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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.



Ben McIntosh

Men's Lacrosse Team Sets Sights on First-Ever CAA Tournament Title

The 2013 season was a wild ride for the Drexel men's lacrosse team, filled with thrilling comebacks. This year, the team has its eye on its first-ever CAA tournament championship.

Jennifer Salvage in an Egyptian temple

Five-plus years of wedding photos make Drexel prof's love story go viral

Drexel professor Jeff Salvage's photos of his wife in her wedding dress around the world has landed the couple on TV screens and homepages. But that's not the best part of their nearly six-year journey.

Janet Guthart

'Our job is to make people happy': A Q&A With Drexel's Head Event Planner

What does it take to put on the hundreds of Drexel events that take place each year? We spoke with Janet Guthart, the University's head event planner, to find out.

Students with blocks

Math Comes Alive With Blocks, Videos and More For Philadelphia Youths at Drexel Challenge

It was a problem involving building blocks, tough enough to stump doctoral students. But Philadelphia high- and middle-school students tackled it admirably at a challenge presented by Drexel's Math Forum last week.

Lindsey Crane

A Sales Tax for the Arts in Philadelphia? Grad Student's Thesis Proposes One

The arts drew Lindsey Crane to Philadelphia, and they’re what caused her to stay after she finished graduate school.

Virtual navigation screen

Drexel Prof's Discovery of 'Brain's Own GPS' Named One of 2013's Top 100 Science Stories

Joshua Jacobs used to study computers, but they weren’t quite complex enough for his taste. So he moved on to examining a much more complicated instrument: the human brain.


What the Partnership With Bachelors Barge Club Means for Drexel

Since Drexel moved into the historic Bachelors Barge Club as its main tenant, its rowing teams have experienced unprecedented success. But now that Drexel has taken over the facility's management, the partnership also presents an opportunity for faculty and staff, including those who've never held an oar.

Robert Peary and his flag

Hidden Treasures: The 43-Star Arctic Expedition Flag at the Academy of Natural Sciences

A roughly 4- by 5-foot American flag on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences is a curiosity not just because of its number of stars, 43, but because of the story behind it.

Bill Taylor

Employee Spotlight: After 29 Years Dealing With Campus Disasters, Bill Taylor Loves His Job

If it has a motor and it can break, Bill Taylor has probably fixed it.

Prospective students

Getting the Right Students: Drexel's Student Lifecycle Management Transformation

For years, Drexel's enrollment strategy was all about volume. But leaders say it's time for that to change.

Bob Brehm and Scott Gabriel Knowles

After Building Collapse, Two Drexel Profs Will Help Philadelphia Move Forward

Bob Brehm came to Drexel to get away from the news cameras, but he found himself in front of them after Philadelphia's deadly Market Street building collapse in June 2013. Now he and another Drexel professor, Scott Gabriel Knowles, are stepping up to help the city in the collapse's wake.

Leaders at Agreement Signing

'Dream Teams' of Pediatric Problem-Solvers Could Emerge From Drexel-CHOP-Hebrew University gathering

When researchers from Drexel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hebrew University of Jerusalem come together next week, leaders hope the result will be new research "dream teams" that can tackle pediatric problems in new ways.