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    • The Powel Elementary/Science Leadership Academy Middle School site in late June. Photo courtesy Quatrefoil Consulting, LLC.

      Construction Projects Paused by the Pandemic Resume with New Timelines

      August 05, 2020

      After the state lifted stay-at-home orders in May, work resumed on construction projects on the University City Campus, some of which are related to Drexel’s focus on the health sciences.

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    • Drexel University Return to Campus: Safety Is a Shared Responsibility

      Return to Campus: Safety Is a Shared Responsibility

      August 04, 2020

      In a message to Drexel students on Aug. 4, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu relayed the importance of student participation in all safety measures and guidelines put forth for the return to campus this fall, including completing the COVID-19 Student Training course and Dragon Pledge which will become available 24 hours after fall registration.

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    • In a message to Drexel students on July 31, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu provided more information on the mandatory COVID-19 Student Training course and the online Dragon Pledge.

      Return to Campus: COVID-19 Student Training and Pledge

      July 31, 2020

      In a message to Drexel students on July 31, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu provided more information on the mandatory COVID-19 Student Training course and the online Dragon Pledge.

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    • MXene layers

      Drexel to Host Nation's First International Conference on MXene Research

      July 30, 2020

      Drexel University will host more than 2,000 researchers from around the world for a virtual conference, Aug. 3-7, to share their work and learn about the latest discoveries related to MXene, an extraordinarily versatile family of two-dimensional materials first discovered and studied at Drexel in 2011. Held on the ninth anniversary of their discovery, the MXene Conference 2020 is the fourth international gathering focused exclusively on these materials and the first to be held in the United States.

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    • In a message to Drexel students on July 28, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu outlines student guidelines for fall.

      As Campus Reopens, Student Safety is Priority

      July 28, 2020

      In a message to Drexel students on July 28, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu outlines student guidelines for fall, including a new information hub about the return to campus, face covering and social distancing rules, the Drexel Health Tracker app and a mandatory COVID-19 training course.

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    • Heard Around Campus

      Heard Around Campus — July

      July 28, 2020

      Learn about updates related to the return to campus, including parking updates and local business and Drexel brands on campus that have re-started their operations.

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    • When spring/summer co-op students started to lose positions due to the hardships brought on by COVID-19, several University colleges, schools and departments heeded the call to create new positions and provide funding to support this Drexel rite of passage.

      Drexel Rallies Around Co-op Students Affected by the Pandemic

      July 27, 2020

      When spring/summer co-op students started to lose positions due to the hardships brought on by COVID-19, several University colleges, schools and departments heeded the call to create new positions and provide funding to support this Drexel rite of passage.

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    • MXene titanium carobonitride

      Drexel and KIST Researchers Discover a New MXene Material's Extraordinary Ability to Block Electromagnetic Interference

      July 24, 2020

      As we welcome wireless technology into more areas of life, the additional electronic bustle is making for an electromagnetically noisy neighborhood. In hopes of limiting the extra traffic, researchers at Drexel University have been testing two-dimensional materials known for their interference-blocking abilities. Their latest discovery, reported in the journal Science, is of the exceptional shielding ability of a new two-dimensional material that can absorb electromagnetic interference rather than just deflecting back into the fray.

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    • Rendering of new building for the Drexel College of Medicine at Tower Health

      Tower Health and Drexel Celebrate ‘Topping Off’ at New Facility for College of Medicine

      May 19, 2020

      Tower Health and Drexel University celebrated an official “Topping Off” ceremony for the development of an additional site location of Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health, to be opened in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

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    • Mir Ahmed Leghari, a first-year finance student, finds solace while writing in solace in Caneris Hall this term.

      The New Normal: Stories of Drexel Students Living on Campus During COVID-19

      May 04, 2020

      Sixty-five Dragons appealed for University Housing this term, and are sheltering on campus while most of the rest of the Drexel community is at home. Three students discuss their circumstances, new routines and hopes for the future.

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