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PECO and the Exelon Foundation Renew Commitment to Successful West Philadelphia Education Partnership

PECO and the Exelon Foundation awarded a $300,000 grant to the Drexel Exelon Foundation/PECO Community Education Collaborative – a program that supports and enhances the work of the School District of Philadelphia at the Morton McMichael and Samuel Powel elementary schools in West Philadelphia. The purpose of the program is to improve educational outcomes for local students with a particular focus on STEM education.

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Drexel President John Fry Discusses His ‘Civic Pathway’ in Community-Based Learning Class

Drexel President John Fry recently stopped by a classroom with student and community learners, as well as visiting Mandela Fellows, to discuss his views and efforts with civic engagement.
Dana and David Dornsife together with Drexel representatives and the Lindy family cut the ribbon.

Drexel Purchases West Philadelphia Community Center to Expand Community Partnerships and Programming

Four years after the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships opened its doors to the Powelton and Mantua communities, Drexel University announced plans to expand the programming offered to the community with the purchase in June 2018 of the West Philadelphia Community Center.

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This Month, Use Your Civic Engagement Leave Benefit to Volunteer at Our Closet

In the month of August, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is offering several opportunities for benefit-eligible employees to donate to or volunteer at several local community organizations.
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Check out the New Public Safety Website Refresh

Drexel’s Department of Public Safety recently completed a website redesign to make it easier for find information related to safety and communication outreach.
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Writers Room Creates Community Through Stories, Photos With Canon Project

Drexel University’s Writers Room celebrated the release of the program’s fourth collective work, “Anthology,” and the culmination of its year-long, writer-in-residence program, TRIPOD.

The Forum for Inclusive Culture (I-Forum) was able to comfortably fit 24 people in the Center’s Ida Chen Room for a recent meeting, thanks to a collapsible glass window wall that was pushed aside to allow for more space. This handy feature will be especially useful when the center is used to host other meetings, events, guest speakers and movie nights.

Drexel Community Unpacks Difficult Topics at Regular iForum Meetings

Drexel University regularly hosts the Forum for Inclusive Culture, also known as the iForum, as a means for faculty, staff and students to come together and discuss issues of diversity and inclusion.
Jose receiving a special plaque at the screening held on Drexel's campus.

A Spoonful of Animation Helps the Story Medicine Go Down

Since 2016, the Story Medicine class at Drexel University has helped the ideas and dreams of child patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia come alive — and now, through a new partnership, become animated.
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Drexel Joins Local Community in Honoring Fallen Heroes at Memorial Day Primer

At the eight annual Memorial Day Primer on Drexel’s University City Campus, contributions from both the local academic and Powelton Village community helped honor servicemen and women as well as celebrate town-and-gown relations.

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President Fry’s Contract Extended to Lead Drexel Into the Next Decade

At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees extended President John Fry’s contract through 2023.
The new Frozen Horchata from Saxbys was created for Drexel's Class of 2018 and will be available at the two Saxbys locations on the University City Campus. Photo courtesy Saxbys.

Saxbys Creates One-of-a-Kind Drink for Drexel Seniors

In honor of the Drexel University Class of 2018’s upcoming graduation, Saxbys designed a special iced beverage for the graduating seniors.
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Drexel’s Department of Public Safety Celebrates Employees of the Year

At its annual Commendation Ceremony earlier this month, all facets of the Drexel University Department of Public Safety came together to recognize departmental achievements and individual valor.