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All News tagged "Philadelphia"

Drexel rowers celebrating

Drexel Ready for First Dad Vail Regatta as Defending Champion

Drexel will be right in the middle of this year's Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, a must-see part of the Philadelphia experience. The Dragons won the overall team championship at last year's regatta for the first time.


March Hospitality Picks: Top Five Date-Night Spots in Philly

This week's "Hospitality Picks" features the best spots in town for a special night with a special someone.

Edited manuscript

Drexel Edits: Grammar Police For a Good Cause

Nonprofit organizations often have many needs: Funding. Space. Volunteers. But how about an editor?

Marc Vetri and a student.

Drexel Culinary Students Learn From Famed Chef Marc Vetri

Not many aspiring chefs get to learn alongside one of the leading experts in Italian cuisine, but a group of Drexel culinary arts students does that once a week, in a course taught by famed chef Marc Vetri.

Lindsey Crane

A Sales Tax for the Arts in Philadelphia? Grad Student's Thesis Proposes One

The arts drew Lindsey Crane to Philadelphia, and they’re what caused her to stay after she finished graduate school.

Bob Brehm and Scott Gabriel Knowles

After Building Collapse, Two Drexel Profs Will Help Philadelphia Move Forward

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.


Drexel Study: Diners Order Fewer Calories When the Menu Has Nutritional Labeling

An evaluation team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health has published a new study demonstrating that customers of full-service restaurants use nutritional labeling on menus to make healthier food choices. The customers who reported they used labels purchased 400 fewer calories (representing a relative difference of 20 percent), 370 milligrams less sodium and 10 grams less saturated fat than the overall average.

Michael Nutter and John Fry

The Philadelphia of the Future: Fry, Nutter on Drexel's Role in the City's Evolution

What will Philadelphia look like in 30 years, and what role will Drexel play in its transformation? President John Fry and Mayor Michael Nutter addressed these questions at last week's CityAge gathering at Drexel.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Drexel Paranormal Investigators Haunted by the Unknown

Scaredy-cats need not apply to join Drexel's new Paranormal Investigation Group, a team of students with plans to visit Philadelphia sites in search of spirits.

Community members help build the garden.

Drexel Helps Community Garden Spring Up in Mantua

What was once a vacant lot in West Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood is now a vegetable-filled garden, thanks in part to Drexel. And with more help from the University, the site may be transformed even further in the future.


What will cities look like in the future? Who will live in them? How will people travel between them? These are just some of the questions facing politicians, investors and innovators – people who have the power, motivation and vision to shape their answers. Hundreds of these visionaries and decision-makers will come together at Drexel University’s Behrakis Grand Hall on Nov. 13-14 to continue a dialogue about “the New American City.”

Confederate battle flag

Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philly? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling

The Philadelphia Daily News reported in September that the Confederate battle flag may be becoming a more common sight in the area. DrexelNow sat down with Mary Ebeling, an associate professor of sociology, to talk about the message and meaning behind the divisive symbol.