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A boss partner at First Round Capital, Penn alum Josh Kopelman, has announced the start of Dorm Room Fund in Philly. The student run investment fund will help students or recent graduates of Philly's universities get their start-ups off the ground. Kopelman co-founded Infonautics in 1991 while he was still a Junior at Penn. First Round Capital will contribute $500,000 to Dorm Room Fund in the hopes that Philly's college entrepreneurs make it big. [Inquirer]
According to the Wall Street Journal, a funny thing has happened to young people in America: They no longer want to be lawyers. Or at least, not nearly as many do now as did back in the days when a law degree was seen as the sure ticket to endless riches (and you didn’t even have to take bio or chem., like those sucker doctor wannabes).
Police are searching for 18-year-old Stevens Glemaud of West Orange, New Jersey after his parents reported him missing over the weekend. Glemaud—a student at Drexel—was reportedly at a party at 40th and Green on Friday night and was last seen in his dorm building on Saturday morning. When his parents came to pick him up for the end of the school year, they couldn't find him and notified police. [6 ABC]
I remember the day I told my father I had chosen to major in sociology as an undergraduate at Temple University. He was paying for my schooling (this was back when parents could still afford to do that kind of thing), and while he never attempted to steer the direction of his investment, he reacted to the news with less enthusiasm than I had naively hoped for. He fixed me with a quizzical look and, without a hint of judgment, asked a simple question: “What are you going to do with that?”
If this were the Phoenix Post, there is no way you would be ingesting my outrage over Drexel’s exclusion from this year’s 2012 NCAA tournament. To the rest of the country, the Dragons are an afterthought–if they even get that much attention. But in Philadelphia, Drexel’s great ’11-'12 season attracted big attention, and the Selection Committee’s decision to snub it–Iona? Iona?!!–is offensive.
Monday night, Villanova found out exactly what it is like to get a 30-foot knife in the throat, when Shabazz Napier completed UConn’s gigantic comeback by draining a long-range heartbreaker with 0:00.6 left to lift the Huskies to victory. It was the second straight game in which the Wildcats had coughed up a huge lead, and it was the perfect metaphor for a season that has gone horribly wrong.
Consider this your obligatory bad trip pun. Five arrests have been made in connection with a multimillion-dollar LSD ring on Drexel University's campus. The DEA and the Philadelphia Police Department raided a house on Florence Street. There they found the three alleged ringleaders of the operation as well as $10,000 cash and 9,500 hits of LSD. There are fewer than 14,000 undergrads at Drexel. That's almost one and a half tabs per student. The LSD sheets were Homer Simpson and Spongebob themed—of course they were. [6 ABC]
Last night at Drexel, the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies hosted "Drexel Celebrates 60 years of Today” with long-time host Jane Pauley (center), producer Steve Friedman (right) and TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio (not pictured). The event marked Kal Rudman’s (left) reunion with the legendary TV anchor and Friedman. Rudman, publisher of the Friday Morning Quarterback trade magazine, was a regular contributor to Today during the 1980s as its “Man With the Golden Ears,” picking out songs that later would become nationwide hits. Afterward, the panel signed TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio’s new book, From Yesterday
My freshman students at Drexel, charged with analyzing a sustainability campaign, were sharing their proposed topics in class this past Tuesday. We worked our way around the room, and one of them said he wasn’t sure if his idea was a sustainability campaign, but he wanted to look at the protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. Not many of the students knew what he was talking about, but when he said that Wiki pages were going to shut down for 24 hours, the very next day, the rest of the usually well-behaved group broke into an uproar of comments and exclamations. The student mentioned sites that would be affected included YouTube and Facebook. Because so many students were suddenly all talking at once, some only heard bits and thought that Facebook and YouTube were going to be dark as well; the tumult in the room got louder.
Every year, the U.S. News and World Report publishes college rankings. This year marks the first the rankings have included accolades for online programs. Drexel earned the fifth spot in the rankings for the university's online graduate degree program. More specifically, the online graduate nursing program ranked second in the country. Drexel also earned a slew of other mentions in the categorical rankings. [The Business Journal]