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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

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.
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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.
The students who run Dragons TV are acutely aware of the highs, the lows and what it takes to move from internet streams to a regional NBC Sports TV deal.

Inside the Dragons TV Production Office

Most sports lovers don’t know what really goes into a live sports broadcast. The students who run Dragons TV are acutely aware of the highs, the lows and what it takes to move from internet streams to a regional TV deal.
DrexelNow got together three Drexel University teaching assistants from different disciplines and background experiences for a roundtable discussion.

TA Tell-All: Three Drexel Teaching Assistants’ Thoughts on Working with Students, Faculty and Each Other

DrexelNow got together three Drexel University teaching assistants from different disciplines and background experiences, along with a knowledgeable moderator, for a roundtable discussion about their most notable experiences, techniques and suggestions for improvement.
A cohort of students taking part in Alternative Spring Break at Drexel University.

Drexel Spring Break: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Decide to stick around campus this spring break? There are plenty of local events to take part in during this reprieve from classes, and next year, look toward these Drexel-supported programs to travel, learn and grow!

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From Passion to Profit: Drexel Student Starts Tea Business Through Entrepreneurial Co-op

Drexel University student Billy McCullough turned hobby into business in founding Puerh Panda — an online storefront for small-batch teas and accessories — through an entrepreneurial co-op with the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.