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Campus & Community

Main Building was packed for an event celebrating 1965's Homecoming in this photo from the 1966 Lexerd yearbook. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Drexel Homecoming Through the Years: Queens, Parades and Beard-Growing Contests

First introduced on campus in the 1920s, Drexel’s Homecoming has changed and yet retained its traditions through nine decades and three revivals.
Drexel staff and faculty at the Love Orphanage in Haiti

Drexel’s Bond to Haiti Shown by Awards From Community Group

The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia honored three Dragons at their annual gala, recognizing the humanitarian work that the University has accomplished during study abroad courses.
First generation

Drexel Supports First-Generation Students Through Collaboration and Conversation

The University aims to bring together first-generation college students and faculty to talk about shared experiences and life lessons through a series of talks.
Plakat Polski.

Polish Resistance Art Posters to Be Displayed in Drexel’s Rincliffe Gallery

The Drexel Collection’s newest exhibit, Plakat Polski: Selections from The Frank Fox Polish Poster Collection and Kenneth F. Lewalski Polish Posters Collection, will be on display to showcase the best of Soviet-era Polish poster art.
The Morton McMichael School in West Philadelphia

On MLK Day, McMichael School Gets a Makeover With a Drexel Assist

More than 200 volunteers showed up for a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to clean and paint the school. The volunteers included Drexel students, staff and faculty, as well as Mantua community members and McMichael families.
town hall

A Detailed Look at the Effects of Drexel’s Enrollment and Retention Strategy at University Town Hall

On Jan. 11, President John Fry led a candid town hall discussion with faculty and staff to discuss Drexel’s strategies and initiatives for the next several years.

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Four Ways to Serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

If you're looking to get involved during the University holiday on Jan. 16, DrexelNow has compiled a list of several ways to volunteer and get engaged with the West Philadelphia community.

The exterior of the Perelman Center for Jewish Life.

Drexel’s Perelman Center for Jewish Life Building Praised for Its Architecture

The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life recently won praise in the news for its remarkable architectural layout.
The three founders of Hahnemann Medical College, started in 1848: Constantine Hering, MD; Jacob Jeanes, MD; and Water Williamson, MD.

The Forgotten Founders of Drexel Institutions

Anthony J. Drexel founded Drexel University, of course. But there are other institutions now ingrained in Drexel’s DNA — like the College of Medicine and the Academy of Natural Sciences — that were founded by other innovators in the 19th century.
A sampling of the memorabilia stored in the cornerstone box found in the Korman Center that is now being stored in University Archives.

Historic 1959 Cornerstone Box Unearthed During Korman Renovations

A bundle of historic documents and items dating back to the late 1950s was recently found in the cornerstone of the Korman Center during construction.
1985 Aerial View of Drexel University

Pearlstein Gallery Celebrates 125 Years with ‘Drexel & the City’ Exhibition
 

In honor and celebration of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new exhibition showcasing the influences of art, science and industry that have shaped the university’s past and continue to inspire its future. The exhibit, ‘125 Years: Drexel & the City’, will run from Jan. 12 through March 19 – with the opening reception taking place on Jan. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street).

Message Regarding Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech and the Need for Inclusivity and Respect

The social media comments over winter break by George Ciccariello-Maher, Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel, have precipitated a heated public dialogue. The issue has caught the attention of national media and put Drexel in the spotlight. As University leaders, we understand that people have very different perspectives and opinions on such matters; it is our duty to ensure that all members of our community feel truly welcome and can participate in an inclusive learning environment. Instances such as this one both test and strengthen Drexel’s fundamental dedication to the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression.

Response to Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s Tweet

Drexel became aware today of Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher's inflammatory tweet, which was posted on his personal Twitter account on Dec. 24, 2016. While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher's comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.