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Drexel Joins Citywide Innovation Conversation at 2021 B.PHL Fest

Drexel University faculty and staff will participate in a new hybrid version of the B.PHL Innovation Fest, a citywide celebration of innovation now in its third year. From Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 the event will welcome scores of creative thinkers from around the city and across the country, including headliners CNN’s Don Lemon, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey and Grammy-winning recording artist Eve.

DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic. Pictured: Zoe Boynton

10 New Dragons Discuss Starting at Drexel This Fall

DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic.

City of Philadelphia skyline.

Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia

A new collaboration between the University, Academy of Natural Sciences, City of Philadelphia, DVRPC and local organizations will ultimately create a research agenda to help make the region more climate resilient.
TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

Watch Your Professors Give TEDx Talks During a Student-Curated Virtual Event This Week

TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

The commencement set-up in Mandell Theater where non-semester-based college and school ceremonies were livestreamed from June 7–10.

Drexel Virtually Celebrates 2021 Graduates of Colleges, Schools, Heritage Groups

Before the University-wide ceremony at Citizen’s Bank Park on June 11, commencement for Drexel’s colleges, schools and students of the African diaspora were held virtually though celebrated wholeheartedly.

Drexel University graduate at Citizens Bank Park.

Drexel University Announces 2021 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

The speakers and honorary degree recipients addressing graduating Dragons this year are well-known and respected in their various fields, and several have deep, longstanding ties to Drexel.
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Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel and Science Center

The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia transportation and real estate magnate Peter Widener, and supports programs of high merit for the betterment of humanity.
A group of LeBow College graduate students and B Smart facilitators Kevin Williams and alumnus Jabari Jones in 2019. Photo credit: Soneyet Muhammad.

B Smart Program Commits $25,000 to Support Small Businesses Owned by Women of Color

The program held at Drexel provided training and funding to local entrepreneurs, including the owners of a Black-owned childcare center and an Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned bakery.
Drexel Deans Look Back at 2020

Drexel Deans Look Back at 2020 — Part One

After a tumultuous year of change and uncertainty, deans from the University’s colleges and schools reflected on what happened and what they’ve learned.
Victor Milbourne, BS general studies ’15, credits the Close School’s Launch It! course with helping him learn the skills to lead his construction management firm, Military Construction LLC.

Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship Moves the Needle in Entrepreneurship Education

Seven years after disrupting the landscape by becoming the first entrepreneurship school in the nation to reside outside of a business school, the Charles D. Close School has moved to number 12 in the nation in the 2021 Princeton Review rankings, while simultaneously being recognized for its innovative and high-quality programs through first-time inclusion in Drexel’s business education accreditation.

WOLF Financial took top prize in the Baiada Incubator Competition, receiving $12,500 in capital to grow their business, office space in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship once campus opens up more widely, and free legal and accounting services.

Pandemic FinTech Project Takes Top Prize at First Virtual Startup Fest

WOLF Financial and their WOLF app was imagined before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but became all the more needed and was rushed into production back in March. A mere eight months later, student entrepreneurs behind the app took top prize in the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s first virtual Startup Fest and Baiada Incubator Competition.

When spring/summer co-op students started to lose positions due to the hardships brought on by COVID-19, several University colleges, schools and departments heeded the call to create new positions and provide funding to support this Drexel rite of passage.

Drexel Rallies Around Co-op Students Affected by the Pandemic

When spring/summer co-op students started to lose positions due to the hardships brought on by COVID-19, several University colleges, schools and departments heeded the call to create new positions and provide funding to support this Drexel rite of passage.