Message Regarding Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech and the Need for Inclusivity and Respect
Dec 29 2016
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
Dec 26 2016
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 Plays Secret Santa to Active-Duty Military
Dec 21 2016
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 and Philadelphia Awarded Multi-Million, Multi-Year Promise Neighborhood Grant
Dec 21 2016
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.
Heard Around Campus — December
Dec 19 2016
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.
Drexel Names Daniel M. Filler Dean of Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Dec 13 2016
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.
Anxiety Measure for Children with Autism Found Reliable
Dec 8 2016
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.
125th Anniversary Time Capsule Items Revealed
Dec 7 2016
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 Drexel Stories of 2016
Dec 5 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.
How to Respond to an Active Shooter: ‘Run, Hide, Fight’
Dec 5 2016
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.
Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During The Holidays
Dec 1 2016
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.