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A green bean casserole made with fried onions and sprinkled cheese. Photo courtesy Flickr user Phil King.

The Drexel History Behind a Beloved Thanksgiving Side Dish

The green bean casserole is a staple on Thanksgiving tables across the country, thanks to an enterprising Drexel alumna.
Future president Barack Obama shook hands with then-Drexel President Constantine Papadakis when the University hosted a debate for Democratic presidential hopefuls in 2007. Photo courtesy University Archives.

A Drexel History of U.S. Presidents

In time for the final moments of the election, DrexelNow looks back at U.S. presidents who have touched Drexel in some way.
A banner announcing the debate hung on Drexel's campus.

Recalling Drexel’s Ties to the 2008 Presidential Election

 Back in 2008, Drexel hosted an official debate for the Democratic presidential candidates.
Edwin E.L. Gerber, PhD, pictured when he was 17 in 1952 and when he received Drexel's Harold Myers Service Award in 2013. Photos courtesy Edwin E.L. Gerber, PhD.

Drexel Memories From the Professor Who Has Been Here for Six Decades

Edwin E.L. Gerber, PhD, professor in the College of Engineering, discusses what it’s been like at Drexel during the 63 years he’s been on campus.
Drexel students study in the library in 1892. Photo courtesy University Archives.

What Was Drexel Like 125 Years Ago?

Drexel students, faculty, staff and alumni are celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary this year. What would Drexel have been like if they were on campus when it first opened?
Tony when he was photographed at about 29 years, painted in his late 30s, snapped in a rare candid and then painted before passing at age 67 in 1893.

Who Was A.J. Drexel?

Though his name can be found everywhere on campus, there is still a lot to be learned about Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel.
This undated photo of a junior's class in cooking was taken in the early years at Drexel. Cookery classes were always part of Anthony "Tony" J. Drexel's vision for vocational training for women. Photo courtesy University Archives.

The Drexel Institute That Almost Was

Before Anthony “Tony” J. Drexel founded the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, he almost started an all-women’s industrial institute.
James Creese, bottom left, is pictured in a 1919 Princeton "Bric-a-Brac" activities yearbook for his work with Princeton's literary magazine. Photo published with permission of the Princeton University Library.

The Drexel President Who Edited F. Scott Fitzgerald

Before F. Scott Fitzgerald became a famous author and James Creese became president of the Drexel Institute of Technology, the two men started out as student writers at Princeton University.
A memorial dedicated to Anthony "Tony" J. Drexel's life and accomplishments can be found in Main Building.

When One Door Opens, Another One Closes: The Untimely Death of Founder A.J. Drexel

The opening of the Drexel Institute 125 years ago was the fulfillment of founder A.J. Drexel’s lifelong dream — yet he was only alive for the first 18 months of the school’s existence.
A facsimilie of the original manuscript for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."

Poe, Dickens and Drexel: The Epic Story of the University’s Former Literary Collection

During its first 50 years, Drexel owned a treasure trove of autographed manuscripts and letters from important literary and historical figures. This is the story of what became of it.
Take a closer look at the archway on Main Building's Chestnut Street entrance.

Looking Up to the Geniuses Who Never Left Campus

There’s a lot to learn from the 12 men etched on the archway to Main Building’s Chestnut Street entrance.
This photo of what is believed to be Drexel’s 1925 women’s rifle team has gathered over 2,000,000 views on Imgur and Reddit. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Set Your Sights on Drexel’s Women’s Rifle Team

Back in the day, Drexel had one of the first — and best — women’s rifle teams in the country.