Safety in schools is the theme of the day, especially here at Drexel. This is a story with two parts: On our campus today, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a Campus Resilience […]
Category: Community & Society
Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?
Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting […]
In School and Out of Trouble: A New Effort to Engage Mantua Middle-Schoolers
“It’s like they just forget about us when we get old.” This isn’t a statement you would expect to hear from a 12-year-old boy, and yet, for hundreds of youth in the Mantua section of […]
This Keeps Happening! Drexel Research Cameo during Late Night Comedy
Spotted last night during The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: That’s Dr. Mariana Chilton of Drexel’s School of Public Health. Chilton’s appearance on The Daily Show this week was in a clip from A Place […]
Building an Autism-Friendly Space: A Tour of the Drexel Autism Institute’s Future Home
“We’re going to need an autism-friendly building.” Dr. Jennifer Plumb, a clinical social worker, made this comment mid-way through a tour of the future home of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute on Market Street in […]
Learning from Sandy: Is Philadelphia Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?
The past 10 years were the costliest in U.S. history with regard to natural disasters. Hurricane Sandy left 131 Americans dead, more than 6 million without power and $50 billion worth of damages, making it […]
The Failure of Rape Law Reform
Debates about the term “legitimate rape” and whether or not a woman’s body can prevent rape have permeated media coverage in recent months, shedding light on the fact that views about sexual assault victims continue […]
What Does it Mean to be Black?
As symbolized by the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Martin Luther King Jr. day, many consider America to have entered an era of racial reconciliation. But in this so-called “post-racial” society, what does […]
Meet the innovators changing behavioral health care.
Philadelphia is an epicenter of transformation in the system of care for people with mental illness and addictions. This Philadelphia Daily News profile last week of a North Philadelphia recovery center gives a good introduction to both […]
From West Philly to East Africa: A Student Group With a Fresh Take on Outreach
On Jan. 21, people across the nation honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking time to serve others. The spirit of the day is observed year-round, however, by a Drexel student group […]