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Drexel to Launch New Center for Black Culture With Virtual Event

Drexel University will celebrate the virtual opening of its new Center for Black Culture Nov. 12, with a "Virtual Kickback" to welcome Black students, faculty, professional staff, alumni and allies.  The Center will serve as a resource for the University community to gain a greater understanding of the Black experience and support a welcoming and wholly inclusive campus environment.

The group of 44 women and men who joined Vision 2020’s SHE Leads Road Rally in October from East Falls in Philadelphia to Seneca Falls, NY.

Vision 2020: A Historic Commemoration During a Historic Year

For over a decade, a national women’s equality coalition headquartered at Drexel planned a national celebration of this year’s centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Then the pandemic happened.
A rendering of the Powel Elementary & Science Leadership Academy Middle School.

Q&A: PILOTs and SILOTs— What Is Drexel’s Responsibility?

Every year Drexel contributes a wide range of services and resources to the City of Philadelphia that benefit residents, public schools, the local economy and Drexel students’ own learning experience.
Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and Drexel University would like to take this opportunity to encourage all eligible students, faculty and professional staff to register to vote and verify their registration status.

Election Day, Nov. 3: Remember to Vote

The Office of Government and Community Relations and Lindy Center for Civic Engagement would like to remind the entire Drexel community to vote in the General Election.
Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and Drexel University would like to take this opportunity to encourage all eligible students, faculty and professional staff to register to vote and verify their registration status.

Three Ways for Dragons to Take Action, Inspire Others Before Election Day

By volunteering, reaching out to loved ones and sharing resources widely, Dragons can make an impact beyond casting their own ballot and help contribute to the civic processes that uphold our democracy.
The cover of "Pandemics for Babies." Photo courtesy Sourcebooks Kids.

They Wrote the Book on ‘Pandemics for Babies’

Inspired by their public health backgrounds and their young son, two Drexel alums (one now a Drexel professor) authored two children’s books about pandemics and germ theory.
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Drexel's Pearlstein Gallery Commissions Three Murals Depicting Indigenous Female Leaders

In advance of Native American Heritage Month, Drexel University will present (S)Heroes Among Us, a public art event that will be streamed on the Twitch channel of Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery on Friday, Oct.18, 2020 at 1 p.m.  Three Philadelphia-area artists, Priscilla Bell, BUSTA and Leon Rainbow, will paint murals to the sounds of a deejay informed by native music at 3401 Filbert Street in the yard of the gallery.

 
Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and Drexel University would like to take this opportunity to encourage all eligible students, faculty and professional staff to register to vote and verify their registration status.

Reminder: Register to Vote!

Drexel University encourages all eligible students, faculty and professional staff to register to vote and verify their registration status to ensure they are able to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 general election.
Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and Drexel University would like to take this opportunity to encourage all eligible students, faculty and professional staff to register to vote and verify their registration status.

Drexel Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and Drexel University would like to take this opportunity to encourage all eligible students, faculty and professional staff to register to vote and verify their registration status.
The Drexel Academic Tower site — a key part of the planned UCity Square — photographed earlier this month. Photo courtesy Wexford and Turner Construction.

President John Fry on the Future of Drexel, Philadelphia and Higher Education

Last week, the University’s leader answered questions about the University’s finances and response to changes in higher education, as well as its role in the local ecosystem going forward.
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.

Citrus peels could be made into upcycled food like candies and teas.

Do You Eat ‘Upcycled Food’ — or Know What That Means?

Research from Drexel professors and a recent graduate paved the way for “upcycled food” to be defined in the industry, and possibly come to a grocery store near you.
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Drexel Study: Medicaid and Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Using administrative data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found a substantial increase in the percent of adults receiving services for autism in the Medicaid population from 2008-2012.