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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

Contact:

bms353@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

Photo credit: Tommy Leonardi.

Steady as She Goes

Denise Dillon breathed life into the Drexel women’s basketball program when she took over coaching the team 15 years ago. She’s now the winningest coach in program history — and she’s just getting started.
The Homecoming bonfire kickoff gave everyone a chance to get cozy on a cool winter night.

Homecoming 2018: A Week in Photos 

Relive all of the fun from Drexel University’s weeklong Homecoming 2018 celebration with a collection of the best images from around campus.
Drexel Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018: School Pride With Some Competition on the Side

A revamped approach to Homecoming has set the stage for a week of Drexel pride and campus spirit — plus a healthy dose of competition.
Kurzweg

Employee Spotlight: Timothy Kurzweg, Advocate for Undergraduate Education

After transitioning from the College of Engineering into the Office of the Provost through a fellowship program, Timothy Kurzweg is ready to support undergraduate students across Drexel University in the pursuit of success.

Mario the Dragon in a snowstorm.

Winter Term: What’s on Tap?

DrexelNow has a rundown of all the key dates, events and opportunities for students during Drexel’s winter term.
President John Fry at Commencement 2017 at Citizens Bank Park.

Friday Night Lights: Drexel Sets Plans for Commencement 2018

Drexel University is headed back to the ballpark for 2018’s universitywide commencement, setting the stage for another sparkling night of celebration complete with a fireworks display.

Isaiah Hoffman making one of the winning football throws.

The $100K Halftime Show That Changed One Dragon’s Life

No football team? No problem. Drexel University junior Isaiah Hoffman won a $100,000 tuition scholarship from Dr. Pepper for a successful halftime football toss.
The Eagles Fly for Leukemia scholarship recipients alongside Drexel President John Fry. Photo by Mark Makela

From Cancer to Campus: The Eagles Scholarship Helping Dragons Soar

The Eagles Fly for Leukemia organization offers full-tuition scholarships to Drexel University to outstanding students who have survived pediatric cancer. For the recipients, it’s an unrivaled opportunity.
Kevin Sievers stands beneath the Academy's intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex.

Fossils Fuel This Student’s Attraction to the Academy

Kevin Sievers has been coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University since he was a little kid to learn about the ancient animal history on display. Now, as a Drexel student, he gets to work there.
A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at kensingtonblues.com.

In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.
A Drexel student gets her passport at Passport Day

Dragons Dream Big About Seeing the World at Passport Day

With a big assist from the Study Abroad Office, 111 Drexel students got passports at the annual event, 77 of which were covered by a grant supported by departments around the University. Now all that’s left to do is figure out where to go.
Drexel students celebrating the launch of the University's new fundraising campaign

7 Reasons to Cheer for Drexel's New Fundraising Campaign

The new fundraising campaign is designed to benefit current and future Drexel students alike, providing funding for everything from scholarships to study abroad.