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Campus Digest — January 2020

January 13, 2020

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New year, new ways to get involved on campus! Start with Homecoming, Drexel’s winter tradition taking place this week, and familiarize yourself with campus construction and what’s new from Drexel Public Safety.

Homecoming 2020 is here!

It’s time to celebrate Drexel’s week-long winter tradition! Homecoming 2020 runs through Jan. 19 and includes the Spirit Week competition, Royal Dragon competition, alumni events, and culminates with the Homecoming basketball games!

Students competing this Spirit Week should make sure to review the overarching competition rules and those for each event taking place throughout the week! All Drexel students should also cast their ballots for the 2020 Royal Dragon via Dragonlink by Jan. 17. 

For more information, visit the Homecoming website.

Drexel Real Estate and Facilities capped off the 2019 calendar year by completing the final project in the University’s Research Laboratory Plan.

Construction Update: New CAT Labs Completed

Drexel Real Estate and Facilities capped off the 2019 calendar year by completing the final project in the University’s Research Laboratory Plan, which involved the renovation of core research facilities in three buildings on the University City Campus: 3101 Market Street, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, and the Center for Automation Technology (CAT).

The last phase of this plan came together in late December, with the substantial completion of approximately 5,685 square feet of wet research laboratories and technical support spaces for the College of Engineering in the CAT, at a total project cost of $4.8 million. The renovations included two new wet research laboratories on the first floor for Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; one lab on the second floor for Materials Engineering; and two labs on the third floor for Chemical and Biological Engineering. The first tenants of the newly renovated spaces began to move in as soon as the University resumed operations in 2020.

The photo of the new space above was taken by Jordan Baumgarten. For a complete update on major campus projects, visit drexel.edu/facilities/design/currentProjects/.

From Drexel Public Safety

Drexel Police Monthly Meet & Greet — Held the third Wednesday of every month, Drexel Police encourages everyone to stop by the Police Substation in Gerri C. LeBow Hall (first floor, near the A.J. Drexel statue entrance) to ask questions, voice concerns, find resources, or just say hello.  The next Meet & Greet is Jan. 15 from 1–3 p.m.

R.A.D. Classes — The R.A.D. System provides self-defense courses on the basics of hands-on defense training taught by certified R.A.D. instructors. R.A.D. manuals are provided to course participants, outlining the entire physical defense program. Sign up for RAD classes now on the Public Safety website.

Two-Hour Self-Protection Class — If you’d like to start off with a shorter less physical self-defense class, Public Safety has created a two-hour class providing basic techniques for protecting yourself. Please contact Linda Moran at lmm467@drexel.edu to schedule your group for this class. 

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