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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

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Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons.

Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at STEAM Camp

On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.

Drexel Students Deliver a Weekly Dose of Fun at CHOP

In “Story Medicine,” one of Drexel’s several community-based learning courses, students visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to perform shows based on scripts they write, giving the young patients in their audience a joyous break from the norm.

Dan M. Filler, Kline Law Dean

Q&A With Kline School of Law Dean Daniel Filler

Halfway through his first year as dean, Daniel Filler opened up about his high hopes for the trajectory of the Kline School of Law, how the school is adapting to changes in legal education, and why it’s necessary to keep one eye on the present and one on the future.


Drexel's Mandela fellows in Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Mandela Fellows Visit Drexel to Learn How to Lead

A group of 25 young civic leaders from across Africa are in the midst of a six-week fellowship program at Drexel meant to help them develop the skills needed to drive systemic changes in their home countries.
Drexel President John Fry, right, with Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer.

At Second Saxbys Café, Experiential Learning Finds a New Home

Saxbys opened its second student-run coffee shop on campus this week in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, making the company’s relationship with the Drexel community even stronger.
Ashleigh Jugan lets a pangolin go.

Protecting the World’s Most Trafficked Animal While on Co-op

What’s a pangolin? And why is Ashleigh Jugan in Vietnam working to keep them safe from hunters? DrexelNow asked the fourth-year environmental sciences major about that and more in a Q&A about a highly unusual co-op. 
The Project SEARCH interns and instructors.

Autism Institute Celebrates First Class of Project SEARCH Graduates

Drexel University and its community partners recognized the accomplishments of the eight Philadelphia School District students who represented the first class of Project SEARCH, a new program aimed at getting youth with autism into the workplace and prepared for life after high school.
The Ballistic Curtain Cordon System team.

The Drexel-Designed Device Aimed at Fixing an Epidemic

In an effort to limit the damage done by mass shootings, a team of Dragons drew on their military experience to design a bulletproof curtain that could help save lives. 
Drexel President John Fry joins a panel to talk about the University's history.

Final 125th Anniversary Lecture Offers a Fond Reflection on Big Drexel University Moments

The last in a year-long series of public lectures celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary brought President John Fry together with several generations of students, faculty, staff and alumni to look back at the personal experiences that define the University.

Members of Drexel's Black Graduate Student Union

Graduate College Shines a Light on Outstanding Student Achievements

At this year’s Graduate Student Day, the Graduate College and the Graduate Student Association joined together to honor the work done by Drexel students in the classroom and in the community.
Katie Van Aken

A Drexel University PhD Reflects on Five Years in the Lab and on the Board

Katie Van Aken, vice president of the Graduate Student Association, turned her dissertation defense into a celebration earlier this month, and she’s currently preparing to speak at the biggest one of all for students — commencement. 

Drexel’s Codebreakers Help Raise Over $800K on Day of Giving

The second Day of Giving was even more successful than the first, pulling in a whopping 3,707 donors to nearly triple the event’s target.