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Drexel's University Archivist Matthew Lyons.

Q&A: Matthew Lyons, Drexel's Newest University Archivist

University Archivist Matthew Lyons talked about what it was like joining Drexel University Libraries right in the middle of the University’s 125th anniversary year — and what he's doing to help preserve the present for Drexel's future.
Students, faculty and staff mingled at the First Forward reception on Sept. 21.

Drexel Launches Program for First-Generation College Students

This year, the University started a program geared toward helping first-generation college students connect with each other and faculty and staff who were also the first in their family to graduate from a bachelor’s program.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Summer 2017

Drexel University faculty were busy this summer, receiving sponsored projects, awards, fellowships and grants during the term.
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Briefly Noted: Campus News From Summer 2017

Here’s a recap of all of the news and updates that you might have missed over summer term.
WKDU's Electronic Music Marathon.

WKDU Celebrates Marathon Anniversary With 84 Hours of Electronic Music

Drexel’s student-run radio station helped raise nearly $5,000 during an Electronic Music Marathon that featured two remote broadcasts and a whole lot of dancing.

Rec Center group fitness class.

The New and Improved Drexel Rec Center YouTube

The Drexel Recreation Center relaunched its YouTube page to feature videos about its programming and staff.
The logo for Roots, Rock & Research

Roots, Rock & Research: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Hosts First Benefit Concert

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute will host its very-first benefit concert at World Café Live to raise money for its vital research into every phase of life for people on the spectrum.
Teacher in class with students

Drexel to Help Develop Urban Special Education Leaders 

A partnership between Drexel University’s School of Education and the School District of Philadelphia Office of Specialized Services (OSS) will result in the development of aspiring special education leaders, poised to address the unique challenges facing students and teachers in the complex urban education environment.

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — September

Drexel's 2017–18 academic year has officially started. Here's what University faculty and staff need to know now that the school year has begun.

The U.S. Open Squash Championships.

U.S. Squash Open Returns to Drexel for 7th Year

The country’s biggest annual squash tournament, the U.S. Open Squash Championships, kicks off right here on campus Oct. 5, featuring a film festival and plenty of fun alongside the on-court competition.
Drexel's new steel teaching tool.

Meet Drexel’s New 10-Foot-Tall Teaching Tool

The steel teaching sculpture installed outside the Bossone Research Enterprise Center contains all of the members and connections found on any steel building, giving engineering students a hands-on way to visualize what they learn in class.
Drexel students playing live Mario Kart.

Battles Waged and Balloons Popped During Drexel’s Live Mario Kart

As part of Drexel University’s Welcome Week activities, Recreational Athletics organized Live Mario Kart for freshmen to meet one another — and pop some balloons.
Drexel University's programmable backpacks for the incoming class of freshmen.

Drexel’s Incoming Freshman Class, By the Numbers

Meet the class of Drexel’s incoming freshmen — they come from 41 states and 66 countries and they’re ready to start their Drexel experience.