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Campus & Community

An undated photo of students waiting to be interviewed on campus for co-op. Photo courtesy University Archives.

A Visual Journey Through the Decades of the Drexel Co-op

Photos from Drexel University Archives and the Steinbright Career Development Center highlight the different ways that Drexel students have completed co-ops over the years.
The members of the Executive Planning Committee attended a day-long retreat before winter break.

Where Do We Want Drexel To Be in 10 Years?

Starting this month, the committee working on Drexel’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan will begin meeting with colleges and schools to seek input on how Drexel should navigate the upcoming crucial decade.
"Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel. Oil on canvas, 1817. It's believed to have been painted in Dornbirn and brought with 25-year-old Francis Martin that year to America. Today, this painting can be found at Drexel University. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

Hidden Treasures: America’s First Drexel

In the early 19th century, the University’s founder’s father, Francis Martin Drexel, left his native Austria to become a famous portrait painter in America. He ended up creating a banking dynasty that led to the creation and funding of Drexel University.
Chris and Art Nezu.

Employee Spotlight: The Nezus

Drexel psychology professors and husband-and-wife team Art and Christine Nezu celebrated 30 years at the University last year — and 36-plus years of marriage.
Florette Press (right), an academic advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences, helped third-year student Elizabeth Warnock (right) through major transitions her freshman year.

Major-switcher Memoirs: Meet a Dragon Who Declared Four Different Majors Her First Year at Drexel

Similar to national trends, more than one-third of Drexel undergraduate students change their major at least once. Like Elizabeth Warnock, who, after three failed switches within two different colleges her freshman year, found the elusive perfect fit she’d been seeking.
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Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty — like two Drexel professors who were awarded fellows of the National Academies of Inventors.
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PUBLIC SAFETY AND U — January

If you’re making goals and resolutions this year, there are a few you could add to ensure you’re fully aware of how to protect yourself and be safe on campus.
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Briefly Noted: What Faculty and Staff Need to Know This Term

Here’s how to have a healthier and safer 2020 at Drexel this winter term, from financial and health check-ups to a construction update on the University City Campus.
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Campus Digest — January 2020

New year, new ways to get involved on campus!
The Dragons who volunteered at Drexel's 46th Alumni Turkey Project.

Drexel’s Annual Holiday Charity Drives Benefit Communities Near and Far

To close out the holiday season of 2019, several departments and offices within the University held food, toy and goods drives to benefit local communities and military members overseas.
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Heard Around Campus — December

In the final days before winter break, make sure you’re aware of special break hours and upcoming opportunities for wellness, massages and financial check-ups at the start of next term.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

FAQ: An Update on the St. Christopher’s Hospital Acquisition

Drexel and Tower Health recently purchased St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children from bankruptcy in a $50 million deal.
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Drexel and Tower Health Finalize Acquisition of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Tower Health and Drexel University have completed the acquisition of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children from St. Christopher's Healthcare, LLC, a subsidiary of American Academic Health System. The acquisition was finalized on Dec. 13 with an effective date of Dec. 15.