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Drexel's Tobie Hoffman, center, with re-enactors playing the Union's General George Meade, left, and the Confederacy's Robert E. Lee, right.

150 Years Later, Following In Civil War Footsteps

The Drexel English Language Center’s Tobie Hoffman will follow the path of the retreating Army of Northern Virginia to cap two years of dedicated personal learning about one of the most tumultuous times in U.S. history.
Drexel Women's HerStory Month runs throughout March.

The 10 Most Influential Women of the 21st Century (So Far)

Mary Ebeling, director of Drexel’s Women’s and Gender Studies program at Drexel, collaborated with friends and colleagues to compile a list of the today’s most influential women in the world for Women’s History Month.

Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again

In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,” Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.) will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in these polarized times.
Black History Month 2015

Observe Black History Month at Drexel

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

1980s Fashion is Back at Drexel’s “Style Saturday” Event

“There were gorgeous things happening in the ’80s, from beautiful textiles to masterful silhouettes. We need to put aside our embarrassment over some of our personal style choices at that time and look at fashion from that period through fresh eyes."
Drexel will host a summer institute on the history of design, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Westphal Will Host Summer Institute After Receiving NEH Grant

After being awarded the largest grant Drexel has ever received from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will host a a summertime institute featuring seminars on the history of design.
Fourteenth century depiction of the torturing and execution of witches

Newt Eyes and Dragon Scales: A Halloween Q+A on the History of Witchcraft

With Halloween on the horizon, DrexelNow reached out to Jonathan Seitz, PhD, director of undergraduate studies and associate teaching professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, who will be teaching a new course on the history of witchcraft during the winter term. He also authored the book “Witchcraft and Inquisition in Early Modern Venice” (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and is currently conducting research exploring magic and witchcraft practices closer to home — in Pennsylvania around 1700 and in more recent times.
Allen Bernstein, seen in an Army photo (between 1940-1944), with a composite of the front page of his manuscript MILLIONS OF QUEERS from 1940

Major LGBT History Discovery Brings Veteran's Life Story to Light

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown 149-page manuscript from 1940 defending homosexuality, and documented the remarkable life of its author, a gay Jewish World War II veteran.
Drexel statue being relocated

Ask the Archivist: The Many Moves of A.J. Drexel's Statue

The statue of the University's founder, Anthony J. Drexel, hasn't always gazed down Market Street. Its current location is only the latest of many places it has called home since 1905.

Spring Festival in the Great Court

Ask the Archivist: Gathering 'Round the Maypole for the Spring Festival

If you were working at Drexel 80 years ago, it would be just about time to gear up for the dance around the maypole at the annual Spring Festival.

Prof's Film Tells Story of Black American Soldiers in World War II

More than a million African-Americans fought during WWII, but their military still segregated and discriminated against them.

Eliza Grier and Matilda Evans

Black History Month at Drexel: From Pioneers Yesterday to Diversity, Inclusiveness Today

Several African-American pioneers passed through Drexel, and an effort to achieve diversity and inclusion continues today.