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Mark Greenberg, PhD, left, former provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, pictured with Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, during a discussion for the free public lecture series last term.

Drexel Anniversary Public Lectures Announced for Spring

Drexel’s free public lecture series will continue to highlight the University’s 125th anniversary year when the series starts up again this spring term.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — January

Catch up on all the Drexel news from the first month of 2017, including new closures to Korman Quad and a recap of President John A. Fry’s town hall.
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A Detailed Look at the Effects of Drexel’s Enrollment and Retention Strategy at University Town Hall

On Jan. 11, President John Fry led a candid town hall discussion with faculty and staff to discuss Drexel’s strategies and initiatives for the next several years.

McMichael Students holding up posters as a thank you for Promise Neighborhood grant

Drexel and Philadelphia Awarded Multi-Million, Multi-Year Promise Neighborhood Grant

Drexel University President John Fry, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Superintendent William Hite, PhD, community members and area elected officials gathered at Morton McMichael Elementary School on Dec. 21 to officially announce that the community surrounding Drexel in West Philadelphia has won the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation Grant Competition. Drexel was the lead applicant of the grant, on which the City of Philadelphia, The School District of Philadelphia and several other area groups and non-profits also partnered.

Drexel President John A. Fry speaks at last year's commencement.

Drexel Headed Back to the Ballpark for Commencement

After a successful Universitywide ceremony last year, Drexel is returning to Citizens Bank Park for the 2017 event — and this time it will be under the lights.
President John A. Fry speaks at a lecture on Drexel's history

Drexel's History Is Alive in the Present, President John A. Fry Says at Lecture

The University's leader looked forward while keeping an eye on the past at a lecture on the first 125 years of Drexel history and its next 25.
Exterior of Perelman Center for Jewish Life

Ribbon-Cutting Marks the Opening of Drexel’s Perelman Center for Jewish Life

More than 100 guests celebrated the opening of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 26. Construction for the new facility at N. 34th Street was made possible with the help of a $6 million gift from Perelman. It is the first building at Drexel constructed entirely through private philanthropy.

Drexel presidents are pictured left to right, top to bottom, in chronological order. Photos courtesy University Archives.

Remembering Drexel’s Presidents

As part of Drexel’s 125th anniversary, DrexelNow takes a look at the past presidents who steered Drexel on the path to becoming the University it is today.
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Drexel Surpasses Fundraising Goal, Raises $120.7 Million for Fiscal Year 2016

Drexel closed fiscal year 2016 by raising $120.7 million in outright gifts and pledges, surpassing the University’s goal by $700,000 and beating FY2015 by $5.3 million. This marks the third year in a row of achieving a record-breaking fundraising total.

President John A. Fry addresses the crowd at the 2016 Convocation event.

Drexel’s Historic 2016 Convocation

The start of the 2016-17 academic year, as well as Drexel’s 125th anniversary, was officially kicked off with this year’s Convocation.
Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station

30th Street Station District Plan Unveiled, Will Transform Area Around Iconic Station

Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA unveiled the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan and announced the initiation of several follow-on projects to improve the immediate station area and catalyze future development throughout the District.

Photo of ceremonial groundbreaking for Korman Center addition

Drexel Breaks Ground on Korman Center Expansion and Redesign of Surrounding Public Space

Drexel University broke ground on an expansion of the Korman Center, a 1958 building at the heart of Drexel’s campus that has served as a University landmark for decades. An $8 million gift from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation, paired with another $8 million from the University, will make the Korman makeover possible. The project will also create a classic campus green in the open space in front of and around the Korman Center, a popular student hangout known as the “Quad.”