Moving Words

Professor Patrick Phillips saw one of his poems displayed throughout New York City’s transit system, and another published in New York Times Magazine. It’s fair to say most poets toil in anonymity, but not Patrick Phillips, at least not last winter. That’s when Phillips, an associate professor of English, had one of his poems displayed […]

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Campus Facelift

The F.M. Kirby Foundation has been quietly beautifying campus for more than a dozen years. Their latest grant will transform the area behind the EC.

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Academics in Common

by Jody Caldwell, Head of Reference & Research Services College students—both undergraduate and graduate—are an evolving species. Thirty years ago, students commonly produced term papers, based on painstakingly (and sometimes not so painstakingly) compiled print sources, written in solitary splendor in individual rooms. Now, students write more often and more reflectively, they use technology creatively, […]

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Fifth Annual Merrill Maguire Skaggs Lecture

The Poetry of the City with Alicia Ostriker Distinguished Poet-in-Residence in Drew’s MFA Program and Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. Crawford Hall Ehinger Center This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please contact Karen Landrigan at or 973-408-3741. Alicia Ostriker, […]

The Humanities at Work

As the workplace becomes increasingly responsive to the demands of globalization and complex social transformation, the strengths of the humanities scholar—deep intellectual engagement with ideas and broad understanding of human culture and experience—are resurgent in value and relevance. The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies knows this well, as do the students, ranging from 23 to […]

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In Praise of Professors

Drew faculty. To their students they are teachers, mentors, debaters, advisers, collaborators, and friends. “Small classes and close mentoring relationships between students and faculty” is more than a tagline at Drew; it’s a long-standing hallmark and a true point of distinction. In this season of gratitude, we offer sincere thanks to Drew faculty past and […]

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Making a Big Difference, a Little Bit at a Time

Every little bit counts: Cliché it may be, but Emily Litman C’99 can attest to its truth. As a high school senior, she had her heart set on Drew, but knew that her dream college was a bit of a stretch. Two days before the enrollment deadline, news of a last-minute scholarship tipped the college-of-choice […]

A Word From…

Kenneth Alexo Jr., PhD Vice President, University Advancement The novelist and playwright G.B. Stern is reputed to have said that “silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” It’s pretty difficult to argue with the logic of her aphorism. To be thankful for something good we have received and yet fail to say “thank you” looks […]

Auf Wiedersehen, Frau Smith

With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Elfriede W. Smith, a professor emerita who taught at Drew for 40 years. Frau Smith–as her many devoted students called her–died on Saturday, October 11, at her home in Madison. She was 73. A memorial service will be held for her on Saturday, November 1, at 11 […]

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