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  • Students Vying to Design Disney-Themed Urban Transportation System

    December 22, 2014

    Campfire stories, high-speed trains and out-of-body experiences are all part of Drexel University students’ plan in an Imagineering contest for a Disney-themed transportation system of the future set in Sydney, Australia.

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  • War of the Worlds: Philadelphia

    December 22, 2014

    The next act for the professor who put Pong and Tetris on Brandywine Realty Trust’s 29-story Cira Centre office building could be a city-wide alien invasion of Philadelphia.

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  • Drexel Toy Drive Kick-Starts Holiday Season for Children

    December 16, 2014

    For the 18th year, the Drexel community collected toys and donations to make the holiday season a little brighter for Philadelphia children in need. Leaders from community groups gathered with Drexel faculty and staff for a distribution ceremony which featured a visit from a certain man in a red suit.

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  • Drexel's Top Stories of 2014

    December 15, 2014

    From giant dinosaurs to tiny catfish, to heralded lacrosse players and ugly sweaters, a rundown of the stories that drew the most eyeballs, scored the most clicks, created the most buzz, sparked imaginations and highlighted the best the University had to offer in 2014.

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  • Drexel Sailing Team Getting Into Shipshape

    December 12, 2014

    Following the success of the team's trip to France, Drexel's sailing team finds its roster tripling in size as it prepares for the 2015 season.

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  • How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?

    December 11, 2014

    Ebola is transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids, but Drexel researchers have found that there is not much information on how long the virus can live outside of the human body.

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  • From Co-op to Retirement

    December 10, 2014

    When he began his co-op with Ametek Inc. in 1971, Rich McCracken could never have known that he would be retiring from the same company 43 years later. He spoke with DrexelNow about the value of the co-op program which helped start his career.

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  • Piece of Pearl Harbor History Donated to Drexel

    December 08, 2014

    This past Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, America observed the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Thanks to a unique donation from a Drexel alum, a piece of that day that will “live in infamy” is now a part of Drexel’s military artifact collection.

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  • Drexel Helps New York City Park Plug Into Research

    December 03, 2014

    Researchers at Drexel are teaming with the U.S. Forest Service and New York City's Parks and Recreation Department to monitor the second-largest park in Queens to measure how pollution and the climate affect forests.

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  • The Story of the World’s Wealthiest Nun

    December 02, 2014

    The story of Saint Katharine Drexel is unlike any other. Cordelia Francis Biddle, a creative writing professor in the Pennoni Honors College and member of the extended Drexel family, captures the fascinating tale in a new book about this selfless saint.

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  • Puppy Pawlooza: Stressed Students Can Relax with Therapy Dogs

    December 01, 2014

    Feeling stressed from studying for finals? Take a break and cuddle with some dogs at Puppy Pawlooza, Drexel's traditional pre-finals week event.

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