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summer17dmThe Drew Gooders

We’ve devoted this issue to the legions of Drew graduates who serve others through their work with all manner of nonprofit organizations. Two of them teach in rural Mississippi through Teach For America. Another fights famine in Africa. One founded an organization devoted to combatting domestic violence. Another helps families devastated by natural disasters.

It’s with good reason we like to refer to the Rev. William J. Barber II T’03 and his selfless colleagues as the Drew Gooders.

Feature Stories

Thumbnail png filesThe Preacher Comes Home

In a whirlwind return to The Forest, the Rev. William J. Barber II T’03 delivered a pair of inspiring speeches that urged graduates to commit to a life of service.

Thumbnail png files2The Drew Gooders

They educate us. They entertain us. They feed the hungry. They sell us cookies. All for good causes. Across the nonprofit spectrum, Drewids flourish. Here are 10 stellar examples.

Thumbnail png files3Social Entrepreneurship 101

The newest New York City Semester takes Drew students inside some of the world’s most notable nonprofit organizations.

Thumbnail png files4Building Bridges to Peace

Drew’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict was founded 10 years ago to foster peace between people of disparate backgrounds. Today its mission is more timely than ever.


Thumbnail png files5Mead 205 | A Message from the President

“This commitment to real-world learning is one of Drew’s indisputable hallmarks, distinguishing it from other colleges and universities.”

Thumbnail png files6Around the Drewniverse

An insider’s guide to what’s happening on campus.

Thumbnail png files7Into The Forest

A closer look at a Drew poet’s nonfiction success, James Brown’s remarkable legacy on campus, recently retired faculty, the Wall Street Semester’s 20th birthday and more.

Thumbnail png files8A Gift of Remembrance

You’d have a hard time trying to find someone with a more impressive Drew University pedigree than Carolyn Benjamin Knox C’67, P’96.

Thumbnail png files9Classnotes

News from alums of the CLA, Theological School and Caspersen School, and In Memoriam, remembering those who have died.

Thumbnail png files10BackTalk | Jo Elizabeth Butler C’76

To help support the Ethiopian Children’s Appeal, Butler learned to make jewelry, which she sells at a series of fundraising bazaars. All profits go to the organization.