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Cartoon masked Mario the Dragon with the phrases "Dragons Wear Masks" and "Dragons Taking Care of Dragons" and a link to drexel.edu/coronavirus.

Q&A: Indoor Masking and Understanding Where We Are in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chief Wellness Officer and Senior Vice Provost for Community Health Marla Gold, MD, explained the decisions that led to Philadelphia’s new indoor masking mandate, and how Drexel will be responding accordingly.

Lipsey was happy to find a co-op working related to dance movement therapy, the field in which she will next year begin pursuing a master’s degree for at Drexel. Photo by Johanna Austin.

Dance Major Builds Connections, Enhances Early-Childhood Expression Through Co-op

Alisia Lipsey, a fourth-year Drexel University dance major who worked at two different locations for the Young Children’s Center for the Arts during the fall/winter 2020 co-op cycle, spoke with DrexelNow about building relationships with the Center’s young students and older faculty as well as what it was like to complete an in-person co-op at the pandemic’s pre-omicron peak.

Nitiwit “Junior” Jongphiphithaporn poses at the National Constitution Center, which he visited during Welcome Week at the start of his term studying abroad at Drexel.

Global Again: What It’s Like to Study Abroad at Drexel (and During a Pandemic)

DrexelNow asked three international Dragons who joined our campus community last fall about what made them choose Drexel, navigating the pandemic and if the experience is meeting their expectations (spoiler alert, it’s exceeding them).

Since its founding a decade ago, the Drexel Global Scholar program (DGS) has welcomed more than 80 international students from nearly 40 countries to the University with a full scholarship and ample programming which helps bolster a rich peer community from freshman year through graduation.

Global Again: How the Drexel Global Scholars Community Never Faltered in the Pandemic

Since its founding a decade ago, the Drexel Global Scholar program (DGS) has welcomed more than 80 international students from nearly 40 countries to the University with a full scholarship and ample programming which helps bolster a rich peer community from freshman year through graduation.

A pre-pandemic photo of the DAC Pack supporting Drexel Basketball. Photo courtesy of Emily McAndrews.

Homecoming 2022 Set to Provide Return to Normal and Renewed Sense of Community

After a fully virtual weeklong celebration last year and a remote start to this year’s winter term, there’s one thing that a return to in-person programming for Homecoming 2022, taking place Jan. 17–23, is set to provide students that is sorely needed — a sense of Dragon community and pride.

The crowd at an opening event for the 'Museum of Where We Are' exhibition held in the Rincliffe Gallery on Dec. 10.

Drexel Unveils ‘Museum of Where We Are’ Exhibition of Design History Students’ Work

Since the beginning of the pandemic, “ARTH 300: The History of Modern Design” students have been cultivating the beauty and meaning from everyday objects. That work is now on display on Drexel’s University City Campus and a half a world away thanks to new collaborators abroad.