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band members of Nat Turner Rebellion

50 Years After It Was Recorded, Drexel's Student Record Label Helps Philly Band Release Its Album

Nat Turner Rebellion was an up-and-coming band in the golden age of Philadelphia soul music. They opened for the chart-topping Delfonics. They had a hit-making agent, signed with a renowned record label and recorded enough tracks for an album. Then it all fell apart. Now, some 50 years later, the un-released album will be making its debut on Drexel University’s student-run MAD Dragon Records label.

A cohort of students taking part in Alternative Spring Break at Drexel University.

Drexel Spring Break: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Decide to stick around campus this spring break? There are plenty of local events to take part in during this reprieve from classes, and next year, look toward these Drexel-supported programs to travel, learn and grow!

The Drexel delegation in front of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's amphitheater. Left to right: Michael Yudell, Aleister Saunders, Sharon Walker, Koren Bedeau, Bridget Blake and M. Brian Blake.

After International Trip, Partnership Opportunities Abound

A trip to Israel last November taken by a Drexel delegation of faculty and staff is bearing fruit, with several developments at the University that could lead to future collaborations with academic partners abroad.
Nicole Miller Philadelphia Scarf

Drexel Exhibition Celebrates 25 Years of Nicole Miller’s Fashion Prowess in Philadelphia 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will present a retrospective exhibition highlighting work by renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller. The exhibition A Philadelphia Store-y: 25 Years of Nicole Miller Philadelphia (April 12-August 30, 2019) will pay tribute to the retailer’s contributions to fashion and philanthropy in the city.
The Dornsife School of Public Health was one of the Drexel University schools and colleges recognized in the newest list of graduate school programs published by 'U.S. News & World Report.'

Drexel Advances in ‘U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools Rankings

In the newest list of top graduate school programs from 'U.S. News & World Report,' several Drexel colleges and schools made gains in the national rankings.
2018 National Autism Indicators Report image

Report: Low-Income and Minority Youth with Autism Face Worse Outcomes than Peers

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute releases The National Autism Indicators Reports every year since 2015. The recently released fourth edition, "The 2018 National Autism Indicators Report: High School Students on the Autism Spectrum," highlights the challenges facing minority youth and those from low-income households.
Drexel University College of Medicine is one of six founding signatories of a new branch of the TIME’S UP foundation aimed at creating safe spaces for women in the health care industry.

Drexel University College of Medicine Named Founding Signatory with TIME’S UP Healthcare

Drexel University College of Medicine is one of six founding signatories of a new branch of the TIME’S UP foundation aimed at creating safe spaces for women in the health care industry.
The student-designed ice cream and the rubric used to grade them. From left to right: "Dragon's Breath," "Fire Breathing Dragon" (in waffle bowl) and "Blue(berry) and Gold."

Franklin Fountain Hosts Drexel-Themed Ice Cream Contest

Culinary students from Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality Management developed ice cream flavors inspired by the University to be sold at local ice cream parlor Franklin Fountain.
Study Abroad Photo Contest First Place

Students Share Moments to Remember in Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest

The winners of the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad annual photo contest have been revealed. See these Dragons’ experiences to remember from around the world.

Kat Brandel interviewed Marc Vetri '90, a local chef and philanthropist, for an interview for her KatsKrave blog. Photo credit Kris Tookes.

Food for Thought: A Senior Project Showcasing Philly’s Food Scene

Entertainment and arts management major Kat Brandel created an Instagram account, website and video series highlighting the restaurants and people in Philly’s food scene — and raised money for a local hunger relief organization.
Nathan Chan and Mark Rao of Chengdu Famous Foods.

Chengdu Famous Food: Story of a Student-Run Restaurant

Here’s how two Drexel University students created, launched and sold a still-popular Sichuan restaurant, Chengdu Famous Food, and how the experience shaped their studies and their friendship.
Bernice Sandler, EdD, received an honorary degree from Drexel University in 2013. Drexel President John Fry (right) applauds Sandler, as College of Medicine Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, prepares to present her with the doctoral hood.

Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother of Title IX:’ Her Drexel Connection

Jesse Krohn of Drexel University’s Office of Equality and Diversity explains how influential the work and career of Bernice Sandler, the “godmother of Title IX,” has been across the country, and also at Drexel University.