Drexel Senior Capstone Gamifies the Refugee Crisis for Good
Aug 31 2020
A cross-curricular group of recent Drexel graduates created “Resilience,” an award-winning socially conscious city builder computer game that teaches players about the refugee crisis while aiming to foster empathy and action.
Expanding Outreach, Assistance for New Academic Year
Aug 27 2020
The following message about expanding outreach and assistance for the new academic year was sent from Drexel President John Fry: As we gear up for the start of an academic year that will see remote learning continue for Drexel undergraduates, we are expanding outreach to support and foster a greater sense of community for students, faculty and professional staff. Two town halls are planned, rent abatement is being offered to second-year students leasing from American Campus Communities, and COVID-19 testing procedures are being updated.
Heard Around Campus — August
Aug 26 2020
New wellness challenges, webinars and workshops are available to support and inspire you at home — and, in some cases, help you earn money.
Drexel Undergraduate Courses to Remain Remote for the Fall
Aug 19 2020
The following message from President John Fry about undergraduate classes being held remotely for the fall term was sent to the Drexel community on Aug. 19: I have emphasized previously that Drexel’s planning is only as good as our community’s ability to adhere to protocols set forth to keep us safe, and it is now clear that similar protocols are proving tough to follow at many universities across the nation. Based on these discouraging outcomes, I now believe that it is no longer feasible for Drexel’s undergraduates to safely return to campus this fall. There are just too many aspects of the pandemic beyond our control.
Free-Roaming Dogs Prevent Giant Pandas from Thriving in the Wild
Aug 17 2020
Before China declared giant pandas a protected species in 1962 – hunters in pursuit of the black and white bear used dogs to track them. Since then measures have been put in place to protect the vulnerable pandas, but more than half a century later, dogs are still jeopardizing their safety, according to a group of researchers that included Drexel’s James Spotila, PhD.
Return to Campus: A Safe Return to the Classroom
Aug 14 2020
In a message to Drexel students on Aug. 14, Nina Henderson Provost Paul E. Jensen, PhD, and Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu, PhD, share pandemic-related guidelines for both in-person and remote classes this fall at Drexel.
#COVIDCalls and the Academy of Natural Sciences
Aug 12 2020
Earlier this summer, Department of History head and professor Scott Knowles, PhD, discussed COVID-19 with experts from the Academy of Natural Sciences as the pandemic relates to biodiversity, water quality, environmental justice and maintaining museums and their collections.
Drexel Professor Wants to Help Us All Have a Big Talk
Aug 7 2020
There’s a lot to talk about right now and social distancing hasn’t made it easy to get it all out. Drexel University Professor Frank Lee, PhD, who is known for visually appealing and nostalgic architectural art installations, is hoping to provide a forum for conversation with some assistance from a seven-story building in Philadelphia.
Return to Campus: Safety Is a Shared Responsibility
Aug 4 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.