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A Letter To Drexel University: On The Fiction Of White Genocide And The Danger Of Giving It Life

Jesse Benn | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics
Jesse Benn

On Christmas Eve Professor George Ciccariello-Maher, of Drexel University, took to Twitter to mock white supremacists and internet trolls--a perfectly...

Prof Says 'White Genocide' Holiday Wish Was Satire

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

A Drexel University associate professor of history and politics on the hot seat for sending a holiday greeting wishing for “white genocide” insist...

Black People Are Way More Likely To Be Killed By Police Than Their White Peers: Study

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

A working study published by Harvard economist Roland Fryer in July made a bold assertion: While black people are more likely to have force used again...

This NFL Player Is Changing Children's Lives Via Unique Educational Program

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Laura Goldman

Eagles football player Malcolm Jenkins raised more than $90,000 at the 3rd annual Blitz, Bow-Ties, and Bourbon fundraiser on October 24 at Union Trust...

Study Says Making Art Reduces Stress, Even If You Kind Of Suck At It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

The next time you're blessed with that familiar, overwhelming sensation of stress -- when your anxieties turn from passing sensations in the brain to ...

Here's Why Your Water in the Mid-Atlantic States Is So Awesome

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Green
Laura Goldman

Most of us give nary a thought to tap water anymore. We bypass the sink and head right to the refrigerator to select a plastic bottle of water to quench our thirst. Not Dr. Janet Haas, chairman of the William Penn foundation.

Young & Entrepreneurial: This 25-Year-Old Entrepreneur Overcame U.S. Immigration With Social Impact Gaming

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Through Arad's work in creating social impact games, he has been invited to attend national and international forums like the United Nations Conference Of State Parties, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and the International Anti-Corruption Conference.

Going to Class Should Not Be an Act of Bravery

Tamar Abrams | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

Throughout the lives of our children, we have to caution them against real threats in the hope that we can keep them safe. As my daughter nears her 23rd birthday and graduation from college, I had begun to cut back on the warnings. But now the warnings are coming in fast and loud, and not from me.

Jason Linkins

Drexel Law Professor's Email Mishap Touches Off Idiotic Freakout With University Administration | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

As much as our fancy technical gadgets and devices allegedly make life easier, anyone who's spent any time mashing keys and closing tabs knows that mo...

Veteran Executive Richelle Parham Fueled By Passion, Career and Community

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

Many of us spend a lifetime on a quest not only to find our passion, but also to use it in a way that touches and improves lives for future generations. Long-time executive Richelle Parham says she found her passion for marketing in high school.

Students Devise Way To Feed Homeless Meals, Cut Food Waste All At Once

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

One Philadelphia homeless shelter used to have a major pea problem. Bethesda Project's My Brother’s House had an abundance of smooth Alaska peas ...

David Freeman

Professor Sees Major Problem With 21-Day Ebola Quarantine | David Freeman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Science

Hospital workers and public health officials in the U.S. have come under fire for a series of missteps in their response to the Ebola crisis, from ini...

How Much College Football Players Should Be Making

COED | Posted 04.19.2014 | College

Hey, did you see that headline? “College Football Players Should Be Making $178K a Year.” That’s not our idea, either. That’s the findings of ...

'Mama, Get Me Away From Around Here!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Even children who are not directly hit by gun violence suffer the collateral damage of living in an unsafe environment saturated with guns that are routinely used to settle conflicts or to exact retaliation.

When Government Bureaucracy Proves To Be More Than Annoying -- Perhaps Even Fatal

Paul Alexander | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Why is Bexsero unavailable in America? One reason. The Food and Drug Administration hasn't approved it. Not because it isn't safe and effective -- it is in common use in Europe and much of the English-speaking world -- but because the FDA has become so immobilized by a stupefying bureaucracy.

5 Ways to Save St. Joe's University

Gene Marks | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Gene Marks

People just can't afford to pay $50K a year for a college education, even if it's at a good school like St. Joe's. The payback just isn't there. The numbers don't make sense. St. Joe's has to make some hard and unpopular adjustments if they want to survive.

The Significance of College Athletes Signing Union Cards

Ellen J. Staurowsky | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Ellen J. Staurowsky

In a player-centered attempt to organize, Northwestern football players have done what the college sport system and American higher education have failed to do over the span of more than a hundred years.

TED Talks Got Utterly Pranked By This Guy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.11.2013 | Comedy

We like where your heart is, TED Talks. We really do. But even the most devoted fan of your brand, which produces lectures that mix scientific and phi...

REVEALED: Secret Lives Of Baby Snakes

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

By implanting baby northern pine snakes with tracking devices, scientists are revealing previously unknown details about the little reptiles' lives. ...

Tangled Roots: Racial Identity and Family Trees

Jennifer R. James | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Jennifer R. James

At first I considered the thought of having anything but an obligatory check-in phone call with my dad as a roadblock. But with my professor's advice in mind, I viewed that challenge as an opportunity.

Dear Candidates, Stop Phoning it In

Tamar Abrams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

Bowles-Simpson? Come on, are we supposed to know what that is? And all the math lessons... At least we know what Romney likes -- coal, Big Bird, Jim Lehrer and presumably vacant smiles.

Missing Student Found Lifeless In Philly River

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

A Drexel University student was found dead at around 5 p.m. Monday, when his body was discovered on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelp...

Philadelphia High School Dropouts And The Job Market: No Diploma, No Job

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, WHYY/NewsWorks, American Graduate: Let's Make it Hap...

A Graduation (or One Mom's Inability to Slow Down Time)

Tamar Abrams | Posted 07.24.2011 | College
Tamar Abrams

Life is long and affords many opportunities and choices. The embodiment of the decisions I've made will walk across the stage in late June, in a cap and gown. And then she will move on to her next adventure, as will I.

Madoff, My Son & NYU

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

As the mother of a suicide victim, the news of 46 year-old Mark Madoff's apparent suicide by hanging earlier this morning, has left me... I don't exac...