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A Dragon wearing a witch costume in chemistry lab in 1979. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Drexel’s Ghosts of Halloween Past

In honor of Halloween, DrexelNow looks back on the ways that students celebrated the holiday decades and even a century ago.
Drexel Integrated Science Building

Drexel Joins Regional Effort to Reduce Carbon Emissions by Making Buildings More Energy-Efficient

Through its Institute for Energy and the Environment and breadth of research in environmental science and engineering, Drexel University has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation. The University recently reaffirmed this commitment by joining a regional partnership of property owners, utilities and energy service companies, and community organizations in Philadelphia that have pledged to help reduce energy and water use and transportation emissions by 50 percent by the year 2030. 
A room full of people eating at tables.

Philadelphia’s First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Celebrates First Year

Closing out its inaugural year of business, the EAT Café is celebrating the beginning to its second year of delicious food and pay-what-you-can service.
Drexel President John Fry

Fry Joins Fellow Dragons on List of Most Influential Philadelphians

Drexel President John Fry, Center for Hunger-Free Communities program director Michelle Taylor and Drexel graduate Nicole Cashman all appeared in Philadelphia magazine’s ranking of the 100 most influential people in the city.
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.
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.
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.