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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.



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.
The Maker's Market events, like the one seen here, will be held at the Gateway Garden at Drexel University this summer. Photo credit: Beth Ann Downey.

Updated Campus Amenities for Summer 2021

For the summer term, Drexel’s on-campus operations related to dining, recreation and on-campus spaces have changed to reflect current guidance and very low rates of COVID-19 infection on campus.
A slide from the "Towards an Anti-Racist University" roundtable presentation.

Recap: Towards an Anti-Racist University Virtual Roundtable

Senior leaders discussed the University’s anti-racism efforts from the past year, including updates from the work of the Anti-Racism Task Force, with faculty and professional staff at an online event.
Dragons on the University City Campus in the spring of 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

Town Hall Recap: Implementing Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

On June 21, University leaders provided an update on the current status of how faculty and professional staff are taking steps to execute the strategic plan — and how they can still get involved.
Student cheers and raises arm at ballpark.

Bringing Tradition Back at Drexel’s 2021 Commencement

On June 11, the University returned to the Citizens Bank Park to honor the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates with an in-person ceremony that was livestreamed.
A commencement cap with the phrase "That's All She Wrote" and a seated woman on a chair.

Capping Off the Return of Drexel’s Commencement Cap Contest

The top three designs from the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 showed the Philly skyline, the future’s possibilities and recognizing achievements of the past.
A screenshot of participants in the May 19 event.

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered

A trio of public health experts discussed side effects, spread, development, clinical trials and other concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine hesitancy.
Drexel University graduate at Citizens Bank Park.

Drexel University Announces 2021 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

The speakers and honorary degree recipients addressing graduating Dragons this year are well-known and respected in their various fields, and several have deep, longstanding ties to Drexel.
Activity around the Mario the Magnificent statue on the University City Campus during a "Walking Tour Weekend!" event in April 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

Update on the Current and Future ‘State of the Campus’

University leaders discussed today’s admissions and student life news as well as upcoming priorities of the new strategic plan.
The renovated greenhouse space. Photo credit: Scott Dunham.

Drexel Opens Community Greenhouse in Stratton Hall

Students, faculty and professional staff can sign up to grow plants on campus, with the University providing everything but the seeds for use.