Updated Campus Amenities for Summer 2021
Jun 28 2021
For the summer term, Drexel’s on-campus operations related to dining, recreation and on-campus spaces have changed to reflect current guidance and very low rates of COVID-19 infection on campus.
Drexel Establishes Nation’s First Minor in Pediatric Engineering for Students in STEM and Health Fields
Jun 25 2021
The ongoing pandemic and the unique challenges to health care delivery it continues to create have brought to light the need for medical professionals to have a broader skillset to solve the most complex and pressing challenges. Because of this need, and to ensure technology and clinical care are optimized to an individual patient’s needs, Drexel University recently launched an unprecedented offering for future leaders in STEM and health disciplines: a new minor in pediatric engineering.
Drexel COVID-19 Measures Update
Jun 23 2021
A message with updates on Drexel's COVID-19 measures was sent to the University community. Masking now optional for fully vaccinated persons inside Drexel buildings. Eating indoors is no longer restricted. The deadline for all Drexel students and employees to be vaccinated or have received an exemption is July 1 for semester students and August 1 for employees and students on the quarter system.
Heard Around Campus — June
Jun 23 2021
Learn more about the food, drink and shopping options at the new Gateway Garden on campus, as well as the remote work pilot program and the reinstatement of the 403(b) match program.
Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates
Jun 21 2021
As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.
Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Data Dashboard on Vaccination Disparities
Jun 17 2021
The Urban Health Collaborative, housed in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published its “COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities” dashboard – which exposes deeply intrenched inequities in cities across the United States through the lens of comprehensive data on COVID-19 outcomes. Unlike other COVID-19 dashboards that look at data at broader scales, the Drexel website offers data on inequities at the individual (racial/ethnic disparities), neighborhood (using zip code and social vulnerability measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and city (characteristics such as overcrowding, health infrastructure, etc.) levels on COVID-19 outcomes including vaccination rates.
Drexel University Names Bucknell’s Maisha Kelly New Director of Athletics
Jun 16 2021
Following a national search, Drexel University has named Maisha Kelly, a seasoned collegiate athletics administrator with deep Philadelphia roots, as the University’s new director of Athletics. Kelly, currently serving as Bucknell University’s senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, will start at Drexel in mid-July and will succeed Eric Zillmer, PsyD, director of Athletics, who decided to step down in the spring after more than two decades of incredible service.
Vaccination and Return to Campus
Jun 10 2021
A message was sent to faculty and professional staff about vaccination requirements and the lifting of some University-wide COVID-19 precautions.
Public Safety & U — June
Jun 7 2021
Read about Vice President for Public Safety and Drexel University Police Department Chief Eileen Behr’s pledge to work with the Drexel community to re-envision public safety, the accomplishments of Drexel EMS’ graduating class, and how to stay safe during your summer travels.
Take Steps to Prepare for Fall
Jun 3 2021
A June 3 communication from the Return Oversight Committee conveys further guidance concerning the COVID-19 immunization requirement for Drexel students.