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Drexel President John Fry at the University City District 20th anniversary celebration / Photo by Lora Reehling Photography

As President Fry Looks Back on University City’s Advances, the Future Beckons

John Fry was the keynote speaker at the University City District’s 20th anniversary celebration Thursday, reflecting fondly on all the organization has accomplished and sharing his excitement for all that will come next.
Thelca Bedminster and her staff at the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School.

How the School of Education Helped a Student Recover From Disaster

In the wake of a series of devastating hurricanes, Drexel faculty and students came together to help an EdD student get her elementary school up and running and speed along the recovery process.

Drexel President John Fry

Fry Joins Fellow Dragons on List of Most Influential Philadelphians

Drexel President John Fry, Center for Hunger-Free Communities program director Michelle Taylor and Drexel graduate Nicole Cashman all appeared in Philadelphia magazine’s ranking of the 100 most influential people in the city.
WKDU's Electronic Music Marathon.

WKDU Celebrates Marathon Anniversary With 84 Hours of Electronic Music

Drexel’s student-run radio station helped raise nearly $5,000 during an Electronic Music Marathon that featured two remote broadcasts and a whole lot of dancing.

The U.S. Open Squash Championships.

U.S. Squash Open Returns to Drexel for 7th Year

The country’s biggest annual squash tournament, the U.S. Open Squash Championships, kicks off right here on campus Oct. 5, featuring a film festival and plenty of fun alongside the on-court competition.
Drexel University President John Fry speaks at Drexel's 2017 Convocation.

Drexel Celebrates Convocation With an Eye on the Power of Truth

Drexel University kicked off the new academic year with attention paid to the critical role of a higher-education institution in challenging times.
Chesterbrook Academy

President Fry Helps Celebrate New On-Campus Preschool at Ribbon-Cutting

To help mark the opening of the first preschool on Drexel University’s campus, President John Fry joined community leaders for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
Zak Brodnik in the lab

Zak Brodnik Wants to Change How You Think About Addiction

As a doctoral candidate in neuroscience in the Drexel University College of Medicine, Zak Brodnik’s work focuses on the biology underlying drug-use disorders, and he has a message he wants to deliver alongside his research.
Mario the Magnificent

What’s on Tap for Welcome Week 2017

There are more than 250 events happening during Welcome Week, as Drexel’s freshman class comes to campus and the University kicks into gear for the fall term. Check out all the best opportunities to eat, play, learn and more.
Drexel University College of Medicine student Hong De Sa running a 100-mile race

Life Lessons From a Drexel Med Student’s 100-Mile Race

Hong De Sa, a fourth-year medical student in Drexel University’s College of Medicine, ran a 100-mile race this summer and still went to work the next day. Along the way, she learned that there’s always more gas in the tank to overcome a challenge.
The Pennoni Honors College's annual symposium is built around the theme of community.

Pennoni’s Yearlong Symposium Takes a Closer Look at Community

The Pennoni Honors College is planning a year full of courses, events and conversations with special guests exploring the different ways to think about and understand the concept of community.
elementary school

Drexel Helps Alain Locke School Join City's Roster of Community Schools

With support from Drexel University, the Alain Locke School will become the 12th school to enter Philadelphia’s Community School Initiative. The program, which will be funded through Drexel’s West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood grant, will provide after-school, family and community programing at the school.