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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

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bms353@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

Community members gather for a barbecue outside the United Bank building.

Lindy Institute’s New Project Aims to Connect the Community Through Art

LoLa 38 will fill soon-to-be-developed spaces in West Philadelphia with community-oriented art installations and events throughout the spring and summer, strengthening Drexel’s relationship with its neighbors.
Aja Sor speaks at a press conference announcing a $1.2 million grant for the DragonsTeach Middle Years program.

DragonsTeach Middle Years Opens Doors for Philly and Drexel Students Alike

With the help of a $1.2 million grant, the School of Education is rolling out a new program designed to meet Philadelphia’s need for middle school teachers by giving Drexel students a teaching certificate alongside their degree of choice.
Drexel College of Medicine students celebrate upon learning their residency destinations.

Emotions Run High as Drexel’s Future Doctors Meet Their Match

At the annual Match Day celebration at the Queen Lane Campus, 260 College of Medicine students learned where they would be working as residents next year. More than one-third will be staying in Pennsylvania.
Drexel women's basketball player Ana Ferariu.

How Drexel Women’s Basketball Developed an International Roster

During an extended run of success, players from overseas have helped the team grow on and off the court. As the conference tournament approaches this weekend, take a look at how the team built its international recruiting program.
Drexel criminology student Alli Scott.

A Criminology Student Ready to Turn Theory Into Practice

Drexel senior Alli Scott’s classroom and field experience has her set for a career as a crime analyst where she can focus on the root of the problems facing high-crime neighborhoods. But her post-graduation plans don’t stop there — she sees a nonprofit in her future.
Drexel's Academic Opportunities Fair.

Academic Opportunities Fair Lets Students Explore Their Options

Hundreds of Drexel students took the chance to learn about the programs, resources and experiences available to them throughout their time on campus during an event Feb. 22 in Behrakis Grand Hall.

A faceless stilt-walker performs with the Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Poetry and Pride at Drexel's Black History Month Luncheon 

Drexel’s annual celebration honored the history and culture of the black community with comments from University staff and a rousing performance by an African drum and dance ensemble.

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, speaks about climate change at a panel discussion.

At Climate Change Panel, Drexel Faculty Urges Action

Global warming requires an immediate and aggressive response around the globe, but it’s unclear whether the United States will participate under the new administration, according to a discussion led by Drexel professors. 
Vincent O'Leary on the Schuylkill River as part of the "Project Footpath" course.

In the Classroom and on the River Banks, Passing on a Love for Science

Vincent O’Leary is using his time at Drexel to get others interested in science, whether that means teaching elementary school students about physics or helping launch a class to explore urban ecology and environmental science.
The U.S. Supreme Court

Trump’s Legal Picks: What You Need to Know

President Donald Trump’s nominees for U.S. attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice have attracted significant attention in recent weeks. DrexelNow spoke with two constitutional law professors to assess their expectations for Jeff Sessions and Neil Gorsuch.
World Anthropology Day comes to Drexel Feb. 16.

World Anthropology Day Comes to Drexel

A Feb. 16 event will take a closer look at how current events can be viewed through anthropologists’ eyes. Speakers will cover topics as wide-ranging as native land rights and immigration.

Peter Ngo ready for work at Renji Hospital.

West Meets East on an Enlightening Medical Co-op in China

Drexel biology student Peter Ngo gained a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Eastern medicine during his six-month co-op shadowing nurses and physicians in Shanghai.