Since Drexel is operating virtually, it is impossible for most of Westphal’s hands-on classes to be moved online. Plus, their industries are at a standstill, so it is very hard for them to secure co-ops.
A group of Westphal students decided to take action to solve these issues. Fill out their survey (for all students, parents, or Drexel affiliates) here:
President John Fry and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) have been working to form a garden space in front of University Crossings. Unfortunately, production has been put on hold due to the coronavirus. Cristina Tessaro from PHS talks about what the hopes are for the garden to be.
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Drexel is being sued for tuition reimbursement since we are now operating virtually. The university stands to owe over $5 million if held responsible. The university was also given $13 million dollars through the CARES Act. If you are someone that qualifies for financial assistance because of the virus, make sure you are tracking all of your COVID-related expenses to bring to Drexel financial aid.
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Today we’re launching a new show called Inside Ambition. It is a Drexel focused casual news program created by Drexel student Alexandra George.
You can watch her first interview with international student Majo Garcia. Majo Garcia’s freshman year got cut short because of COVID-19. Since everything happened so fast, she was unable to make it back home to Honduras before the borders closed, so she is now stuck in the states.
All new episode of Dnews is ready for your viewing pleasure. May’s edition includes stories about Bernie Sanders visit to Drexel’s campus; dance instructor Rosario Toledo; “Kitchen Jams” with music industry senior Alyssa Joseph; an augmented reality skate park; Philadelphia’s first Cat Cafe; the Morris Arboretum cherry blossom festival; a visit to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; a special exhibit called Toys, Trinkets and Trifles; and a look at a Drexel Hip-Hop club.