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Mario the Magnificent

What’s on Tap for Welcome Week 2017

There are more than 250 events happening during Welcome Week, as Drexel’s freshman class comes to campus and the University kicks into gear for the fall term. Check out all the best opportunities to eat, play, learn and more.
Drexel University College of Medicine student Hong De Sa running a 100-mile race

Life Lessons From a Drexel Med Student’s 100-Mile Race

Hong De Sa, a fourth-year medical student in Drexel University’s College of Medicine, ran a 100-mile race this summer and still went to work the next day. Along the way, she learned that there’s always more gas in the tank to overcome a challenge.
The Pennoni Honors College's annual symposium is built around the theme of community.

Pennoni’s Yearlong Symposium Takes a Closer Look at Community

The Pennoni Honors College is planning a year full of courses, events and conversations with special guests exploring the different ways to think about and understand the concept of community.
elementary school

Drexel Helps Alain Locke School Join City's Roster of Community Schools

With support from Drexel University, the Alain Locke School will become the 12th school to enter Philadelphia’s Community School Initiative. The program, which will be funded through Drexel’s West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood grant, will provide after-school, family and community programing at the school. 
Chesterbrook

Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel to Open on Campus

Located on the first two floors of Vue 32 at 32nd and Race streets, Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel is opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 18.

The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase

In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine

Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
Drexel University President John Fry addresses a room of WorkReady students and their Drexel employers at an event on Aug. 14. Photo courtesy Sarah Colins.

Drexel Celebrates 15 Years Hiring WorkReady Teens for Summer Internships

Local teenagers spent the past six weeks working summer jobs at Drexel University through the WorkReady Program.
BRIDGE campers alongside their counselors and LeBow staff.

At Camp BRIDGE, Students Create Apps and Build Self-Worth

The BRIDGE program in the LeBow College of Business brought 20 local middle-school students to campus for two weeks to develop critical thinking, creativity and self-efficacy, all while building mentoring relationships with college counterparts.
Kim DelPorte works with a student at Drexel's Summer Literacy Camp.

Drexel’s Student-Run Summer Reading Camp Gives Kids a Boost

Graduate and undergraduate students in Drexel’s School of Education are working together to deliver a four-week literacy crash course to elementary students in Philadelphia.

Zac Kline, ’12 (Law), Tom Kline, Duquesne President Ken Gormley, Dan Filler toast to celebrate the path-breaking announcement.

Law School Benefactor Tom Kline Gives Alma Mater a Historic and Path-Breaking Gift

Less than three years after giving Drexel University an unprecedented $50 million gift, law school benefactor Thomas R. Kline provided a historic donation to his alma mater, Duquesne University School of Law.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — July

Now that the end of July is near, take a look at what happened at Drexel University this month and what will be happening in August, the last full month before the start of the new academic year.
Goodwill bins are on campus for the annual donation drive.

Goodwill Donation Drive Aims to Deliver Education and Employment

The annual Goodwill drive taking place across Drexel’s campus through Aug. 14 is focused on raising money to help West Philadelphia residents break down barriers to employment.