August 04, 2023
In the spring of 2021, Jonathan Deutsch, professor in the Departments of Food and Hospitality Management and Nutrition Sciences, was having coffee with Ellen Yin when the conversation turned to the difficulty of filling jobs at her Philadelphia restaurants. Yin, a James Beard Award-winning restauranteur who operates High Street Hospitality Group, and her counterparts throughout Philadelphia were struggling to find people to fill vacancies — a lingering byproduct of the pandemic. “We need help,” Deutsch recalled Yin saying.
July 27, 2023
Henry McGettigan, a rising Drexel senior, decided last fall to take a new course taught by Associate Professor Mike Glaser that was being sponsored by an external partner. McGettigan admits he was uncertain what he was getting into with Interdisciplinary Product Studio (PROD 340) at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Convatec Group, a British medical device maker, collaborated with Glaser to create the course, and that’s about all McGettigan knew.