“I spoke to George W. Bush about it at one point, but he didn’t seem particularly interested.”
— Robert Peck, curator of art and artifacts and senior fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences, on his attempt to bolster the Academy’s already incredible collection of presidential hair (which has locks from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson).
“The Academy is Philadelphia’s ‘Dinosaur Museum.’ In fact, we are probably North America’s ‘Dinosaur Museum.’ And we come by that honestly. This is the place where dinosaur science started ”
— Ted Daeschler, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of vertebrate zoology in the Academy of Natural Sciences, about the Academy’s distinction of being the first national natural history museum in America to display dinosaur bones.
“So as soon as we’re warm, cozy, have a seatbelt on and the temperature is right, with a little white noise — BOOM”
— Joanne Getsy, professor and director of the Drexel Sleep Center in the College of Medicine, on why it can be so easy to fall asleep in the car.
“A lot of people think ‘Oh I’m recycling, saving the environment, Etc.’ But what they’re also doing, potentially is they might be harming themselves. Most of the plastic used to make disposable water bottles is nor made to be used again, in terms of regular wear and tear.”
— Neilanjan Nandi, assistant professor and associate fellowship program director in the College of Medicine, on why you shouldn’t reuse plastic water bottles.
“It was the best putt I ever made, for sure. It has to be. I was one of the lucky ones.”
— Chris Crawford, a recent graduate of the LeBow College of Business and Drexel golfer, on his incredible 40-foot birdie putt on his final hole that qualified him to compete in the U.S. Open.