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Chuck Vincent presents the flag that flew above the USS Arizona to the student veterans at Drexel.

Piece of Pearl Harbor History Donated to Drexel

This past Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, America observed the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Thanks to a unique donation from a Drexel alum, a piece of that day that will “live in infamy” is now a part of Drexel’s military artifact collection.
Nicole Dykstra with gorilla skull

Zoo Co-op and Internship Bring Drexel at BCC Student Closer to Dream Job

The Co-op program is the centerpiece of the Drexel undergraduate experience, and more than 97 percent of eligible undergraduate students take advantage of it. But Nicole Dykstra, a rising senior in Burlington County College’s Drexel at BCC program, has to be one of a select few who found an internship while working at her part-time co-op to gain more experiences.
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Hidden Treasures: The Armory's Military Artifact Collection

Drexel has a proud military history, so it’s only fitting that an extensive collection of artifacts from the armed forces sits right on the University City Campus.

Volunteers assembling care packages

Why a textbook civilian works to brighten troops' holidays with care packages from Drexel

Tina Heuges knew next to nothing about the military before she came to Drexel, but now she leads a University effort to send gift packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The drive runs through Dec. 15.

Curt Anderson playing bagpipes

Remembering Forgotten Soldiers: Drexel Employee Honors Deceased Veterans

Curt Anderson knows what it's like to feel forgotten by the country he'd served. That helps explain why he helps honor long-forgotten veterans whose remains have sat on funeral-home shelves for years.

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Clear Out Your Closet: Drive Collecting Professional Wear for Military Veterans

One obstacle for military veterans making the transition back to civilian life can be building up a professional wardrobe. A drive at Drexel this fall, running through Nov. 5, aims to help out by collecting gently worn professional attire for veterans who need it.

United States Capitol Building

How is the Government Shutdown Affecting Drexel?

The shutdown of the federal government that took effect Oct. 1 is already causing delays for some Drexel researchers, though student financial aid has been largely unaffected.

Imaging War: New Drexel Course Explores the Way War Has Been Portrayed Through Art and Media

From the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. through current-day wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our view of war has been indelibly shaped by the images we see of the conflicts and their aftermath. A new fall course at Drexel University, entitled “Imaging War,” examines how the subject of war has been depicted in media ranging from photography to television to video games.
chris diaz

Veterans Association Steps Up Action to Serve Students

If you’ve ever been on Drexel’s campus in the summer, chances are you’ve seen new student orientation. It’s hard to miss the #NSO signs plastered across campus, the crowds sitting on the grass at Buckley Field or the hundreds of teenagers strolling the sidewalks. But you’ve never seen a new student veterans orientation before, until now.