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Matt Erickson

Staff Writer
Matt Erickson serves as editor for DrexelNow and the Drexel Quarterly print newsletter, in addition to contributing to Drexel's publications as a writer. Matt joined Drexel in 2013 after working for three years as a newspaper reporter, most recently at the Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan. A University of Kansas graduate, he recently moved from Kansas to northern Delaware as part of an attempt to inhabit each of the country's most obscure states. He can often be found staring at his phone on his commuter train, trading lines from the TV show "Arrested Development" with his wife to the point where they should really not be funny anymore and obsessively following the Kansas City Royals despite the fact that they have not made the playoffs during his lifetime.



The Supreme Court

'Race Matters': A Q&A With Drexel Prof André Carrington

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on the topic of affirmative action in college admissions, ruling 6-2 that voters can ban state colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admitting students. André Carrington was paying close attention.

Asha-Le Davis

Drexel Celebrates First Graduates From Liberty Scholars Program

In 2010, Drexel announced a new scholarship program: the Drexel Liberty Scholars. The University began awarding 50 full-ride scholarships each year to academically talented Philadelphia high school students from low-income families. In June, 16 of those students will graduate from Drexel, the first class to do so.

President Fry

Drexel Celebrates New Program to Steer STEM Students Toward Teaching

The United States needs more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. And Drexel has a wealth of bright students studying in those same fields. Now, a new program will connect Drexel’s strength with the nation’s need.

Sailing Team on a Boat

Students on Sailing Team Raise $30,000 to Compete in France

Every weekend during the fall and spring, members of the Drexel Sailing Team pile into their cars and head to competitions up and down the East Coast, from Connecticut to Virginia. It’s a lot of travel, but that’s nothing compared to the team’s next trip.

Tug of war with a monster

Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. Marina Gershkovich may have a solution to that problem.

Michael McGuire and book cover

How Two Men Helped Rid the U.S. of Typhoid: A Q&A With Drexel Alumnus Michael McGuire

If you grew up in the United States or any developed country during the past century, you probably didn’t spend much time worrying about typhoid fever. And for that, you can thank physician John L. Leal and sanitary engineer George Warren Fuller.

Graduation celebration

How to Be a Great Boss: Drexel HR Program Provides a Road Map

If you perform well in your job, it stands to reason that you may be promoted to a management role. But that means that you’ll no longer be doing your old job, that one you were so good at. Being a boss may be a different job entirely.

Edited manuscript

Drexel Edits: Grammar Police For a Good Cause

Nonprofit organizations often have many needs: Funding. Space. Volunteers. But how about an editor?

Drexel Main Building

Balancing Drexel's Budget: A Q&A With Helen Bowman

Ever had an idea for how to make things run more smoothly and efficiently at Drexel? Well, now's the time to share it.

Eliza Grier and Matilda Evans

Black History Month at Drexel: From Pioneers Yesterday to Diversity, Inclusiveness Today

Several African-American pioneers passed through Drexel, and an effort to achieve diversity and inclusion continues today.

Smart House Rendering

New Minor Lets Students Chart Their Own Path, Solve Urban Problems With Technology

Drexel students now have the opportunity to tackle the issues of modern urban living using their research ideas, as part of their course of study.

Student Dealing With Stress

Feeling anxious or depressed? You're not alone, and Drexel can help

If there’s a time during college when you feel overwhelmed, inadequate or out of hope, that doesn’t make you weak. It makes you normal. And Drexel offers resources that can help.