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Sonja Sherwood

Executive Director of Publications, University Communications



Earlier this year Drexel announced a 20-year academic affiliation with Tower Health, a six-hospital system with locations in the Philadelphia area, to educate Drexel medical students at a new regional location being built in Reading, Pennsylvania.

FAQ: How Hahnemann’s Closing Impacts Drexel

How does Hahnemann University Hospital’s closing relate to the University? Here’s what you need to know going forward.
The Dornsife Center's Thanksgiving celebration

Dornsife Community Dinner Welcomes All for Special Thanksgiving Meal

The feast brought together a standing-room-only crowd of community members in a packed tent to share in the holiday spirit.

Drexel Plays Secret Santa to Active-Duty Military

Drexel’s Veterans Task Force concluded its Military Care Package Drive with a human chain and GoPro video of volunteers mailing holiday cheer to active-duty service military on Tuesday.
Drexel Square rendering

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Schuylkill Yards

The announcement of a landmark partnership between Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust to develop a 14-acre district called Schuylkill Yards on long-underutilized land adjacent to 30th Street Station inspired headlines, conversation, pride — and also questions. DrexelNow spoke with Keith Orris, Drexel’s senior vice president for corporate relations and economic development, about what this long-term project means for the Drexel community right now.
2016 Provost Fellows:  Cameron Abrams,  Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis, Bret Asbury, Aroutis Foster, Timothy Kurzweg, Jason Silverman and Mitra Taheri

Meet Seven Faculty Helping to Run the University This Year

The Provost Fellows program is back and bigger than before with seven fellows selected this year to assist with a packed agenda of University initiatives.

M. Brian Blake

Q&A with Executive Vice President and Provost M. Brian Blake

With a résumé packed with impressive credentials in teaching, research and administration, plus a personal history steeped in experiential learning, new Drexel Executive Vice President and Provost M. Brian Blake is equipped to put Drexel’s academics and research on an ambitious path while enhancing the University’s stature as a co-op leader in higher education.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — January 2016

The New Year is getting off on the right foot, with good news for online programs and for dieters looking for extra motivation to keep their resolutions. ICYMI, here’s an update of campus developments so far this year.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus – December 2015

Say goodbye to 2015 and say hello to new building upgrades, scholarly initiatives and employee opportunities as Drexel grows both literally and figuratively. Check out this rundown of all the happenings in December.

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus: November 2015

It’s been a full month. We dealt with a citywide security scare aimed at local universities, elected a new mayor, honored our nation’s heroes in the city’s first annual Veterans Day parade and enjoyed an unseasonably warm Halloween.
"Spring Landscape #5 (Mont Royal, Montreal)" by Gershon Benjamin, 1947, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 inches.

Gershon Benjamin: Modern Master at the Rincliffe Gallery

Celebrated American modernist Gershon Benjamin painted what he loved for seven decades. A Drexel alumnus has now brought those adored works to Drexel for a special exhibition.
Ed Longazel, vice president and chief compliance officer at Drexel

A Q&A With Ed Longazel

Ed Longazel’s office mantra is, “We never guess, we ask.” It’s an important philosophy, especially in the business of compliance and privacy. His office’s compliance program protects Drexel faculty and staff, educates, monitors and audits, and corrects problems when they arise.