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Drexel Time Capsule: The Results are In!

As part of the celebrations surrounding the University’s 125th anniversary, a time capsule will be prepared and buried during the upcoming construction on Drexel's Quad. It will contain the following items representing Drexel’s culture and key parts of the 125th festivities.

  • Philadelphia Inquirer – December 7th Issue and December 17th Issue
  • The Triangle – December 2nd Issue and December 9th Issue
  • Campus Maps: University City, Center City and Queen Lane
  • Drexel Identity Brand Book
  • Copy of the Greetings from Governor Tom Wolf
  • Copy of the City of Philadelphia City Council Citation by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and President Darrell Clarke
  • Copy of the City of Philadelphia Proclamation by Mayor James Kenney
  • 2016 Board of Trustees Directory
  • 125th Anniversary Lapel Pin
  • Dr. Mario Stuffed Dragon
  • 2016 Philanthropy Journal
  • 2016 President’s Annual Report
  • Drexel Magazine Anniversary Edition
  • 2016 EXEL Magazine
  • Screenshot of website homepage
  • 125th Anniversary Commemorative Program and Speeches
  • Academy of Natural Sciences Plaster Cast of A Suuwassea dinosaur claw
  • Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University Affiliation Agreement
  • “A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry – Highlights from the Collections” Catalogue
  • Fall 2016 Issue of Drexel Quarterly
  • 2016 Lexerd
  • 2016 Student Handbook
  • Dragon Gold Empty Beer Bottle
  • “Ambition Can’t Wait” 2016 Freshman Commemorative T-Shirt
  • “Ambition Can’t Wait” Brand Awareness Campaign Newspaper Ads
  • 2011 Squash Ball
  • Original 1974 Piece of the Daskalakis Athletic Center Basketball Court
  • Dad Vail Regatta Gold Medal
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education – December 2, 2017 Issue w/Drexel 125th Fill-page Advertisement
  • “The Man Who Made Wall Street” book
  • Transforming a Modern Urban University Strategic and Campus Master Plans
  • Inauguration of John A. Fry, Program Booklet
  • 2016 Academic Course Catalogue
  • List of all Faculty and Staff
  • “Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891-2016” book
  • Digital Archive 125th Years of Drexel Stories and Lecture Series Videos
  • Building Drexel: Celebrating 125 Years Video
  • 2016 Commencement Programs and Images
  • 2016 Drexel/Phillies Commencement Baseball Cap
  • 2016 Enrollment Management Viewbook

Winning Items on the 125th Anniversary Website Poll

Throughout fall 2016, Drexel students, faculty, staff and alumni submitted ideas online and voted for their favorites. The following items won the popular vote:

  • 1390 votes, 22.2% of total votes: Inauguration of President Constantine Papadakis Program Booklet
  • 1328 votes, 21.2% of total votes: Dragon Gels Sport Supplements developed by Professor Nyree Dardarian, Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • 342 votes, 5.1% of total votes: Drexel University Online Commencement-In-A-Box

Student Representatives' Personal Items

The two student representatives who presented the capsule during the 125th Anniversary Event each chose a personal item to include:

  • Brittany Tucciarone ’17, LeBow Colege of Business; President, Undergraduate Student Government Association: Photograph of self and parents to thank them for their love and support throughout life and college.
  • Valerie Tutwiler ’13, Doctoral Student, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems; Vice President, Graduate Student Association: Jan 28th 2016 issue of Blood, a high-impact scientific journal symbolizing the monumental advances in research that students at Drexel University have made.