Sunday, May 19, 2013
"Never allow yourselves to say ‘I’ve done my part,'" Shakespeare scholar tells grads.
Diplomas were awarded to 599 Drew University graduates Saturday on the school's campus in Madison. Michael Bressman, communications associate and special assistant to the president at Drew, shared this account of the ceremony. Drew University’s 145th annual Commencement was held Saturday, marking the graduation of its Class of 2013. The open-air ceremony, which began at 10:30 a.m., was held on the rear lawn of Mead Hall, Drew’s iconic 19th-century campus centerpiece. With University President Vivian A. Bull presiding, graduates heard from keynote speaker Frank Occhigrosso, an acclaimed scholar of Shakespeare who retired this spring after 43 years on the Drew faculty. Speaking to graduates, Occhiogrosso paraphrased Ernest Hemingway, urging…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser discussed Boston attack, North Korea and staying optimistic in appearance at Drew University.
The Boston Marathon bombing this week, like 9/11, was an evil act that shatters the idea of national security, former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said during an appearance at Drew University in Madison Thursday night. In a wide-ranging speech and Q-and-A before a sellout crowd of around 2,000 people, Rice touched on national and international issues as she closed out the Drew Forum lecture series. "We will learn from this experience and this now will be put into the memory banks as to how to try to better protect soft targets," Rice said in response to an audience member who asked for her assessment of what happened. "But just horrible events. My heart goes out to the victims and the families and the …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Tanner Purdum, St. Louis Ram linebacker, experienced coaches will hold three-day clinic.
Long snapper for the New York Jets and Morris Plains resident Tanner Purdum will join several other NFL players and experienced coaches to instruct at a youth football clinic at Drew University. The clinic, which will be held from June 29 to July 1, will be run by RSR Sports Management. It's the first time the company is hosting this type of clinic. This clinic is open to all football players entering grades one through nine, and costs $300 for the three-day session. Purdum said in the clinic's three days, campers will learn the sport's fundamentals and go through all the basic positions. "We're doing everything; full offense, some passing, some linemen stuff, and then quarterbacks and receivers," Purdum said last week. "We'll go through …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Madison resident taught at school for 30 years, her husband taught there for 37 years, and her oldest son is president of the alumni association.
Hours before Drew University announced last Wednesday that Vivian Bull would serve as the school's interim president after President Robert Weisbuch steps down at the end of June, Bull met with Drew Student Government President Janelle Hoffman and Vice President Zack Mower. "Dr. Bull is a highly experienced scholar and administrator, and we look forward to working with her next year," the governing body wrote on its Facebook page after the news officially was announced. Linfield College, where Bull, a Madison resident, served as president for 13 years, posted, "Congratulations and well wishes, Dr. Bull on your new appointment." Several graduates posted their positive reactions on Drew's page. Adam Carter wrote that Bull was "one of the …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Robert Weisbuch stepping down after seven years; Madison resident Dr. Vivian Bull appointed as interim head.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Drew University President Robert Weisbuch announced Wednesday he will step down at the conclusion of this academic year, June 30, to focus on his writing, according to a university news release. Madison resident Dr. Vivian A. Bull, president emerita of Linfield College and a former professor of economics at Drew, has been appointed by the university’s Board of Trustees to serve as president until a permanent successor is found. During his seven-year tenure, Weisbuch led Drew in re-envisioning the liberal arts for a new era, the news release said. In a letter to the university community announcing his resignation, he reaffirmed his belief that Drew is “poised to become a model of real-world liberal education in all three of its schools”—the…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Area colleges report most security issues involve the use of alcohol and drugs
Liquor and drug violations far outpace any other illegal activity on four Morris County college campuses, according to annual reports filed by the schools. The reports are filed under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act by the College of St. Elizabeth, County College of Morris, Drew University and Fairleigh Dickinson University (Florham Campus). The reports are available to the public at each school. In 2010, the latest figures available, Drew recorded 287 liquor law violations that were referred for college disciplinary action or judicial review as crimes, and 12 drug arrests. Fairleigh-Dickinson recorded 53 liquor incidents and four drug-related events in dormitories that were referred …