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

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

Drexel’s Newest Vending Machine Dispenses iPads
Community & Society

Drexel’s Newest Vending Machine Dispenses iPads

After successfully introducing a vending machine that dispensed MacBooks for 24-hour student use, Drexel University in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia is introducing an iPad vending machine. Located in the University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the kiosk will make a dozen iPads available to local residents and Drexel students. … Continue reading

Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development
Business & Law / Experts / Opinion

Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development

By Susan Aldridge, PhD In today’s ever-evolving workforce, lifelong learning is the key to gainful and fulfilling employment—which is why successful professionals are always on the lookout for quality continuing education, designed to drive career advancement. That being said, industry-relevant, post-secondary certificates are fast becoming the “new black” in professional development, at a time when … Continue reading

Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”
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Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Drexel University’s “million-dollar scholar” Christopher Gray—who secured $1.3 million from 34 scholarships and created the Scholly app to help other students apply for scholarships—made a pitch to investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Feb. 20. Gray convinced two sharks, Lori Greiner and Daymond John, to invest $40,000 for a 15 percent stake in his startup … Continue reading

Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone
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Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone

With the recent election in Greece, the country’s radical left Syriza party became the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe. The victory of Syriza prime minister candidate Alexis Tsipras has already cast doubts as to whether or not the country will continue its course on the austerity program imposed on Greece by its … Continue reading

Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works
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Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works

By John A. Fry The “intern economy” is a crumbling monument to short-term thinking. The class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against Fox Searchlight Pictures by former unpaid interns on the film “Black Swan” set off a wave of internship lawsuits that is likely to have lasting consequences for companies with business models that rely on … Continue reading