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Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — September

Now that the new academic year has started, there is a whole slew of news and information that Drexel faculty and staff should know about.
Back to School. Accessories, books and fresh apple against chalkboard

PECO and the Exelon Foundation Renew Commitment to Successful West Philadelphia Education Partnership

PECO and the Exelon Foundation awarded a $300,000 grant to the Drexel Exelon Foundation/PECO Community Education Collaborative – a program that supports and enhances the work of the School District of Philadelphia at the Morton McMichael and Samuel Powel elementary schools in West Philadelphia. The purpose of the program is to improve educational outcomes for local students with a particular focus on STEM education.

Evan Ehlers, center, a senior the Close School of Entrepreneurship, stands with members of his Sharing Excess startup.

The Civically Engaged Startup Created — Where Else? — at Drexel

Evan Ehlers, a senior entrepreneurship and innovation major, founded a startup dedicated to live up to its name by “sharing excess.”
Favorite Wawa

Drexel Foodies Share Their Favorite Wawa Hoagie Order

To celebrate the grand opening of the new Wawa on Drexel University’s University City Campus, DrexelNow asked faculty and staff to relay their favorite Wawa hoagie order, and why.

Move-in weekend 2018

In Photos: Drexel’s 2018 Move-In Weekend 

Drexel welcomed its largest incoming class with its first-ever move-in weekend on Sept. 15–16.

The exterior of the new Wawa location at Drexel University as photographed on Sept. 14.

Wawa to Open New Store at Drexel University on Sept. 21

A new Wawa is scheduled to open on Drexel University’s University City Campus.
Jean Bennett, MD, PhD

The 2018 Marion Spencer Fay Award

The College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership has selected physician and scientist Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, as its 2018 Marion Spencer Fay Award honoree.
Buckley Bubble rendering

Redevelopment of 33rd Street Corridor to Expand Nexus of Athletics Activity for Drexel and Philadelphia

The hub of athletics activity on Drexel’s University City campus will soon have a new look — and even more activity. Announced today, renovation plans for the two-block stretch of 33rd Street adjacent to the University’s indoor varsity and recreational sports complexes, will expand its athletics and events space, and bring in US Squash, the national governing body of the sport of squash, as a new tenant and developer of the Pennsylvania Armory.
Drexel Main Building

The Facts and Figures Behind Drexel’s Incoming Freshman Class

The incoming class of freshman students is Drexel’s biggest yet, and will come to Drexel from across the country and around the world.
5 Facts Drexel Recreation Center

Five Little Known Facts: Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS)

Find out why the CLASS is the Drexel University student’s one-stop-shop for non-course-specific academic resources, and what you might not know about the Center’s programming and services.

STAR Scholar Summer Showcase 2018

STAR Scholars Shine at Summer Showcase

The STAR Scholars program — which provides first year-students with opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research or creative work — celebrated the culmination of its summer-long events with its biggest cohort yet.

A guide to Welcome Week 2018

A Guide to Welcome Week 2018

Drexel University’s Welcome Week will run from Saturday, Sept. 15–Sunday, Sept. 23 with more than 500 events to help incoming Dragons feel ready to begin their college experience.