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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

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215.895.0379

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.
Provost Brian Blake with honoree Alison Kenner.

Drexel Honors Outstanding Faculty Achievements at Year-End Awards

At the annual Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony on May 24, Drexel acknowledged the faculty and staff members whose scholarship, service and teaching contribute so much to the University and its students.
Drexel's Day of Giving: 24 Hours of Impact

Break the Code on Drexel’s Annual Day of Giving

For the second year in a row, Drexel’s campus will host a day of activities and excitement during the Day of Giving: 24 Hours of Impact event. This year’s race to solve puzzles, unlock codes and break open a time capsule takes place May 24.
Students attempt to negotiate a climate change agreement.

Drexel Students Try to Negotiate a Climate Change Accord

Three-dozen Drexel students role-played as global climate officials during a recent classroom exercise, working together to hash out a plan to address the changing environment. Over the course of nearly three hours of negotiations, they developed an agreement to reduce climate change and learned just how challenging such an endeavor can be. 
Goldman Sachs' New York headquarters.

A Finance Student Flourishes at Goldman Sachs After Changing His Path

Calvin Kim transferred to Drexel University in 2015 after realizing the pre-dentistry path he was on didn’t match his passions. Now studying finance and fresh off a successful co-op at Goldman Sachs, he’s ready for whatever comes next.
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New Master’s Programs Carve Their Place in the Market

Five specialized degree programs are preparing to launch over the next two years with backing from a new Drexel initiative to keep the University’s academic offerings at the cutting edge of higher education.
Institutional Advancement staff members Christine McAuliffe, Joyce Haas, Gina Kerwin, Wendy Univer, Michelle Crouch and Allison Kowalski helped serve guests at a Dornsife Community Dinner on Dec. 6, 2016.

Dragon Volunteers Program Opening Doors to Community Service

Drexel’s new civic engagement initiative offers 16 hours of paid time each year for staff and faculty to volunteer in the community — and the early response has been impressive.
A dish from the Food Lab's food-waste training.

Drexel University Food Lab Gathers Chefs to Fight Food Waste

In collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, Drexel’s Food Lab brought together some of the best food minds in the city for a day of training to minimize waste, including a series of student-created dishes incorporating the theme.
Drexel professor Cheri Brooks, center, alongside Courtney Boyd, left, and John Pace.

Ex-Inmates Visit Drexel University Class on Crime and Justice

Professor Cheri Brooks brought to class a pair of recently released men who were given mandatory sentences of life without parole as teenagers, inviting a discussion on crime, punishment, retribution and rehabilitation.
James Sato on study abroad in Iceland.

Study Abroad Tips From Your Drexel Classmates

What’s the most important tip for students planning to study abroad? It just might be to leave room for spontaneity, based on the advice offered by your Drexel classmates about the ins and outs and ups and downs of studying in a foreign land.

Tyler Roach

Drexel's Tyler Roach Is Churning Out Virtual Reality Ideas

Since he first tried out a virtual reality headset, Tyler Roach has been looking for ways to help people with the latest technological advances. Whether helping doctors practice operating room habits or deaf people communicate without sign language, he’s using virtual reality to make a mark.

President Donald Trump

Trump’s Tax Reform Proposals: What You Need to Know

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s proposals to reform the country’s tax code, DrexelNow spoke to two Drexel University professors about what the plan would mean for the economy, middle-class families and American corporations.