“As president of Drexel University, I know first-hand that the co-op model works.”
— John Fry, president of Drexel, in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times about the co-op’s role as an alternative to unpaid internships.
“It’s a lot different to actually see yourself and your physical form when running, compared to how you think you look when you run.”
— Kevin Gard, a clinical professor and director of the doctoral program in physical therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, about one of the benefits of participating in a running mechanics exam offered at Drexel.
“I see Drexel as a talent magnet attracting incredibly talented students, faculty, trustees, staff, members of the Philadelphia community, corporate partners, etc., and our goal is to create a community in which we bring these talented people together to support students through to graduation.”
— Randy Deike, senior vice president of the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success, on what he hopes to accomplish with new recruitment and admissions efforts aimed at boosting the number of students who graduate.
“If you want to learn to cook, there are cheaper ways to do that. If you want to dig deep into the science of food, the history, the culture, if you want to do product development for food companies and nonprofits, solving real world problems, then you need to be at a university.” — Jonathan Deutsch, director of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, in a Philadelphia Inquirer article.
“We’ve seen plans come and go in this city. Lots of times. And that’s the real question. What’s different this time?”
— Harris Steinberg, a distinguished teaching professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, about new development plans for the Market East area of Philadelphia.
“It is exciting news for the world of Cézanne scholarship: you think you know the totality of an artist’s oeuvre, and then you realize it is still incomplete and probably always will be.”
— Martha Lucy, an assistant professor of art history and museum leadership in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, on the discovery of two unfinished sketches of French artist Paul Cézanne at the Barnes Foundation, where Lucy is a consulting curator.
“Ten very formative years had passed in my life, so it was definitely like reminiscing about this fun movie project we had worked on during my youth.”
— Jamie Howard, a senior electrical engineering student, on finally viewing the Oscar-nominated film “Boyhood” in which she played the main character’s stepsister.
“If Drexel recreational athletics were a team, 2014 would have been their best season in the history of the program.”
— Eric Zillmer, director of athletics and Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, on Drexel’s Recreation Center and intramural sports earning national rankings and awards this past year.