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All News tagged "English"

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.

Drexel Professor Co-Writes Memoir of Grammy Award-Winning World Music Artist Angélique Kidjo

Hailed as “the undisputed queen of African music” (Daily Telegraph) and “Africa’s premier diva” (TIME), Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning artist with a mission to unite different cultures through music, while raising global respect for her native continent. In her debut memoir, “SPIRIT RISING: My Life, My Music,” which was released by Harper Collins on Jan. 7, Kidjo shares the inspiring story of her journey from a little-known city in Benin, on the west coast of Africa, to international superstardom. The autobiography was co-written with Rachel Wenrick, an associate teaching professor of English in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Man reading from a book

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.

Cohen and Hitchens

‘InterView’ beams Drexel, famous guests to 400 TV stations

In its 10 years, “The Drexel InterView” has expanded to reach more than 400 television stations across the United States. Host Paula Marantz Cohen has interviewed dozens of prominent guests over that time, and work will begin soon on the show’s 11th season.

students studying

Helping Freshmen Find Their Footing

This fall, Drexel will launch a pilot program to help freshmen transition into college.

Eva THury

What I’m Reading: Eva Thury

For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green, who wrote the best-seller The Fault in Our Stars.

Barbara Hoekje

What I'm Reading: Dr. Barbara Hoekje

DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Barbara Hoekje, director of the English Language Center, about her recent reading selections. Hoekje, a self-described “dog person” is currently reading The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell.
Paula Cohen

What I'm Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen

DrexelNow recently spoke with Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English, who is currently reading Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M. Barry.