through Tweets

They came. They saw. They graduated. Here are some of the Drexel University community’s reactions to the 2018 University-wide commencement ceremony, held June 15 at Citizens Bank Park.
Drexel Writers Room

Writers Room Creates Community Through Stories, Photos With Canon Project

Drexel University’s Writers Room celebrated the release of the program’s fourth collective work, “Anthology,” and the culmination of its year-long, writer-in-residence program, TRIPOD.

ARTH 150 class at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Handle With Care: Course Takes Drexel Students Behind The Scenes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ARTH 150, Research Methods in Art History, offered through Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, enables art history students to get up close and personal with objects from the PMA collection.
Graduate Student Day 2018 Winners

Graduate Student, Affiliate Accomplishments Recognized at 2018 Graduate Student Day

Annual Graduate Student Day events have become a rare time for graduate students from across Drexel University come together and celebrate their achievements.
John McCormick and Ryan Rothman on Drexel's Queen Lane campus.

Drexel Medical Students Share Friendship, Stem-Cell-Donation Bond

John McCormick and Ryan Rothman, both second-year medical students in Drexel University’s College of Medicine, share a medical tie — McCormick was saved by a stem cell donation, and Rothman recently donated his stem cells to save someone else.

Five Little-Known Facts Office of Alumni Relations

Five Little Known Facts: Drexel University Office of Alumni Relations

Class of 2018, will you remain active alumni following graduation? The benefits are abundant, and the myths have been debunked.
Project SEARCH intern Jameel Caleb

Project SEARCH Helps High Schoolers on the Spectrum Prep for the Future

Project SEARCH, a program through the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute which provides training and on-the-job experience to Philadelphia public high school students on the autism spectrum, provides benefits to both the participants and involved Drexel departments through internship experiences.
Memorial Day Primer bagpipers

Drexel Joins Local Community in Honoring Fallen Heroes at Memorial Day Primer

At the eight annual Memorial Day Primer on Drexel’s University City Campus, contributions from both the local academic and Powelton Village community helped honor servicemen and women as well as celebrate town-and-gown relations.

Nick Barber

Drexel Student Finds Perfect Fit for Volcano Research Through Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Nicholas Barber, a geoscience student from the College of Arts and Sciences, has become the second Drexel student to be awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, making his PhD program at the University of Cambridge cost-free.