They’ve Got Game

With their senior gift, Drew’s newest graduates give the university community a way to build bonds. The Class of 2013 plans to bestow on Drew something that its members remember as pivotal to their own college experience: fun and games. Renovations to what was then the University Center, now the Ehinger Center, led to pitching […]

A Word from President Bull

We recently launched Drew2017, a process through which we will put our ambitious strategic plan into action with an eye to achieving institutional sustainability. We have already taken steps to consolidate administrative units and have embarked on the process of prioritizing academic offerings. This work is essential to Drew’s future success and, in the near […]

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Drew 2017

Drew will turn 150 in just a few years. As we look forward to celebrating this momentous milestone, we’re also busy planning for the university’s future beyond its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. I write to let you know about the work now underway by our faculty, students, staff, trustees, and alumni organizations. The university’s Board […]

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The Advocate

Irene Lawson Sterling ’69, grew up in Branchville, a rural corner of New Jersey where, she says, “There were more cows than people.” But a course in urban ministry at the Drew Theological School, taught by the late theologian Nelle K. Morton, took Sterling into the streets of Paterson and changed her life forever. Sterling […]

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Tragedy (and Triumph) in DoYo

On Sunday, May 5, Drew achieved a milestone: the very first opera production in our Concert Hall. Students, faculty, staff and community participants in the Choral & Vocal Studies program performed Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, the tragic love story of the Queen of Carthage and the legendary founder of ancient Rome. This production seems […]

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Upon Reflection

“It wasn’t until years after I graduated that I really came to appreciate what an incredible place Drew is,” reflects Rob Potanovich ’97. Looking back, he is especially grateful for the small, highly interactive classes that are the norm at Drew. “You couldn’t hide in that situation. You were expected to participate in discussions and […]

A Word From Christopher J. Anderson

Methodist Librarian and Coordinator of Special Collections, Drew University Library In September 1982 several large moving trucks arrived at Drew University from Lake Junaluska, N.C. They brought a special delivery for the recently constructed United Methodist Archives and History Center: several hundred boxes of objects and records related to the history of Methodism dating to […]

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Civics Lesson

On May 18, the first class of Civic Scholars will graduate from Drew. These pioneering undergraduates started the academic year following the fall 2008 launch of Drew’s Center for Civic Engagement. Along the way they have held internships at nonprofits and government agencies, each contributed 100 hours of community service per semester, participated in leadership […]

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99, 98 and Counting

On the night of February 9, Facebook and Twitter accounts were lit up with posts that the Class of 2013 had started something new at Drew: they were marking 98 nights until graduation day. The traditional “99 Nights” celebration, originally scheduled for February 8, had to be postponed by one day because a blizzard shut […]

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The Tenacious Litigator

J.B. Harris ’81 took on big tobacco for a minister who’d lost a lung to cancer—and won. There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into the neck of an opponent and not letting go, says J.B. Harris ’81. The defense team for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company learned that last year, when Harris, a personal […]

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