November

Sellers and Realtors Working Together May Make More Homes Smoke-free and Easier to Sell Sellers and Realtors Working Together May Make More Homes Smoke-free and Easier to Sell, Drexel Study Says

Even in a strong market, tobacco smoke residue in a home may discourage buyers from considering a property, according to a survey of 329 realtors in four Philadelphia-area counties published this month in the journal Tobacco Regulatory Science.

Two Drexel graduate students speak on their experience participating in the Graduate College’s Remote Course Facilitator program, in which they aid faculty and students in the remote learning environment and gain valuable contacts and insight along the way. Graduate Students Lend a Helping Hand With Pandemic-Era Remote Learning

Two graduate students tell DrexelNow about their experience participating in the Graduate College’s Remote Course Facilitator program, in which they aid faculty and students in the remote learning environment and gain valuable contacts and insight along the way.

Drexel Continues Annual Military Care Package Drive in 2020 Drexel Continues Annual Military Care Package Drive in 2020
Drop off and donate homemade care packages, food and supplies for active duty and retired veterans in the community.
Ultrathin, Spray-Applied MXene Antennas Are Ready for 5G

New antennas so thin that they can be sprayed into place are also robust enough to provide a strong signal at bandwidths that will be used by fifth-generation (5G) mobile devices. Performance results for the antennas, which are made from a new type of two-dimensional material called MXene, were recently reported by researchers at Drexel University and could have rammifications for mobile, wearable and connected “internet of things” (IoT) technology.

 

Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — November
Keep track of events and deadlines to benefit your personal and professional experiences through Drexel, from wellness seminars and opportunities to payroll and tuition remission reminders.
Dragon statue and the text faculty staff update Nov. 19 Keep it Handy: COVID-19 Prevention Do's and Don'ts List
In this message to faculty and professional staff, Marla J. Gold, MD, Director of the Return Oversight Committee, provides a COVID-19 prevention "Do's and Don'ts List" to help when hearing of an infected person or potential exposure.
Dragon statue with the text campus update Nov. 17 Courses Move Online Friday Due to New City Health Measures
After Philadelphia city officials implemented new restrictions amid surging COVID-19 cases in the area, Drexel University will be conducting all courses remotely starting Friday, Nov. 20.
Due to increased demand, COVID-19 testing will be extended through Monday, November 23. Student Update: COVID-19 Testing Extended to Monday

Due to increased demand, COVID-19 testing will be extended through Monday, Nov. 23.

The group of 44 women and men who joined Vision 2020’s SHE Leads Road Rally in October from East Falls in Philadelphia to Seneca Falls, NY. Vision 2020: A Historic Commemoration During a Historic Year
For over a decade, a national women’s equality coalition headquartered at Drexel planned a national celebration of this year’s centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Then the pandemic happened.
A rendering of the Powel Elementary & Science Leadership Academy Middle School. Q&A: PILOTs and SILOTs— What Is Drexel’s Responsibility?
Every year Drexel contributes a wide range of services and resources to the City of Philadelphia that benefit residents, public schools, the local economy and Drexel students’ own learning experience.
Here are several student questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and Drexel’s plans for winter term answered by University administrators and experts. 10 Burning Questions Drexel Students Have Right Now

Here are several student questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and Drexel’s plans for winter term answered by University administrators and experts.

Drexel dragon sculpture with the words: campus update Nov. 10 Staying Safe During Thanksgiving
A message by Janet Cruz, MD, Director, Student Health Services, and Marla J. Gold, MD, Director, Return to Campus Operations, on staying safe during Thanksgiving was sent to the Drexel community Nov. 10.
Blue background with words CBC Virtual Kickback Drexel to Launch New Center for Black Culture With Virtual Event

Drexel University will celebrate the virtual opening of its new Center for Black Culture Nov. 12, with a "Virtual Kickback" to welcome Black students, faculty, professional staff, alumni and allies.  The Center will serve as a resource for the University community to gain a greater understanding of the Black experience and support a welcoming and wholly inclusive campus environment.

Gift of Time, Caring as Thanksgiving Break Starts Nov. 25. Gift of Time, Caring as Thanksgiving Break Starts Nov. 25
President John Fry said in a Nov. 9 message that the University will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 25, giving us an early start on the Thanksgiving break.
One of the grants will help the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the Kline School of Law and School Education collaborate on the "West Philadelphia Community Dialogue Project." Drexel-Funded Research Examines Racial Equity On and Off Campus
The University supported 22 projects focused on societal challenges in communities and within Drexel itself.
WOLF Financial took top prize in the Baiada Incubator Competition, receiving $12,500 in capital to grow their business, office space in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship once campus opens up more widely, and free legal and accounting services. Pandemic FinTech Project Takes Top Prize at First Virtual Startup Fest

WOLF Financial and their WOLF app was imagined before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but became all the more needed and was rushed into production back in March. A mere eight months later, student entrepreneurs behind the app took top prize in the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s first virtual Startup Fest and Baiada Incubator Competition.

Jeffrey Jordan on his porch with his dog, Justice, surrounded by supplies to distribute to the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Jordan. Q&A: The Drexel Employee Using His Front Porch to Support the Community
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeffrey Jordan is volunteering his West Belmont home as the go-to spot where Drexel can supply civic leaders and volunteers with cleaning supplies, masks, toys, books and flyers to distribute to the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood.
New Drexel University Public Safety & U image. Public Safety & U — November
Drexel Public Safety offers resources on how to stay informed about what’s going on in the city, and on your front porch.
During a recent virtual event, the University's future strategic plan was discussed by the University faculty and professional staff tasked with completing it. Fall Update Provides Details About Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan
At an Oct. 30 question-and-answer event, University leaders described the strategic plan as a “living list” that is being driven by Drexel stakeholders, and discussed issues such as pricing, efficiencies, revenue and marketing.