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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A Word from Jason Bishop

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral & Vocal Studies Though a newcomer to the Drew faculty as of August 2012, I’m proud to join the chorus of voices commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Dorothy Young Center for Arts this spring. As many times as I have passed through the rotunda on my […]

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A Word From Rosemary McLaughlin

Professor and Chair, Theatre and Dance Department We wore hard hats and boots the first time we entered the DoYo, trying to avoid stepping on nails or slipping in mud as we explored this skeletal work-in-progress resembling some Constructivist set by Meyerhold. For years, we had dreamed about a bigger, better place for the Theatre […]

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People Caring about People

In March 1995, two dozen intrepid Drew students decided to spend their well-deserved spring break helping needy children in Honduras.  They found their way to El Hogar de Amor y Esperenza, a home for abandoned and orphaned boys, where they painted the schoolhouse and doted on the children.  They volunteered at Nuestras Pequeñas Rosas, one […]

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Faculty Research Series

Drew faculty have always been known for their extraordinary commitment to teaching.  What may not be as widely known is that they are active scholars in their own right.  Thanks to the Faculty Research Series, their research, writing and creative work are being shared through on-going presentations to campus audiences. In 2006, then-Associate, Dean Wendy […]

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A Word from Raymond Saa Stein

Associate Professor and Chair, Art Department Part I of a series of reflections on the first ten years of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts. During my first eighteen months as a professor of art at Drew, I taught in the basement of Brothers College.  These “studios”, where the art department first opened in […]

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