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Drexel Snapshot: Fashion Prof’s Gorgeous Gown Sculptures on Display for the Holidays
Arts & Culture

Drexel Snapshot: Fashion Prof’s Gorgeous Gown Sculptures on Display for the Holidays

Nothing makes a statement quite like a dazzling holiday gown. Miniature, to-scale sculptures of such gorgeous, festive dresses, created by Renée Weis Chase, a professor of fashion design in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, are currently on display at the Joan Shepp boutique in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square for the holiday season. … Continue reading

Naughty or Nice? Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Other Holiday Fashion Dos and Don’ts
Arts & Culture / Community & Society

Naughty or Nice? Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Other Holiday Fashion Dos and Don’ts

From sparkles and scarves to jingle bell earrings and Santa sweaters, holiday fashion can bring out the best in us – or the worst. We checked in with the fashion experts at Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to find out what’s naughty and nice in this year’s trends. NICE: “Wear an … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot x2: Conserving Central African Wildlife Diversity
Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot x2: Conserving Central African Wildlife Diversity

Central Africa’s Congo Basin is a biodiversity hotspot, meaning it’s a region with an incredibly rich array of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else—and which face threats to survival that include deforestation, climate change and hunting. A Drexel professor and her students are part of an international effort to protect this … Continue reading

Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback
Community & Society

Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

Warped eggplant. Dented zucchini. Too-small squash. One major area of food waste in America is on farms, where crops that aren’t suitable for supermarket shelves – usually for aesthetic reasons – are left in the fields to rot. In fact, according to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, more than 6 billion pounds of fruits … Continue reading

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education
Community & Society / Experts

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education

With President Obama’s announcement yesterday that $1 billion in federal funding will be used to expand high-quality early childhood education programs, he delivered on his promise to help more children access the early education they need to succeed in school and in life. The funding will expand educational opportunities for tens of thousands of children. … Continue reading