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Drexel Launches Program Aimed At Matching Philadelphia Residents With Essential Services

The launch event for UConnect, a new initiative from Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and College of Arts and Sciences, was covered by WPVI-TV (6-abc) and KYW Newsradio on Jan. 6.

University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships was profiled in a Jan. 29 National Public Radio (NPR) story about its involvement in the Mantua community. Lucy Kerman, PhD, vice provost for university and community partnerships, and Rose Samuel-Evans, association director of community partnerships, were quoted in the story, which also mentioned President John A. Fry.

Drexel University Creates the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Jennifer Britton, associate director of the Lindy Institute, authored a December Planning for Higher Education Journal article about the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. President John A. Fry and Lucy Kerman, PhD, vice provost for university and community partnerships, were mentioned.

HUD chief tours West Philly 'Promise Zone'

Drexel was mentioned in a Sept. 5 WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org article, on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) and a segment on WCAU-TV (NBC-10) for its new partnership with the William Penn Foundation to improve childcare in the West Philadelphia “Promise Zone.” The story was also covered in a Sept. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer article

Harris Steinberg: "With time, comes change"

On Sept. 2, PlanPhilly.com ran a post by Harris Steinberg, currently executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Praxis design-based community outreach program, about his move to Drexel to become executive director of Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. He will also have a faculty appointment in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.

Drexel will share its expertise with the community at new Dornsife Center

Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center, which will offer space for community outreach activities, was featured in a FlyingKite.com post on June 24.

Inside the University City High School Sale

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, was featured in the Philadelphia City Paper on June 18 for the purchase of the University City High School Site. The story was also reported on WPVI-TV (6-abc) and WTXF-TV (FOX-29).

Purchase of old school building fuels Drexel's expansion plans

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, was featured in in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Business Journal, KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) and Philly.com’s “PhillyClout” blog on June 16 and 17 for officially closing on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City High School, the Charles Drew Elementary School and The Walnut Center. President John A. Fry was quoted in the Daily News and the Philadelphia Business Journal. The story was also reported on WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and KYW-TV (CBS-3).

Obama’s Promise Zone both a boon and challenge for West Philly nonprofit

Drexel was mentioned in an Al Jazeera America story on June 16 about West Philadelphia’s designation as a Promise Zone

Changing Skyline: City ought not rush into sale of school buildings

Drexel was mentioned in June 12 WCAU-TV (NBC-10), WHYY/Newsworks.com, CBS Philly, Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer stories about its plans for developing the former site of University City High School. A related story about plans to rezone the property also appeared on Philly.com, and a column about its effect on the community ran in the Inquirer on June 13.

Offering Drexel resources, West Philly center aims to solidify ties with neighborhood

The grand opening of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships was featured in a WHYY/Newsworks story on June 12. Lucy Kerman, vice provost for University and Community Partnerships was interviewed. WPVI-TV (6-abc) also ran the story on June 12.

Philadelphia Lawmakers Advance Plan To Borrow $27M For City Schools

A June 11 KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) story mentioned Drexel’s plan to purchase the site of the now-shuttered University City High School from the Philadelphia School District.