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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

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bms353@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

Chesterbrook Academy

President Fry Helps Celebrate New On-Campus Preschool at Ribbon-Cutting

To help mark the opening of the first preschool on Drexel University’s campus, President John Fry joined community leaders for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
Zak Brodnik in the lab

Zak Brodnik Wants to Change How You Think About Addiction

As a doctoral candidate in neuroscience in the Drexel University College of Medicine, Zak Brodnik’s work focuses on the biology underlying drug-use disorders, and he has a message he wants to deliver alongside his research.
Mario the Magnificent

What’s on Tap for Welcome Week 2017

There are more than 250 events happening during Welcome Week, as Drexel’s freshman class comes to campus and the University kicks into gear for the fall term. Check out all the best opportunities to eat, play, learn and more.
Drexel University College of Medicine student Hong De Sa running a 100-mile race

Life Lessons From a Drexel Med Student’s 100-Mile Race

Hong De Sa, a fourth-year medical student in Drexel University’s College of Medicine, ran a 100-mile race this summer and still went to work the next day. Along the way, she learned that there’s always more gas in the tank to overcome a challenge.
The Pennoni Honors College's annual symposium is built around the theme of community.

Pennoni’s Yearlong Symposium Takes a Closer Look at Community

The Pennoni Honors College is planning a year full of courses, events and conversations with special guests exploring the different ways to think about and understand the concept of community.
Drexel researcher Helen Murray

A PhD Student’s Quest to Better Treat Food-Related Disorders

Helen Murray, a third-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, is determined to improve the detection and treatment of eating, feeding and gastrointestinal disorders, and she’s using her research at Drexel to make it happen.
Drexel students in Cuba for a documentary course.

In Cuba, Drexel University Documentary Class Explores Life and Film

An intensive course abroad places Drexel students alongside professional filmmakers at a legendary film school in Cuba to make short documentaries as they discover the complexities of the island nation and the filmmaking process.

The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase

In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine

Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
BRIDGE campers alongside their counselors and LeBow staff.

At Camp BRIDGE, Students Create Apps and Build Self-Worth

The BRIDGE program in the LeBow College of Business brought 20 local middle-school students to campus for two weeks to develop critical thinking, creativity and self-efficacy, all while building mentoring relationships with college counterparts.
The students outside of Norway's Halden prison.

A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison

For 10 days last winter, a small group of Drexel students toured prisons and courthouses in Norway and Sweden to learn how a focus on restoration and rehabilitation creates a radically different criminal justice system.
Kim DelPorte works with a student at Drexel's Summer Literacy Camp.

Drexel’s Student-Run Summer Reading Camp Gives Kids a Boost

Graduate and undergraduate students in Drexel’s School of Education are working together to deliver a four-week literacy crash course to elementary students in Philadelphia.

Goodwill bins are on campus for the annual donation drive.

Goodwill Donation Drive Aims to Deliver Education and Employment

The annual Goodwill drive taking place across Drexel’s campus through Aug. 14 is focused on raising money to help West Philadelphia residents break down barriers to employment.