Regular essays you’ve come to expect in every issue.

Shell Game

This distinctive tree snail is one of millions of specimens in the Malacology Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The manus gree... Read More

The View from Main

With so many key initiatives coming together at your alma mater these days, I’m almost tempted to quote Yankees legend Yogi Berra’s comment about a place be... Read More

Let Us Entertain You

At press time, we got the news that local kid M. Night Shyamalan had agreed to be Drexel’s commencement speaker. It’s too early to know whether the director... Read More

The View from Main

On a crisp autumn day in November, students, faculty and professional staff joined me, along with dedicated Drexel volunteers, donors and leaders in ... Read More
ferrofluid on silicon wafer

Nano Art

This image — “Magnetostatic Spawn” by Aleks Labuda from Santa Barbara, California — depicts ferromagnetic particles suspended in a fluid and manipulated by... Read More

Sometimes We Get in a Bite

“A well-rounded, underdog.” That’s how Moody’s described Philadelphia recently in a Money magazine article about Amazon’s city tryouts for a seco... Read More
John Fry

The View from Main

Over and over, Drexel graduates tell us they look back on their co-op experience as a watershed event of their university years: the invaluable interviewing pro... Read More
Sonja Sherwood

Cha-cha-cha Changes

It’s fall — as I write this the new term has started, and as usual no one can find their classrooms in Curtis Hall. We have a big freshman class this year — ... Read More