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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

Ben Seal was a staff writer from 2016 to 2018.



Rapper Jay-Z, the founder of Roc Nation

On Roc Nation Co-op, Drexel Student Draws Blueprint for Success

A Westphal sophomore worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry during her co-op at Jay-Z’s company.

Drexel President John Fry speaks at Morton McMichael School.

How Drexel Won a $30M Grant for West Philadelphia Schools

The process to secure federal funding for education initiatives in the Promise Zone began five years ago with relationship building in the neighborhoods surrounding the University.
Drexel's toy drive delivered more than 5,000 toys.

Drexel's Holiday Toy Drive Delivers for Local Families

With a helping hand from members of the Drexel community, the annual effort provided more than 5,000 toys for local organizations to distribute to their communities.

Drexel student Chandupa Abeyratna, right, at the Cambodian Senate.

A Co-op in Cambodia Protecting the Public’s Health

A Drexel student’s experience at an international nonprofit helped shape her views of global public health and clarify her future.
Volunteers carry turkeys to their recipients during the Turkey Project.

University’s Turkey Project Helps Feed 1,350 Local Families

The 43rd annual event put on by the Drexel Alumni Association benefited 40 community-based organizations in the West Philadelphia area.
The central corridor at the COP22 conference in Morocco.

Climate Change Conference COP22 Energizes Drexel Faculty, Students

A group of 10 students and professors went to Morocco in November for the annual gathering of government delegates and climate researchers. They came back refocused and reinvigorated.

Drexel President John A. Fry speaks at last year's commencement.

Drexel Headed Back to the Ballpark for Commencement

After a successful Universitywide ceremony last year, Drexel is returning to Citizens Bank Park for the 2017 event — and this time it will be under the lights.
President John A. Fry speaks at a lecture on Drexel's history

Drexel's History Is Alive in the Present, President John A. Fry Says at Lecture

The University's leader looked forward while keeping an eye on the past at a lecture on the first 125 years of Drexel history and its next 25.
Drexel nanomaterials researchers in a South Korean lab.

Drexel's Materials Researchers Building Connections in Korea

The first chapter in a South Korean collaboration proved fruitful for Drexel's nanomaterials researchers, who learned that it takes big thinking to make progress on the smallest of scales.
Drexel's attempt at the Mannequin Challenge

Drexel Takes a Shot at the Mannequin Challenge

Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake, Mario and the Dragon'24 group got in on the viral craze.

Drexel student Nick Philips during his Disney co-op

Riding the Rails During a Disney Co-op

A Drexel engineering student spent months with roller coasters and theme park rides — and set a career path in the process.