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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 NewsPhilly.com 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.

Contact:

acf57@drexel.edu

215.571.4319

A conditioning group exercise class taught on Zoom by Drexel instructor and alumna Johanna Burns. Photo credit: Bryan Ford.

Drexel’s Rec Center Pivots to Host Virtual Trainings and Sessions

With campus closed, the Recreation Center is now hosting group exercise classes and training sessions on Instagram and Zoom, and will do the same for eSports tournaments and virtual town halls.
Third-year medical student Edward Guo after collecting PPE supplies. Photo courtesy Estefania Alba-Rodriguez and Kira Smith.

Drexel Collects Coronavirus-related Supplies for Donations

Medical and nursing faculty, staff and students are gathering masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment to donate to hospitals and health care workers.
Coronavirus

Q&A: #COVIDCalls with Disaster Historian Scott Knowles

Every day, the head of Drexel’s Department of History speaks with experts about news and developments related to COVID-19 — and he wants you to listen in.
Check out These Drexel Resources for Online Learning

Check out These Drexel Resources for Online Learning

With the University shifting to handling most campus functions remotely for faculty, staff and students, now is the time to make sure you’re up to date on best practices for working online.
A 2014 aerial shot of Drexel's University City Campus. Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography.

March 23: Drexel’s Campus is Closed. Now What?

With campus now officially closed as of March 20, here’s what Dragons should know about what resources are and are not available as they prepare to work and learn remotely.
Dance, Cook, Listen: Creative Ideas for Health and Well-being

Dance, Cook, Listen: Creative Ideas for Health and Well-being

Members of Drexel's Creative Arts Therapies Department offered tips on how to manage yourself creatively and effectively while in social isolation.
Coronavirus-related Cancellations and Changes on Drexel’s Campus

Coronavirus-related Cancellations and Changes on Drexel’s Campus

The latest information on what Dragons preparing to stay on campus or use campus services should know about, in terms of events, dining services and other updates.
Shara Epstein, MD, answers a question at the CNHP event as Deborah Clegg, PhD, pictured left, and Merritt Brockman, DHA, seated in the center, look on. Photo courtesy Craig Schlanser.

Drexel Panels Address COVID-19 Best Practices

The College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dornsife School of Public Health hosted discussions on how health care professionals and the general public can be prepared to face the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus

COVID-19 Q&A with College of Medicine Dean Charles B. Cairns, MD

In this Q&A, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean discussed what is known and unknown about COVID-19, and what sources he's turning to for coronavirus news and updates.
The Drexel delegation hiked to the Bioko program's research site on a beach monitoring marine turtles’ nesting grounds. Photo credit: Scott Cooper.

In Equatorial Guinea, Drexel Leaders Deepen Longstanding Research Partnership

A delegation led by President John Fry traveled to the African nation to further the University’s commitment to its Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program.
Left to right: Claudia Albertini, Julia Farnan, Anthony DiNatale and Ottavia Tartagni at the DUniBo presentation Farnan and DiNatale held at Drexel this winter. Photo courtesy Olimpia Meucci.

New Italian Exchange Program Encourages Scientific Collaboration and Understanding

In the last few months, Drexel University College of Medicine and the University of Bologna in Italy have hosted students from each other’s institution to further future opportunities for research partnerships.
Isabella Sangaline with "Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel (oil on canvas, 1817) stored in The Drexel Collection. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

An International Co-op Uncovering Drexel Family History

A history and sociology major completed a co-op in the city archives of the Austrian ancestral home of the Drexel family to learn more about the University founder’s father.