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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.



Justin Mathew

GSA President Justin Mathew Juggles Leadership Role with Life as Grad Student

At least one time, Justin Mathew's dual role has forced him to sprint through Drexel hallways from one job to another. But it's worth it, he says, to break out of the graduate-student bubble, and help others to do the same.

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Learning Priorities At Center of Drexel Students' Education

The word "Communication" on an elevator door at the Hagerty Library is no empty buzzword: It's one of 12 goals, the Drexel Student Learning Priorities, that should be at the center of every Drexel student's experience, according to the University's strategic plan.

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Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philly? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling

The Philadelphia Daily News reported in September that the Confederate battle flag may be becoming a more common sight in the area. DrexelNow sat down with Mary Ebeling, an associate professor of sociology, to talk about the message and meaning behind the divisive symbol.

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Clear Out Your Closet: Drive Collecting Professional Wear for Military Veterans

One obstacle for military veterans making the transition back to civilian life can be building up a professional wardrobe. A drive at Drexel this fall, running through Nov. 5, aims to help out by collecting gently worn professional attire for veterans who need it.

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Student-Made 'Healthy Selections' App Provides Guide to Healthy Eating On Campus

Out on campus and looking for something healthy to eat? Turn to "Healthy Selections," a student-designed app that provides a guide to health-conscious dining on Drexel's University City Campus.

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Drexel Website Table Matters Gives Students a Taste of Food Writing

About a year after it launched, the Drexel food website Table Matters has earned wide acclaim and national attention for the students who contribute to it.

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How is the Government Shutdown Affecting Drexel?

The shutdown of the federal government that took effect Oct. 1 is already causing delays for some Drexel researchers, though student financial aid has been largely unaffected.

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Literary Death Match combines readings, silliness

Literary Death Match is a traveling series of author’s readings infused with reality-show-style competition and humor. When it comes to Philadelphia, it’s produced by the Painted Bride Quarterly magazine housed at Drexel.

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Vision 2020 looking for Drexel students to push for women’s equality

The Drexel-based Vision 2020 program is working toward social and economic equality for women, and its next move is to create college-campus chapters, including at Drexel.

Kathryn Gardner at Columbia University

First Custom-Designed Major Graduates Still Making Their Own Paths

None of the more than 70 possible majors available to Drexel undergraduates was quite the right fit for Kathryn Gardner, until she enrolled in the new Custom-Designed Major program in 2011. Two years later, Gardner is one of the program's first two graduates.

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Freshmen spend summer doing research — and get paid for it

Rebecca Olsho spent much of her summer on the Greek island of Crete, assisting with research and getting paid for it. She did this as just a freshman in college, thanks to Drexel's STAR Scholars program.

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Great Works Symposium brings disciplines together to ponder media world

Drexel's multidisciplinary Great Works Symposium series brings in students from all corners of the University. And this year's series will examine a topic applicable to anyone living in the year 2013: the changing world of media.