Heard Around Campus — September
Sep 29 2021
Keep up with required enterprise learning and performance development, and learn more about on-campus eating, outdoor events and a new greenhouse.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses: What You Need to Know
Sep 28 2021
A message from the Return Oversight Committee explained new CDC guidance on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. It also recommended flu vaccinations for students and employees and informed the Drexel community of new vaccine clinic hours for booster doses and flu vaccinations.
Anti-Racism Task Force Final Report
Sep 23 2021
The Anti-Racism Task Force’s Final Report, released as a PDF on September 13, is now live on its own webpage at drexel.edu/anti-racism. Toward an Anti-Racist Drexel: The Anti-Racism Task Force’s Final Report and the University’s Commitments to Change is meant to be a living document where we will track our progress toward the goals laid out in the report.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Campus Visitors
Sep 22 2021
A message from the Return Oversight Committee outlined how programs bringing visitors to campus are responsible for having a system in place to notify and ensure that visitors utilize the new Drexel Health Checker Visitor Pass prior to coming to campus.
While We Were Away
Sep 20 2021
Welcome back to Drexel…fully in person. Whether you’re reacquainting yourself with campus after being remote or are exploring it for the first time, know that throughout this unusual past year and a half, Drexel has not stood still.
Public Safety & U — September
Sep 20 2021
Now that you’re likely spending more time on campus, make sure you’re aware of the ways Drexel Public Safety is here to help, from advice to workshops to emergency numbers.
Drexel Joins Citywide Innovation Conversation at 2021 B.PHL Fest
Sep 17 2021
Drexel University faculty and staff will participate in a new hybrid version of the B.PHL Innovation Fest, a citywide celebration of innovation now in its third year. From Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 the event will welcome scores of creative thinkers from around the city and across the country, including headliners CNN’s Don Lemon, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey and Grammy-winning recording artist Eve.
Updated Campus Amenities for Fall 2021
Sep 13 2021
With the return to campus for all students as well as faculty and professional staff, there are updated procedures, hours and openings that all Dragons should be aware of.
Drexel Announces New Center for Law and Transformational Technology
Sep 9 2021
Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law has announced the creation of a new Center for Law and Transformational Technology. The Center serves as a hub of research and teaching activity focused on legal issues emerging from significant advances in technology. It brings together scholars working in both law and technology to tackle legal issues related to such technological advances as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and neural technology.
What the Brain Shows: The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Creative Arts Therapies
Sep 8 2021
In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, examined the differences in prefrontal cortex (PFC) activation between two distinct drawing tasks in VR, including with the introduction of a calming fragrance stimulus.
10 New Dragons Discuss Starting at Drexel This Fall
Sep 2 2021
DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic.
Back on Campus, Welcome Week 2021 Set to be Bigger and Better Than Ever
Sep 2 2021
After a year and a half of decreased in-person activity and a fully remote 2020 offering due to the pandemic, this year’s Welcome Week will offer more events and will be open to both 2020 and 2021 incoming classes to help students acclimate, meet each other and get excited for the new academic year.
How to Find Your People, Stay True to Yourself When Starting at Drexel
Sep 1 2021
Keyanna Bynum, BSN ’21, who helped make the Center for Black Culture what it is today as part of its first Advisory Board, explains that though there are so many opportunities when first starting college, it’s important to find the people with and places where students can access a home away from home.
In an Unpredictable World, Don’t Wait to Make the Most of Your College Experience
Sep 1 2021
Jaara Ndaw, a fourth-year global studies student and member of the Center for Black Culture 2021–2022 Advisory Board, planned to take it slow her first year at Drexel and get more involved later. Then, the pandemic happened. She compels new students to be aware of the challenges they face when starting college, but also to step out of their comfort zone in order to not miss out on the great opportunities Drexel has to offer.