Rankin Scholars Bitty McLean and Guillaume Bougard Combine Reggae With Philly Soul From Sigma Sound Collection
Oct 31 2017
A pair of reggae innovators will visit Drexel University this fall to share their experiences in the music industry with students in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and to explore the trove of Philadelphia soul music in Drexel’s Sigma Sound Studio Archives. Bitty McLean, a reggae artist with three top-10 hits as a performer and a No. 1 album to his credit as a producer; and Guillaume Bougard, who operates one of the most successful independent reggae record labels in Europe; will serve as Westphal’s 2017 Rankin Scholars, holding a mixing demonstration in the Pearlstein Gallery on Nov. 2 and a series of lectures from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 while also working on a new album in Drexel’s recording studio.
Heard Around Campus — October
Oct 30 2017
A lot happened on Drexel’s campus this month. Here’s everything that Drexel faculty and staff need to know.
Drexel’s Ghosts of Halloween Past
Oct 27 2017
In honor of Halloween, DrexelNow looks back on the ways that students celebrated the holiday decades and even a century ago.
Drexel Joins Regional Effort to Reduce Carbon Emissions by Making Buildings More Energy-Efficient
Oct 26 2017
Through its Institute for Energy and the Environment and breadth of research in environmental science and engineering, Drexel University has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation. The University recently reaffirmed this commitment by joining a regional partnership of property owners, utilities and energy service companies, and community organizations in Philadelphia that have pledged to help reduce energy and water use and transportation emissions by 50 percent by the year 2030.
Drexel Hosts a Conversation on Race and Sport
Oct 25 2017
The LeBow College of Business and the Center for Sport Management are bringing sports authorities including ESPN’s Kevin Blackistone to campus Thursday for a discussion about the increasingly prominent role of sports in the national dialogue on race.
Q&A: Matthew Lyons, Drexel's Newest University Archivist
Oct 12 2017
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.