Drew Announces Tuition Decrease of 20 Percent

By Anna Gombert On Sunday, September 10, President Baenninger sent out a campus wide email, announcing the university’s plan to reset tuition, reducing it by 20 percent. The news was then shared across the university’s different social media accounts. The following evening, an informational forum was held about the topic in Crawford Hall, where students could learn more about the reset and ask questions. The … Continue reading Drew Announces Tuition Decrease of 20 Percent

High-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

By Hannah Bouchard Image from newsweek.com On Thursday, September 7, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern coast of Mexico, making it the strongest earthquake to strike Mexico in a century since an 8.0 magnitude quake hit in September of 1985. The most recent death toll has been confirmed as 96, 71 of these coming from the southern state of Oaxaca, 15 from Chiapas, and … Continue reading High-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

Puerto Rico Faces More Economic Trouble After Irma

By Ellie Kreidie In 2015, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla confirmed publicly that Puerto Rico’s debt was “not payable” and if the government was not able to successfully grow the economy, the country would turn in a “death spiral”. Since then, the issue of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has flooded every part of the country’s government and has suspended growth across the country. With Hurricane Irma … Continue reading Puerto Rico Faces More Economic Trouble After Irma

Hurricane Harvey Causes Damage to Texas

By Katelynn Fleming This past week, Hurricane Harvey swept through western Texas and much of Louisiana, defying Texas state records on sustained landfall. With winds of 110 mph, gusts up to 132 mph and storm surges up to 10 feet in coastal areas, it is no surprise that Harvey imbued affected areas with intense flooding. Estimates of damage, primarily caused by flooding, range wildly from … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey Causes Damage to Texas

Drew University Ranked Highly by The Princeton Review and The Fiske Guide to Colleges

By Colleen Dabrowski This summer, Drew University was featured in both the Fiske Guide for College and “Colleges that Create Futures”, a sub-listing of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges” in which Drew was also featured. The Princeton Review’s sublist has rated universities based on eight categories –– academics and administration, demographics, extracurriculars, politics, quality of life, schools by type, social scene, and town … Continue reading Drew University Ranked Highly by The Princeton Review and The Fiske Guide to Colleges

Students Respond to DACA’s Rescission

By Anna Gombert Despite the rain, over 50 students and some faculty showed up in Tolley/Brown Circle last night to hold a vigil for the repeal of DACA or Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals. President Trump announced on Tuesday, September 5, that he would try to repeal the policy that allows immigrants who came here as minors the ability to work and obtain higher education. … Continue reading Students Respond to DACA’s Rescission

Lead Found in Gilbert House Drinking Water…Again

By Violet Wallerstein Lead has been found in the water once again in Gilbert House. Gilbert was one of the buildings that had tested positive for lead back in January along with Smith House, S.W. Bowne and the Rose Library. While campus officials announced they were taking steps to remedy the problems, the issue is still present. Additionally, no new updates have been given to … Continue reading Lead Found in Gilbert House Drinking Water…Again