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

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

Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development
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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

Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?
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Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?

A recent report by the World Resources Institute suggesting that policy changes are necessary in Western countries to phase out the use of agricultural land for growing crops that will be made into biofuels. In the United States alone, 30-40 percent of corn crops are being converted to fuel additives. But the report indicates that … Continue reading