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The Drexel Academic Tower site — a key part of the planned UCity Square — photographed earlier this month. Photo courtesy Wexford and Turner Construction.

President John Fry on the Future of Drexel, Philadelphia and Higher Education

Last week, the University’s leader answered questions about the University’s finances and response to changes in higher education, as well as its role in the local ecosystem going forward.
From left to right: Allen Riddick, Una Massenburg, Charlene Rice and Bo Solomon volunteering to clean the area near 52nd and Market streets on June 13.

In West Philadelphia, Drexel Staff and Programs Help with Cleanup and Commerce

When shops in West Philadelphia were damaged on May 31 in the aftermath of citywide social justice protests, Drexel professional staff tapped into their networks and connections to help with recovery.
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ExCITe Center to Help Community Members Navigate Technology Access Challenges of Working and Learning From Home as Part of City's Digital Literacy Initiative 

Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center will join a network of organizations across the city to help ensure all Philadelphians have access to the devices and internet connections they need to learn and work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. With support from a Philadelphia Digital Literacy Alliance initiative, Drexel will be one of three partners to provide support on accessing low cost Internet options, connecting wireless devices, and providing computers to ensure access to internet service for community members in need.
Trucks preparing to mail out the New Student Admission Letters as the University was closing on March 20. Photo credit: Mary K. Catalfamo.

At Drexel, Community Comes Together as Dragons Stay Apart

While the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course, Drexel continues to innovate and promote research, scholarship and well-being.
The Dragons who volunteered at Drexel's 46th Alumni Turkey Project.

Drexel’s Annual Holiday Charity Drives Benefit Communities Near and Far

To close out the holiday season of 2019, several departments and offices within the University held food, toy and goods drives to benefit local communities and military members overseas.
Members and partners in the SLAMS/Powel facility initiative break ground

Drexel and School District of Philadelphia Break Ground on Facility for K-8 Public Schools in West Philadelphia

Drexel University and The School District of Philadelphia held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for a building that will house two public schools in West Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia will lease the building from Drexel and the facility will house both the Samuel Powel Elementary School, currently at 36th Street and Powelton Avenue, and the Science Leadership Academy Middle School, which opened in 2016 at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships and recently moved into a space at 3600 Market Street.

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Drexel to Serve as an Official Host for Citywide B. PHL Innovation Fest

This month Drexel University will be one of 13 host venues for a new citywide celebration of creative thinking, called B. PHL Innovation Fest. The festival, which will be held from Oct. 15-17, is designed to highlight organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the region.
Wednesdays at the Kline are now hosted weekly at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy in Center City in order for members of the Philadelphia community to gather, listen and exchange ideas and perspectives regarding current events and issues.

Wednesdays at Kline Bring Civil Discourse to Drexel, Philadelphia Communities

Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College and Thomas R. Kline School of Law have partnered to promote discussions of hot-button issues amongst diverse people and perspectives in Center City. 
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Philly Community Groups Face Significant Barriers to Creating Public Amenities Like Parklets and Pedestrian Plazas

Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation today released Catalyzing Community Capacity: How Philadelphia Can Create Equitable Right-of-Way Stewardship, a report on how to improve the city’s current processes for communities to create parklets, pedestrian plazas and bike corrals.
Participants worked with Bitamie Lucia International School students as part of the civic engagement workshop that Drexel staff helped host in Cameroon.

Trip to Cameroon Builds on Drexel’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Ties

After first working in Cameroon as a Drexel student, Adam Zahn, associate director of global engagement and strategic initiatives in the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad, wrote about his recent visit to the African country to promote civic engagement opportunities.
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Heard Around Campus — August

This month’s installments offers information about the end of the 2018–2019 academic year and how employees can sign up for the Supervisory Certificate Program, Peer Ambassador Program and the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship program.
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Drexel and Lazarex Cancer Foundation Establish Program to Help Improve Health Outcomes for Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Drexel University is partnering with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to establish Community IMPACT, a program that will focus on reducing cancer and improving health outcomes in Philadelphia, starting in West Philadelphia neighborhoods. The program involving the Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Medicine will combine public health qualitative and quantitative assessment and research methods with a grassroots engagement in communities that are often not invited to make their own decisions for health care.