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All News tagged "culture"

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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.


Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

After a difficult election season that ended in a presidential loss, Republicans are evaluating their messaging in an effort to win over those who voted Democrat in November. Professor Bill Rosenberg weighs in on the party’s efforts to reconnect with the public, and what it might mean for the future of conservative politics.
Boy Scouts of America

Q&A with David Cohen: The Ban on Gay Members and Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America organization has recently made headlines for their revisiting of a divisive issue—the organization’s ban on gay members and leaders. Associate professor of law David S. Cohen weighs in on the legality of the ban and how the organization’s decision may be affected by external pressures.
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Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February. DrexelNow caught up with Dr. Douglas Porpora, a professor of sociology with research interests in religion, to discuss the influence of the papacy, Benedict’s legacy and what the future holds for the Catholic Church.

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Q&A with Taylor Anderson: The Danger of Binge Drinking for Women

One in eight women in the U.S. participates in binge drinking, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DrexelNow asked Drexel professor Taylor Anderson about the results of the CDC report and how the effects of binge drinking are unique to women.

Michael Glaser

What I'm Reading: Michael Glaser

Assistant professor Michael Glaser had low expectations when he picked up After the Future by Franco Berardi. Now he's racing to finish it.
Lisa McElroy

Q&A with Lisa McElroy: The Newtown Shootings, Gun Control and U.S. Supreme Court

Lisa McElroy, a professor the Earle Mack School of Law, recently spoke with DrexelNow about the impact of the Newtown shootings, the Court’s most recent rulings on guns rights and the likelihood that the justices will revisit the issue anytime soon.