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Campus & Community

Forever Dragons on the field prior to the event.

Commencement 2019: A Celebration of Achievements and a Look Towards the Future

This year’s ceremony held at Citizens Bank Park mixed fireworks with notions of citizenship and civic engagement, with CEO and chairman of Merck & Co., Inc. Kenneth C. Frazier delivering the commencement address.
Photo of Drexel and Tower Health officials with shovels at the ceremonial groundbreaking

Tower Health and College of Medicine Break Ground on New Four-Year Regional Campus

Tower Health and Drexel University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17 for the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health four- year regional campus in West Reading.
Drexel's commencement ended with a fireworks show.

Commencement 2019 in Tweets

Here’s what graduates, faculty, staff, friends, family, mentors and honorees had to say on Twitter about Drexel University’s 131st commencement ceremony hosted at Citizens Bank Park on June 14.
Some of the commencement cap contest entries.

Hats, and Caps, Off to the 2019 Commencement Cap Winners

The winners of this year’s annual commencement cap contest submitted some A+ designs.
Malcolm Jenkins Summer STEAM Camp at ExCITe

Full STEAM Ahead: The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel Partner to Offer Pioneering Summer Camp in West Philadelphia

Now in its fourth year, the Young Dragons Summer STEAM program will feature six weeks of education activities focused on the creative intersections of science, technology, engineering arts, athletics and mathematics. The free day camp, offered through a partnership between The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, is annually attended by 100 middle school students in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood.
Vice President and University Secretary Janice K. (Jake) Marini pictured with Alex Trebek while appearing on "Jeopardy!"

Talking ‘Jeopardy!’ With a Dragon Who Won on the Show

Vice President and University Secretary Janice K. (Jake) Marini, who won one game of “Jeopardy!” back in 2008, talked to DrexelNow about James Holzhauer’s streak and what she did with her $19,300 in winnings.
Merck CEO and Chairman Ken Frazier and his employees.

11 Questions with University-Wide Commencement Speaker Ken Frazier

Merck CEO and Chairman Ken Frazier shared a little bit about himself in a Q&A with DrexelNow before his address to Drexel University’s Class of 2019 on June 14 at Citizen’s Bank Park.
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Campus Digest — June 2019

Here’s what you need to know about spring 2019 move-out and storage, summer programs and some recently completed construction projects.
Drexel Square ribbon-cutting

Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust Open Drexel Square, First Project in Sckuylkill Yards

Today, Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, celebrated the opening of Drexel Square—a new 1.3-acre community park—which marks the first completed project within the $3.5 billion master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City.

 
Drexel’s New Vice President and Chief Compliance, Privacy, and Internal Audit Officer, Kim Upshaw.

Announcing Drexel’s New Vice President and Chief Compliance, Privacy, and Internal Audit Officer, Kim Upshaw

Kim Upshaw, the current Vice President, Compliance & Privacy Officer at TridentUSA Health Services, will come to Drexel July 8 to lead both the Office of Corporate Compliance and Privacy and the Internal Audit Department.
A photo of the Drexel Astronomy from the University's 1975 yearbook, courtesy of Drexel Archives.

‘Hidden Treasures’ Follow-Up: Drexel Alumnus and Professor Remembers the University’s Astronomy Society

In response to a previous article about the "hidden treasure" that is the University's observatory, an alumnus and current Drexel assistant clinical professor reminisced about what it was like being the vice president of Drexel's Astronomy Society when he was a chemistry major here at Drexel before graduating in the ’70s.
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PUBLIC SAFETY & U — June

This month’s features important summer travel safety tips and a spotlight on the graduating seniors of Drexel EMS and its graduating seniors.
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Heard Around Campus — May

This month's installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature contains information about University awards and recently completed construction projects.