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This series aims to highlight the ideas and initiatives of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University’s Small Actions Spark Big Changes campaign in actionable ways for Drexel University students.

Earth Day, Every Day: Talking Climate Change With Your Peers

Healthy debate and discourse are at the center of most undergraduate students’ lifestyles, but it may be hard to have a conversation with peers about climate change. Two activist students weigh in on how to ease the burden.
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Lawmakers Want to Loosen Vaccine Requirements, But Legal Barriers Persist

An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.
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Report: Fossil Fuel Industries - The Goliath of Climate-Related Lobbying Efforts, Spent Billions

A new study by Drexel environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhDshows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. As the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of climate lobbying data, Brulle’s research confirms the spending of environmental groups and the renewable energy sector was eclipsed by the spending of the electrical utilities, fossil fuel, and transportation sectors.

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How a Group of Honors Students Wrote for Drexel Publications — For a Class

Last term, a class of students in the Pennoni Honors College learned about the inner workings of three different Drexel University publications — and got to contribute to them.
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Trump’s Executive Order Leaves Drexel’s International Community in Limbo

A series of forums on campus, including one set for Feb. 8, have provided spaces for those affected by the immigration and travel ban, either directly or indirectly, to discuss their concerns and seek information about how to move forward.

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Public Lecture Series Launched to Celebrate Drexel’s 125 Years

This fall, Drexel will hold a series of free lectures dedicated to telling certain chapters of Drexel’s history.
Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan.

Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan when she spends a year studying Russian in the country as a Boren Awards honoree.
College of Arts and Sciences student Greta Jusyte interned with the Philadelphia Host Committee to help put on the Democratic National Convention.

Drexel Dragon Helps Bring Democratic Delegates to Philadelphia

Political science and international area studies double major Greta Jusyte lent a hand in putting on the Democratic National Convention through an internship with the Philadelphia Host Committee.

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Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth

Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891. 

Political science student Hannah Abrams at the Cliffs of Moher.

Co-op Turned Career: How One Student Used the Co-op System to Find a Job After Graduation

Hannah Abrams wasn’t too sure about what she wanted to do after graduation. One international co-op changed everything for her.
Mayor Michael Nutter speaking in the third Leadership Matters lecture. Photo by Natalie Shaak.

Mayor Nutter Talks Leadership, Determination at LeBow

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter detailed the start of his run for mayor and what he considers vital to leadership as a part of a lecture series hosted by LeBow’s Institute for Strategic Leadership.
The Great Court in the Main Building as it looked not long after Drexel was founded. From the University Archives.

Professors Seeking Help to Bring Drexel’s 125-Year History to Life

With Drexel’s quasquicentennial (125th anniversary) next year, a pair of College of Arts and Sciences professors has set out to tell the whole history of the University with a little help from the Dragon community.