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Beth Ann Downey

Beth Ann Downey

Staff Writer, University Communications

Beth Ann Downey is the staff writer for DrexelNow and also contributes to such publications as Drexel Magazine. She joined the University Communications team in March 2018 bringing a variety of work experience in journalism, public relations and marketing.

Beth Ann received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University in University Park. She has previously held editorial positions with the Altoona Mirror as a lifestyle reporter and JUMP Philly magazine as a managing editor. In her free time, you can find Beth Ann enjoying the local music scene as well as everything her East Passyunk neighborhood has to offer. Follow Beth Ann at @bethanndowney on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:

ead332@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

11 co-op student winners were recognized for their extraordinary achievements during their work experiences.

2019 Cooperative Education Awards Bring Together Drexel’s Best of the Best

The nearly 100-year-old co-op program is a cornerstone of Drexel University, and its annual award ceremony this year brought together the many different types of Dragons who contribute to its success.
The event featured a Q&A between Jefferson and Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca, who had previously interviewed Joe Jefferson about the release, and sat with a copy of the vinyl record on his lap throughout the discussion.

Drexel Celebrates Collaborative Album Release, Rediscovered Group and the History of Philadelphia Soul

Upon the release of Nat Turner Rebellion’s debut album 50 years after its recording, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and its MAD Dragon Music Group brought together the album’s many collaborators and the group’s sole-surviving member for an evening of celebration and remembrance.
Drexel Expo will be co-presented by a variety of student organizations, including Drexel’s Black Action Committee, The Good Idea Fund and the Anime and Gaming Organization as well as Drexel Quidditch, Dragon Jedi.

Drexel Expo to Celebrate Art, Fandom and Bring Something for Everyone

The inaugural Drexel Expo will bring student organizations centered on popular culture and fandom communities together for a convention-style event on Drexel University’s University City Campus.
“An Evening with Tarana Burke” brought together survivors and allies, as well as campus resources and organizations, in Mitchell Auditorium to get to know Burke as more than just a face of a movement.

‘Me too.’ Movement Founder Gets Real During On-Campus Event

Tarana Burke held little back while explaining her background, her work and her hardships to a captive audience of Drexel University students, faculty and staff.
Integrated biomedical engineering and business graduate student Adam Eichen had been looking for a job for years before coming to Drexel, and found that the graduate co-op program helped open industry doors that were once closed to him.

How a Drexel Graduate Student Harnessed the Power of Co-op in Dream Position

Integrated biomedical engineering and business graduate student Adam Eichen had been looking for a job for years before coming to Drexel, and found that the graduate co-op program helped open industry doors that were once closed to him.
Every year, the Steinbright Career Development Center hosts the contest, with students on co-op over the last year submitting photos in both the @work and @play categories.

Behind the 2019 Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest Winning Entries

The winners of the @Work and @Play categories explain their winning entries and what co-op means to them.
5 Little Known Facts Drexel Counseling Center

Five Little Known Facts: Drexel University Housing

University Housing aims to be an invisible hand guiding students through their Drexel experience. However, there are a few myths and Drexel-specific facets of campus living that all students and families should be aware of.
Since 2013, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics has brought students and local professionals from diverse backgrounds together for a premiere hackathon focused on solving real-world problems.

Hacking For Good: Philly Codefest Unites Techies to Compete With Social Good Projects

Since 2013, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics has brought students and local professionals from diverse backgrounds together for a premiere hackathon focused on solving real-world problems. This year, Philly Codefest sets its sights on ending economic inequality.
As part of the Campus Activities Board’s annual culture and discovery program, Tarana Burke will address Drexel University students, faculty and staff.

Drexel to Welcome ‘me too.’ Movement Founder Tarana Burke

As part of the Campus Activities Board’s annual culture and discovery program, Burke will address Drexel students, faculty and staff as well as take part in both a moderated and an audience Q&A.
Terry Gross speaking at Drexel University to a sold-out audience in the Mandell Theater on April 10. Her talk was titled "Off Air With Fresh Air."

Drexel Hosts Radio Personality Terry Gross for an Evening of Interview

Terry Gross, the host and co-executive producer of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” discussed her interview techniques with a sold-out audience as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.
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Campus Digest — April 2019

As of the beginning of this month, spring term has begun! Here’s what Dragons have to look forward to.
5 questions with 4 Drexel-student-created app developers.

5 Questions With 4 Student-Created App Developers 

There’s an app for that… because these Drexel University students are bringing these innovative, problem-solving app ideas into fruition.