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The Project SEARCH interns and instructors.

Autism Institute Celebrates First Class of Project SEARCH Graduates

Drexel University and its community partners recognized the accomplishments of the eight Philadelphia School District students who represented the first class of Project SEARCH, a new program aimed at getting youth with autism into the workplace and prepared for life after high school.
Harold Myers pictured in 1984 with his family at the official naming ceremony of Myers Hall. Photo courtesy University Archives.

Remembering the Legacy of Drexel’s Myers Hall — and Harold M. Myers

Myers Hall, which has been on Drexel’s campus since 1977, was originally planned to be closed and later demolished at the end of this academic year. Now it will remain open — and continue to honor President Emeritus Harold Myers.
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The Best Graduation Caps of Drexel's 2017 Commencement

Drexel’s class of 2017 showcased their creativity and passion on the graduation caps they wore to commencement.
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Seeing Stars — and Fireworks — at Drexel’s 2017 Commencement

This year’s Universitywide commencement ceremony was held at Philly’s Citizen Bank Park and featured fireworks, an innovative speaker and so much more.

Drexel President John Fry joins a panel to talk about the University's history.

Final 125th Anniversary Lecture Offers a Fond Reflection on Big Drexel University Moments

The last in a year-long series of public lectures celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary brought President John Fry together with several generations of students, faculty, staff and alumni to look back at the personal experiences that define the University.

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Join the Celebration With Drexel’s Colleague Resource Groups

Drexel’s five Colleague Resource Groups are coming together for a summer celebration that is open to all faculty and professional staff.

Isaac Asimov speaking at the 1976 Drexel University graduation ceremony. Drexel President William Hagerty, left of the podium, looks on. Photo courtesy University Archives.

‘The Drexel Jinx’ Broken Only by Isaac Asimov

During the 1970s, four consecutive speakers who spoke at Drexel University’s commencement were fired or resigned because of “The Drexel Jinx.” Only science fiction writer Isaac Asimov could break it.
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Evaluating Drexel's Public Safety Communications Center

The University community is invited to participate in an evaluation of Drexel’s University Public Safety Communications Center as part of its accreditation process this month. 

Members of Drexel's Black Graduate Student Union

Graduate College Shines a Light on Outstanding Student Achievements

At this year’s Graduate Student Day, the Graduate College and the Graduate Student Association joined together to honor the work done by Drexel students in the classroom and in the community.
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A Drexel University PhD Reflects on Five Years in the Lab and on the Board

Katie Van Aken, vice president of the Graduate Student Association, turned her dissertation defense into a celebration earlier this month, and she’s currently preparing to speak at the biggest one of all for students — commencement. 

Drexel’s Codebreakers Help Raise Over $800K on Day of Giving

The second Day of Giving was even more successful than the first, pulling in a whopping 3,707 donors to nearly triple the event’s target.
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Heard Around Campus — May

A lot happened this month at Drexel — make sure you’re up to date on all of the news and updates that came out of the University.