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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Rangers Reunited

On October 10, a record-setting crowd of 140–and 200 more via livestream–gathered for the 23rd annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner (view the event). The following day, parents, students, alumni, and friends enjoyed a  day of alumni games, varsity games, and tailgates. Ranger Reunion, and especially the Hall of Fame, is a timely […]

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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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