In Memoriam: John Ollom

Dr. John F. Ollom, Robert Fisher Oxnam Professor of Science and Society, Emeritus, passed away on July 30 at the age of 90. Ollom’s career in physics began when, as part of his WWII military service, he was a research assistant on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  He went on to earn […]

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Fluent in Globalism

Earlier this summer a group of fifteen undergraduate Drew students travelled with Professor Bai Di, associate professor of Chinese Studies, to Harbin, China. Located about 800 miles northeast of Beijing, Harbin is one of only a few cities where people speak near standard Mandarin–the most spoken language on the planet. During their 29-day trip, students […]

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A Friend of Mind

The Pan-African Studies program at Drew celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Its origins, however, are more complex than this singular milestone suggests. The program was almost two decades in the making and promoted by a somewhat unexpected standard-bearer. In the late 1960′s and early 1970′s student activists on college campuses called for more African-American […]

College Alumni Exceed Goal

It wasn’t until 48 hours before the deadline that John Holden ’98 and Cara Townsend ’05, both on staff at Drew’s Alumni House, realized the goal was within reach. “I was worried it wasn’t going to happen,” recalls Holden. “Then, all of a sudden, it was like winning at a slot machine!” Holden’s analogy describes […]

At a Molecular Level

“You can’t get these answers from a text book,” says Stephen Silva ’14, referring to the laboratory research he is doing at the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI) – research that could lay the groundwork for new anti-fungal medications. Current anti-fungal treatments are often ineffective and produce adverse side effects, and that’s a problem for […]

The Making of a Meadow

Stroll along the path from Mead Hall to Brothers College on a warm summer day and are you are likely to hear little more than a breeze in the towering oaks and the cry of a red tail hawk circling above. That’s because lawn mowers have been largely banished from the newly established Mead Meadow. […]

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SAT Policy Reviewed

Seven years after Drew made the SAT optional for high school seniors applying for admission, the university has reinstated the standardized exam as a requirement in the application process. During this past academic year, an eight-person task force studied the impact of the SAT-optional policy. Outgoing CLA dean Jonathan Levin says task force members expressed […]

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U.S. Latino Social Ministries Keep Pace

Leading scholar on Latin American social movements explains that these groups “call on the collective conscience to focus on the vulnerable and the marginalized.” The greatest strength of the country’s booming Latino community is its deeply religious faith community, which is creating a growing number of organizations to address social concerns, sociologist and author Milagros […]

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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 […]

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