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Campus & Community

Drexel University ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings for best colleges.

Drexel Gains in 2018 ‘U.S. News’ Rankings

For the 10th year in a row, Drexel University has placed in the top 100 “Best National Universities” category, and this year advanced from its 2017 standing.
The Pennoni Honors College's annual symposium is built around the theme of community.

Pennoni’s Yearlong Symposium Takes a Closer Look at Community

The Pennoni Honors College is planning a year full of courses, events and conversations with special guests exploring the different ways to think about and understand the concept of community.
elementary school

Drexel Helps Alain Locke School Join City's Roster of Community Schools

With support from Drexel University, the Alain Locke School will become the 12th school to enter Philadelphia’s Community School Initiative. The program, which will be funded through Drexel’s West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood grant, will provide after-school, family and community programing at the school. 
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — August

Catch up on all of the news that happened this past month and the events that are planned for September — including, most importantly, Employee Appreciation Fest.
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Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel to Open on Campus

Located on the first two floors of Vue 32 at 32nd and Race streets, Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel is opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 18.

The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase

In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine

Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
Image courtesy #YouAreWelcomeHere.

At Drexel, #YouAreWelcomeHere

Drexel Admissions recently released a video telling international Dragons that “You Are Welcome Here,” joining a national campaign of American higher education institutions to remind international students how much they are valued on campus.
The eclipse viewing party in Perelman Plaza.

All Fun, No Sun: Photo Recap of the Solar Eclipse on Drexel’s Campus

During Aug. 21’s historic solar eclipse, Drexel Dragons flocked to Perelman Plaza, where the Physics Department held a special solar eclipse viewing party complete with solar telescopes.
Drexel University President John Fry addresses a room of WorkReady students and their Drexel employers at an event on Aug. 14. Photo courtesy Sarah Colins.

Drexel Celebrates 15 Years Hiring WorkReady Teens for Summer Internships

Local teenagers spent the past six weeks working summer jobs at Drexel University through the WorkReady Program.
Graphic design major Abbey Nesbitt poses with one of the Saxbys chalkboard signs displaying her art.

Saxbys Coffee With a Side of Chalkboard Art by a Drexel Student

If you’ve ever passed the Saxbys on 34th Street at Drexel University or on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, then you’ve probably walked by the chalkboard signs designed by rising graphic design senior Abbey Nesbitt.
BRIDGE campers alongside their counselors and LeBow staff.

At Camp BRIDGE, Students Create Apps and Build Self-Worth

The BRIDGE program in the LeBow College of Business brought 20 local middle-school students to campus for two weeks to develop critical thinking, creativity and self-efficacy, all while building mentoring relationships with college counterparts.

Statement From Drexel President John Fry on Violence at Protests in Charlottesville 

President John Fry's statement in response to violence at protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.