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Campus & Community

Drexel's Day of Giving: 24 Hours of Impact

Break the Code on Drexel’s Annual Day of Giving

For the second year in a row, Drexel’s campus will host a day of activities and excitement during the Day of Giving: 24 Hours of Impact event. This year’s race to solve puzzles, unlock codes and break open a time capsule takes place May 24.
Aerial view of West Philadelphia

Urban Health Collaborative Develops New Health Profile of West Philadelphia Promise Zone

Examining data from a variety of sources to create a picture of health factors in the Promise Zone, the Urban Health Collaborative seeks to put information in the hands of those able to use it to work toward improving the neighborhoods’ health.
MPV

New Master’s Programs Carve Their Place in the Market

Five specialized degree programs are preparing to launch over the next two years with backing from a new Drexel initiative to keep the University’s academic offerings at the cutting edge of higher education.
Institutional Advancement staff members Christine McAuliffe, Joyce Haas, Gina Kerwin, Wendy Univer, Michelle Crouch and Allison Kowalski helped serve guests at a Dornsife Community Dinner on Dec. 6, 2016.

Dragon Volunteers Program Opening Doors to Community Service

Drexel’s new civic engagement initiative offers 16 hours of paid time each year for staff and faculty to volunteer in the community — and the early response has been impressive.
The crowd at one of Drexel's "Admitted Student Days” this past year.

Record-High Freshman Enrollment Projected for Fall 2017, Thanks to New Student-Success Strategy 

Drexel University exceeded its target freshman deposits for the upcoming academic year due to new enrollment and student success efforts, and will continue to implement financial measures the University has undertaken to adjust to its new enrollment strategy.  
Pennoni Honors College Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, on stage with former Governor Ed Rendell and former Mayor Michael Nutter.

Former Mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell Discuss Philadelphia’s Past, Present and Future

Former Philadelphia mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell reunited on Drexel’s campus for a taping of “The Drexel InterView” to discuss the highs and lows of their terms in City Hall, as well as where they think the city and its population are headed in the future.
Sozi Pedro Tulante, the city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s Chief Legal Officer to Address Drexel’s Kline School of Law Graduates
 

Sozi Pedro Tulante, the city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, will address the graduates of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at commencement on May 18. 

Philadelphia Coaches Conference

Drexel’s Annual Coaches Conference Brings Together the Brightest Minds in Sports and Leadership
 

Bringing coaches together in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel University’s Sport Coaching Leadership program, in the School of Education, will host its third Philadelphia Coaches Conference on Tuesday, May 16 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. This year’s conference, organized “for coaches by coaches” will bring together aspiring coaches of all levels in a variety of sports for the purpose of professional development and growth through a series of education sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches. 

Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2016 Universitywide commencement ceremony.

Drexel University’s 2017 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

With Drexel University’s commencement just around the corner, the University is announcing its complete list of speakers and honorary degree recipients for the 2017 ceremonies.
climbing wall

Little Drexel Dragons Inspired to Dream at Annual Event

The “Inspire a Child to Dream” day held on Drexel University’s campus this year introduced the children and relatives of Drexel faculty and professional staff members to the Drexel experience.
Writing Festival

New Drexel Writing Festival Held on Campus

The inaugural Drexel Writing Festival, which replaces the 10-year-old Week of Writing, will take place at Drexel University to host 16 events in just three days.
An aerial view of the poster research presentations.

Emerging Graduate Scholars Show Research at First-Ever Conference

Drexel University’s first-ever Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference was recently held to give graduate students a chance to share their interdisciplinary work and test out their presentation skills.