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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. Alissa received her master's degree in communication from Drexel in 2017. She previously worked for Philadelphia magazine and has written for the Philadelphia Daily 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.



Drexel University President John Fry spoke to the Drexel community at Convocation.

At 2021 Convocation, Drexel Looks Both Forward and Inward

The annual event marking the start of the new academic year highlighted the best of Drexel innovation and potential.
A rendering of what the Biowall could look like in its updated form in the future. Renderings courtesy Intravision, which is also providing the new lights.

Iconic Biowall Installation Reconfigured for Optimal Sustainability and Maintenance

The larger-than-life living wall in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is being worked on this term to provide better lighting and water systems for its five stories of plants.
The Gateway Garden at 32nd and Market streets in September 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

Eating on Campus: What to Grab and Where to Go

Check out these places on Drexel’s University City Campus for when you’re hungry and don’t know what to eat or where to eat it.
The University's Climate Year logo over a background of flowers on campus.

Recap: Drexel Discussion About Sustainability on Campus

During the Sept. 23 Climate Year Speaker Series event, University leaders discussed how Drexel’s facilities, procurement and business services are working to promote and support sustainability on campus.
Woman video chatting with a woman on the laptop.

Q&A: Mental Health, Family and Financial Resources Available for Drexel Employees

Through the University’s EAP provider, University employees can access work-life specialists, counseling and other services that are mostly all free and can also be used by their household.
A screenshot of participants at the Sept. 17 event.

In Advance of the Return to Work on Campus, Drexel University Leaders Hold Faculty and Professional Staff Town Hall

On Sept. 17, faculty and professional staff were invited to hear information and have questions answered related to current policies and procedures used to ensure a safe return to in-person activity on campus for all Dragons.
Two Drexel students sit at a table outside.

Updated Campus Amenities for Fall 2021

With the return to campus for all students as well as faculty and professional staff, there are updated procedures, hours and openings that all Dragons should be aware of.
A screenshot of a networking event Drexel held for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellows to connect with representatives from Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia.

Mandela Washington Fellows 2021: Building Resilient Leaders in a Pandemic

After being paused last year due to the pandemic, the longstanding U.S. State Department program returned to connect young African leaders with Drexel Dragons — but in a new, virtual format.
Drexel students Ben Fink, left, and Armon Owlia ’20, center, with DASP Director Amy Edwards. Photo courtesy Amy Edwards.

Drexel Autism Support Program: A Unique Offering for Unique Learners

The University’s holistic approach helps neurodivergent Dragons adjust and prepare for college and employment.
Eric Zillmer attending a Drexel men’s basketball game versus Saint Joseph’s University on Nov. 17, 2014 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Photo credit: Drexel Athletics.

Athletic Director Emeritus Reflects on 23 Years in College Athletics

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, shared some of what he saw and experienced during his run of more than 23 years at the helm of collegiate sports for the University — and what comes next.
A special illustration celebrating WKDU’s 50 years on air. Image courtesy WKDU.

50th Anniversary Celebration Honors WKDU’s History of Engagement

As part of a week-long event already underway, student and alumni DJs are coming together to share and play music, and support to the student radio station’s future.
City of Philadelphia skyline.

Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia

A new collaboration between the University, Academy of Natural Sciences, City of Philadelphia, DVRPC and local organizations will ultimately create a research agenda to help make the region more climate resilient.