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Peter Grice.

Co-op Experience Set Course for Drexel Grad’s 45-Year Career

Fifty years ago, Pete Grice was sure he knew exactly what he wanted to do, but with the help of a co-op through Drexel, he discovered his perfect career.
The Drexel Storylab's "Insider Access Workshops" will use Drexel's unique archival treasures as inspiration for aspiring writers.

What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help

The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writers and looking for inspiration in unlikely places. 

Victoria Napolitano, learning and curriculum '10, the mayor of Moorestown N.J. at only 26.

Just 26, Drexel Grad Already a Political Veteran

After two years on the town council of Moorestown, New Jersey, Victoria Napolitano, a 2010 Drexel grad, was named mayor. She credits part of her success to Drexel for making her feel comfortable in the post-college world.

Drexel alum Rich McCracken, retiring from job he began a co-op for 43 years ago.

From Co-op to Retirement: How Drexel Helped Launch a 43-Year Career

When he began his co-op with Ametek Inc. in 1971, Rich McCracken could never have known that he would be retiring from the same company 43 years later. He spoke with DrexelNow about the value of the co-op program which helped start his career.
Chuck Vincent presents the flag that flew above the USS Arizona to the student veterans at Drexel.

Piece of Pearl Harbor History Donated to Drexel

This past Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, America observed the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Thanks to a unique donation from a Drexel alum, a piece of that day that will “live in infamy” is now a part of Drexel’s military artifact collection.
An emergency responder exits an ambulance

From Big-Data Injury Prevention to Mapping Travel for Prenatal Care: Drexel Public Health Research at APHA 2014

Researchers from Drexel University presented research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.
Graduate student Nancy Volpe Berlinger collaborated with a scientist to create colorful, shape-shifting garments that reflect the ever-changing nature of the immune system.

Research on the Runway: Drexel Fashion Designers Team Up with Scientists for Descience Competition

Eight students and alumni from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design are among 61 fashion designers who were chosen to participate in the first-ever Descience Fashion Competition. The national competition matches designers with scientists to create garments that reflect scientific advances. The competition will culminate with a fashion show featuring the collaborative creations at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday, Sept. 29.

Drexel Team Unveils Supermassive Dinosaur Dreadnoughtus

A Drexel-led team has described a new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated.

40 Under 40 Cover

Tell Us Who's Changing the World: Drexel Magazine's 40 Under 40

We know they’re out there — lots of them. It’s your job to let us know who they are. Now through September, Drexel Magazine is accepting nominations for outstanding alumni for its third annual 40 Under 40 edition.

Modern-Day Slavery Expert and Author E. Benjamin Skinner to Speak at Drexel

There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history, according to human trafficking expert and author E. Benjamin Skinner in his book "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery." Skinner will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 28, to speak about global slavery and his experiences reporting from dozens of countries in which slavery flourishes.
Dana and David Dornsife and Shannon Marquez, PhD, with children and friends at Kechema Water Point in Ethiopia, a World Vision WASH project site.

Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

A new program leverages a partnership between Drexel and World Vision in 10 countries in eastern, western and southern Africa where World Vision and benefactors Dana and David Dornsife have ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects.
Cartoon turkey

A Drexel Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot? It Was a Real Tradition, Just 10 Years Ago

Off and on from 1984 to 2003, Drexel students, faculty and staff gathered before Thanksgiving for an annual turkey shoot competition. No animals were harmed.