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Larry Krasner

Q&A: Drexel’s Anil Kalhan on Philadelphia DA Candidate Larry Krasner 

Larry Krasner won last week’s Democratic primary for Philadelphia district attorney on the back of a progressive platform and his status as an outsider to the prosecutor’s office. DrexelNow asked Anil Kalhan of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law what to expect if Krasner wins the general election.
Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision 

A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.
Photo courtesy Brookings Institution.

Brookings’ Innovation District Report Highlights Drexel’s Involvement in Strengthening Neighborhood

A new report from the Brookings Institution conducted an assessment of Philadelphia’s emerging innovation district, highlighting Drexel University’s efforts to encourage and strengthen the area surrounding its campus.
A dish from the Food Lab's food-waste training.

Drexel University Food Lab Gathers Chefs to Fight Food Waste

In collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, Drexel’s Food Lab brought together some of the best food minds in the city for a day of training to minimize waste, including a series of student-created dishes incorporating the theme.
Drexel professor Cheri Brooks, center, alongside Courtney Boyd, left, and John Pace.

Ex-Inmates Visit Drexel University Class on Crime and Justice

Professor Cheri Brooks brought to class a pair of recently released men who were given mandatory sentences of life without parole as teenagers, inviting a discussion on crime, punishment, retribution and rehabilitation.
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.
James Sato on study abroad in Iceland.

Study Abroad Tips From Your Drexel Classmates

What’s the most important tip for students planning to study abroad? It just might be to leave room for spontaneity, based on the advice offered by your Drexel classmates about the ins and outs and ups and downs of studying in a foreign land.

President Donald Trump

Trump’s Tax Reform Proposals: What You Need to Know

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s proposals to reform the country’s tax code, DrexelNow spoke to two Drexel University professors about what the plan would mean for the economy, middle-class families and American corporations.
historic Philadelphia street

Drexel’s Harris M. Steinberg Chosen to Chair Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force

 

Today, as development pressures rub up against time-honored city neighborhoods, Philadelphia is seeking new ways to carefully manage the twin goals of growth and preservation. With this in mind, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney decided it is time to rethink how Philadelphia preserves its historic resourcesand to help spearhead these efforts, he appointed Drexels Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA, director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, to chair a new Historic Preservation Task Force.  
President John Fry speaking at a panel at the Barnes Foundation.

Panel: President Fry Predicts a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Change for Universities

At a panel discussion of five local higher education leaders at the Barnes Foundation on April 20, Drexel President John Fry spoke about the role colleges and universities play in Philadelphia’s growth — and the future of higher education.
Thomas R. Kline moderates a debate among the eight candidates to be Philadelphia's next district attorney.

Crowded District Attorney Field Debates Reform at Kline School of Law

The eight candidates vying to be Philadelphia’s next elected district attorney offered their views on the ways to fix an office marred by scandal and a criminal justice system in need of new ideas.
T-shirts and promotional materials for Drexel's Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Arrives at Drexel

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Drexel will be promoting its efforts thanks to a fund from Governor Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” campus sexual assault prevention grant program.
Led Zeppelin

Rock and Roll Photographer Bob Gruen Opens ‘ROCKERS’ Exhibit at Pearlstein Gallery

Legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen’s ROCKERS exhibit brings rock’s excitement and spirit – onstage, backstage, at home – to Pearlstein Gallery. For more than 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner and capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene, to hanging out with John and Yoko and covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time.