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Wawa and Drexel Announce Plans for a New Store on Drexel’s Campus

Wawa Inc. and Drexel announced plans for a new store coming soon to Philadelphia as part of the company’s continued investment and expansion in its hometown. The newest Philadelphia store will be located at the intersection of 34th and Market Streets on Drexel’s University City Campus.
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After Tax, Philadelphians 40 Percent Less Likely to Drink Soda Every Day

The first study to look at what Philadelphians actually drank instead of sales at local stores since the city's "Soda Tax" came into play, the study found that residents stopped drinking soda every day at a significant rate.
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Drexel and TechGirlz Team to Connect Middle School Girls with Technology

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and TechGirlz today announced a wide-ranging partnership designed to expand the number of middle school girls receiving technology instruction. This collaboration is part of the recently announced TechGirlz 20k for 2020 campaign, in which the organization seeks to set 20,000 girls on The Path to a technology career over the next two years.
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Hollywood Legend M. Night Shyamalan to Address Drexel’s Class of 2018

Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan will address the class of 2018 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The director, producer, screenwriter and actor — whose breakout hit, “The Sixth Sense,” appeared nearly 20 years ago — is known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, hiring locally and utilizing area vendors, and showcasing some of the region’s best-loved attractions and locales.

ImpactView Philadelphia

A Tool to Help Nonprofits Find Each Other, Pursue Funding and Collaborate

There are more than 2,300 nonprofit organizations in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and Philadelphians know – regardless of the world’s opinions of our character – that our city pride is an integral part of our community fabric. Neville Vakharia, an assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate Arts Administration program in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, created ImpactView Philadelphia, an online tool and resource that uses the publicly available data on nonprofit organizations to present an easy-to-access snapshot of Philadelphia’s nonprofit ecosystem.

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Tower Health and Drexel Announce Plans to Develop Branch Medical School Campus

Tower Health and Drexel University have announced plans to jointly develop a branch medical school campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in West Reading near the campus of Reading Hospital, subject to the appropriate accreditation approvals. It is expected that upon approval of the regional accreditor, the branch campus will be operational for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Walshy Fire, of EDM Group Major Lazer, Brings Dancehall Reggae to Drexel

Accomplished electronic dance music MC/DJ and record producer of the trio Major Lazer, Walshy Fire, will be on campus this week to share his talent and knowledge of the music industry with students from Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The visit will culminate with a public lecture and performance by Fire on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.  
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Trailblazing Scientist to Receive 2018 Woman One Award

The Woman One program honors an outstanding woman for her leadership in the Philadelphia community and raises scholarship funds for talented, underrepresented College of Medicine students.
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Drexel to Co-Host Lyme Disease Conference

To address gaps in Lyme disease diagnostics and treatment, College of Medicine microbiologists are bringing together researchers, physicians and patient advocates.

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Mayors’ Political Leanings Strongly Influence Thoughts on City Health Policy Effectiveness

A new Drexel University study found that cities’ lead decision-makers view how effective municipal policies are at reducing health disparities differently based on their social ideologies.
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Dancing Monks of Assam Descend on Drexel’s Campus to Perform Sattriya: An Odyssey of the Spirit

Sattriya has historically been a hidden form of dance. Cultivated by Hindu monks as a way to worship the supreme deity, Krishna, it originated in the monasteries of Assam, India. This spring the public will have the opportunity to experience the ancient ritual for the first time in Philadelphia.

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Without 46 Million Year-Old Bacteria, Turtle Ants Would Need More Bite And Less Armor

Socially transmitted, nitrogen-providing microbes have opened a new ecological frontier for herbivorous turtle ants.