At 9 a.m. on a Tuesday last fall, Catharine Schneider had eaten breakfast, charged her phone, looked at her notes and joined her classmates for a 1.5-hour marathon breakout session on Zoom to discuss Philadelphia’s social structures. At 3 p.m. and nearly 4,000 miles away, Imme Dros, a public administration student at Hogeschool van Amsterdam, also dialogued on the same Zoom call with students about the various agents of justice the Netherlands capital employs to support a healthy community ecosystem. The two were enrolled in Just Cities, a classroom partnership between Drexel and the Hogeschool designed to incorporate a global dimension to a course on social justice policies in Philadelphia and Amsterdam.
Three Drexel professors have been selected to participate in a two-week academic exchange in Israel this May and June, fully funded by the Jewish National Fund – USA (JNF-USA). Jennifer Adams, EdD, associate professor in the School of Education (SoE), Tamara Galoyan, PhD, assistant research professor in SoE, and Caroline Schauer, PhD, Margaret C. Burns Chair in Engineering and associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the College of Engineering, were among 33 faculty members from 26 institutions to be named JNF Faculty Fellows.