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Drexel University President John Fry at Convocation 2019.

100th Anniversary of Co-op Kicks Off at Convocation

Convocation, one of Drexel’s most time-honored traditions, also served this year as the kick off for a years-long celebration of the Drexel Co-op program.
A poster and materials from The Drexel Collection related to international travel at Drexel.

Exploring Drexel’s Diverse History, One Class Project at a Time

A new spin on an old class enabled Drexel students to research areas of University history that spoke to them, such as women, LGBTQ+ students, working-class students and international students at Drexel.
From the Karren mountain, our Drexel group could see four countries as well as the city of Dornbin and Francis Matin Drexel’s birth house.

In the Footsteps of Francis Martin Drexel: A Field Trip to Dornbirn, Austria

In October, a team of10 Drexel University professors, students and alumni flew to Austria to visit the ancestral birthplace of the University founder’s father.
Drexel President John Fry joins a panel to talk about the University's history.

Final 125th Anniversary Lecture Offers a Fond Reflection on Big Drexel University Moments

The last in a year-long series of public lectures celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary brought President John Fry together with several generations of students, faculty, staff and alumni to look back at the personal experiences that define the University.

A faceless stilt-walker performs with the Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Poetry and Pride at Drexel's Black History Month Luncheon 

Drexel’s annual celebration honored the history and culture of the black community with comments from University staff and a rousing performance by an African drum and dance ensemble.

Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at last year's Black History Month luncheon.

How to Celebrate Black History Month at Drexel

Drexel and its partners are offering events on campus throughout February to celebrate and honor the achievements of the black community. From art to activism and lectures to luncheons, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the discussion “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” in the fall pubic lecture series.

Dates and Topics for the 125th Anniversary Public Lecture Series Announced for Winter Term

After the completion of a successful series of public lectures during the fall term, a new round of discussions has been finalized for winter term.
Interior of Main Building.

Public Lecture Series Launched to Celebrate Drexel’s 125 Years

This fall, Drexel will hold a series of free lectures dedicated to telling certain chapters of Drexel’s history.
Scott Knowles, PhD, department head and associate professor in the Department of History.

Q&A: Scott Knowles on Why He Created Two History Courses to Engage All Students in Current Events

Scott Knowles, PhD, associate professor and head of the History Department, will teach two courses this fall about important current events on campus and across the country.

Kevin McNamara authored "Dreams of a Great Small Nation."

Employee Spotlight: Kevin J. McNamara

This chief development officer recently published a book about an obscure yet epic piece of history about WWI and the Russian Revolution — with an assist from some Drexel Dragons.
Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan.

Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan when she spends a year studying Russian in the country as a Boren Awards honoree.
An undated photograph from the Drexel University Archives of the Drexel's Women's Club.

The Club That Fostered a Sense of 'Belonging' for Women at Drexel

Started about 90 years ago, the Drexel Women’s Club changed what it meant to be a woman tied to Drexel through personal or professional connections.