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Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year.

New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.
Preparation and the presentation of her social initiative and talent won Elaine Ficarra the right to be called Miss Philadelphia in the competition’s centennial year, as well as scholarship funding and a chance to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania competition last month, in which she placed third runner up.

Drexel Student Named Miss Philadelphia 2021

Elaine Ficarra, a rising third-year biology major and Pennoni Honors College student, earned the title of Miss Philadelphia after competition was postponed due to the pandemic last year, and placed third runner up at the Miss Pennsylvania competition in June.


Drexel student Charmaine Patterson cooks food in the kitchen at the University.

Drexel Student Wins $25,000 Scholarship from Guy Fieri's ‘Restaurant Reboot’

Fourth-year culinary arts student Charmaine Patterson received a $25,000 scholarship live on Guy Fieri’s “Restaurant Reboot” on June 12. In this Q&A with DrexelNow, she reveals her hopes for fall term and the future as well as the hardships she and the food industry endured during the pandemic.
A special illustration celebrating WKDU’s 50 years on air. Image courtesy WKDU.

50th Anniversary Celebration Honors WKDU’s History of Engagement

As part of a week-long event already underway, student and alumni DJs are coming together to share and play music, and support to the student radio station’s future.
Students associated with the Climate and Sustainability Working Group helped put on Earthfest on April 22. Photo courtesy of Grace Zaborski.

Eco-Passionate Students Find Outlet, Experience Through Climate and Sustainability Working Group

As plans for a centralized sustainability office at Drexel continue to formulate, students seeking climate and sustainability impact opportunities have found a home working with Drexel’s cross-functional and interdisciplinary working group started last spring in conjunction with the University’s “Climate Year” initiative. 


Esta Jacob, a rising second-year finance and legal studies major, speaking with campus tour group outside the Korman Center.

Becoming a Drexel Student Ambassador

DrexelNow followed rising second-year student Esta Jacob through her month-long training process to become a student ambassador, a paid campus position which helps the University grow and thrive through ambassador-led campus tours and their sharing of knowledge and personal experiences with prospective students.


But We Keep Going, the Paul Robeson High School senior portrait series, was celebrated on the evening of June 17 with a projection event on Drexel's University City campus produced by Welsh, Writers Room Assistant Director Patrice Worthy, Pearlstein Gallery Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Leah Appleton, and Greenhouse Media.

Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates

As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.


Sheena Coleman, 40, of Powelton Village, received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a walk-up clinic at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships on May 27.

Dragons Unite to Bring Vaccines, Resources to the Surrounding West Philadelphia Community

Drexel University faculty, staff, students and community partners, along with Sunray Pharmacy, have come together to put on weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in Powelton Village.



Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticulural Society representatives cut the ribbon at the Gateway Garden on 32nd and Market Streets

Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Celebrate Opening of New Garden

Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society celebrated the completion and opening of a new garden for the Drexel community and the public. Drexel President John Fry and PHS President Matt Rader marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12. Attendees at the event were limited and COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines were enforced.

The renovated greenhouse space. Photo credit: Scott Dunham.

Drexel Opens Community Greenhouse in Stratton Hall

Students, faculty and professional staff can sign up to grow plants on campus, with the University providing everything but the seeds for use.
Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, a clinical professor of nursing and senior associate dean of nursing and student affairs, administers Pfizer vaccines at an April 19 vaccination clinic at Drexel University.

Drexel Vaccine Clinics Offer Dragons A Shot of Post-Pandemic Hope

On April 19, more than 1,000 Dragons received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at one of many Drexel University-sponsored and Sunray Pharmacy-operated clinics for employees and students.


Drexel University leadership announced that COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all undergraduate and graduate students in full-time and part-time face-to-face programs this fall.

Student Update: COVID-19 Vaccine and Fall 2021

Drexel University leadership announced that COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all undergraduate and graduate students in full-time and part-time face-to-face programs this fall.