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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Rangers Reunited

On October 10, the Rangers reunited for a day chock-full of games and gatherings. The following evening, a record-setting crowd of 140 gathered for the 23rd annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner (view the event). “There’s a direct correlation between a robust athletics program with accompanying facilities and fields and institutional pride, recruitment, […]

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What’s New at Drew

The Alumni Guide to What—and Who—Is New on Campus From the rafters of Craig Chapel and the backstops of the ball fields to the halls of Hilltop House and the wings of the science building, every corner of campus is buzzing with newness, the happy product of a busy summer at Drew. Here, a rundown […]

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A Word From. . .

President Vivian A. Bull and Trustee Chair Dean Criares ’85 The talk in higher education today is all about the “internationalization” of college campuses and the need to connect U.S. students more intentionally and more fully to the global community. Drew has a long and proud history of moving students out of the classroom and […]

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A Word from Matthew R. Beland, University Archivist

In November 1928, just three months after Brothers College opened its doors to students, the first issue of The Acorn shipped from the presses to the Drew community. Eighty-five years have passed, and Drew University’s newspaper continues to record and reflect upon the thoughts and activities of the student body. Throughout the nine decades of The […]

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David Cennimo ’97

Dr. David Cennimo ’97 has worked on the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic for the last fifteen years. He has seen it all, from heartbreak to headway, as an HIV specialist practicing and teaching at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark (formerly UMDNJ). “When I was a med student, people were dying from HIV […]

The Zuck Collection of Botanical Books

Drew Library has received a significant collection of books on botanical illustration, the gift of Lois E. Jackson C‘63. Ms. Jackson’s donation, to be called the Zuck Collection of Botanical Books, is named in honor of Florence and Robert K. Zuck, distinguished former professors of botany. As Ms. Jackson humorously relates, she arrived at Drew […]

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Drew Applauds Alumna Who Builds Homes for Those Without Them

Betsey Hall T’84 puts values into action. Elizabeth Hall makes it sound easy. She’s standing on a grassy verge overlooking an expansive low-rise apartment complex in Morris Township and remembers when the site was nothing but a tangle of weeds. “I was here with Peter Simon, and I turned to him and said, ‘I want […]

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How to Save a Life

“That girl in the mirror, I’m just getting to know her,” wrote Earline Langdon after almost two years of living clean. “But she’s not my enemy anymore.” Earline is one of about 150 participants currently in the Morris County Drug Court working ferociously to turn around their lives. They are doing it with the help […]

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