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Milken Institute Ranks Drexel University in Top 20 for Tech Transfer

The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released a ranking of schools based on their technology commercialization. Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country.
Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision 

A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.
Photo courtesy Brookings Institution.

Brookings’ Innovation District Report Highlights Drexel’s Involvement in Strengthening Neighborhood

A new report from the Brookings Institution conducted an assessment of Philadelphia’s emerging innovation district, highlighting Drexel University’s efforts to encourage and strengthen the area surrounding its campus.
The crowd at one of Drexel's "Admitted Student Days” this past year.

Record-High Freshman Enrollment Projected for Fall 2017, Thanks to New Student-Success Strategy 

Drexel University exceeded its target freshman deposits for the upcoming academic year due to new enrollment and student success efforts, and will continue to implement financial measures the University has undertaken to adjust to its new enrollment strategy.  
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.
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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.