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Niki Gianakaris

Executive Director of Media Relations, University Communications

Niki is the executive director of media relations at Drexel University’s Office of University Communications. Together with a team of four news officers, she oversees media relations at the university and the College of Medicine, with the exception of the Academy of Natural Sciences and Athletics. Niki joined Drexel in 2002 as a staff writer and later became an assistant director of media relations before becoming director in 2010. Prior to Drexel she worked in Rowan University’s Office of University Relations while earning a master’s degree in writing with a specialization in journalism. She also received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Rowan University. Niki blogs for the Drexel News Blog and tweets at @drexelniki.

Contact:

ngianakaris@drexel.edu

215.895.6741

Gerri C. LeBow Hall

Drexel University’s New Gerri C. LeBow Hall Opens for Business

The future of business education is here. With a dedication ceremony on Oct. 3, Drexel University officially marked the opening of the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall—the new home of the University’s LeBow College of Business.

Drexel Announces New Head of Online Learning

Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and former president of the University of Maryland University College, will join Drexel in the new position of senior vice president for Online Learning and president of Drexel e-Learning, effective Oct. 15.

Close School

Drexel to Establish Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

Thanks to recent gifts from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, Drexel will establish the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship that will be one of a very small number of freestanding schools of entrepreneurship in the nation and the only one in Philadelphia.

Business Professor Marco Airaudo Comments on Elections in Italy

Drexel Introduces Kiosk that Dispenses MacBooks

Drexel University introduced a 24-hour, self-service vending machine located in the W. W. Hagerty Library that will dispense Macbooks for use by students, faculty and staff. Drexel is the third university on the East Coast to introduce the kiosk, which holds up to 12 Macbooks that could be checked out free by anyone with a Drexel ID for five hours.

Drexel to Open Office in Washington, D.C.

Drexel University has announced it will open an office in Washington, D.C. that will serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online.
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Drexel’s Impact on Pennsylvania’s Economy: $2.4 Billion According to Econsult Study

The study shows that Drexel’s impact comes from activities that are of utmost importance to the city and Commonwealth, and to the world at large: human capital investment, academic and medical research, civic engagement and neighborhood economic development.

Drexel to Establish Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

With the help of a $10 million gift by Dana and David Dornsife, Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today the establishment of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships to be located on a 1.3-acre site in the heart of West Philadelphia. Expected to open in 2014, the Dornsife Center will be located at 35th and Spring Garden Streets on a vacant site that currently includes two historical properties and a school totaling more than 29,400-square-feet of space.

Drexel Board of Trustees Appoints New Members

Drexel University recently announced six new appointments to its Board of Trustees.
LeBow Building

'Topping Out' Ceremony Marks Major Construction Milestone for Drexel

The new building, set to open in fall 2013, will change the face of Drexel and Market Street.

Drexel and American Campus Communities to Break Ground on $97.6 Million Mixed-Use Development

Drexel and American Campus Communities will break ground on a new $97.6 million development that will transform Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets into a new gateway for Drexel and University City. Designed by internationally acclaimed Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Chestnut Square will feature 361,200 square-feet of mixed-use student housing and retail space. It’s scheduled for completion September 2013.

Dick Hayne Donates $200K to Drexel's Baiada Center

During his acceptance speech for receiving the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 2012 Edward Powell Award, the founder, president and CEO of Urban Outfitters Inc. Dick Hayne announced he will donate the $100,000 prize and a matching gift to Drexel University’s Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship.