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Media Coverage

Spark Therapeutics to build $575 million gene therapy center on Drexel campus at 30th & Chestnut Sts.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17, 2021

As campuses return to normal, will college administrators heed the lessons of COVID? | Rebuilding Philly
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 2021

Watch: University City Boom at Fitler Club
The Philadelphia Citizen, November 4, 2021

Drexel came through the pandemic better than expected. Now president John Fry is contemplating his next step.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2021

Exclusive: Drexel University weighs ambitious $1B fundraising campaign
Philadelphia Business Journal, June 21, 2021

Drexel President John Fry steering university into new markets as 'demographic cliff' looms
Philadelphia Business Journal, June 8, 2021

The $5 billion decade: Even through the pandemic, University City remains a hotbed of development
Philadelphia Business Journal, April 29, 2021

Third-party development can serve the needs of your institution, your community, and the local economy, writes Drexel President John Fry.
Drexel Magazine, Fall, 2020

Drexel President John Fry outlines school's approach to fighting racial injustice
Philadelphia Business Journal, Aug 26, 2020

Despite Covid-19 uncertainties, Drexel's vision of a transformed University City is coming to life
Philadelphia Business Journal, Aug 21, 2020

Drexel University President John Fry predicts pandemic will produce ‘health care-like’ consolidation in higher ed
Philadelphia Business Journal, Aug 20, 2020

Drexel University goes all virtual for undergrad classes this fall, keeps residence halls closed
Philadelphia Business Journal, Aug 19, 2020

Colleges must embrace changes brought on by the coronavirus
Newsday, April 15, 2020

Drexel president John Fry on managing his school through the coronavirus
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 7, 2020

St. Christopher’s Goes to New Owners for $50 Million in Bankruptcy Sale
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 20, 2019

For Drexel, Hahnemann Closure was “A Crisis Thrown on Our Doorstep’
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2019

The First Part of UCity’s $3.5B Schuylkill Yards Project is a Public Park Focused on Inclusions
Technically Philly, July 10, 2019

Drexel President John Fry Delivers Gratz Commencement Address
Jewish Exponent, June 4, 2019

Drexel Nursing and Health School to Move From Center City to New Tower Planned at Former University City High Site
The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2019

Why Penn, Drexel are recruiting retailers, not just students
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 7, 2019

Universities’ ‘anchor’ role
The Atlantic, October 15, 2018

Universities Look to Strengthen the Places They Call Home
The New York Times, November 20, 2018

Losing Amazon HQ2 underscores where Philly falls short
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 15, 2018

Tuition was Rising, Appeal was Falling. Here’s How Drexel University is Stopping the Slide
The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 29, 2018

Co-ops offer work experience students need
The Inside Sources, June 7, 2018

Wanted: More girls in STEM careers
The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30, 2018

Tim Piazza’s death still weighs on me; tougher penalties for hazing necessary
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 20, 2018

Philadelphia’s First Step to a Platform of Innovation
The New York Times, February 20, 2018

Philadelphia makes Amazon's top 20 list for HQ2
Philadelphia Business Journal, January 18, 2018

Anchor institutions fuel economic growth and innovation
Charleston Gazette-Mail, December 29, 2017

Transportation will accelerate Philadelphia's progress as a global city
Chamber of Commerce blog, November 29, 2017

Build here, Amazon - Philly's your city, Drexel president says
The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 18, 2017

Face-to-Face, Respectful and Thoughtful Dialogue Key to Repairing Divided Nation
Drexel News Blog, May 25, 2017

Class Assignment: Jump In and Help Your City Meet Its Challenges
Higher Education Today, March 29, 2017

Commentary: More steps forward for new 30th Street District
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 16, 2016

Drexel chief Fry warns Philly Chamber: Smaller cities 'eating our lunch'
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 14, 2016

Commentary: Philly in race for high-tech future
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 14, 2016

College President As Urban Planner
The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 15, 2016

Giant Step in Philly Growth
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 2016

Drexel Chooses Developer for Massive Project
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2, 2016

Drexel President John Fry named chairman of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Philadelphia Business Journal, February 5, 2016

We’re Glad We Say No to College Football
The Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2016

Drexel, Penn are partners with University City community
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 1, 2015

Drexel gives president Fry a five-year contract
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 23, 2015

Allowing guns won't make campuses safer
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 19, 2015

$45 million, new name for Drexel public health school
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 1, 2015

Why Drexel U. Tamed Its Application Monster
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 28, 2015

Five years in, a look at Drexel's high-flying Fry
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 13, 2015

Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here's an Alternative to Unpaid Internships that Works
L.A. Times, January 30, 2015

Phila. Leaders are Major Players on Wolf Transition Team
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 14, 2014

The U.S. Is the Most Metropolitan of Nations
Brookings Now, October 24, 2014

Drexel Law Gets $50 Million from Philadelphia Trial Lawyer
The Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2014

Why aren’t college co-ops catching on?
Fortune Magazine, July 31, 2014

West Philadelphia, Reborn and Razed
Politico Magazine

How Drexel’s 14th President Is Continuing a Legacy
SmartCEO Magazine

Drexel Works to Build Up Philadelphia
The New York Times, April 9, 2014

Drexel president builds on a legacy he respects, March 24, 2014

Put Undergraduates to Work, for Their Own Good
The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 20, 2014

Drexel and MCCC to Share Resources, January 10, 2013

Our Top 10 Real Estate Stories of 2013
The Real Estate Blog, December 31, 2013

Philadelphia's Businessperson of The Year is...
Philadelphia Business Journal, December 30, 2013

Drexel’s John Fry On Innovation Neighborhood, Schools, UCHS, & The Culture Of “Moving Fast”
Hidden City Philadelphia

How Industry Leaders Plan to Face 2014′s Economy Head-on
SmartCEO Magazine

Drexel plans 24-story, $170M tower at 34th & Lancaster
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 31, 2013

Looking Up: What Colleges and Universities Learned From the Economic Downturn
The Presidency, Fall 2013

Franklin & Marshall Recognizes Former President John A. Fry's Contributions
The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 6

30th Street can be more than a train station
The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24, 2013

$12.5 Million Gift Will Fund New Drexel School
The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2013

Drexel Names Dean for New Entrepreneurship School
Philadelphia Business Journal, January 31, 2013

Drexel Creates Entrepreneurship School in Philly
Associated Press, January 30, 2013

Building a Showcase Campus, Using an IOU
The New York Times, December 13, 2012

Drexel Opening ExCITe Incubator Next Week at Science Center
Philadelphia Business Journal, November 21, 2012

Drexel's Good Neighbor Policy
The Philadelpia Inquirer, November 19, 2012

Drexel looks to branch out over rail yards
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 2012

Donation will Allow Drexel to Start West Philly Community Outreach Center
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 5, 2012

Higher Education Has Gone Global
Philadelphia Business Journal, September 21, 2012

With Improved Finances, Drexel Plans Growth
Sacramento Business Journal, September 14, 2012

Changing Skyline: Drexel’s Big Plans
The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 8, 2012

As Elite Universities Embrace Online Learning
The New York Times, May 8, 2012

Drexel Starts $97M Project  [PDF]
Philadelphia Business Journal, February 9, 2012

This College President Is A Game Changer
Forbes, January 25, 2012  

Joining Trend, College Grows Beyond Name
The New York Times, December 27, 2011

President Fry’s Plans for Drexel on “Inside Story”
WPVI-TV (6-abc), September 18, 2011

Building More Than Buildings [PDF]
Inside Higher Education, May 20, 2011

Drexel University: Committed to Growth and Collaboration in Greater Philadelphia [PDF]
Momentum, February 2011

Drexel to Increase Focus on Research, Tech Transfer [PDF]
Philadelphia Business Journal, February 4, 2011

New Drexel President Fry Wants to Strengthen Neighborhood [PDF]
Philadelphia Business Journal, February 4, 2011

Bowman Picked for Drexel CFO [PDF]
Philadelphia Business Journal, February 2, 2011

Some of Fry's Old Penn Team coming Aboard at Drexel [PDF]
Philadelphia Business Journal, January 24, 2011

Drexel to Receive $45 Million Gift for New Center for Business School [PDF]
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23, 2010

Is West Philly the Next Center City? [PDF]
Philadelphia Magazine, November 23, 2010

Drexel U. Gets $45 Million for New Business School [PDF]
Associated Press, November 16, 2010

Inquirer Editorial: Good neighbor Drexel [PDF]
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 9, 2010

New Drexel U. President Plans Revitalization for Nearby Neighborhoods [PDF]
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 6, 2010

Fry Unveils Neighborhood Strategy for Drexel [PDF]
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 5, 2010