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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.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at the Annual Black History Month Luncheon

Packed House at the Annual Black History Month Luncheon

Attendance exceeded expectations at this year’s annual Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association’s lunch event. Luckily, there was still plenty of soul food to go around.

WMCP Class of 1891, featuring Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, MD, the first woman resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

Examining Drexel’s Ties to the First African-American Women Physicians

Some of the country’s first African-American women physicians graduated from an institution that later grew into Drexel’s College of Medicine.
Drexel's 1900 class of architectural students, including William Sidney Pittman.

Meet Drexel’s First African-American Male Graduate: William Sidney Pittman

William Sidney Pittman broke racial barriers at Drexel and across the country as one of the first prominent African-American architects in America.
Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth

Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth

Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891. 

Black History Month is celebrated in February.

How to Observe Black History Month at Drexel

To observe and celebrate Black History Month, Drexel will host a variety of events celebrating black culture while also reflecting on its history and future.

A rare, candid shot of A.J. Drexel taken shortly before he died in 1893. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives.

Travel Advice From the University’s Founder

As you prepare to head home for the holidays, take a look at some words of wisdom that A.J. Drexel, international banker and the founder of Drexel University, gave his nieces before they embarked on a tour of Europe.
Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

Immortal Beauty Exhibition Displays Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

From a fragment of 16th century Italian velvet to an evening dress by New York designer Alexander Wang from 2012, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will trace the arc of fashion history over the course of more than three centuries.
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 image being used by Drexel's National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, "Just My Style."

Director Explains Themes of Drexel’s Summer Design Institute

Hosting Drexel’s first-ever summer institute on design history, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s David Raizman talks with DrexelNow about the themes that will be presented by scholars at the institute.