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Campus & Community


Donna M. Murasko to Conclude Role as Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

One of Drexel’s longest serving deans will transition from her role at the end of the academic year.


Employee Spotlight: Timothy Kurzweg, Advocate for Undergraduate Education

After transitioning from the College of Engineering into the Office of the Provost through a fellowship program, Timothy Kurzweg is ready to support undergraduate students across Drexel University in the pursuit of success.

Mario the Dragon in a snowstorm.

Winter Term: What’s on Tap?

DrexelNow has a rundown of all the key dates, events and opportunities for students during Drexel’s winter term.

Drexel's Statement on Resignation of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher

President John Fry at Commencement 2017 at Citizens Bank Park.

Friday Night Lights: Drexel Sets Plans for Commencement 2018

Drexel University is headed back to the ballpark for 2018’s universitywide commencement, setting the stage for another sparkling night of celebration complete with a fireworks display.

Philly Chef Conference 2018

Drexel’s 2018 Philly Chef Conference Tackles Sexism, Wellness and Business Development

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Philly Chef Conference will once again convene the regional and national food community to discuss the latest food and beverage industry issues and trends with demonstrations on current professional techniques. Experts from coast-to-coast will talk trends in food styling and beverage programs, as well as sexism in the kitchen and wellness for chefs. The conference hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management will take place Sunday through Monday, March 11–12, 2018. 


Top Drexel Stories of 2017

2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — December

In the last month of 2017, Drexel University is preparing for its upcoming winter break with a special extension and holiday hours.

At the November hearings in Jacksonville, Florida, are pictured, left to right: Executive Director Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., W. Craig Hartley Jr.; Eileen W. Behr, Vice President and Chief of Police, Drexel Public Safety; Joseph Spera, director of operations; Colin P. Quinn, communication accreditation & training manager; Jane Kelly, law enforcement accreditation manager; Robert Lis, associate director of investigations; and Chairman of the CALEA Commission Richard W. Myers.

Drexel Public Safety Communication Center, Police Department Earn Reaccreditation

The Drexel University Public Safety Communications Center (DUPSCC) and Drexel University Police Department (DUPD) were recently reaccredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Santa Claus and Office of Government and Community Relations Senior Vice President Brian Keech met with a very excited member of the community at the Dec. 11 toy distribution ceremony.

Turkeys, Toys and Military Care Packages: Drexel Continues Holiday Charity Drive Traditions in 2017

This year, Drexel University hosted charity drives to spread cheer to active military stationed overseas as well as children and family in the local community.
Melissa Martin, left, and Katelyn Comerford stand with the finished Eastern State Penitentiary gingerbread house at the Logan Hotel.

Gingerbread Houses, Philly Style

Four Drexel University culinary students created two Philly-themed gingerbread houses that are now displayed in the Logan Hotel.

The four College of Engineering faculty members with a collective 210 years of working at Drexel. From left to right: Peter Herczfeld, PhD; Joseph Mullin, PhD; Edwin Gerber, PhD; and Eli Fromm, PhD.

Drexel’s 2017 Service Recognition, By the Numbers

Drexel University honored over 700 faculty and professional staff at its annual service recognition luncheon, including some Dragons with noteworthy work anniversaries.