125 Years of History
Even as the University has grown and evolved, Drexel has remained committed to the core principles on which it was founded. Philadelphia financier, philanthropist and founder, Anthony J. Drexel, launched a tradition of innovation: envisioning an institution of higher learning uniquely suited to the needs of a rapidly growing industrial society and of the young men and women seeking their place in it — core values that continue to guide the University in its modern era.
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The Faces of Drexel
These articles are part of a DrexelNow series honoring Drexel’s history as part of the University-wide celebration of the 125th anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891.