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Player-Only Villages on College Campuses Could Hinder Student Development

“If you build it, they will come” seems to be the mantra of top football programs around the country that have invested in the creation of exclusive player-only villages. Coaches are behind the concept of the “Athletic Village,” believing it will enhance the togetherness of their team. However, researchers are raising caution to the exclusivity of these compounds – which may support the further segregation of athletes from the campus population that can cause significant social and personal drawbacks.

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Drexel Recognizes Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month across the country and here on Drexel’s campus.
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To Improve Self-Control, Call Weight Loss What It Is: Difficult

Painting a realistic picture of the challenges of weight loss can lead to greater long-term outcomes, a new study from a Drexel psychologist shows.
The team yellow shirts are “Charlie’s Angels,” a collection of players from Student Engagement and LeBow and captained by Benjamin Oser.  The red shirts team is from Institutional Advancement and their captain was Michelle Yurko.

7th Annual Drexel Employee Olympics

Relive the fun and excitement of the 2016 Drexel Employee Olympics with this picture gallery.
The new wing of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center. Photo credit: Halkin/Mason Photography.

Drexel's 11th Street Health Center Doubles in Size with Sheller Gift to Improve and Expand Community ServiceS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 11 will celebrate the new, fully equipped facilities thanks to a major expansion of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, a community-based, nurse-managed health center in North Philadelphia, which provides a holistic approach to health care.
Paul Furtaw leads Mental Health First Aid training for the Drexel University Police Department.

Being the First Person on the Scene of a Mental Health Crisis

Too often, a person suffering from a mental health crisis won’t seek services that might alleviate his or her suffering. That’s where Mental Health First Aid training at Drexel comes in.
Drexel's Parkway Health & Wellness site is located on the second floor of the Three Parkway building at 1601 Cherry Street, adjacent to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and LOVE Park in Center City, Philadelphia.

Drexel Opens Parkway Health & Wellness Clinic in Center City

Drexel has opened a 23,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Center City Philadelphia that includes a new, central home for clinical services and research for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
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How Drexel’s Pilates Director Was At Work 10 Days After Giving Birth

Just 10 days after giving birth to a baby girl, dancer and Pilates instructor Jennifer Morley took on a full-time position as director of the Drexel Pilates Program and assistant teaching professor of dance. How did she do it? Her own Pilates exercises were the key, she said.
Drexel hospitality management student Matt Sandrowski shows a classmate how to make his mother’s carrot cake recipe

Drexel Students and Neighborhood Residents Work Side-by-Side to Keep Local Culinary Traditions Alive

A new class, called “Local Culinary Traditions,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management aims to keep family food traditions – and the stories behind them – alive. Funded by a $50,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the class is intended to document culinary traditions in the West Philadelphia community and to teach people how to make those homemade dishes healthier.

Drew Bergman speaking to a class

Four years after suicide attempt, Drexel student works to erase mental-health stigma

Drew Bergman knows that you’re wearing an invisible backpack right now. And so is the person next to you or across from you, and so are your friends and family.

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Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. Marina Gershkovich may have a solution to that problem.

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Beyond the 'Winter Blues': Five Things to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

For some people, the short, dark and cold days of winter can bring depression that goes beyond the "winter blues" and can strongly disrupt everyday life. But the good news is that treatment is out there.