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Fry, Other Leaders Make Connections for Drexel on Trip to China

President John Fry and a Drexel University delegation just returned from China, where they joined a tour of the country by The Philadelphia Orchestra and met with leaders to create and strengthen connections with several higher-education institutions there. 

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Seven Drexel Students Offered Fulbright Grants

For the second consecutive year a record-breaking seven Drexel students and alumni have been offered study and research grants by the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Dana and David Dornsife and Shannon Marquez, PhD, with children and friends at Kechema Water Point in Ethiopia, a World Vision WASH project site.

Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

A new program leverages a partnership between Drexel and World Vision in 10 countries in eastern, western and southern Africa where World Vision and benefactors Dana and David Dornsife have ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects.
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Students on Sailing Team Raise $30,000 to Compete in France

Every weekend during the fall and spring, members of the Drexel Sailing Team pile into their cars and head to competitions up and down the East Coast, from Connecticut to Virginia. It’s a lot of travel, but that’s nothing compared to the team’s next trip.

2014 World Press Photo Exhibition Makes U.S. Debut at Drexel

An exhibition of 143 of the prize-winning photos from the 57th Annual World Press Photo competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest, will makes its U.S. debut at Drexel University from Wednesday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 21.

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For These Freshmen, College Started With 15 Weeks in Ireland

The 10 Drexel students who enrolled in the Freshman Frontiers program last fall still had traditional start-of-college experiences, but they weren’t quite the same as those of their classmates.

Drexel student Rina Patel with children in India

Drexel Student Launches Non-Profit to Educate Underprivileged Women and Children in India

During a trip to her parents’ homeland of India, Rina Patel witnessed the pain of a starving woman carrying her crying baby and the suffering of four orphaned siblings. This experience together with the stories she had been told about her own parents’ childhoods forever changed her life. A student in Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, Patel wanted to help underprivileged women and children in India. For that reason she established Aahana, a non-profit organization that recently received 501(c)(3) status from the U.S. Government.

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Thailand's First Winter Olympian, a Drexel Professor, Will Watch Others Compete for the First Time

Thailand's second- and third-ever Winter Olympians will compete this month in Sochi. Who was the first? Prawat Nagvajara, a Drexel computer engineering professor.

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Students Spend Winter Break in Ghana, Giving Medical Care, Learning a Language and Dancing

The 15 Drexel students who volunteered at a public health clinic in Ghana over winter break were put to work almost as soon as they arrived in the village of Adansemaim—but not in any way they had anticipated.

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International Students Have Friends as Soon as They Step on Campus, Thanks to Dragon Buddies

International exchange students must overcome language barriers and culture shock when they step onto Drexel's campus, but they do have friends from day one: Dragon Buddies, student volunteers who connect with them and help them acclimate to Drexel and Philadelphia.

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Drexel University is committed to a spirit of free inquiry, and to the clash of ideas which represents true critical engagement. These ideas form the core of academic freedom. The recent action by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli Universities threatens to undermine this core commitment and the collaborations and intellectual inquiry through which it operates. We oppose it in sprit and in practice and encourage our faculty to range freely in their scholarship and creative work. In particular, our long-standing commitment to working with colleagues and academic institutions in Israel remains important to us as a community of scholars and to those for whom this research may present life-saving solutions. Open discourse, intellectual skepticism, and deep engagement rather than exclusion remain the surest ways to advancing knowledge and understanding.

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How one Drexel student is working to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

The Philippines are famous for their festive Christmas season, but this year's celebration has been marred by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan. Drexel graphic design student Gerre Mae Barcebal, who has family in the Philippines, is doing her part to help by selling T-shirts she designed to raise funds for relief.