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Does Your Toddler Point at Airplanes? How Early Autism Screening Helps Families and Public Health
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Does Your Toddler Point at Airplanes? How Early Autism Screening Helps Families and Public Health

“Does your child point with one finger to show you something interesting, such as an airplane in the sky, or a big truck in the road?” An array of questions like this one, asked by a pediatrician or other professional to parents of toddlers, makes up one of the best standardized measures that can detect … Continue reading

Quick Take: How Scrapping the $45 Billion Merger with Time Warner Will Benefit Comcast
Business & Law

Quick Take: How Scrapping the $45 Billion Merger with Time Warner Will Benefit Comcast

Comcast formally withdrew from its pending $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable on April 24 after the two companies failed to convince regulators the deal would be good for consumers. “Scrapping the merger at this point makes sense for Comcast,” said Drexel University’s Daniel Korschun, PhD, an assistant professor of marketing at Drexel University’s … Continue reading

Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress
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Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress

Today, the U.S. Congress Education and the Workforce Committee is holding its long-awaited first hearing on reauthorizing child nutrition programs. Such programs support the approximately one in five U.S. households with children who live with food insecurity, helping guarantee children receive adequate nutrition even if their families are struggling to get by, making impossible trade-offs … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: MAD Dragon Students Help Artist Behind ‘Mad Men’ Theme Song Release Vinyl Album For Record Store Day
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Drexel Snapshot: MAD Dragon Students Help Artist Behind ‘Mad Men’ Theme Song Release Vinyl Album For Record Store Day

This clear-gold vinyl record is one of just 1,000 special-edition copies of the Icebird album “The Abandoned Lullaby” that will hit the shelves in honor of Record Store Day on April 18. Students from MAD Dragon Records are working with Philadelphia-based recording artist RJD2, whose song “A Beautiful Mine” is known widely as the theme … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Saxbys and Drexel Celebrate the Opening of Student-Run Café
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Drexel Snapshot: Saxbys and Drexel Celebrate the Opening of Student-Run Café

While many students find jobs as baristas during college, Drexel University students—through a new partnership with Saxbys—will have the opportunity to manage a student-run Saxbys Coffee shop. On April 13, Saxbys Chief Executive Officer and Founder Nick Bayer joined Drexel President John A. Fry, Congressman Chaka Fattah and Dean of Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship … Continue reading

Quick Take: What Everyone is Missing in the Fray over Indiana and Arkansas
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Quick Take: What Everyone is Missing in the Fray over Indiana and Arkansas

A new law in Indiana, dubbed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), makes it legal for those who believe their religious beliefs are “substantially burdened” to seek “relief” from whatever governmental mandate imposes that burden. However, the legislation has come under fire from critics who say it enables discrimination of LGBTQA individuals. On the heels … Continue reading