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Drexel University President John Fry spoke to the Drexel community at Convocation.

At 2021 Convocation, Drexel Looks Both Forward and Inward

The annual event marking the start of the new academic year highlighted the best of Drexel innovation and potential.
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President John Fry To Serve As the CAA Representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors

Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio has announced that Drexel University President John Fry has been selected as the Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
Rendering of The West Tower in the Schuylkill Yards development

Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University Break Ground on The West Tower at Schuylkill Yards

Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University marked the commencement of construction of 3025 JFK, the first vertical development within Schuylkill Yards – a $3.5 billion innovation neighborhood in University City – with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 featuring state and local dignitaries and project partners.

Dragons on the University City Campus in the spring of 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

Town Hall Recap: Implementing Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

On June 21, University leaders provided an update on the current status of how faculty and professional staff are taking steps to execute the strategic plan — and how they can still get involved.
Portrait photo Maisha Kelly

Drexel University Names Bucknell’s Maisha Kelly New Director of Athletics

Following a national search, Drexel University has named Maisha Kelly, a seasoned collegiate athletics administrator with deep Philadelphia roots, as the University’s new director of Athletics. Kelly, currently serving as Bucknell University’s senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, will start at Drexel in mid-July and will succeed Eric Zillmer, PsyD, director of Athletics, who decided to step down in the spring after more than two decades of incredible service.

Dragon statue with text campus update May 18

Drexel Continues to Reopen Safely

A message about local COVID-19 restrictions easing, amid new CDC guidelines for vaccinated people, and how that affects Drexel was sent to the University community.

Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticulural Society representatives cut the ribbon at the Gateway Garden on 32nd and Market Streets

Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Celebrate Opening of New Garden

Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society celebrated the completion and opening of a new garden for the Drexel community and the public. Drexel President John Fry and PHS President Matt Rader marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12. Attendees at the event were limited and COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines were enforced.

Main building interior facing steps with the text faculty/staff April 20

Pandemic Rebound to Include $11 Million Investment in Academics

A message was sent to Drexel faculty and professional staff about the University requiring student vaccinations and academic investments to support the strategic plan.

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 March 15

Drexel Looking to a Full Return in the Fall

The University will be ramping up in-person and hybrid classes through the summer. Drexel expects that, by the fall, every student will be able to have face-to-face learning experiences, although some hybrid classes and other operational modifications may remain based on public health guidance.
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.