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Campus & Community

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.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — May

A lot happened this month at Drexel — make sure you’re up to date on all of the news and updates that came out of the University.
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.
From left to right: David Senko, Alexander Bock, Alyssa Foley, Jourdan Skirha, Melissa Frendo-Rosso, Michael Luker and Joseph Urbano.

2017 Cooperative Education Awards Honor the Best of Drexel’s Co-op Program

Students, employers and faculty were celebrated at Drexel’s 2017 Cooperative Education Awards.
From left to right: Frank Linnehan, PhD; Peter Franks; George Gephart; John DiNardo, PhD; and Julie Mostov, PhD.

Saying a Drexel Goodbye to Some Very Important Dragons

Longtime Drexel leaders have announced they’ll retire next month.

Barbara Hornum, PhD, and George King.

Employee Spotlight: Barbara Hornum and George King

This year, two Drexel employees are celebrating 50 years of working on campus ­— a campus that they’ve seen drastically change since they started in 1966.
Paul Brandt-Rauf

Q&A With Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

The inaugural dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems has only been on campus since February, but he’s already brimming with ideas to grow the school to have a bigger presence on campus and an even better reputation in its field. Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, MD, DrPH, ScD, the newest dean at Drexel, discussed all of these ideas and then some during a conversation with Drexel Quarterly in his new office.
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.
Aerial view of West Philadelphia

Urban Health Collaborative Develops New Health Profile of West Philadelphia Promise Zone

Examining data from a variety of sources to create a picture of health factors in the Promise Zone, the Urban Health Collaborative seeks to put information in the hands of those able to use it to work toward improving the neighborhoods’ health.
MPV

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.
The crowd at one of Drexel's "Admitted Student Days” this past year.

Record-High Freshman Enrollment Projected for Fall 2017, Thanks to New Student-Success Strategy 

Drexel University exceeded its target freshman deposits for the upcoming academic year due to new enrollment and student success efforts, and will continue to implement financial measures the University has undertaken to adjust to its new enrollment strategy.  
Pennoni Honors College Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, on stage with former Governor Ed Rendell and former Mayor Michael Nutter.

Former Mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell Discuss Philadelphia’s Past, Present and Future

Former Philadelphia mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell reunited on Drexel’s campus for a taping of “The Drexel InterView” to discuss the highs and lows of their terms in City Hall, as well as where they think the city and its population are headed in the future.