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Top stories at Drexel in 2015. Starting at left and moving clockwise: bruschetta appetizer, Princess Grace of Monaco's dress, Provost M. Brian Blake, victory at Dad Vail Regatta, "A Check-Up From the Neck Up" and, background, archived Drexel campus photos.

Top Drexel Stories of 2015

Drexel made a lot of news this year. Check out the best stories about Drexel that came out in 2015.
One of the world's earliest geological maps was recently pulled from the Academy Archives and put on display for visitors, but only for a few days as it is quite delicate and rare.

The World Underfoot

Eighteenth-century land surveyor William Smith was a rock star. And we mean that quite literally — Smith’s 1815 map of England, Wales and part of Scotland was the world’s first look at the organization of the earth beneath our feet. Less than 200 copies of this seminal work exist today and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University owns one of them.
Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

One Month Left to See Immortal Beauty Exhibition of Rare Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

Only one month remains to see Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Paul Peck Alumni Center during the construction of Disque Hall, viewed from above / circa 1967

Travel Through Time With These Photos of Drexel’s Campus

Ever wondered what Drexel’s campus looked like in the ‘60s? How about the ‘80s? Spot the differences between the University campus of yesterday and today in these photos from the Drexel University Archives.
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.
The Drexel Storylab's "Insider Access Workshops" will use Drexel's unique archival treasures as inspiration for aspiring writers.

What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help

The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writers and looking for inspiration in unlikely places. 

"David-Bowie Chicago 2002-08-08 photoby Adam-Bielawski" by Photobra|Adam Bielawski - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David-Bowie_Chicago_2002-08-08_photoby_Adam-Bielawski.jpg#mediaviewer/File:David-Bowie_Chicago_2002-08-08_photoby_Adam-Bielawski.jpg

How Did Drexel End Up With Rare David Bowie Recordings?

Part of legendary musician David Bowie’s five-decade career is currently housed in the basement of a Drexel building.
The Drexel Glee Club, 1946.

From the Archives: Drexel Glee Club and Varsity Singers

Drexel University Archivist Rob Sieczkiewicz takes us back to 1946 and introduces Drexel’s very own Glee Club, a group that found its beginning at the University in the 1920s.