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Heard Around Campus — August

New wellness challenges, webinars and workshops are available to support and inspire you at home — and, in some cases, help you earn money.
Brian Ellis, PhD, has been named Goodwin’s executive director and will oversee all administrative functions of the College.

New Leadership in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies

Brian Ellis, PhD, has been named Goodwin’s executive director and will oversee all administrative functions of the College.
An image from Hannah Beier's "Time Apart" photo essay published in TIME magazine.

Three Drexel Student Projects Making a Difference During COVID-19

Whether documenting, advising or keeping communities connected, these senior projects showcased how the Dragon spirit for helping others continued on through the pandemic.

Dragon statue with the words campus update Aug. 19

Drexel Undergraduate Courses to Remain Remote for the Fall

The following message from President John Fry about undergraduate classes being held remotely for the fall term was sent to the Drexel community on Aug. 19: I have emphasized previously that Drexel’s planning is only as good as our community’s ability to adhere to protocols set forth to keep us safe, and it is now clear that similar protocols are proving tough to follow at many universities across the nation. Based on these discouraging outcomes, I now believe that it is no longer feasible for Drexel’s undergraduates to safely return to campus this fall. There are just too many aspects of the pandemic beyond our control.
On Aug. 14, the University adopted a revised Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy (OED-3) to both meet its obligation to comply with the regulatory changes and to provide safe and inclusive campus, educational and working environments for all members of our community, regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

University Revises Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy in Compliance With New Title IX Regulations

On Aug. 14, the University adopted a revised Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy (OED-3) to both meet its obligation to comply with the regulatory changes and to provide safe and inclusive campus, educational and working environments for all members of our community, regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
Nina Henderson Provost Paul E. Jensen, PhD, and Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu, PhD, share pandemic-related guidelines for both in-person and remote classes this fall at Drexel.

Return to Campus: A Safe Return to the Classroom

In a message to Drexel students on Aug. 14, Nina Henderson Provost Paul E. Jensen, PhD, and Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu, PhD, share pandemic-related guidelines for both in-person and remote classes this fall at Drexel.
The panelists from the June 23 discussion.

#COVIDCalls and the Academy of Natural Sciences

Earlier this summer, Department of History head and professor Scott Knowles, PhD, discussed COVID-19 with experts from the Academy of Natural Sciences as the pandemic relates to biodiversity, water quality, environmental justice and maintaining museums and their collections.
Dragon statue with Campus Update August 6

Drexel’s Hybrid Experience, Updated Health and Safety Measures

The following message was sent to the Drexel community from President John Fry and shared further details about Drexel's planned hybrid experience and information concerning COVID-19 testing protocols.
The Powel Elementary/Science Leadership Academy Middle School site in late June. Photo courtesy Quatrefoil Consulting, LLC.

Construction Projects Paused by the Pandemic Resume with New Timelines

After the state lifted stay-at-home orders in May, work resumed on construction projects on the University City Campus, some of which are related to Drexel’s focus on the health sciences
Drexel University Return to Campus: Safety Is a Shared Responsibility

Return to Campus: Safety Is a Shared Responsibility

In a message to Drexel students on Aug. 4, Senior Vice President for Student Success Subir Sahu relayed the importance of student participation in all safety measures and guidelines put forth for the return to campus this fall, including completing the COVID-19 Student Training course and Dragon Pledge which will become available 24 hours after fall registration.
Exterior of Drexel's Main Building

Stronger Advocates and Better Partners on Anti-Racism

The following message was sent to the University community from Drexel President John Fry: I am writing to update you on where we stand in advancing the anti-racism agenda that I laid out last month. I am deeply committed to creating an anti-racist community at Drexel where all students, faculty, and professional staff know they are seen for their individual skills and talents, and not judged through the lens of preconceived racist notions, thoughts or beliefs. As a university, we are equipped to tackle racism by educating our community and practicing the behaviors we value.

From left to right: Allen Riddick, Una Massenburg, Charlene Rice and Bo Solomon volunteering to clean the area near 52nd and Market streets on June 13.

In West Philadelphia, Drexel Staff and Programs Help with Cleanup and Commerce

When shops in West Philadelphia were damaged on May 31 in the aftermath of citywide social justice protests, Drexel professional staff tapped into their networks and connections to help with recovery.