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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David Cennimo C’97

Dr. David Cennimo C’97 has worked on the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic for the last fifteen years. He has seen it all, from heartbreak to headway, as an HIV specialist practicing and teaching at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark (formerly UMDNJ). “When I was a med student, people were dying from HIV […]

Arts & Letters Salon

November 10, 2013 Society, Economy and Leadership in the Twelfth Century: A Medieval Mirror and Modern Reflections   4:00-6:30 p.m. in Mead Hall $10 per person includes a reception following the panel discussion. Pre-registration for the Arts & Letters Salon is now closed. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (973) 408-3229 with any […]

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The Zuck Collection of Botanical Books

Drew Library has received a significant collection of books on botanical illustration, the gift of Lois E. Jackson C‘63. Ms. Jackson’s donation, to be called the Zuck Collection of Botanical Books, is named in honor of Florence and Robert K. Zuck, distinguished former professors of botany. As Ms. Jackson humorously relates, she arrived at Drew […]

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Drew Applauds Alumna Who Builds Homes for Those Without Them

Betsey Hall T’84 puts values into action. Elizabeth Hall makes it sound easy. She’s standing on a grassy verge overlooking an expansive low-rise apartment complex in Morris Township and remembers when the site was nothing but a tangle of weeds. “I was here with Peter Simon, and I turned to him and said, ‘I want […]

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How to Save a Life

“That girl in the mirror, I’m just getting to know her,” wrote Earline Langdon after almost two years of living clean. “But she’s not my enemy anymore.” Earline is one of about 150 participants currently in the Morris County Drug Court working ferociously to turn around their lives. They are doing it with the help […]

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A Word From . . . College Alumni Association

Alumni of the College of Liberal Arts have a long-standing tradition of reuniting in “the Forest” each year to reconnect with their Drew roots. In 2007 this tradition moved from the spring to autumn as part of a five-year experiment to combine Ranger Reunion and Alumni Reunion into one September weekend. Earlier this year, the […]

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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 […]

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