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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. 
Drexel University President John Fry speaks at Drexel's 2017 Convocation.

Drexel Celebrates Convocation With an Eye on the Power of Truth

Drexel University kicked off the new academic year with attention paid to the critical role of a higher-education institution in challenging times.
Nina Henderson '72 is a Drexel trustee and alumna who recently endowed the provost position at the University.

Drexel Trustee and Alumna Nina Henderson Endows Provost Position

Nina Henderson, a Drexel alumna and longtime trustee, recently endowed the position of the provost at the University.
Rosalind Remer, founding executive director of the Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships.

With $3 Million Gift to Drexel, Lenfest Foundation to Fund Student Co-op Jobs in Cultural Nonprofits

With a $3 million gift to Drexel University, the Lenfest Foundation will fund paid cooperative education jobs for students in the nonprofit cultural sector. In recognition of this generous gift, the University will name its Center for Cultural Partnerships in honor of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The Center was established in 2015 to fortify cultural institutions like museums, libraries and historical societies and make their offerings and experiences more accessible to Drexel students.

Chesterbrook Academy

President Fry Helps Celebrate New On-Campus Preschool at Ribbon-Cutting

To help mark the opening of the first preschool on Drexel University’s campus, President John Fry joined community leaders for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
Freshmen at Drexel University's 2017 Welcome Week kick-off event at the Franklin Institute.

Drexel’s Record-Breaking Freshman Class Settles in on Campus

This past weekend, Drexel’s record-breaking number of freshman students officially moved in to Drexel’s University City Campus.

the logo for the Eagles Autism Challenge

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to Benefit from Landmark Eagles Autism Challenge

For the first time, the Philadelphia Eagles will hold a bike ride and 5k run/walk to raise money for autism research efforts, and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was named as one of the benefitting partners.
Mario the Magnificent

What’s on Tap for Welcome Week 2017

There are more than 250 events happening during Welcome Week, as Drexel’s freshman class comes to campus and the University kicks into gear for the fall term. Check out all the best opportunities to eat, play, learn and more.