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Philadelphia School Partnership presented a $1.2 million grant to Drexel University to launch a residency-based teacher certification program called Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY).

Drexel Launches “Dragons Teach Middle Years” Teacher Training Program 
 

Supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), Drexel University’s School of Education will create a new pipeline of dual-certified, Middle-Years teachers, trained specifically for the challenges of Philadelphia classrooms. 

John Via

Employee Spotlight: John Via

The College of Engineering’s John Via occupies many roles at Drexel and even more positions within various philanthropic organizations — and just joined one that is headed by Queen Elizabeth II.
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.
The south wall of the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery from the entranceway in 2017.

A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Gets a Retro Makeover

With a renewed layout and returned paintings, the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery looks completely different to modern viewers, but remarkably similar to what students and faculty would have seen at the turn of the 20th century.  
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Art and Tech Innovator John Maeda to Speak at Drexel Commencement at Citizens Bank Park

Computational design guru John Maeda will address the class of 2017 at Drexel University’s commencement, which will be held on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Maeda is the global head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic, the parent company of Jetpack, WooCommerce, Longreads, WordPress.com and more. The University-wide ceremony will be held at Citizens Bank Park for the second consecutive year.

The exterior of the Vue 32 building.

Vue32 Now Open for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Housing

The newest residential center on Drexel’s campus is Vue32, a mixed-use development project specifically geared for Drexel faculty, staff and graduate students.
A rendering of what the Korman Quadrangle will look like upon completion this fall.

Masters of the Realm

An ambitious campus-improvement plan will announce to all who traverse it every day: This is Drexel.
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Drexel to Host ‘TOMBOY’ Symposium on Elevating the Conversation on Gender in Sport
 

CSN Philadelphia and Drexel’s Sport Management Department Will Host a Women in Sport Symposium Featuring the Screening of the Documentary ‘TOMBOY'.
 
This 1876 rosewood piano hidden in the corner of the A. J. Picture Gallery once resided in the house of University founder Anthony J. Drexel.

Hidden Treasures: Our Founder’s Piano

In addition to being a great financier and philanthropist, Drexel’s founder was an accomplished musician with an incredible taste in music. After he died, his family donated one of the pianos from his home to the University — and you could even play it today.

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Drexel Online Powers New Website, Virtually Inspired, Dedicated to Advances in Online Education

Always looking for new ways to be at the forefront of educational innovation, Drexel University Online (DUO) has launched Virtually Inspired, a website that features a series of high-quality videos showcasing some of the brightest minds and best practices in the world of online and blended education.

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — February

The February 2017 edition of "Heard Around Campus" focuses on Drexel responses to President Donald Trump's executive orders and mandates as well as news occuring on campus.
Martin Luther King Jr. being treated by Walter P. Lomax Jr. in his Philadelphia hotel room on Feb. 10, 1968.

The Hahnemann Alumnus Who Championed Philly’s African-American Community — and Also Treated Martin Luther King Jr.

Walter P. Lomax Jr., MD, who graduated from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel’s College of Medicine) in 1957, lived a long life in which he continually treated and supported African-Americans and their community.
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Let's Talk About Sex (and Gender)

The 2017 Sex and Gender Research Forum will feature interdisciplinary research projects and transgender rights activist Harper Jean Tobin.