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All News tagged "Philadelphia"

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.

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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.”

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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.

Dr. Stacey Trooskin with a medical student

College of Medicine helps with groundbreaking program to provide mobile Hepatitis C testing

Philadelphia is serving as the model city for a new approach to encouraging testing for hepatitis C and HIV: free, mobile testing labs for medically underserved communities. And Drexel's College of Medicine is helping to lead the charge.

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Literary Death Match combines readings, silliness

Literary Death Match is a traveling series of author’s readings infused with reality-show-style competition and humor. When it comes to Philadelphia, it’s produced by the Painted Bride Quarterly magazine housed at Drexel.

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iSchool Duo Helps Startup Students on a Shoestring Conserve While They Learn

Abhiroop Das and Dias Gotama came up with the concept for nvigor, a nonprofit company that works to fuel the Philadelphia student tech and entrepreneurship scene.

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Drexel Seniors Work to Alleviate Parking Headache in Major Cities

Jonathan Davis graduates this June with a bachelor’s in engineering, a minor in business and a start-up that’s already got investors excited. Davis and some classmates created Hot Spot Parking, a new effort to alleviate the troubles caused by parking in cities around the country.

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Drexel Students and Twin Sisters Both Make Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading Squad

Drexel students and twin sisters Sage and Gabriella Cifaloglio are now both members of the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading Squad.

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'Art Attack' Gets Student Writers Published, Highlights the Arts in Philadelphia

The column "Art Attack" is the result of a unique partnership between Drexel and that gives students the opportunity to be published and have a voice about arts in Philadelphia.
Vision 2020 Co-Chairs Lynn Yeakel and Rosemarie Greco with the Women’s Basketball Drexel Dragons.

Vision 2020 Plans for Centennial Celebration of Women's Voting Rights

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently announced that, in collaboration with various local organizations including Drexel's Vision 2020 project, Philadelphia will host the nation’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in the year 2020.