For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.


All News tagged "Politics"

Political science student Hannah Abrams at the Cliffs of Moher.

Co-op Turned Career: How One Student Used the Co-op System to Find a Job After Graduation

Hannah Abrams wasn’t too sure about what she wanted to do after graduation. One international co-op changed everything for her.
Mayor Michael Nutter speaking in the third Leadership Matters lecture. Photo by Natalie Shaak.

Mayor Nutter Talks Leadership, Determination at LeBow

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter detailed the start of his run for mayor and what he considers vital to leadership as a part of a lecture series hosted by LeBow’s Institute for Strategic Leadership.
The Great Court in the Main Building as it looked not long after Drexel was founded. From the University Archives.

Professors Seeking Help to Bring Drexel’s 125-Year History to Life

With Drexel’s quasquicentennial (125th anniversary) next year, a pair of College of Arts and Sciences professors has set out to tell the whole history of the University with a little help from the Dragon community.

Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again

In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,” Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.) will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in these polarized times.
Victoria Napolitano, learning and curriculum '10, the mayor of Moorestown N.J. at only 26.

Just 26, Drexel Grad Already a Political Veteran

After two years on the town council of Moorestown, New Jersey, Victoria Napolitano, a 2010 Drexel grad, was named mayor. She credits part of her success to Drexel for making her feel comfortable in the post-college world.

Graduation cap and diploma

A Bachelor's Degree at Your Own Pace for $10,000: Too Good to Be True? A Q&A With Amy Slaton

DrexelNow talked with Amy Slaton about "competency-based" programs, which The Atlantic called a "top trend" in education.

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.

Tianna Gaines-Turner, a participant in Drexel's Witnesses to Hunger program, speaks with Senator Bob Casey, who invited her to attend the State of the Union address.

Drexel Program Participant Tianna Gaines-Turner Gets a Seat at the State of the Union

Tianna Gaines-Turner, a low-income mother of three children from North Philadelphia, will attend the State of the Union address as a guest of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey on Jan. 28, the Senator announced today. Her attendance marks a new achievement of a Drexel program raising the voices of families living in poverty to gain a place in the national conversation.


Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: The Crisis in Syria

With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

'We Created Hugo Chávez'

'We Created Hugo Chávez'

In this excerpt from his recently released book, Drexel political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that discussions about Venezuelan politics far too often focused on Hugo Chávez, the man who sat in the president’s office, rather than the movement—and the people—who put him there.

same sex marriage

Q&A with Scott Barclay: The Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides towards gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the balance.

Vision 2020 Co-Chairs Lynn Yeakel and Rosemarie Greco with the Women’s Basketball Drexel Dragons.

Vision 2020 Plans for Centennial Celebration of Women's Voting Rights

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently announced that, in collaboration with various local organizations including Drexel's Vision 2020 project, Philadelphia will host the nation’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in the year 2020.