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Smuggled Dinosaur's Return May Boost Mongolian Paleontology
When Mongolia's most famous dinosaur, a relative of T. rex , returns to the Asian country on May 18, it returns to a homeland rich in dinosaur fossils, but with scant resources to display and study them.
Fri May 17, 2013
Students rally, shut down North Broad
More than 2,000 students left their classes at noon to rally outside the district headquarters and protest proposed education cuts.
Spring Festival on Walnut Street
THE RESTAURANTS and merchants of Rittenhouse Row are gathering again on Walnut Street this Saturday, and that means about 50,000 area residents and guests will be joining them for one of Center City's largest street fairs.
Green roof progresses sustainability
In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City.
Jewish Center will be first of its kind
Drexel University has announced plans to build a new 13,000 square-foot Center for Jewish Life at 118 N. 34th St., according to a May 6 University press release.
Thu May 16, 2013
PHL 17 and Biz Bites sample burgers at Spot
Owner Josh Kim brings an artful touch and a bit of showmanship to Spot Gourmet Burgers, a popular lunch cart on the Drexel University campus.
Drexel's MAD Dragon Label Turns Out Hits, Careers
The unexpected success of Hoots and Hellmouth came in part because of the two records recorded and released on MAD Dragon.
Wed May 15, 2013
Historical Marker Placed at Original Founding Site of Academy of Natural Sciences
A state historical marker was unveiled today on Market Street in Old City, marking the site where the Academy of Natural Sciences was founded 200 years ago.
Reuters wrote a new blog post: Creative arts may ease cancer-related anxiety, pain
Music, art and dance therapy may relieve anxiety and similar symptoms among people with cancer, according to a new analysis of past studies.
Schoolhouse Watch , a project whose goal is to give community members a voice in what happens with the 23 closing school buildings in their neighborhoods, has been an eye-opening experience for me.
Tue May 14, 2013
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Local school board races
Terms are four years, unless noted otherwise. Boyertown Region 1 John R. Crossley* , 83, Earl Township, retired Quotable: "I am still interested in graduating the most knowledgeable students at the most effective rate.
Blessed to be a blessing
On May 15, Heuser retires after 31 years with the Presbyterian Historical Society here, the last 21 years as the venerable institution's director.
Cicadas For Dinner? Entomologist Calls Insects 'The Shrimp Of The Land'
"They're most edible when they first emerge from the ground. You can take them right from the tree, that's when they're nice and soft for the eating," Isa Betancourt, entomologist with the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia told WCBS 880's Steve Scott.
REDLANDS: Councilman Foster's son dies in accidental fall
The son of Redlands City Councilman Paul Foster and his wife, Juli, died Friday, May 10 in an accidental fall in Philadelphia, Pa.
Nicholas DiBlasi, P.E., of Manayunk, '98 North Penn Graduate
North Penn Class of 1998 graduate Nick DiBlasi, P.E., of Manayunk, passed away on May 10, according to his Philadelphia Inquirer tribute .
Mon May 13, 2013
Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Dragons
From Wikipedia: Sculpture of Mario the Magnificent, dragon mascot of Drexel University, US.
Sun May 12, 2013
Business Briefcase: May 12, 2013
Monday: Management Development Certificate Series, Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Top of the 80's, Hazleton.
After 17 years, ready to mate
Eagles were pinning their hopes on Rodney Peete. Harry Potter had yet to cast his spell.
Sat May 11, 2013
Robbers hold up 4 groups in West Philly; suspected in 5 other thefts
SAVVY Drexel University student, who was one of 11 people robbed at gunpoint in West Philadelphia Thursday night, helped police quickly nab the robbers using an iPhone app and police said yesterday the suspects are being investigated in five other holdups.
Fri May 10, 2013
Pearlstein opens new exhibit
Many members of the Drexel community forget that one of the sides of Drexel's triangular sigil represents art.