Heard Around Campus — August
Aug 30 2021
With faculty and professional staff returning to campus next month, there is a lot to catch up with for on-campus operations and opportunities.
Report: Autistic Individuals Have Increased Risk of COVID-19
Aug 30 2021
Autistic adults, adults with intellectual disability, and adults with mental health diagnoses have multiple risk factors for infection with COVID-19 and for experiencing more severe disease if they contract COVID-19, according to research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University.
Drexel Campus Public Health Update
Aug 19 2021
A public health update was sent to the Drexel community announcing that in order to further reduce the risk of infection among vaccinated persons, Drexel now requires masks for all students and employees (vaccinated or not) in all indoor public, shared, instructional and research settings on campus.
Dieting: Villain or Scapegoat? Research Reevaluates Weight Loss Dieting
Aug 17 2021
For decades, there has been an accepted definition of dieting in academia, and in society as a whole. Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has recently reevaluated the decades of dieting research to redefine the way researchers and the public define – and therefore understand - dieting and the culture of weight loss.
Public Safety & U — August
Aug 16 2021
The Department of Public Safety prepared a checklist of safety-related actions you can take now to prepare for your arrival at Drexel next month.
Report: How Are States Using Medicaid for the Needs of Autistic Individuals?
Aug 12 2021
Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University reviewed how states use Medicaid programs to address the needs of the growing population of adults on the autism spectrum by looking at data sources from 2004-2015 to determine what services and programs were available and how policy changes may impact outcomes of individuals with ASD receiving services.
Masking Expanded for All on Campus as Delta Precaution
Aug 3 2021
A message about Drexel requiring that all students and employees wear a face mask whenever they are in Drexel instructional and research spaces — even if they are fully vaccinated was sent to the University community.