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Sketch of New UC Make a Name for Yourself

Drew has embarked on a project to completely renovate the University Center. Alumni, parents and friends of the University may name spaces in the new U.C.

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Students in Honduras Students Give Back in Honduras

For years, Drew students have traveled to Central America to provide aid to children's homes and orphanages in Honduras. The Honduras Project is one of the longest running and most successful student-run service organizations at Drew. Read more about the Honduras Project.

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Womens soccer Women's Soccer Claims ECAC Title

The Rangers captured their first ECAC Championship and recorded their most winning season since 1998.

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Giving to Drew

Each year we recognize donations to Drew in the Honor Roll of donors report. This year we have produced the report in digital format in keeping with our university-wide effort toward sustainable practices. Click here to view the 2009-2010 Honor Roll of Donors.

 

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A Word From...

Richard Greenwald
Dean, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

Many of us committed to the liberal arts have been defensive for as long as we can remember. We have all cringed when we have heard a version of the following joke: The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"; the graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"; the graduate with a liberal arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

We have responded to such mockery by proclaiming the value of the liberal arts in the abstract: it creates a well-rounded person, is good for democracy, and develops the life of the mind. All these are certainly true, but somehow each misses the point that the joke drives home. Today's college students and their families want to see a tangible financial outcome from the large investment that is now American higher education. That doesn't make them anti-intellectual, but simply realists. Outside of home ownership, a college degree might me the largest single purchase for many Americans.

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Dean Greenwald
   
In the Spotlight
Our Man in Washington

Last year Arturo Valenzuela C’65 was appointed as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs for the United States. Arturo holds a BA in political science and religion from Drew University and, prior to this appointment, was a professor of government and director of the Center for Latin American Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Ted Johnsen recently caught up with Arturo in his office at the U.S. State Department.

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Working with the Man in the Mirror

Eddie Cascio C'04 majored in Sociology and played on the men's soccer team during his time at Drew - a somewhat typical life of a college student. However, he was also establishing a career in the music business beyond the Forest, producing artists such as *NSYNC, Luther Vandross, and Michael Jackson.

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New Faces on the Board of Trustees

Three new faces—and a 20-year seasoned board member—have joined Drew's Board of Trustees this year, all four of whom are alumni of the university.

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