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Campus & Community

Contestants wait for the start of the race at the Rec Recycle Regatta.

Hope Floats and Cardboard Boats Sink at Drexel’s 2017 Rec Recycle Regatta

Three teams participated in Drexel’s annual cardboard boat race, in which students build boats out of cardboard and duct tape that are meant to carry them across the Recreation Center’s pool.
A faceless stilt-walker performs with the Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Poetry and Pride at Drexel's Black History Month Luncheon 

Drexel’s annual celebration honored the history and culture of the black community with comments from University staff and a rousing performance by an African drum and dance ensemble.

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Work up a Sweat for Charity at Drexel’s 5th Annual Indoor Triathlon 

Participants in Drexel’s 2017 Indoor Triathlon, held on March 25, can undergo a full triathlon or duathlon in the comfort of the Drexel Recreation Center to benefit the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
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James Herbert to Lead University of New England

Graduate College Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert, PhD, was announced as the new president of the University of New England in Maine.
Samantha Haines and Riki McDaniel in their cardboard boat, the Tofu Eater

There’s Still Time Left to Rock the Boat  — A Cardboard Boat, That Is

The annual Rec Recycle Regatta is on Feb. 18, and there’s still time for students to sign up to participate in what is one of Drexel’s wackiest traditions.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon was chosen as the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.

Drexel Unites to Promote One Book, One Philadelphia

Though Drexel has participated in the annual community book club for years, this marks the first year of interdisciplinary collaboration and panel discussions.

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Applications Welcome for 2017 Drexel Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards

The Office of Research and Office of Faculty Affairs recently announced $1.2 million worth of new funding opportunities for Drexel faculty and staff.
Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at last year's Black History Month luncheon.

How to Celebrate Black History Month at Drexel

Drexel and its partners are offering events on campus throughout February to celebrate and honor the achievements of the black community. From art to activism and lectures to luncheons, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Left to right: The original home built at 227 N. 34th Street, photo courtesy of University Archives, and the building today.

The Chocolate Factory on Campus and Other Past Lives of Drexel’s University City Buildings

Back in the day, Drexel was just one building surrounded by a tuberculosis ward, a candy factory, a bank and many other buildings that would later become a part of the University.
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Heard Around Campus — January

Catch up on all the Drexel news from the first month of 2017, including new closures to Korman Quad and a recap of President John A. Fry’s town hall.
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Q&A With College of Computing & Informatics Dean Yi Deng

The College of Computing & Informatics has found a new leader in Dean Yi Deng, PhD. He’s only been on campus for a short while, but he’s brimming with ideas about how to grow the college and its impact on the University.
Chef Brian Lofink serves up an Asian-inspired menu at a recent cooking workshop.

Building Community Over Cauliflower at Dornsife’s Cooking Workshops

Chef Brian Lofink, of Sidecar Bar & Grille, offers weekly lessons in cooking healthy food. Free and open to the Drexel community and neighborhood residents, the program fits right in with the Dornsife Center’s mission.
Chef Michael Solomonov, Photo credit:Rachel Wisniewski

Drexel’s 2017 Philly Chef Conference Turns Lens to National Restaurant Industry Stage

The role of a chef is always expanding. National food issues and trends are transforming how America eats and drinks. On March 5 – 6, the 2017 Philly Chef Conference will bring together the big names and rising stars in the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene for a food-focused, academic- and career-minded series of discussions—from developing and retaining talent in the kitchen to restaurant analytics and the current state of food law—in hopes of preparing chefs to face these ever-evolving set of challenges.