Joe Biden Is Not Your Adorable Uncle

By Ryman Curtis “Give me a break,” said former Vice President Joe Biden. It was early January in 2018, and Biden, transparently gearing up for a presidential run in 2020, was being interviewed by Patt Morrison of the LA Times. “The younger generation now tells me how tough things are. Give me a break. I have no empathy for it. Give me a break.” For … Continue reading Joe Biden Is Not Your Adorable Uncle

Former Vice President Joe Biden Comes to Drew

By Kassel Franco Garibay Shortly before the 2017-2018 school year, the Acorn conducted a poll asking the Drew community what they were most excited about when they get back to campus. The results showed that an overwhelming 41 percent of Drewids chose the Drew Forum Lecture Series, beating the next option by 14 percentage points. The highly anticipated series, which is supported by the Blanche and … Continue reading Former Vice President Joe Biden Comes to Drew

David Axelrod Speaks At The Drew Forum

By Inji Kim      On Jan. 31, the Drew Forum hosted David Axelrod, the campaign strategist and former senior advisor to Barack Obama, who is currently the senior political commentator for CNN and runs the Institute of Politics at University of Chicago. The talk was sold out with a crowd of 400 people, including students, faculty and locals, getting the opportunity to hear from … Continue reading David Axelrod Speaks At The Drew Forum

A Sit-Down with Satirist Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American comedian, political commentator, actress and the queen of late night television. Bee was included in Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in 2017, she was given the History Making award by the Women’s Media Center in 2016 and she was the second guest in Drew University’s Forum Speaker Series on last Saturday, October 21. The Forum was set … Continue reading A Sit-Down with Satirist Samantha Bee

An Astrophysicist Comes to Drew

By Anna Gombert and Colleen Dabrowski Despite the stifling 82 degree heat and the lack of air conditioning in the Simon Forum, more than 2,000 people packed into the gym on Tuesday, September 26 to listen to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s talk. The famous scientist was the first speaker of the 2017-2018 Drew Forum Lecture Series, which is supported by the Blanche and Irving Laurie … Continue reading An Astrophysicist Comes to Drew

Award-winning biographer Ron Chernow sheds light on Alexander Hamilton

by Inji Kim On Wednesday, April 5, distinguished biographer Ron Chernow visited the Drew campus as the final Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lecturer of the 2016-2017 academic year. Though Chernow has shed light on numerous U.S. historical figures that have influenced business, finance, and politics through his richly nuanced biographies, the author mainly discussed his most popular biography of Alexander Hamilton that inspired the award-winning, … Continue reading Award-winning biographer Ron Chernow sheds light on Alexander Hamilton

Earl “the Pearl” Monroe talks basketball and race

by Shaylyn MacKinnon The latest guest speaker for the forum lecture series titled “In the Game” saw a noticeable lack of student attendees on Tuesday, March 28, when NBA Hall of Famer Earl “the Pearl” Monroe sat down for an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner and sports columnist for the New York Times Ira Berkow. Instead, the audience in Crawford Hall, a popular venue for … Continue reading Earl “the Pearl” Monroe talks basketball and race