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Drexel President John A. Fry shakes hands with Santa Claus at annual toy drive distribution ceremony.

Campus & Community

Drexel’s Annual Toy Drive Kick-Starts Holidays for Local Kids

For the 18th year, the Drexel community collected toys and donations to make the holiday season a little brighter for Philadelphia children in need. Leaders from community groups gathered with Drexel faculty and staff for a distribution ceremony which featured a visit from a certain man in a red suit.
biosafety

Science & Technology - Health

How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?

The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. But how long can the virus survive on glass surfaces or countertops? How long can it live in wastewater when liquid wastes from a patient end up in the sewage system? In an article published Dec. 9 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor in Drexel University’s College of Engineering and head of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, and a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, review the latest research to find answers to these questions.
Top Stories of 2014

Campus & Community

Drexel's Top Stories of 2014

From giant dinosaurs to tiny catfish, to heralded lacrosse players and ugly sweaters, a rundown of the stories that drew the most eyeballs, scored the most clicks, created the most buzz, sparked imaginations and highlighted the best the University had to offer in 2014.
Drexel will host a summer institute on the history of design, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Society & Culture - Arts & Entertainment

Westphal Will Host Summer Institute After Receiving Huge Grant

After being awarded the biggest grant Drexel has ever received from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will host a a summertime institute featuring seminars on the history of design.
Drexel's growing sailing team

Campus & Community - Sports

Drexel Sailing Team Getting Into Shipshape

Following the success of the team's trip to France, Drexel's sailing team finds its roster tripling in size as it prepares for the 2015 season.

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The Drexel Historic Costume Collection

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection is Drexel University’s museum-quality collection of more than 12,000 garments, textiles and accessories. As one of the oldest university collections in the United States, it is internationally recognized for the exceptional quality of its holdings and has lent objects to exhibitions in Paris and Milan.

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