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One of the grants will help the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the Kline School of Law and School Education collaborate on the "West Philadelphia Community Dialogue Project."

Drexel-Funded Research Examines Racial Equity On and Off Campus

The University supported 22 projects focused on societal challenges in communities and within Drexel itself.
Results from a February survey shows widespread agreement that Drexel’s ties to the city, co-op and employers belong at the heart of Drexel’s 2020-2030 Strategic Plan, now set for release later this year.

Drexel Researchers Receive Funding for Racial Equity Projects

Just over $100,000 was awarded to 22 faculty and professional staff through Drexel's Rapid Response Research & Development Fund.
Sharrelle Barber with activist Marielle Franco.

Honoring Assassinated Brazilian Politician, Drexel Professor To Speak on the Global Fight for Black Lives

Drexel's Sharrelle Barber met Brazilian politician and activist Marielle Franco the night she was assassinated. Now, Barber's hoping to inspire others in Franco's name.

Drexel Hosts a Conversation on Race and Sport

The LeBow College of Business and the Center for Sport Management are bringing sports authorities including ESPN’s Kevin Blackistone to campus Thursday for a discussion about the increasingly prominent role of sports in the national dialogue on race.

Technician holding a blood sample for HIV testing.

Risk-Taking Behaviors Tied to Racial Disparities in HIV in Gay Communities

Researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health re-examined data showing a disparity between HIV prevalence in black and white men who have sex with men and found that a racial gap between them was reduced once levels of risk within their communities were considered.
WMCP Class of 1891, featuring Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, MD, the first woman resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

Examining Drexel’s Ties to the First African-American Women Physicians

Some of the country’s first African-American women physicians graduated from an institution that later grew into Drexel’s College of Medicine.
Drexel's 1900 class of architectural students, including William Sidney Pittman.

Meet Drexel’s First African-American Male Graduate: William Sidney Pittman

William Sidney Pittman broke racial barriers at Drexel and across the country as one of the first prominent African-American architects in America.

Removing Race from Human Genetic Research

When it comes to studying human genetic diversity, a group of scientists, including Drexel’s Michael Yudell, feel that the race concept has no place in human genetics.
Black History Month is celebrated in February.

How to Observe Black History Month at Drexel

To observe and celebrate Black History Month, Drexel will host a variety of events celebrating black culture while also reflecting on its history and future.

The logo for Drexel's Queer People of Color.

Drexel’s Queer People of Color Student Group Going Strong

Focusing on the concept of “intersectionality,” Drexel’s Queer People of Color is a new club that began with an idea to fill a gap in the University’s diversity efforts and is now thriving.
Lallen Johnson, PhD, Drexel criminology and justice studies professor, speaking during the #BlackLivesMatter panel.

#BlackLivesMatter Panel Explores Black Community and Police Violence

On the calendar for Black History Month, a panel including Drexel faculty explored some of the more difficult questions involving the black community, violence and how we talk about it.
The crew of the USS Sandy, post-sinking.

Crews Duel in 6th Rec Recycle Regatta

A pair of brave crews did their best to take cardboard boats across the DAC Pool and stay off the bottom.