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Exterior photo of Powel Elementary School

Drexel, Powel and SLA Partner for New Public Shool

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) has awarded $215,000 to a collaboration among Samuel Powel Elementary School (Powel), Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and Drexel University. The investment from the Great Schools Fund will support planning for the expansion of Powel, a K-4 district school near Drexel in West Philadelphia, and the creation of a new middle school to serve the same neighborhood.

Drexel Experts Available to Weigh in on 2012 Presidential Election

Math Forum

NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Development for Math Teachers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.2 million to a project created by the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, the Math Forum @ Drexel and the College of Education at Temple University to study community-based professional development for middle and high school mathematics teachers.

Olympic Park

Drexel Students Travel to London Paralympic Games

Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course “Perspectives on Disability,” the fourth course in the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.
Dr. Chuck Williams

Drexel Professor Teaches Life Skills to Foster Youth

Thirty ninth-grade students from Arise Academy Charter High School, the only charter school for foster youth in the country, will receive individual mentoring and social skills training through a new partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Students will also receive additional life-skills training from Dr. Chuck Williams, a professor in Drexel University’s School of Education and a 2012 Stoneleigh Fellow, who is himself a former foster youth.
School of Education

School of Education to Become an Independent Unit

Dean William Lynch will be appointed dean of the School of Education and will also continue to supervise the activities of Goodwin College while a national search begins for a new dean.

Theater Program Director Nick Anselmo works with kids in the Mantua in Action summer program

Mantua Middle School Students Try Sports, Playwriting in Summer Program

Mantua in Action, a new summer program serving 178 Mantua middle school students from June 25 – August 10, is bringing together sports and enrichment opportunities to help students develop athletic skills and academic abilities, benefit from peer and adult role models, and demonstrate greater competence and hope for the future.

Urban garden designed by Drexel students

Drexel Students Design Urban Garden for West Philly Seniors

An urban garden, called the “Healthy Outdoor Garden Oasis,” created by students from Drexel University and sponsored by the Drexel University Office  for Community Initiatives, is now open at the Mantua Presbyterian Apartments, a HUD Section 202 senior housing community of Presby’s Inspired Life.

Drexel President Fry greets attendees at the launch of the Anthony J. Drexel book.

Drexel Delegation Celebrates Translation of Book on University Founder in Mandarin

Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Center in Shanghai celebrated the launch of the Chinese translation of The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance. The biography of Drexel University’s founder, Anthony J. Drexel, reveals the life of a man who selflessly laid the foundation for later Wall Street giants JP Morgan and others, making possible the United States’ transition from an agrarian society to an industrialized nation. The mandarin translation of the book will be available in China this month. Drexel President John Fry, who is in China leading a delegation of University administrators, was at the celebration announcing the launch of the book.
Intern Queen Lauren Berger

Intern Queen Lauren Berger Comes to Drexel

Drexel's Campus Activities Board is bringing Berger to campus on May 22 to share her story with students.

BEES Department

Drexel-Academy Partnership Ushers in the Future of Environmental Science Education

Incoming students in Drexel's revamped environmental science major will now spend a week prior to freshman orientation performing field research.

Team Drexel Dragons at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition

Drexel Computer Science Students Claim U.S. Title at “Microsoft Imagine Cup” Competition

A team of Drexel undergraduate computer science majors earned national acclaim for designing smartphone apps as part of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Competition. “Team Drexel Dragons” won the U.S. Championship for their design of a math learning program. Drexel sent two teams to the national final and now “Team Drexel Dragons” is among the field of competitors at the World Championship in Sydney, Australia in July.