February

update feb 27 New York Times Tracking COVID-19 Cases on College Campuses

A message by Marla J. Gold, MD, director of the Return Oversight Committee, about The New York Times tracking COVID-19 cases on college campuses.

Trapeta Mayson (left) and Yolanda Wisher, adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students. Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’
“Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680),” which is being offered to graduate students this term, promotes anti-racism by disrupting the white literary cannon and shining a light on 19th century through 21st century Black women renegades.
Director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership® Lynn Yeakel with Previous Woman One Scholars Founder of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Jeri Lynne Johnson to Receive 2021 Woman One Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine will present the Woman One Award to Jeri Lynne Johnson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, on April 26, 2021, in a livestreamed webcast from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — February
Learn more about opportunities at Drexel for expanding personal development and enhancing your well-being as 2021 progresses.
Alan Greenberger. Alan Greenberger Appointed Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities
The Distinguished Teaching Professor, Lindy Fellow and head of the Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will start in his new position March 15.
open for business Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel and Science Center
The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia transportation and real estate magnate Peter Widener, and supports programs of high merit for the betterment of humanity.
Faculty Highlights Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards
This update offers a snapshot of recent activity, including Miriam Giguere, PhD, head of the Department of Performing Arts and professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, who was awarded a $400,000 grant to create a citywide music-based project.
dragon statue with the text campus update Feb. 12 Planning Ahead for a Safe Spring Break
A message by Janet Cruz, MD, Director, Student Health Services, and Marla Gold, MD, Director, Return Oversight Committee, with recommendations and resources to ensure a relaxing and safe spring break was sent to the Drexel community.
Dragonn statue with the text Feb. 11 Academic Plan for Spring Quarter
In a message to the Drexel community, Paul Jensen, PhD, Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost, announced academic plans for the spring quarter.
New Drexel University Public Safety & U image. Public Safety & U — February
This month, Public Safety & U is urging those on campus to be aware of vehicle theft, and an update on a successful military care package drive.
Dragon statue with the text campus updaye Feb. 8 Staying the Course on COVID-19 Risk at Drexel
A message by Drexel President John Fry and Marla J. Gold, MD, Director of the Return Oversight Committee, about staying the course and redoubling efforts as other Philadelphia-area universities are reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases among their undergraduates was sent to the Drexel community.
DrexelNow spoke with undergraduate students on campus about this phase of Drexel University’s reopening, including health and safety protocols for residence halls and in-person learning, making new friends and staying connected, and their advice and hopes for the near future. COVID Campus: How It Feels to Be Back for Dragons

DrexelNow spoke with undergraduate students on campus about this phase of Drexel University’s reopening, including health and safety protocols for residence halls and in-person learning, making new friends and staying connected, and their advice and hopes for the near future.

 

A group of LeBow College graduate students and B Smart facilitators Kevin Williams and alumnus Jabari Jones in 2019. Photo credit: Soneyet Muhammad. B Smart Program Commits $25,000 to Support Small Businesses Owned by Women of Color
The program held at Drexel provided training and funding to local entrepreneurs, including the owners of a Black-owned childcare center and an Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned bakery.