Spring 2014


The Influentials

They live on three continents and do business on five. They set education policy and organize protest marches. They conduct research on the great apes and provide housing for the working poor. They’ve been Broadway producers and U.S. ambassadors and presidential advisers, and these 17 high achievers find common ground at Drew.


Illustration by Joe Ciardiello

Into the Forest, President»

Meet the New Boss

MaryAnn Baenninger moves into the president’s office July 21.

Illustration by Yevgenia Nayberg

College of Liberal Arts, Into the Forest»

Going Abroad, at Home

A new partnership aims to boost the number of international students on campus.

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Right on cue: Schaenen
lines ’em up at a pool
table in the Ehinger
Center, a gift from the
Class of 2013.

Board of Trustees, Campus, Into the Forest»

A Class Act

Former Trustee Nancy Schaenen has nurtured Drew’s Senior Gift program for 30 years.

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Center for Civic Engagement, College of Liberal Arts, Into the Forest»

The Long Engagement

Drew’s Civic Scholars program, designed to promote community service, today numbers 101 students, including 45 first-year students, the largest class yet.

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Alumni, Into the Forest, Students»


A national study shows Drewids graduate with below-average student debt.

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Into the Forest, United Methodist Archives»

When Cather Met Crane

In which we chronicle the surprising link between two of America’s literary icons. (Hint: It starts with a D.)

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A political science major, Kaplon batted .327 last season and was named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Interviews, Into the Forest, Sports»

Interview: Matt Kaplon ’14

The baseball team’s senior captain on coming out to his teammates, the public response that followed and supporting other gay athletes.

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Into the Forest, Sports, Students»

A Super Showing

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show included a surprise appearance by members of the Drew women’s lacrosse team.

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Brooke Gagliano became Drew’s first field hockey All-American in nine years.

Into the Forest, Sports»

Athletic Shorts

Updates from field hockey, women’s swimming and women’s soccer.

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Through social media and word of mouth, Kubin’s nonprofit (emilyshatsforhopeinitiative.org) has spread across the globe.

BackTalk, Center for Civic Engagement»

BackTalk | Emily Kubin ’17

Founder, Emily’s Hats for Hope

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