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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

Ben Seal was a staff writer from 2016 to 2018.

Contact:

bms353@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

A security line at Philadelphia International Airport.

Trump’s Executive Order Leaves Drexel’s International Community in Limbo

A series of forums on campus, including one set for Feb. 8, have provided spaces for those affected by the immigration and travel ban, either directly or indirectly, to discuss their concerns and seek information about how to move forward.

Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at last year's Black History Month luncheon.

How to Celebrate Black History Month at Drexel

Drexel and its partners are offering events on campus throughout February to celebrate and honor the achievements of the black community. From art to activism and lectures to luncheons, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Dalton George presents findings from the global climate change conference.

Climate Change Workshop Tackles Solutions to a Global Problem

The students and faculty who attended COP22 spoke to an audience eager for an update on the international efforts to address the damage humans are doing to the environment.

One of Philadelphia's many murals.

Painting With a Purpose on a Mural Arts Co-op

Drexel senior Darian Ehya’s graphic design internship with one of the country’s largest public art organizations gave him a front-row seat to witness what goes into making murals with a social mission.
Chef Brian Lofink serves up an Asian-inspired menu at a recent cooking workshop.

Building Community Over Cauliflower at Dornsife’s Cooking Workshops

Chef Brian Lofink, of Sidecar Bar & Grille, offers weekly lessons in cooking healthy food. Free and open to the Drexel community and neighborhood residents, the program fits right in with the Dornsife Center’s mission.
Students participate in a demonstration during last year's Philly Materials Day.

At Philly Materials Day, Drexel Aims to Inspire

The seventh annual event, set for Feb. 4 in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center, will offer visitors hands-on demonstrations and workshops to stimulate curiosity about materials science and engineering.
Drexel staff and faculty at the Love Orphanage in Haiti

Drexel’s Bond to Haiti Shown by Awards From Community Group

The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia honored three Dragons at their annual gala, recognizing the humanitarian work that the University has accomplished during study abroad courses.
John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design

Drexel’s Learning Innovation Program Launches With Speaker Series

The University’s new initiative aims to find the technologies and methods fueling creative approaches to education. It will feature a series of conversations on learning, a national survey of innovative spaces and pilot programs to put ideas into practice.
The Morton McMichael School in West Philadelphia

On MLK Day, McMichael School Gets a Makeover With a Drexel Assist

More than 200 volunteers showed up for a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to clean and paint the school. The volunteers included Drexel students, staff and faculty, as well as Mantua community members and McMichael families.
Gina Lerman alongside Bumblebee from the Transformers movies

A Future-Focused Co-op Finding New Toy Stories

What will toys look like in five years? Westphal senior Gina Lerman took a glimpse at the future of play during a six-month co-op with toy designer Hasbro.

Drexel Revives Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Set for April

The Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference will give students a chance to present their research, discover opportunities for collaboration and sharpen their skills for future national and international conferences.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Four Ways to Serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

If you're looking to get involved during the University holiday on Jan. 16, DrexelNow has compiled a list of several ways to volunteer and get engaged with the West Philadelphia community.