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Campus & Community

Students in an electrical engineering laboratory circa 1917-1918. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives.

The First 50 Years of Co-op

As Drexel University celebrates the centennial of its co-op program, it’s important to remember how it started — with just 152 engineering students — and how it grew in its early decades.
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Heard Around Campus — November

This month, Drexel faculty and staff should ensure they’re ready for their futures — and the end of the term — by completing Open Enrollment and noting policy changes and development opportunities.
Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, kicked off the Drexel University Music Industry Program’s new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.

Legendary Album Engineer Steve Albini Touts Community Through Campus Lecture

Drexel University’s Music Industry Program welcomed Steve Albini, a legendary Chicago-based musician and audio engineer, to kick off its new Visiting Lecture Series on Nov. 14.
Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center Co-op Advisor Tracy Feld meets with Candice Klieman, a fourth-year music industry major in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

The Delicate Dance of the Steinbright Co-op Advisor

Ever wonder what being a co-op advisor for the Steinbright Career Development Center truly entails? Tracy Feld, senior advisor of Cooperative Education for Steinbright, explains how she teaches both students and co-op employers how to tango.
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Diana L. Robins, PhD, Named Director of A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

The professor and research program leader at the Institute had been serving as interim director this year and joined the Drexel faculty in 2014.
Hahnemann unit of the Student Army Training Corps in 1918, including students still in training at the end of World War I (classes 1919–1922) on the steps of the Broad Street college building. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

An Exhibit Epitaph Honoring 171 Years of Hahnemann History

The Drexel Collection, in collaboration with the College of Medicine's Legacy Center Archives, has unveiled Honoring the Hahnemann Community, which recognizes the pioneering legacy of Hahnemann University Hospital from 1848 to 2019.
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Campus Digest — November 2019

Before the holidays, be aware or take part in these campus happenings!
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A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Awarded Grant to Improve Interactions Between Individuals with Autism and Criminal Justice System

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) has awarded a competitive grant to local leaders from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Philadelphia Police Department, who are working to improve interactions between autistic individuals and the justice system, and fund international meeting in Philadelphia 2020. 
Drexel Spidey poses outside of the Main Building on Drexel's University City Campus.

A Q&A With Drexel Spidey

You may have seen the recognizable yet elusive campus hero — the self-proclaimed Drexel Spidey — some time over the last year and a half he’s been on Drexel University’s campus, but DrexelNow goes deep on the history and motivations behind the mask.
Drexel Dragons participating in the Philadelphia Veterans Parade in 2018.

Drexel Celebrates a Decade in the Yellow-Ribbon Program

The University was one of the first colleges to participate in the government’s tuition program for post-9/11 veterans since 2009 — and it’s still one of the few to offer unlimited spaces to student-veterans every year.
The Drexel student voting rate from 2014 to 2018 surpassed the doubled national average by 4.4 percent, meaning that Drexel’s student voter turnout rate in 2018 was 43.5 percent.

3 Reasons Drexel Students Should Get Out and Vote on Nov. 5

If you’re not sure why it’s important to cast your ballot today in local elections, DrexelNow spoke with Lindy Center for Civic Engagement Executive Director Jennifer Johnson Kebea, EdD, who relayed some compelling reasons.

PUBLIC SAFETY & U — November

This month’s feature from Drexel Public Safety features tips for being safe on campus and avoiding package thefts.
Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Begins Service as Interim Provost and University Professor

Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Begins Service as Interim Provost and University Professor

The R. John Chapel, Jr., Dean at the LeBow College of Business assumed the position this month.