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The members of the Executive Planning Committee attended a day-long retreat before winter break.

Where Do We Want Drexel To Be in 10 Years?

Starting this month, the committee working on Drexel’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan will begin meeting with colleges and schools to seek input on how Drexel should navigate the upcoming crucial decade.
"Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel. Oil on canvas, 1817. It's believed to have been painted in Dornbirn and brought with 25-year-old Francis Martin that year to America. Today, this painting can be found at Drexel University. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

Hidden Treasures: America’s First Drexel

In the early 19th century, the University’s founder’s father, Francis Martin Drexel, left his native Austria to become a famous portrait painter in America. He ended up creating a banking dynasty that led to the creation and funding of Drexel University.
Chris and Art Nezu.

Employee Spotlight: The Nezus

Drexel psychology professors and husband-and-wife team Art and Christine Nezu celebrated 30 years at the University last year — and 36-plus years of marriage.
Florette Press (right), an academic advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences, helped third-year student Elizabeth Warnock (right) through major transitions her freshman year.

Major-switcher Memoirs: Meet a Dragon Who Declared Four Different Majors Her First Year at Drexel

Similar to national trends, more than one-third of Drexel undergraduate students change their major at least once. Like Elizabeth Warnock, who, after three failed switches within two different colleges her freshman year, found the elusive perfect fit she’d been seeking.
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Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty — like two Drexel professors who were awarded fellows of the National Academies of Inventors.
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Maria T. Schultheis Joins Office of Research & Innovation Leadership Team

The Psychology Department professor was recently appointed vice provost of research.
The top Drexel stories of the year.

Top Drexel Stories of 2019

Here’s a look back on what happened at the University this year and the Dragons who were involved with some of the biggest news and events that had impacted campus and society as a whole.
Drexel University President John Fry addressed faculty and staff at the annual service recognition luncheon held Dec. 6.

2019 Service Recognition: 616 Dragons With Over 7,900 Combined Years of Work at Drexel

The University recently held its annual recognition of faculty and professional staff with major service milestones, including a College of Arts and Sciences faculty member with a half century of teaching at Drexel.
Drexel Dragons participating in the Philadelphia Veterans Parade in 2018.

Drexel Celebrates a Decade in the Yellow-Ribbon Program

The University was one of the first colleges to participate in the government’s tuition program for post-9/11 veterans since 2009 — and it’s still one of the few to offer unlimited spaces to student-veterans every year.
In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.

Drexel Chemistry Students Unveil East Coast’s Largest Periodic Table

In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.
New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies

New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies

Among the top academic and research talent hired this year were faculty in new and developing fields that have the potential to impact mainstream industries.
“I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall.

5 Tips for Taking an International Co-op

Sarah DiPasquale went on two consecutive co-ops to China, and her experiences there make her passionate about encouraging other Drexel students to consider international co-op opportunities.