Message Regarding Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech and the Need for Inclusivity and Respect
The social media comments over winter break by George Ciccariello-Maher, Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel, have precipitated a heated public dialogue. The issue has caught the attention of national media and put Drexel in the spotlight. As University leaders, we understand that people have very different perspectives and opinions on such matters; it is our duty to ensure that all members of our community feel truly welcome and can participate in an inclusive learning environment. Instances such as this one both test and strengthen Drexel’s fundamental dedication to the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression.
Response to Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s Tweet
Drexel became aware today of Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher's inflammatory tweet, which was posted on his personal Twitter account on Dec. 24, 2016. While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher's comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.
Drexel President John Fry speaks at Morton McMichael School. How Drexel Won a $30M Grant for West Philadelphia Schools
The process to secure federal funding for education initiatives in the Promise Zone began five years ago with relationship building in the neighborhoods surrounding the University.
Drexel Plays Secret Santa to Active-Duty Military
Drexel’s Veterans Task Force concluded its Military Care Package Drive with a human chain and GoPro video of volunteers mailing holiday cheer to active-duty service military on Tuesday.
Drexel's toy drive delivered more than 5,000 toys. Drexel's Holiday Toy Drive Delivers for Local Families
With a helping hand from members of the Drexel community, the annual effort provided more than 5,000 toys for local organizations to distribute to their communities.
McMichael Students holding up posters as a thank you for Promise Neighborhood grant Drexel and Philadelphia Awarded Multi-Million, Multi-Year Promise Neighborhood Grant
Drexel University President John Fry, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Superintendent William Hite, PhD, community members and area elected officials gathered at Morton McMichael Elementary School on Dec. 21 to officially announce that the community surrounding Drexel in West Philadelphia has won the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation Grant Competition. Drexel was the lead applicant of the grant, on which the City of Philadelphia, The School District of Philadelphia and several other area groups and non-profits also partnered.
A microscopic image of a tumor cell migrating through collagen. The Way You Move: Tumor Cells Move Differently Than Normal Ones
A new study by a Drexel biology professor determined that tumor cells can’t move the same way that normal cells do to get through tight squeezes in the body, opening up the potential for future, targeted therapies.
A police car at an intersection Black Males Nearly 3 Times as Likely to Die Due to Police Action, Study Finds
A Drexel public health researcher used a population health view to describe disparities in the death of males in the United States due to legal intervention. He found that black males are almost three times as likely to die as their white peers.
Drexel student Chandupa Abeyratna, right, at the Cambodian Senate. A Co-op in Cambodia Protecting the Public's Health
A Drexel student’s experience at an international nonprofit helped shape her views of global public health and clarify her future.
Drexel celebrated its 75th anniversary with a parade in 1966. Photo courtesy University Archives. How Did Drexel Celebrate its Other Anniversaries?
The entirety of this academic year will be spent celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary. What was it like on campus during the University’s other milestone years?
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — December
In the few days before the start of the holiday break, take a minute to reflect on all of the changes that have happened since the beginning of the month.
Volunteers carry turkeys to their recipients during the Turkey Project. University's Turkey Project Helps Feed 1,350 Local Families
The 43rd annual event put on by the Drexel Alumni Association benefited 40 community-based organizations in the West Philadelphia area.
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the discussion “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” in the fall pubic lecture series. Dates and Topics for the 125th Anniversary Public Lecture Series Announced for Winter Term
After the completion of a successful series of public lectures during the fall term, a new round of discussions has been finalized for winter term.
The central corridor at the COP22 conference in Morocco. Climate Change Conference COP22 Energizes Drexel Faculty, Students
A group of 10 students and professors went to Morocco in November for the annual gathering of government delegates and climate researchers. They came back refocused and reinvigorated.
Dan M. Filler, Kline Law Dean Drexel Names Daniel M. Filler Dean of Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Drexel University has named Daniel M. Filler, JD, dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. A highly accomplished legal scholar, practitioner and academic, Filler will ensure Kline Law’s position as a national leader in training law students to be resourceful advocates, while expanding the reach of its programs to attorneys and legal scholars around the world.
Dragons enjoy themselves at Drexel's Tech Lending Library. 20 Years Later: Drexel University Online
In addition to celebrating Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, Drexel University Online is honoring its own 20th birthday in 2016.
a mixture of painted colors Drexel Selected to Be Site in NEA’s First-Ever Funding of Arts Labs
For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts is funding research labs, and Drexel’s Department of Arts Therapies was chosen to lead one focusing on arts and health.
An arm being given an immunization through a needle. More are Positive About HPV Vaccine on Twitter Than Not, Drexel Study Finds
A Drexel University study into sentiments toward the HPV vaccine on Twitter found that significantly more tweets post positive sentiments toward vaccines, such as the value of prevention and protection, than not.
Drexel President John A. Fry speaks at last year's commencement. Drexel Headed Back to the Ballpark for Commencement
After a successful Universitywide ceremony last year, Drexel is returning to Citizens Bank Park for the 2017 event — and this time it will be under the lights.
125 event Remembering the Fun and Festivities of Drexel’s Commemorative 125th Anniversary Event
Relive the excitement of the Dec. 7 125th anniversary event through images and video captured at the celebration.
Boathouse Row. Photo credit Jeff Fusco. Philadelphia Lights Up in Blue and Gold for Drexel’s 125th Anniversary
In honor of Drexel’s 125th anniversary, certain Philadelphia attractions and prominent buildings will be lit in Drexel’s blue and gold colors.
A child sitting on a park bench looking sad Anxiety Measure for Children with Autism Found Reliable
In children on the spectrum, anxiety is often masked by the symptoms of autism. But a new variant to a standard anxiety screening method has now proven effective in separating the two and leading to important diagnoses.
The official time capsule that will be buried for Drexel's 125th anniversary. 125th Anniversary Time Capsule Items Revealed
Drexel announced which items will be buried in a special time capsule this year so that future generations of Dragons can understand what the University was like 125 years after it was founded.
top stories Top Drexel Stories of 2016
Relive the moments and exciting headlines that sparked the most conversation and interest during 2016 through this annual review of the year’s top Drexel stories.
Drexel police. How to Respond to an Active Shooter: ‘Run, Hide, Fight’
For the past two years, Drexel’s Department of Public Safety has been offering training for emergency situations and workplace safety, such as an active shooting on campus. That information, previously available though in-person sessions, can now be completed online at the convenience of faculty and staff.
President John A. Fry speaks at a lecture on Drexel's history Drexel's History Is Alive in the Present, President John A. Fry Says at Lecture
The University's leader looked forward while keeping an eye on the past at a lecture on the first 125 years of Drexel history and its next 25.
Drexel's Main Building is already decorated for the holidays and the 125th anniversary celebration. Celebrating Drexel’s 1891 Founding in Style
On Dec. 7, the entire Drexel community will come together to honor the University’s illustrious founding and mark the occasion of its full 125 years.
holiday stress Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During The Holidays
It’s that time of year again. The physical, emotional, financial and gastrointestinal strains posed by the holiday season can make it feel like more of a slog than a restorative hiatus. So, as an early gift from the Drexel media relations team, we’ve sifted through the University’s stable of experts to find those best suited to provide some advice on how to make this season a joyous one.