Drew Hosts the Madison Green Vision Forum

By Kassel Franco Garibay Drew students and Madison community members gathered on the evening of Thursday, April 19, at the second Madison Green Vision Forum co-hosted by Drew University and the Madison Environmental Commission. The event took place in Crawford Hall, consisting of both presentations from Madison students and conversation between the community members and borough councilpersons. Mayor of Madison, Bob Conley, gave the opening … Continue reading Drew Hosts the Madison Green Vision Forum

Student Government Faces Pressure to Act on Black Lives Matter Sign Defacement

By Michael McCurry On Sunday, April 15, Student Government met for their second to last meeting of the current Senate. Coming off the heels of last week’s university-wide announcement about the defacement of the Black Lives Matter sign, the student government faced significant pressure from student activists demanding they take action. Leading the group was former Student Government Senator Richard Taylor (‘20). “That sign was … Continue reading Student Government Faces Pressure to Act on Black Lives Matter Sign Defacement

Courtney Zoffness Finalist for the 9th Annual EFG Short Story Award

By Nathan Davidovich The Sunday Times announced the lineup for the EFG Short Story Award, which Drew University professor Courtney Zoffness, Director of Drew’s Creative Writing Program. Before coming to Drew, Zoffness was a professor at numerous universities, including Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Allegheny College and the University of Freiburg. “I am both excited and shocked about my nomination,” said Zoffness. “It’s truly an … Continue reading Courtney Zoffness Finalist for the 9th Annual EFG Short Story Award

Black Ministerial Caucus Responds to Defacing of Black Lives Matter Sign

Michael McCurry On April 9, an email was sent out to all of campus by Reverend Abby Mohaupt–a Drew Seminary student and a member of the Transforming Environmental and Religious Resources into Actions (TERRA) Caucus of Drew’s Theology School–regarding the defacement of a Black Lives Matter sign that was hung in the main area of the Drew Theology building. The sign, which was made by … Continue reading Black Ministerial Caucus Responds to Defacing of Black Lives Matter Sign

Student Government Works to Stop Commons Theft

By Anna Gombert Over the past year, after the opening of the re-renovated Commons, the theft of utensils, mugs and plates has been rampant. Commons has taken steps to try to combat these thefts by replacing their green mugs with paper cups and closing the back exit. The Student Government has started a Dining Hall Concerns Committee that has tried to help address some of … Continue reading Student Government Works to Stop Commons Theft

Drew Names 2018 Student Employee of the Year

By Michael McCurry On Monday April 9, Drew University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) held their second annual Student Employee Recognition Ceremony. The event kicks off National Student Employment Week, which is held the second full week of April every year. As part of National Student Employment Week, the National Student Employment Administration (NSEA) coordinates a nationwide selection process to find the NSEA … Continue reading Drew Names 2018 Student Employee of the Year

Land Day Protests Take Place in Palestine

By Mel Dikert For the past two weeks, tens of thousands of Palestinians have been gathering at the Gaza Strip’s border in what is being called the Great March of Return to demand the right for Palestinian refugees to return to Israel. The protests have been dubbed the Land Day protests due to their starting on March 30, which is known as Land Day. Having … Continue reading Land Day Protests Take Place in Palestine

Ethics Scandals Plague Pruitt, EPA

By Ryman Curtis Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is the latest member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to come under fire from Democrats and outside government watchdogs. The ethical issues began when Politico reported that Pruitt was renting a Washington, D.C. condominium for $50 per night from the wife of energy lobbyist J. Stephen Hart. Since then, a series of other alleged ethics violations … Continue reading Ethics Scandals Plague Pruitt, EPA

Drew’s SummerTerm Offers a Host of Choices

By Kassel Franco Garibay Registration for Drew University’s 2018 SummerTerm opened March 12, with classes available for Drew students and students of other colleges and universities. Courses are offered from a wide variety of academic departments, allowing students to get 4 or 8 credits closer to graduation. Tuition is offered at the price of $721 per credit, which adds up to $2,884 per 4-credit course … Continue reading Drew’s SummerTerm Offers a Host of Choices

Facebook Data Breach, Are Drew Students Worried?

By Michael McCurry Last month, news broke of a massive private data breach conducted by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica, the American branch of the British voter research group SLC, was able to harvest the private Facebook information of an estimated 87 million people across the U.S. and around the world. Cambridge Analytica was able to obtain this information through a third-party … Continue reading Facebook Data Breach, Are Drew Students Worried?