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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.



Stephen Cox

After Years Helping Minority Students Succeed in Math and Science, Drexel Leader Receiving Honor

Stephen Cox believes that all students can succeed, if given the opportunity. But he's had no trouble finding people who disagree.

Drexel's top stories

Drexel's Top Stories of 2013

We’ve tried to round up some of the Drexel news that most shaped the year 2013, on campus and off.

Center City Town Hall

Center City Campus Shouldn't Be Just a 'Branch,' Fry Says at Town Hall

Too often, President John Fry said last week, Drexel's Center City Campus has been treated as an offshoot, entirely separate from the University City Campus. It's time for that to end, he said.

New Drexel buildings

Who's Paying for Drexel's New Buildings? A Q&A With Jim Tucker

New building projects are seemingly sprouting left and right on Drexel's campus. But how are all these projects being funded? Senior Vice President Jim Tucker spoke with DrexelNow about the issue.

President Fry Speaking

Money on the mind: Fry addresses finances at faculty town hall

Dollars and cents were a frequent topic of conversation at President John Fry’s town-hall meeting for faculty at the University City Campus this week, and Drexel’s financial numbers paint an optimistic picture, Fry said.

Wallace Coulter medallion

How Drexel Shares a 'Family' Connection With a Revolutionary Inventor

Medical-device inventor Wallace Coulter never married, and he had no children. But he does have heirs, and Drexel is one of them.

President Fry Speaking to a Group

Bringing down the 'firewall': Fry updates Queen Lane employees on changes at town hall

With the removal of the operational "firewall" separating Drexel's College of Medicine from the rest of the University looming next year, President Fry addressed the effort to create "One University" at a town hall meeting for Queen Lane Campus employees Monday.

Boardroom chairs

Can $30 million a year be fair pay for a CEO? A Q&A with David Becher

A $30 million salary? A $1.5 million home security system? How much is too much when it comes to CEO pay? DrexelNow talked with associate professor David Becher about what goes into executives' compensation.

Chef arranging salami slices

'I Want to Hug the Guy Who Made This': An Unforgettable Dinner at Drexel

Six courses, five beer and wine pairings, numerous rounds of applause — last week's Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at Drexel left a mark on its attendees and raised money for a student in need.

Michael Nutter and John Fry

The Philadelphia of the Future: Fry, Nutter on Drexel's Role in the City's Evolution

What will Philadelphia look like in 30 years, and what role will Drexel play in its transformation? President John Fry and Mayor Michael Nutter addressed these questions at last week's CityAge gathering at Drexel.

Volunteers assembling care packages

Why a textbook civilian works to brighten troops' holidays with care packages from Drexel

Tina Heuges knew next to nothing about the military before she came to Drexel, but now she leads a University effort to send gift packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The drive runs through Dec. 15.

Curt Anderson playing bagpipes

Remembering Forgotten Soldiers: Drexel Employee Honors Deceased Veterans

Curt Anderson knows what it's like to feel forgotten by the country he'd served. That helps explain why he helps honor long-forgotten veterans whose remains have sat on funeral-home shelves for years.