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Society & Culture

Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station

30th Street Station District Plan Wins Prestigious Architecture Award

The 30th Street Station District Plan, which is a collaboration between Drexel, Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, PennDOT and SEPTA, just won a 2017 Institute Honor for Regional & Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects.
An infographic showing the differences in public health voting by region, gender and political party, citing numbers from the story.

Democrat Senators Vote for Public Health Policies 4 Times More Often Than Republicans: Study

Polarization in the Senate was displayed in a recent study that found a 67-percentage- point split between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to voting for public health policies endorsed by the American Public Health Association.
The three founders of Hahnemann Medical College, started in 1848: Constantine Hering, MD; Jacob Jeanes, MD; and Water Williamson, MD.

The Forgotten Founders of Drexel Institutions

Anthony J. Drexel founded Drexel University, of course. But there are other institutions now ingrained in Drexel’s DNA — like the College of Medicine and the Academy of Natural Sciences — that were founded by other innovators in the 19th century.
Skyline over top of a row home neighborhood.

As Neighborhood Status Falls, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Residents Spikes

A Drexel University-led study found that significant increases in cardiovascular disease was linked to black residents of neighborhood with lower socioeconomic status and higher levels of violence and disorder.
1985 Aerial View of Drexel University

Pearlstein Gallery Celebrates 125 Years with ‘Drexel & the City’ Exhibition
 

In honor and celebration of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new exhibition showcasing the influences of art, science and industry that have shaped the university’s past and continue to inspire its future. The exhibit, ‘125 Years: Drexel & the City’, will run from Jan. 12 through March 19 – with the opening reception taking place on Jan. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street).

A police car at an intersection

Black Males Nearly 3 Times as Likely to Die Due to Police Action, Study Finds

A Drexel public health researcher used a population health view to describe disparities in the death of males in the United States due to legal intervention. He found that black males are almost three times as likely to die as their white peers.
An arm being given an immunization through a needle.

More are Positive About HPV Vaccine on Twitter Than Not, Drexel Study Finds

A Drexel University study into sentiments toward the HPV vaccine on Twitter found that significantly more tweets post positive sentiments toward vaccines, such as the value of prevention and protection, than not.
Boathouse Row. Photo credit Jeff Fusco.

Philadelphia Lights Up in Blue and Gold for Drexel’s 125th Anniversary

In honor of Drexel’s 125th anniversary, certain Philadelphia attractions and prominent buildings will be lit in Drexel’s blue and gold colors.
holiday stress

Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During The Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The physical, emotional, financial and gastrointestinal strains posed by the holiday season can make it feel like more of a slog than a restorative hiatus. So, as an early gift from the Drexel media relations team, we’ve sifted through the University’s stable of experts to find those best suited to provide some advice on how to make this season a joyous one. 

Bob Peck pictured on the Great Wall China in 2011.

Employee Spotlight: Robert McCracken Peck

Bob Peck, senior fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, is celebrating 40 years as the museum’s “humanist” with the release of a new book and grateful reflections on a career like no other.
A green bean casserole made with fried onions and sprinkled cheese. Photo courtesy Flickr user Phil King.

The Drexel History Behind a Beloved Thanksgiving Side Dish

The green bean casserole is a staple on Thanksgiving tables across the country, thanks to an enterprising Drexel alumna.
Students received free passports at the Passport Caravan event on Nov. 2.

Drexel Wins Grant to Offer Free Passports to Students

Drexel recently received a grant to pay the $135 fee required for students to apply for a passport and travel the world.