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Bob Brehm came to Drexel to get away from the news cameras, but he found himself in front of them after Philadelphia's deadly Market Street building collapse in June 2013. Now he and another Drexel professor, Scott Gabriel Knowles, are stepping up to help the city in the collapse's wake.
Mary Edwards Walker, one of the first women doctors to have a degree, is still the only woman to receive a Congressional Medal of Honor. A collection of items related to Walker is on display at the Drexel College of Medicine.
With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of children—DrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.
It’s been 12 years since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and shifted the arc of American history. The effects of that tragic event continue to ripple through our lives. And one question looms large: Are we as a nation safer than we were before the attacks?
In this excerpt from his recently released book, Drexel political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that discussions about Venezuelan politics far too often focused on Hugo Chávez, the man who sat in the president’s office, rather than the movement—and the people—who put him there.
Fifty years after the historic March on Washington, Kevin Woodson, an assistant professor in the Earle Mack School of Law, says it's important for the nation to recognize and celebrate the hard-earned victories of the past without losing sight of the formidable problems that remain.
Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides towards gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the balance.
It took Robert McCracken Peck three years to write the first complete history of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, but 35 years to do the research. This week, Peck and his co-author were honored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia honored Peck for the 464-page A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science.
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs at Drexel’s College of Medicine, is a self-described multi-tasker when it comes to his reading selections. One recent selection, however, has made it to the top of his favorite books of all time— Velázquez and The Surrender of Breda: The Making of a Masterpiece by Anthony Bailey.