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Bill Taylor

Employee Spotlight: After 29 Years Dealing With Campus Disasters, Bill Taylor Loves His Job

If it has a motor and it can break, Bill Taylor has probably fixed it.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall

Drexel Surpasses $400 Million Fundraising Goal, Ends Campaign Early

Seven months before its scheduled closing date Drexel University President John A. Fry announced the conclusion of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Dream It. Do It. Drexel. A Campaign for the Future.” The campaign’s public phase was launched in November 2011 with a goal of reaching $400 million and was expected to conclude in June 2014, but ended early with its goal already exceeded by $55 million.

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Drexel Breaks Ground on Biggest Building Project Ever

Drexel University and American Campus Communities celebrated the next major residential and retail milestone in University City with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, Nov. 1 for the $170 million, 24-story development on Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall

Drexel University’s New Gerri C. LeBow Hall Opens for Business

The future of business education is here. With a dedication ceremony on Oct. 3, Drexel University officially marked the opening of the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall—the new home of the University’s LeBow College of Business.

Students in LeBow Hall

What's All This New Stuff on Campus?


Drexel's URBN Center Recognized for Design Excellence

Drexel University’s URBN Center that opened its doors less than a year ago and houses programs for the University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design was recognized for its design excellence at the Maryland State Component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Awards ceremony on Sept. 12.
Fry testimony

President John Fry Testifies Before House Committee on the Future of Amtrak’s NE Corridor

President John Fry traveled to New York City on Friday to testify before the chairman and members of the Committee of Transportation of the U.S. House of Representatives on the future of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and the benefits of private involvement in train service along the corridor.

Drexel Celebrates Grand Opening of New URBN Center for Arts and Design on April 12

Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design celebrates its new home, The URBN Center, with a grand opening on April 12. Called “one of Philadelphia's most thrilling new designs” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic Inga Saffron, the iconic 3501 Market Street building created by Robert Venturi was transformed into a state-of-the-art center for design and the arts by the noted design firm of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, LTD.

Chestnut Square

American Campus Communities Announces Featured Eateries at Drexel's Chestnut Square

Drexel and American Campus Communities, Inc. adds local flavor to Chestnut Square, the newest urban mixed-use housing, with the announcement of featured eateries Zama’s second location coZara, Shake Shack®, Zavino and Joe Coffee.

Drexel end of year

The Best of Drexel: Looking Back on an Eventful 2012

As the Drexel community prepares to usher in 2013, we take a look back at some of the University’s top news items from 2012.

Drexel to Establish Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

With the help of a $10 million gift by Dana and David Dornsife, Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today the establishment of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships to be located on a 1.3-acre site in the heart of West Philadelphia. Expected to open in 2014, the Dornsife Center will be located at 35th and Spring Garden Streets on a vacant site that currently includes two historical properties and a school totaling more than 29,400-square-feet of space.
Paul Peck Alumni Center

New Exhibit Honors the Bold Style of American Architect Frank Furness

A new exhibit honors the bold style and accomplishments of Victorian-era American architect Frank Furness, who designed what is now known as Drexel's Paul Peck Alumni Center at 32nd and Market Streets.