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Society & Culture

Wednesdays at the Kline are now hosted weekly at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy in Center City in order for members of the Philadelphia community to gather, listen and exchange ideas and perspectives regarding current events and issues.

Wednesdays at Kline Bring Civil Discourse to Drexel, Philadelphia Communities

Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College and Thomas R. Kline School of Law have partnered to promote discussions of hot-button issues amongst diverse people and perspectives in Center City. 
Drexel University's Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development Ian Sladen.

Q&A: Steinbright Head Ian Sladen on Why We Should Celebrate Co-op

As the University celebrates the 100th anniversary of co-op this year, the head of the Steinbright Career Development Center shares what his team is doing now to prime the program for the future.
parklet

Philly Community Groups Face Significant Barriers to Creating Public Amenities Like Parklets and Pedestrian Plazas

Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation today released Catalyzing Community Capacity: How Philadelphia Can Create Equitable Right-of-Way Stewardship, a report on how to improve the city’s current processes for communities to create parklets, pedestrian plazas and bike corrals.
Participants worked with Bitamie Lucia International School students as part of the civic engagement workshop that Drexel staff helped host in Cameroon.

Trip to Cameroon Builds on Drexel’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Ties

After first working in Cameroon as a Drexel student, Adam Zahn, associate director of global engagement and strategic initiatives in the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad, wrote about his recent visit to the African country to promote civic engagement opportunities.
The Drexel students in Pharoah Hound Games pose with their E3 College Game Competition trophy. Left to right Joseph Brown, Jeff Mostyn, Michael Heffner and Mark Hurley. Photo credit: Charles Shan Cerrone.

The Best College Video Game in America Lives on at Drexel

A group of four students from Drexel University created a video game for a class project that was recently named the best college video game in the country.
Hoagie with meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato.

Rolls Wit'out: Developed in Drexel's Food Lab, New Rolls Help Cut Salt from a Philadelphia Staple

Drexel Food Lab's partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Amoroso's Baking Company leads to lower-sodium hoagie roll.
Nicole Kalitsi did her second co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which made her realize how much she valued working directly with people on worthy causes.

Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op

Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.
Leaders from Penn Medicine, Drexel University, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Orchestra at an event announcing the Philadelphia Cultural Pass Program

Drexel and Penn Medicine to Pilot New Program Uniting Major Employers and Cultural Institutions

Drexel University and Penn Medicine will join to launch the Philadelphia Cultural Pass pilot grant program, an effort to support vital arts and cultural institutions in the city, offer valuable new opportunities for staff, and attract top talent to the region. The Philadelphia Cultural Pass program will provide a fresh pathway to introduce employees and their families to internationally renowned arts institutions and the concerts, exhibits, and performances that have put Philadelphia on the map as a pre-eminent hub for the arts. The pilot program also aims to broaden the reach of these institutions to more people that work and live around Philadelphia, and to build a community of ambassadors who are active participants in the region’s cultural economy.

“An Evening with Tarana Burke” brought together survivors and allies, as well as campus resources and organizations, in Mitchell Auditorium to get to know Burke as more than just a face of a movement.

‘Me too.’ Movement Founder Gets Real During On-Campus Event

Tarana Burke held little back while explaining her background, her work and her hardships to a captive audience of Drexel University students, faculty and staff.
As part of the Campus Activities Board’s annual culture and discovery program, Tarana Burke will address Drexel University students, faculty and staff.

Drexel to Welcome ‘me too.’ Movement Founder Tarana Burke

As part of the Campus Activities Board’s annual culture and discovery program, Burke will address Drexel students, faculty and staff as well as take part in both a moderated and an audience Q&A.
Woman helping young man fill bucket at sink

For Youth with Autism, Where You Live Matters: Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Across States

Youth with autism often have difficulty finding and keeping employment, making Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services, like job placement, essential. New research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found Vocational Rehabilitation services across states vary dramatically leaving some young adults without support.

"Dragon's Breath" pints in the freezer at the Franklin Ice Cream Bar. Photo credit: The Franklin Fountain.

Drexel Ice Cream Now Available at Franklin Fountain

The student-designed “Dragon’s Breath” ice cream flavor will now be available for purchase at the Old City ice cream parlor.
David Florio '06 is surrounded by rowing history in the Button, where he has lived as the caretaker for five years. Photos by Charles Shan Cerrone.

Employee Spotlight: David Florio, the Assistant Crew Coach Living in Boathouse Row History

Assistant Crew Coach David Florio lives in the social club house of the Bachelors Barge Club that Drexel University rows out of.