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The Smart Set website

Read about big ideas on the small, the not-so-small, and the everyday in The Smart Set online journal. Visit The Smart Set

The Drexel InterView with Wendell Pierce

Actor, community activist, and author Wendell Pierce with host Paula Marantz Cohen on the set of The Drexel InterView, a half-hour conversation with a nationally known or emerging talent in the arts, culture, science, or business.  Learn more

Free Speech Forum student panel

Students participate in a panel discussion at the 2016 Smart Set Forum: Free Speech on the College Campus. Visit the event website

Center for Cultural Media


3210 Cherry Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

T: 215.895.6201
F: 215.895.6288

The Center for Cultural Media is a publishing and broadcasting outlet for cultural study and analysis. While its programs represent the Drexel University community, they also speak to the greater public on themes of social trends, politics, science, literature, the arts, and more.

The Center for Cultural Media supports the mission of the Pennoni Honors College to heighten the Drexel experience by creating connections with the outside world and cultural environment. The unit engages professional writers, intellectuals, celebrities, faculty, and student writers to employ critical thinking and creative expression through its various programs.

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This was provocative, invigorating, and shockingly empowering...
One of the best programs I've ever attended in higher education in 20 years.
- Participants at The Smart Set Forum 2016: Free Speech on the College Campus

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