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From left to right: Drexel students Sarah Wetzel, William Newman and Atharva Bhagwat. “This is inside the Plenary, a large room where the delegates from each country and organization gathered for the high-level events. Barack Obama also gave a speech in here a few days prior, which Sarah and I were able to attend,” Newman said. Photo courtesy William Newman.

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Drexel Hosts First COP Event, Sends Delegation to COP26

Though the University has observed the United Nations climate conference since 2015, this was the first time that it cohosted an event at the international gathering, which 11 Dragons attended in 2021.
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How Do Autistic Individuals Interact with the Criminal Justice System?

Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University recently published research that identified the experiences of autistic individuals and their caregivers across their interactions with the criminal justice system through analysis of a statewide survey in Pennsylvania, including as victims of an interaction, criminal offenders and witnesses to a crime, with respondents reporting both positive and negative experiences.

Karen Lee, a fourth-year marketing and organizational management student who studied abroad this spring in South Korea, admires the views of the cultural village in Busan. Photo courtesy of Lee.

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Global Again: Drexel Student Study Abroad Experiences in a Changed World

Drexel students are once again engaging globally through study abroad and alternative programs, and though their experiences are affecting by the pandemic, they’re all the more worth it.

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Society & Culture - Science & Technology

Let’s Start Crafting Environmental Policy Through an Anti-Racist Lens

Pursuing equity and sustainability together requires a dramatic shift in thinking, Drexel’s Gwen Ottinger and Jennifer Britton wrote in this “Rebuilding Philly” essay.
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Bolstering Commercial Corridors Is a Vital Part of Rebounding From COVID-19

As small retailers close, the commercial corridors they occupy face the prospect of a downward spiral, and the impact is most likely to be greater in poorer communities, Richardson Dilworth, PhD, head and professor in Drexel’s Department of Politics, wrote in a “Rebuilding Philly” essay.

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