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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.

Headshot of Julia Stoyanovich outside of Drexel's Paul Peck Alumni Center.

N.Y. Mayor Taps Drexel Professor For First Algorithm Quality-Control Task Force

Algorithms aren’t just deciding the content of social media feeds and online advertising anymore. To guard against bias creep and streamline decisions about the allocation of resources, many urban areas across the country are turning to these automated decision systems. But how do we ensure that the algorithms are the impartial arbiters we expect them to be? Drexel University professor Julia Stoyanovich is part of the first group in the nation helping to answer this question in the biggest urban area in the world. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tapped Stoyanovich to serve on the city’s Automated Decision Systems Task Force, a team charged with creating a process for reviewing algorithms through the lens of fairness, equity and accountability.

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — May

In the May installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature, faculty and staff can read about news concerning commencement and professional development.
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Drexel University's 2018 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

More than a dozen respected speakers will address Drexel Dragons at various college- and school-level ceremonies, as well as at a University-wide event.
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As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today


The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.
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Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Winter 2018

Check out what Drexel University faculty and staff accomplished during the winter term.
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Hollywood Legend M. Night Shyamalan to Address Drexel’s Class of 2018

Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan will address the class of 2018 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The director, producer, screenwriter and actor — whose breakout hit, “The Sixth Sense,” appeared nearly 20 years ago — is known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, hiring locally and utilizing area vendors, and showcasing some of the region’s best-loved attractions and locales.

  Back row, left to right: Dean Cohen, Amy Gottsegen, Kelly Weissberger (Associate Director, CSD), Ashleigh Jugan, Nicholas Barber, Vincent O’Leary, Provost Blake, Riki McDaniel, Ian Nichols, Caitlin Walczyk, Sam Buczek, Meredith Wooten (Director, CSD), Dean Van Bockstaele, Martha Meiers (Program Coordinator, CSD). Front row, left to right: Caitlin Cooper, Ana Monastero, Jacob Baron, Dylan O’Donoghue, Marina D’souza, Gabrielle Salib, Emily Coyle (Fellowships Advisor, CSD). Photo credit Jordan Stein.

Meet the Drexel Dragons up for the Biggest Awards This Year

Drexel University’s Center for Scholar Development recently hosted an event to recognize the hard work and initiative taken by those students who applied for major fellowships this year.
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Just Putting it Out There — How #MeToo, Awareness Months and Facebook Are Helping Us Heal

If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it’s that everything isn’t okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it — according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites. Their latest work, an examination of how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook, sheds light on a shift in our social media behavior that is making it easier for people to come forward and share their painful, personal and often stigmatized stories.
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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.
The Eagles Fly for Leukemia scholarship recipients alongside Drexel President John Fry. Photo by Mark Makela

From Cancer to Campus: The Eagles Scholarship Helping Dragons Soar

The Eagles Fly for Leukemia organization offers full-tuition scholarships to Drexel University to outstanding students who have survived pediatric cancer. For the recipients, it’s an unrivaled opportunity.
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NSA Professionals Score College Creds at Drexel 

For more than half a century, students in training to become experts in numerous fields at the National Security Agency have participated in rigorous training at the National Cryptologic School — learning everything from foreign languages to codebreaking. Today the school with the classified curriculum is expanding its coursework to keep students ahead of the latest technological threats by partnering with Drexel University to offer them the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity.