Heard Around Campus — June
Jun 29 2020
Learn more about events, resources and opportunities related to the Drexel 403(b) plan, voluntarily retirement and wellness offerings from HR, as well as the new Drexel Communications Playbook for Faculty and Professional Staff and a list of what merchants are reopening around campus.
Virtual Forum Outlines Next Steps for New Academic Year
Jun 22 2020
On June 17, members of the Fall 2020 COVID-19 Task Force highlighted how Drexel’s academics, student life, research, human resources, real estate and facilities and campus health are adapting for the fall quarter.
Fall Forum Highlights Planning for New Academic Year
Jun 18 2020
One week ago, we lit up the Main Building, Boathouse Row and other Philadelphia landmarks in blue and gold in a city-wide tribute to the Class of 2020. That evening, June 11, we broadcast a University-wide virtual graduation celebration to honor our newest, history-making Drexel alumni. To our graduates, I know that you were disappointed not to be able to attend your Commencement, but we will honor you next June when we gather at Citizens Bank Park. Between now and then, we have a great deal of work to do.
Readying Drexel’s Return to Campus for September
Jun 10 2020
This academic year will feature a hybrid approach to learning, research and student life designed first and foremost to support the health and safety of students, faculty and professional staff, while also fulfilling the University's mission of teaching, research and service. Classes will be taught both in person on campus and remotely.
Entrepreneurial Game Studio to Launch SIM-PHL, an Urban Planning Simulator Game Powered by Philadelphia’s Open Data
Jun 10 2020
In hopes of helping more people understand the political, economic and sociological forces that shape urban communities, game designers from Drexel University are turning Philadelphia’s open data into a SimCity-style urban planning game. With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Open Data initiative, Drexel’s game, called Simulated Interactive Management of the City of Philadelphia (SIM-PHL), will be set in the city’s Mantua neighborhood, an area that is part of a national initiative to support and restore marginalized communities.
‘Building Wealth and Health Network’ Reduces Food Insecurity Without Providing Food
Jun 10 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic forces so many to reckon with growing food insecurity and increased health challenges, the Building Wealth and Health Network program of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities is reducing food insecurity and improving mental health – without distributing any food or medicine. How? By focusing on group experiences that promote healing and help people save money and take control over their own finances.
National Autism Indicators Report: The Connection Between Autism and Financial Hardship
Jun 9 2020
A new report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University highlighted the financial challenges facing households of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. According to the report, households of children with ASD experience higher levels of poverty, material hardship and medical expenses than households of children with other special health care needs.
PUBLIC SAFETY & U — June
Jun 8 2020
Be sure to follow new recommendations now that Philadelphia has entered the “yellow” phase of pandemic response, and congratulate the Drexel Emergency Medical Services student organization for its national recognition in emergency response planning.