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Headshot of commecement speaker Elijah Anderson, one of the most distinguished urban ethnographers

Urban Ethnographer Elijah Anderson to Address Graduates at Drexel’s University-wide Commencement

One of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, Elijah Anderson, will address the class of 2021 at Drexel’s university-wide commencement ceremony on June 11. Provided that health and safety regulations and best practices allow, Drexel University will return to Citizens Bank Park to celebrate the graduating class. The ceremony will be live-streamed.

dragon statue with text campus update dec 10

Returning Safely for the Winter Term

A message from President John Fry was sent to the Drexel community providing key updates about remaining safe during the winter break and the University's plans for the start of the new term.
Dana and David Dornsife

$9 Million Gift from Philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to Establish Center on Racism and Health at Drexel

A $9 million gift from Drexel University alumna Dana Dornsife and her husband David to the University’s School of Public Health will help launch a new Center on Racism and Health, recruit and retain faculty experts on racial inequities in health and endow the deanship for public health. The longtime philanthropists, widely known for their humanitarian efforts, are the largest single benefactors in the University’s history, having donated more than $70 million. The School of Public Health was named in their honor after a $45 million gift in 2015.

During a recent virtual event, the University's future strategic plan was discussed by the University faculty and professional staff tasked with completing it.

Fall Update Provides Details About Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

At an Oct. 30 question-and-answer event, University leaders described the strategic plan as a “living list” that is being driven by Drexel stakeholders, and discussed issues such as pricing, efficiencies, revenue and marketing.
Drexel's 2020 Convocation was held virtually and filmed in a socially distant way.

During a Historic Time, Drexel’s Virtual Convocation Looks Ahead

Looking and sounding different than past years, the 2020 ceremony outlined how Drexel will be working to improve educational, working and living environments on and off campus.
The “Mario the Magnificent” statue on Drexel’s University City Campus was recently outfitted with a face mask.

Faculty and Staff Town Hall Recap: Updates on Caregiver Support, Testing and What Comes Next

On Sept. 16, Drexel University leaders went over some Drexel’s new and ongoing procedures related to returning to campus and working remotely.

Drexel Joins Virtual B. PHL Citywide Innovation Festival

With a new virtual format and a focus on supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts in the Philadelphia region, the 2020 B. PHL festival — a celebration of the city’s creative spirit — will bring together innovators for three days of talks, workshops, meet-ups and curated experiences from the city and around the world. Admission to this year’s festival is free, with the option to make a donation to the PHL COVID-19 fund. Drexel University leadership, faculty and professional staff members, including President John Fry, will participate in several events during the festival, which will be held from Sept. 15-17.
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.

Main Building lit up in blue and gold for Drexel's virtual celebration for the Class of 2020.

A Virtual Update on Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

On July 28, several members of the Executive Planning Committee provided insight into how they are working to prepare for Drexel’s future in the midst of this year’s unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racial injustice.
Provost Paul Jensen standing in the Great Court of the Main Building

Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Named Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel

Following a national search, Paul E. Jensen, PhD, has been named Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel University.
dragon statue with the words campus update July 15

Hybrid Learning Model, Best Health Practices Reaffirm Fall Plans

With more than two months until the September 21 start of our fall quarter, we are deep into implementing a hybrid model for the new academic year. Our aim is to combine face-to-face teaching, student engagement and research, while responsibly reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission and infection utilizing recommended, evidence-based public health measures augmented by testing protocols and individual health monitoring through the Drexel Health Tracker app.