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  • A picture of Main Building with the text "University Message: Nov. 15."

    Announcing the Drexel Public Safety Oversight Committee

    November 15, 2021
    A message was sent to the Drexel community Nov. 15 about the creation of an oversight committee as part of Drexel's ongoing efforts to reimagine public safety.
  • Drexel University President John Fry spoke to the Drexel community at Convocation.

    At 2021 Convocation, Drexel Looks Both Forward and Inward

    October 8, 2021
    The annual event marking the start of the new academic year highlighted the best of Drexel innovation and potential.
  • Fry Drexel Rowing

    President John Fry To Serve As the CAA Representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors

    July 12, 2021
    Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio has announced that Drexel University President John Fry has been selected as the Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
  • Rendering of The West Tower in the Schuylkill Yards development

    Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University Break Ground on The West Tower at Schuylkill Yards

    June 24, 2021

    Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University marked the commencement of construction of 3025 JFK, the first vertical development within Schuylkill Yards – a $3.5 billion innovation neighborhood in University City – with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 featuring state and local dignitaries and project partners.

  • Dragons on the University City Campus in the spring of 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

    Town Hall Recap: Implementing Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

    June 23, 2021
    On June 21, University leaders provided an update on the current status of how faculty and professional staff are taking steps to execute the strategic plan — and how they can still get involved.
  • Portrait photo Maisha Kelly

    Drexel University Names Bucknell’s Maisha Kelly New Director of Athletics

    June 16, 2021

    Following a national search, Drexel University has named Maisha Kelly, a seasoned collegiate athletics administrator with deep Philadelphia roots, as the University’s new director of Athletics. Kelly, currently serving as Bucknell University’s senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, will start at Drexel in mid-July and will succeed Eric Zillmer, PsyD, director of Athletics, who decided to step down in the spring after more than two decades of incredible service.

  • Dragon statue with text campus update May 18

    Drexel Continues to Reopen Safely

    May 18, 2021

    A message about local COVID-19 restrictions easing, amid new CDC guidelines for vaccinated people, and how that affects Drexel was sent to the University community.

  • Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticulural Society representatives cut the ribbon at the Gateway Garden on 32nd and Market Streets

    Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Celebrate Opening of New Garden

    May 12, 2021

    Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society celebrated the completion and opening of a new garden for the Drexel community and the public. Drexel President John Fry and PHS President Matt Rader marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12. Attendees at the event were limited and COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines were enforced.

  • Main building interior facing steps with the text faculty/staff April 20

    Pandemic Rebound to Include $11 Million Investment in Academics

    April 20, 2021

    A message was sent to Drexel faculty and professional staff about the University requiring student vaccinations and academic investments to support the strategic plan.

  • Headshot of commecement speaker Elijah Anderson, one of the most distinguished urban ethnographers

    Urban Ethnographer Elijah Anderson to Address Graduates at Drexel’s University-wide Commencement

    April 14, 2021

    One of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, Elijah Anderson, will address the class of 2021 at Drexel’s university-wide commencement ceremony on June 11. Provided that health and safety regulations and best practices allow, Drexel University will return to Citizens Bank Park to celebrate the graduating class. The ceremony will be live-streamed.

  • Dragon statue with text campus update March 15

    Drexel Looking to a Full Return in the Fall

    March 15, 2021
    The University will be ramping up in-person and hybrid classes through the summer. Drexel expects that, by the fall, every student will be able to have face-to-face learning experiences, although some hybrid classes and other operational modifications may remain based on public health guidance.
  • dragon statue with text campus update dec 10

    Returning Safely for the Winter Term

    December 10, 2020
    A message from President John Fry was sent to the Drexel community providing key updates about remaining safe during the winter break and the University's plans for the start of the new term.
  • Dana and David Dornsife

    $9 Million Gift from Philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to Establish Center on Racism and Health at Drexel

    December 1, 2020

    A $9 million gift from Drexel University alumna Dana Dornsife and her husband David to the University’s School of Public Health will help launch a new Center on Racism and Health, recruit and retain faculty experts on racial inequities in health and endow the deanship for public health. The longtime philanthropists, widely known for their humanitarian efforts, are the largest single benefactors in the University’s history, having donated more than $70 million. The School of Public Health was named in their honor after a $45 million gift in 2015.

  • During a recent virtual event, the University's future strategic plan was discussed by the University faculty and professional staff tasked with completing it.

    Fall Update Provides Details About Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

    November 2, 2020
    At an Oct. 30 question-and-answer event, University leaders described the strategic plan as a “living list” that is being driven by Drexel stakeholders, and discussed issues such as pricing, efficiencies, revenue and marketing.
  • Drexel's 2020 Convocation was held virtually and filmed in a socially distant way.

    During a Historic Time, Drexel’s Virtual Convocation Looks Ahead

    September 30, 2020
    Looking and sounding different than past years, the 2020 ceremony outlined how Drexel will be working to improve educational, working and living environments on and off campus.
  • The “Mario the Magnificent” statue on Drexel’s University City Campus was recently outfitted with a face mask.

    Faculty and Staff Town Hall Recap: Updates on Caregiver Support, Testing and What Comes Next

    September 18, 2020
    On Sept. 16, Drexel University leaders went over some Drexel’s new and ongoing procedures related to returning to campus and working remotely.
  • B PHL

    Drexel Joins Virtual B. PHL Citywide Innovation Festival

    September 4, 2020
    With a new virtual format and a focus on supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts in the Philadelphia region, the 2020 B. PHL festival — a celebration of the city’s creative spirit — will bring together innovators for three days of talks, workshops, meet-ups and curated experiences from the city and around the world. Admission to this year’s festival is free, with the option to make a donation to the PHL COVID-19 fund. Drexel University leadership, faculty and professional staff members, including President John Fry, will participate in several events during the festival, which will be held from Sept. 15-17.
  • The Drexel Academic Tower site — a key part of the planned UCity Square — photographed earlier this month. Photo courtesy Wexford and Turner Construction.

    President John Fry on the Future of Drexel, Philadelphia and Higher Education

    August 24, 2020
    Last week, the University’s leader answered questions about the University’s finances and response to changes in higher education, as well as its role in the local ecosystem going forward.
  • Exterior of Drexel's Main Building

    Stronger Advocates and Better Partners on Anti-Racism

    July 17, 2020

    The following message was sent to the University community from Drexel President John Fry: I am writing to update you on where we stand in advancing the anti-racism agenda that I laid out last month. I am deeply committed to creating an anti-racist community at Drexel where all students, faculty, and professional staff know they are seen for their individual skills and talents, and not judged through the lens of preconceived racist notions, thoughts or beliefs. As a university, we are equipped to tackle racism by educating our community and practicing the behaviors we value.

  • Main Building lit up in blue and gold for Drexel's virtual celebration for the Class of 2020.

    A Virtual Update on Drexel’s 2020–2030 Strategic Plan

    July 29, 2020
    On July 28, several members of the Executive Planning Committee provided insight into how they are working to prepare for Drexel’s future in the midst of this year’s unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racial injustice.
  • Provost Paul Jensen standing in the Great Court of the Main Building

    Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Named Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel

    July 21, 2020
    Following a national search, Paul E. Jensen, PhD, has been named Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel University.
  • dragon statue with the words campus update July 15

    Hybrid Learning Model, Best Health Practices Reaffirm Fall Plans

    July 15, 2020

    With more than two months until the September 21 start of our fall quarter, we are deep into implementing a hybrid model for the new academic year. Our aim is to combine face-to-face teaching, student engagement and research, while responsibly reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission and infection utilizing recommended, evidence-based public health measures augmented by testing protocols and individual health monitoring through the Drexel Health Tracker app.

  • CAA podium

    President John Fry Elected Chair of Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors

    July 10, 2020
    Drexel University President John Fry has been elected as chair of the Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years. The Board of Directors is composed of the presidents and chancellors of the CAA’s member institutions.
  • Exterior of Drexel's Main Building

    Drexel Stands in Support With Our International Students

    July 10, 2020

    I am writing to express my strong and unequivocal support for international students at Drexel University and to assure the University community that we will work closely with every international student to protect their Drexel education.

  • Main Building.

    A Historic Celebration for a Historic Group: Drexel Virtually Honors the Class of 2020

    June 15, 2020
    Last week, Dragons came together — online — to recognize the achievements of this year’s graduates through videos, photos, social media posts and even a special song.
  • Rendering of new building for the Drexel College of Medicine at Tower Health

    Tower Health and Drexel Celebrate ‘Topping Off’ at New Facility for College of Medicine

    May 19, 2020

    Tower Health and Drexel University celebrated an official “Topping Off” ceremony for the development of an additional site location of Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health, to be opened in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

    Work Continues on Drexel’s Strategic Plan, with Input from Community Survey

    May 6, 2020
    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.
  • rendering of the garden at 32nd and Market Streets with seating and trucks

    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Drexel Partner on New Garden Space

    March 9, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Drexel University are partnering on a new garden space that will open this spring for Drexel students, faculty, alumni and the public. Located at 32nd and Market Streets, The Gateway Garden at Drexel is being brought to life by PHS, and it will serve as a vibrant entrance to Drexel’s campus. The project will transform a once-vacant space into a hub of horticultural excellence and engaging activities year round. The two organizations announced the garden and revealed renderings at an event held March 4 at the Flower Show.

  • Older man and women holding hands and wearing backpacks.

    Drexel Named Philadelphia’s First Age-Friendly University

    February 26, 2020
    Drexel University joins the worldwide network of Age Friendly Universities focused on creating diverse, inclusive campuses for all ages.
  • 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?

    January 22, 2020
    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.
  • The Dragons who volunteered at Drexel's 46th Alumni Turkey Project.

    Drexel’s Annual Holiday Charity Drives Benefit Communities Near and Far

    December 18, 2019
    To close out the holiday season of 2019, several departments and offices within the University held food, toy and goods drives to benefit local communities and military members overseas.
  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

    FAQ: An Update on the St. Christopher’s Hospital Acquisition

    December 16, 2019

    Drexel and Tower Health recently purchased St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children from bankruptcy in a $50 million deal.

  • children's building blocks with Drexel, Tower Health and St. Christopher's logos

    Drexel and Tower Health Finalize Acquisition of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

    December 15, 2019

    Tower Health and Drexel University have completed the acquisition of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children from St. Christopher's Healthcare, LLC, a subsidiary of American Academic Health System. The acquisition was finalized on Dec. 13 with an effective date of Dec. 15.

  • The Rectorate building of the Politechnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. Photo courtesy Giuliana Iannaccone.

    Drexel University President Selected for Fulbright Award to Italy

    December 13, 2019
    As a Fulbright Specialist, President John Fry will share his expertise in university leadership and urban redevelopment at the Politecnico di Milano this summer.
  • Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Begins Service as Interim Provost and University Professor

    Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Begins Service as Interim Provost and University Professor

    November 1, 2019
    The R. John Chapel, Jr., Dean at the LeBow College of Business assumed the position this month.
  • Drexel University President John Fry at Convocation 2019.

    100th Anniversary of Co-op Kicks Off at Convocation

    September 30, 2019
    Convocation, one of Drexel’s most time-honored traditions, also served this year as the kick off for a years-long celebration of the Drexel Co-op program.
  • The official ribbon cutting kicks off the Grand Opening of the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center.

    Drexel Opens New Center to Study Fabrics of the Future

    September 30, 2019
    The new Center for Functional Fabrics and the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center is set to become a cornerstone of the Schuylkill Yards innovation hub.
  • Exterior of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

    Drexel and Tower Health to Assume Ownership of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

    September 23, 2019
    Drexel and Tower Health have entered into an agreement to acquire St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for $50 million, ensuring that the health care provider will continue its role as a vital resource for families in North Philadelphia and the region following its sale in bankruptcy court.
  • The Office of Corporate Relations and Economic Development, Drexel Ventures and the Office of Technology Commercialization are now known as Drexel Applied Innovation.

    Reorganization to Sustain Drexel as a Top Research University

    July 29, 2019
    The Office of Corporate Relations and Economic Development, Drexel Ventures and the Office of Technology Commercialization are now known as Drexel Applied Innovation.
  • Photo of Drexel and Tower Health officials with shovels at the ceremonial groundbreaking

    Tower Health and College of Medicine Break Ground at West Reading Site

    June 18, 2019
    Tower Health and Drexel University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17 for the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health four- year regional campus in West Reading.
  • Drexel's commencement ended with a fireworks show.

    Commencement 2019 in Tweets

    June 17, 2019
    Here’s what graduates, faculty, staff, friends, family, mentors and honorees had to say on Twitter about Drexel University’s 131st commencement ceremony hosted at Citizens Bank Park on June 14.
  • Forever Dragons on the field prior to the event.

    Commencement 2019: A Celebration of Achievements and a Look Towards the Future

    June 17, 2019
    This year’s ceremony held at Citizens Bank Park mixed fireworks with notions of citizenship and civic engagement, with CEO and chairman of Merck & Co., Inc. Kenneth C. Frazier delivering the commencement address.
  • Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2019 Gratz College commencement ceremony.

    President Fry Receives Honorary Degree, Addresses Graduates at Gratz College Commencement

    May 22, 2019
    Drexel University’s president received an honorary degree and spoke at the commencement ceremony for Gratz College.
  • A rendering of the Drexel College of Medicine branch campus that will be built in West Reading through an agreement with Tower Health.

    Tower Health, Drexel Sign Medical School Academic Agreement, Further Plans for New Campus

    February 22, 2019

    Tower Health and Drexel University have secured appropriate accreditation approval to establish a new four-year regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in West Reading near Reading Hospital.  A 20-year academic agreement between Tower Health and Drexel University was signed today. The campus will be operational for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • ribbon-cutting

    Remembering Raymond G. Perelman

    January 16, 2019
  • Faculty and staff enjoyed a luncheon at the ceremony.

    674 Faculty and Staff Honored for Their Drexel Work Anniversaries

    December 10, 2018

    Drexel University’s annual service recognition luncheon recognized faculty and staff for their years of service to the University.

  • Campaign

    The Campaign for Drexel Passes $500 Million Milestone

    October 3, 2018
    Using “The Future Is a Place We Make” as its theme, Drexel’s comprehensive campaign has raised well over half of its $750 million goal.
  • Drexel President John Fry speaking at the University's 2018 Convocation.

    Speakers Celebrate the Power of Scientific and Artistic Wonder at 2018 Convocation

    October 1, 2018
    A powerful children’s’ story and a personal tale were among the messages conveyed to the Drexel community at the annual Convocation celebrating the beginning of the new academic year.
  • The exterior of Gerri C. LeBow Hall, which will house the Drexel Business Solutions Institute. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

    University-Level Business Solutions Institute Launched

    September 26, 2018
    Drexel University announced the creation of the Business Solutions Institute, which is partnering with the Steinbright Career Development Center to act as Drexel’s gateway for industry to reframe co-op partnerships.
  • President Fry

    Drexel President John Fry Discusses His ‘Civic Pathway’ in Community-Based Learning Class

    August 6, 2018
    Drexel President John Fry recently stopped by a classroom with student and community learners, as well as visiting Mandela Fellows, to discuss his views and efforts with civic engagement.
  • The 2018 University-wide commencement ceremony ended with fireworks.

    2018 Commencement Recap: Dragons, Fireworks and M. Night Shyamalan

    June 18, 2018
    Drexel University sent off its Class of 2018 with a special University-wide commencement ceremony held at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Dean Schidlow.

    Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, to Conclude Role as Dean of the College of Medicine

    June 11, 2018
     Drexel University College of Medicine Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, will step down as dean on June 30, 2019.
  • Photo of the 27 members of the Korman family in from of the Korman Center

    Drexel Dedicates Transformed Quad and Korman Center Addition

    June 8, 2018

    A dedication ceremony on June 6 officially marked the opening of the addition to Drexel’s Korman Center and surrounding “Quad.” Located at the heart of Drexel’s campus, the Korman Center and its surrounding green space have served as a University landmark for decades.

  • Mario the Magnificent giving a thumbs up to a little kid who's waving

    Eagles Autism Challenge Raised $2.5 Million to Benefit Autism Research at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

    June 4, 2018
    The Philadelphia Eagles' inaugural ride, run and walk raised $2.5 million for autism research that will be done by a trio of beneficiaries that includes the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
  • President Fry.

    President Fry’s Contract Extended to Lead Drexel Into the Next Decade

    May 23, 2018
    At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees extended President John Fry’s contract through 2023.
  • A group of cyclists

    In Photos: A Wet But Inspiring Eagles Autism Challenge

    May 21, 2018
    Despite heavy downpours at points during the morning, thousands turned up for the Eagles Autism Challenge to support research at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
  • Group photo of students in early learning programs

    Vanguard and William Penn Foundation Award $2.6 Million in Grants to Drexel’s Early Learning Initiative

    April 19, 2018
    Two grants totaling $2.6 million will help support Drexel University’s efforts to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia. They are the first significant grants to benefit early education in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. The grants will support Drexel’s West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative during the next three years.
  • Drexel President John Fry and Raj Gupta at an event

    With a $5 Million Gift Drexel Establishes the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute

    April 16, 2018

    Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is once again at the forefront of preparing organization leaders to govern better. With the help of a $5 million gift, the College will establish the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute.

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    Psychology Professor Kirk Heilbrun Named Drexel Ombuds

    January 16, 2018
    Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was recently named Drexel’s new ombuds.
  • President John Fry at Commencement 2017 at Citizens Bank Park.

    Friday Night Lights: Drexel Sets Plans for Commencement 2018

    December 21, 2017

    Drexel University is headed back to the ballpark for 2018’s universitywide commencement, setting the stage for another sparkling night of celebration complete with a fireworks display.

  • The four College of Engineering faculty members with a collective 210 years of working at Drexel. From left to right: Peter Herczfeld, PhD; Joseph Mullin, PhD; Edwin Gerber, PhD; and Eli Fromm, PhD.

    Drexel’s 2017 Service Recognition, By the Numbers

    December 12, 2017
    Drexel University honored over 700 faculty and professional staff at its annual service recognition luncheon, including some Dragons with noteworthy work anniversaries.
  • The Eagles Fly for Leukemia scholarship recipients alongside Drexel President John Fry. Photo by Mark Makela

    From Cancer to Campus: The Eagles Scholarship Helping Dragons Soar

    December 11, 2017
    The Eagles Fly for Leukemia organization offers full-tuition scholarships to Drexel University to outstanding students who have survived pediatric cancer. For the recipients, it’s an unrivaled opportunity.
  • Drexel students celebrating the launch of the University's new fundraising campaign

    Academics, Co-op, Research Benefit as Campaign Goes Public

    November 13, 2017
    Drexel University has officially embarked on the most ambitious fundraising campaign in University history.
  • Drexel students celebrating the launch of the University's new fundraising campaign

    7 Reasons to Cheer for Drexel's New Fundraising Campaign

    November 13, 2017
    The new fundraising campaign is designed to benefit current and future Drexel students alike, providing funding for everything from scholarships to study abroad.
  • Drexel President John Fry at the University City District 20th anniversary celebration / Photo by Lora Reehling Photography

    As President Fry Looks Back on University City’s Advances, the Future Beckons

    November 13, 2017
    John Fry was the keynote speaker at the University City District’s 20th anniversary celebration Thursday, reflecting fondly on all the organization has accomplished and sharing his excitement for all that will come next.
  • rendering of Drexel Square

    Brandywine Realty Trust Breaks Ground on Drexel Square, the First Project of $3.5B Schuylkill Yards Innovation Community

    November 8, 2017
    Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, broke ground today on Phase I construction of the mixed-use, master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City. The first phase of the $3.5 billion, multi-year project will enhance the public realm by creating a 1.3-acre community park at the corner of 30th and Market Streets to be known as Drexel Square, followed by the reimagination of the former Bulletin Building, and the development of two towers at 3003 JFK Boulevard and 3025 JFK Boulevard.
  • Drexel President John Fry

    Fry Joins Fellow Dragons on List of Most Influential Philadelphians

    October 23, 2017
    Drexel President John Fry, Center for Hunger-Free Communities program director Michelle Taylor and Drexel graduate Nicole Cashman all appeared in Philadelphia magazine’s ranking of the 100 most influential people in the city.
  • Drexel University President John Fry speaks at Drexel's 2017 Convocation.

    Drexel Celebrates Convocation With an Eye on the Power of Truth

    September 20, 2017
    Drexel University kicked off the new academic year with attention paid to the critical role of a higher-education institution in challenging times.
  • the logo for the Eagles Autism Challenge

    A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to Benefit from Landmark Eagles Autism Challenge

    September 15, 2017
    The Philadelphia Eagles have launched a first-of-its-kind cycling and 5K run/walk to raise funds for innovative autism research and support, and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was named as one of the benefitting partners.
  • Drexel University President John Fry addresses a room of WorkReady students and their Drexel employers at an event on Aug. 14. Photo courtesy Sarah Colins.

    Drexel Celebrates 15 Years Hiring WorkReady Teens for Summer Internships

    August 21, 2017
    Local teenagers spent the past six weeks working summer jobs at Drexel University through the WorkReady Program.
  • Statement From Drexel President John Fry on Violence at Protests in Charlottesville

    August 14, 2017

    President John Fry's statement in response to violence at protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Drexel's Mandela fellows in Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

    Mandela Fellows Visit Drexel to Learn How to Lead

    July 7, 2017
    A group of 25 young civic leaders from across Africa are in the midst of a six-week fellowship program at Drexel meant to help them develop the skills needed to drive systemic changes in their home countries.
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    Seeing Stars — and Fireworks — at Drexel’s 2017 Commencement

    June 14, 2017

    This year’s Universitywide commencement ceremony was held at Philly’s Citizen Bank Park and featured fireworks, an innovative speaker and so much more.

  • Drexel President John Fry joins a panel to talk about the University's history.

    Final 125th Anniversary Lecture Offers a Fond Reflection on Big Drexel University Moments

    June 9, 2017

    The last in a year-long series of public lectures celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary brought President John Fry together with several generations of students, faculty, staff and alumni to look back at the personal experiences that define the University.

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    Milken Institute Ranks Drexel University in Top 20 for Tech Transfer

    June 8, 2017
    The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released a ranking of schools based on their technology commercialization. Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country.
  • Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

    Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision

    May 25, 2017
    A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.
  • Photo courtesy Brookings Institution.

    Brookings’ Innovation District Report Highlights Drexel’s Involvement in Strengthening Neighborhood

    May 18, 2017
    A new report from the Brookings Institution conducted an assessment of Philadelphia’s emerging innovation district, highlighting Drexel University’s efforts to encourage and strengthen the area surrounding its campus.
  • The crowd at one of Drexel's "Admitted Student Days” this past year.

    Record-High Freshman Enrollment Projected for Fall 2017, Thanks to New Student-Success Strategy

    May 11, 2017
    Drexel University exceeded its target freshman deposits for the upcoming academic year due to new enrollment and student success efforts, and will continue to implement financial measures the University has undertaken to adjust to its new enrollment strategy.  
  • Mark Greenberg, PhD, left, former provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, pictured with Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, during a discussion for the free public lecture series last term.

    Drexel Anniversary Public Lectures Announced for Spring

    April 3, 2017
    Drexel’s free public lecture series will continue to highlight the University’s 125th anniversary year when the series starts up again this spring term.
  • Heard Around Campus

    Heard Around Campus — January

    January 30, 2017
    Catch up on all the Drexel news from the first month of 2017, including new closures to Korman Quad and a recap of President John A. Fry’s town hall.
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    A Detailed Look at the Effects of Drexel’s Enrollment and Retention Strategy at University Town Hall

    January 13, 2017

    On Jan. 11, President John Fry led a candid town hall discussion with faculty and staff to discuss Drexel’s strategies and initiatives for the next several years.

  • McMichael Students holding up posters as a thank you for Promise Neighborhood grant

    Drexel and Philadelphia Awarded Multi-Million, Multi-Year Promise Neighborhood Grant

    December 21, 2016

    Drexel University President John Fry, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Superintendent William Hite, PhD, community members and area elected officials gathered at Morton McMichael Elementary School on Dec. 21 to officially announce that the community surrounding Drexel in West Philadelphia has won the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation Grant Competition. Drexel was the lead applicant of the grant, on which the City of Philadelphia, The School District of Philadelphia and several other area groups and non-profits also partnered.

  • Drexel President John A. Fry speaks at last year's commencement.

    Drexel Headed Back to the Ballpark for Commencement

    December 12, 2016
    After a successful Universitywide ceremony last year, Drexel is returning to Citizens Bank Park for the 2017 event — and this time it will be under the lights.
  • President John A. Fry speaks at a lecture on Drexel's history

    Drexel's History Is Alive in the Present, President John A. Fry Says at Lecture

    December 5, 2016
    The University's leader looked forward while keeping an eye on the past at a lecture on the first 125 years of Drexel history and its next 25.
  • Exterior of Perelman Center for Jewish Life

    Ribbon-Cutting Marks the Opening of Drexel’s Perelman Center for Jewish Life

    October 31, 2016

    More than 100 guests celebrated the opening of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 26. Construction for the new facility at N. 34th Street was made possible with the help of a $6 million gift from Perelman. It is the first building at Drexel constructed entirely through private philanthropy.

  • Drexel presidents are pictured left to right, top to bottom, in chronological order. Photos courtesy University Archives.

    Remembering Drexel’s Presidents

    October 26, 2016
    As part of Drexel’s 125th anniversary, DrexelNow takes a look at the past presidents who steered Drexel on the path to becoming the University it is today.
  • Photo of Main Building

    Drexel Surpasses Fundraising Goal, Raises $120.7 Million for Fiscal Year 2016

    October 5, 2016

    Drexel closed fiscal year 2016 by raising $120.7 million in outright gifts and pledges, surpassing the University’s goal by $700,000 and beating FY2015 by $5.3 million. This marks the third year in a row of achieving a record-breaking fundraising total.

  • President John A. Fry addresses the crowd at the 2016 Convocation event.

    Drexel’s Historic 2016 Convocation

    September 19, 2016
    The start of the 2016-17 academic year, as well as Drexel’s 125th anniversary, was officially kicked off with this year’s Convocation.
  • Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station

    30th Street Station District Plan Unveiled, Will Transform Area Around Iconic Station

    June 16, 2016

    Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA unveiled the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan and announced the initiation of several follow-on projects to improve the immediate station area and catalyze future development throughout the District.

  • Photo of ceremonial groundbreaking for Korman Center addition

    Drexel Breaks Ground on Korman Center Expansion and Redesign of Surrounding Public Space

    June 14, 2016

    Drexel University broke ground on an expansion of the Korman Center, a 1958 building at the heart of Drexel’s campus that has served as a University landmark for decades. An $8 million gift from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation, paired with another $8 million from the University, will make the Korman makeover possible. The project will also create a classic campus green in the open space in front of and around the Korman Center, a popular student hangout known as the “Quad.”

  • Commencement 2016

    Commencement 2016 Gallery

    June 13, 2016

    Relive the excitement from Saturday's University-wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Drexel President John A. Fry deliveing the convocation address at Nirma University’s 21st annual convocation in Ahmedabad, India.

    In a First, President Fry Gives Convocation Address Abroad

    May 16, 2016
    President Fry was the guest speaker last month at Nirma University’s convocation in Ahmedabad, India. Fry also visited the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and met with alumni and Indian students accepted to Drexel.
  • Rendering of Vue32 looking west

    Radnor Property Group and Drexel Break Ground on Newest Mixed-Use Development: Vue32

    May 11, 2016

    Radnor Property Group LLC and Drexel broke ground on a new mixed-use development project, Vue32, in University City. The new complex, designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture, will include a 176,000+ square-foot 16-story residential tower, for-sale townhomes, a Nobel Learning Communities preschool and a community plaza with spectacular views to Center City.

  • President Fry considers a point made by a student.

    President Fry Is Teaching a Course on ‘Great American Cities’

    May 9, 2016
    This spring, President John A. Fry has been bringing his experience with urban development and community planning to a course on Jane Jacobs’ “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” in the Pennoni Honors College.
  • President John A. Fry presents his strategic plan at the Queen Lane Campus

    President Fry’s Second and Third Town Halls Highlight the Importance of Communication

    April 8, 2016
    In town hall meetings at Drexel’s Center City and Queen Lane campuses, President John A. Fry said communication between colleges sparked the successes of the past year and detailed how it will be even more important in the years to come.
  • Momtaz Alhindi

    Pivot Point: The President’s Report

    March 3, 2016
    John A. Fry’s annual president’s report shows off the fruits of 2015 — prioritizing ‘right fit’ students and investing in financial aid, co-op support and advising and collaborations with other like-minded organizations. 
  • Drexel Square rendering

    Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust Partner on “Schuylkill Yards” Innovation Development

    March 2, 2016
    Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust made history as they announced their partnership and unveiled plans for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards innovation development, a 14-acre master planned community. Initial phases of the projected 20-year development plan will consist of 5 million gross square feet of mixed-use real estate on a 10-acre site next to Drexel’s main campus and adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and Brandywine’s Cira Centre.
  • John A. Fry

    Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Announces John Fry as Next Chairman

    February 5, 2016

    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) has announced that Drexel President John A. Fry will serve as its Chairman beginning in October 2016. He has been a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2010 and a member of its Executive Committee since 2011.

  • Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.

    Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Joins Drexel as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

    January 14, 2016

    Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, a new cross-university strategic initiative that aligns Drexel’s academic work with the real-world need for urban revitalization. He also will be affiliated with the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Heard Around Campus

    Heard Around Campus: October 2015

    October 23, 2015
    From an award for being a newsmaker to a groundbreaking, check out what you may have missed about Drexel this past month.
  • President Fry on a field that includes the Chinese and South Korean flags.

    Drexel Delegation Off to China, Korea

    October 22, 2015
    President John A. Fry and a group of Drexel colleagues will take advantage of every minute of an upcoming trip in China and Korea. The itinerary includes stops at academic partners in China and a celebration of a new research and co-op partnership in Korea that gives students access to cutting-edge research and nanotechnology.
  • President John A. Fry

    President Fry’s Contract Extended 5 Years

    October 21, 2015
    The new contract provides stability to Drexel that will allow its long-term goals to continue on and continue to strengthen the University.
  • Dana and David Dornsife

    Drexel’s School of Public Health Receives Transformative $45 Million Gift from Dana and David Dornsife

    September 30, 2015

    Drexel University’s School of Public Health has been named the Dana and David Dornsife School of Public Health in honor of a transformative $45 million gift from longtime philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife widely known for their humanitarian efforts. The couple has donated a total of $58 million to the University.

  • President John A. Fry speaking at the 2015 Drexel Convocation.

    Convocation 2015: Making This Drexel’s ‘Best Year Ever’

    September 17, 2015
    At the ceremonial start to the 2015–16 school year, keynote speaker Youngmoo Kim told those gathered that all signs point to this being Drexel’s finest year.
  • Drexel's seniors raising their glasses in the traditional end-of-year toast.

    Champagne Wishes for Drexel’s Departing Seniors

    June 8, 2015
    The Class of 2015 shared a drink with President John A. Fry just days remaining before their graduation and transition into alumni.
  • President John A. Fry speaking during the strategic plan town hall meeting on the Center City Campus.

    Final 2015 Strategic Plan Town Hall With President Fry Held in Center City

    May 6, 2015
    Drexel’s Center City Campus was the site of the final scheduled town hall for 2015 as President Fry discussed the next phase of the University’s strategic plan designed to be carried out over the next four years.
  • President Fry speaking during the third town hall of 2015 on the University's refreshed strategic plan.

    College of Medicine the Focus of President Fry’s 3rd Town Hall

    April 24, 2015
    Continuing his series of town halls on the strategic plan, President John A. Fry talked with faculty and professional staff at the Queen Lane Campus about the future of Drexel, including Queen Lane specifically.
  • President John A. Fry at the beginning of his presentation on the strategic plan refresh in his second town hall for faculty and professional staff this year.

    President Fry Holds 2nd Town Hall on ‘Viable and Transformative’ Strategic Plan

    April 17, 2015
    In the second of four scheduled town halls on Drexel’s strategic plan refresh, Fry touched on the goals of the plan, which included promoting social justice and upping the ante on research.
  • Brian Blake, PhD

    Drexel Announces University of Miami’s M. Brian Blake as New Provost

    April 17, 2015
    Drexel has named M. Brian Blake, PhD, as the University’s next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Blake, who comes to Drexel from the University of Miami, where he is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, will begin his new position on Aug. 1.
  • Front slide of the strategic plan refresh presentation.

    Fry Hosting Second Town Hall on Strategic Plan’s New Phase

    April 9, 2015
    President John A. Fry is hosting a second town hall, this one in the morning, to again go through the goals of the strategic plan’s next phase and take questions.
  • President John Fry speaking during the first strategic plan faculty and staff town hall meeting this year.

    Fry Discusses Drexel’s Future in Year’s First Town Hall

    April 2, 2015
    President John Fry discussed increasing engagement with Philadelphia, expanding the University’s global reach and implementing a new recruitment philosophy in the first town hall to discuss a refresh of Drexel’s strategic plan.
  • President John Fry speaking during the first strategic plan faculty and staff town hall meeting this year.

    President Fry Hosts First Strategic Plan Town Hall: A Quick Recap

    April 1, 2015
    President John Fry held his first town hall of the year Wednesday afternoon to brief faculty and professional staff on the next phase of Drexel University’s strategic plan.
  • President John A. Fry.

    President Fry Rolling Out Refreshed Strategic Plan in Town Halls

    March 25, 2015
    Three years after Drexel’s strategic plan first took shape, President John Fry will host town halls across the University to discuss the plan’s next phase.
  • Ellen Kullman, right, poses with the Engineering Leader of the Year Award and Drexel President John Fry. Photo by David Gehosky.

    DuPont CEO Accepts Drexel Engineering Award

    February 27, 2015
    Ellen Kullman, the CEO of DuPont and chairwoman of its board of directors, was named Drexel’s 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year.
  • 2014 President's Report

    14 Stories of '14: The President's Report

    January 28, 2015
    Since the best way to understand an institution is to hear (and see) its stories, John A. Fry's annual President's Report features more than a dozen stories and videos about the projects and achievements that make Drexel special.
  • Drexel President John A. Fry shakes hands with Santa Claus at annual toy drive distribution ceremony.

    Drexel Toy Drive Kick-Starts Holiday Season for Children

    December 16, 2014
    For the 18th year, the Drexel community collected toys and donations for needy Philadelphia children to make the holiday season a little brighter. Leaders from community groups gathered with Drexel faculty and staff for the distribution ceremony which featured a visit from a certain man in a red suit.
  • Drexel President John A. Fry in Drexel's Main Building

    Drexel President John Fry to Chair Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf’s Transition Team

    November 14, 2014
    Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has announced Drexel University President John A. Fry will serve as chair of his transition team.
  • Photo for Drexel and Indepence Blue Cross partnership

    Independence Blue Cross and Drexel Team on Research Partnership

    October 31, 2014

    The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation announced a new collaboration with Drexel on several research projects aimed at improving the delivery of health care.

  • View of rail yard from Drexel Park

    PennDOT Announces $2.5 Million Award for 30th Street Station District Plan

    October 31, 2014
    Department of Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch visited Drexel on Oct. 30 to announce a $2.5 million award from the Commonwealth to support the “Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan.”
  • Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania Jim Cawley and Drexel trustees along with Drexel president John A. Fry

    Drexel’s Innovation Neighborhood Receives $5 Million Grant from Commonwealth

    October 14, 2014
    Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Jim Cawley visited Drexel University’s campus on Oct. 10 and announced a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant to assist in the development of the University’s Innovation Neighborhood development project.
  • Drexel Opens Perelman Plaza:A Transformed Hub in the Heart of Campus

    October 1, 2014

    Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Education Foundation, Drexel University transformed the center of its campus along 32nd Street, between Chestnut and Market Streets. The resulting hub, known as the Raymond G. Perelman Plaza, opened to the campus community on Sept. 30. The University marked the occasion with a celebration and dedication ceremony.

  • Dean Roger Dennis, Thomas R. Kline and President John A. Fry (L-R) in Drexel University's Main Building. Photo credit: Ben Knisley.

    Drexel University’s School of Law Receives Unprecedented $50 Million Gift from Thomas R. Kline

    September 17, 2014
    Drexel University’s School of Law will be named the Thomas R. Kline School of Law in honor of a landmark $50 million gift that will transform legal education at Drexel for generations to come, Drexel President John A. Fry announced today. The commitment by Kline, one of the nation’s most respected and influential trial lawyers and a champion of the elevation of trial advocacy training for law students, marks the largest single gift in the University’s history.
  • Looking out the window

    China Trip

    May 28, 2014
    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. 
  • Philadelphia Aerial View

    Amtrak, Drexel and Brandywine Select Team to Develop Joint Master Plan

    May 27, 2014

    Amtrak, Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors to develop a comprehensive joint master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

  • Drexel Main Building

    Finance Update

    May 7, 2014
    Drexel is trying to reduce expenses and increase revenue, but it has little to do with the current state of its finances. Instead, it's about making sure the University improves its competitive position in a changing higher-education landscape.
  • Asha-Le Davis

    Liberty Scholars Celebration

    April 28, 2014

    Since 2010, Drexel has awarded 50 full-ride scholarships each year to students from disadvantaged families in Philadelphia as part of the Liberty Scholars program.

  • 1960s shoes in compact storage. Photograph by Michael J. Shepherd.

    Drexel Historic Costume Collection Receives $1 Million Gift from Robert and Penny Fox

    March 26, 2014

    Drexel University’s museum-quality collection of more than 12,000 garments, textiles and accessories has been renamed The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in recognition of a $1 million commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13). A ribbon-cutting event and reception will take place in early May.

  • Frank Linnehan

    LeBow Dean Announcement

    February 12, 2014
    After serving as interim dean since September 2012, Frank Linnehan has been named the permanent dean of Drexel's LeBow College of Business.
  • Center City Town Hall

    Center City Town Hall

    December 16, 2013
    Too often, President John Fry said last week, Drexel's Center City Campus has been treated as an offshoot, entirely separate from the University City Campus. It's time for that to end, he said.
  • Drexel Ends Fundraising Campaign Early, Surpasses Goal

    December 13, 2013
    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.
  • President Fry Speaking

    Faculty Town Hall

    December 4, 2013
    Dollars and cents were a frequent topic of conversation at President John Fry’s town-hall meeting for faculty at the University City Campus this week, and Drexel’s financial numbers paint an optimistic picture, Fry said.
  • Wallace Coulter medallion

    Wallace Coulter Centennial Celebration

    November 25, 2013
    Medical-device inventor Wallace Coulter never married, and he had no children. But he does have heirs, and Drexel is one of them.
  • Michael Nutter and John Fry

    The Philadelphia of the Future: Fry, Nutter on Drexel's Role in the City's Evolution

    November 18, 2013
    What will Philadelphia look like in 30 years, and what role will Drexel play in its transformation? President John Fry and Mayor Michael Nutter addressed these questions at last week's CityAge gathering at Drexel.
  • Drexel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hebew University Launch Research Consortium

    November 11, 2013
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, Drexel President John A. Fry and Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Menahem Ben-Sasson signed a research agreement today as part of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s trade mission to Israel. The research partnership is designed to focus on pediatric translational research and to develop a collaborative platform for advancing pediatric medicine from the lab to the bedside.
  • Drexel Breaks Ground for Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street Development

    November 1, 2013
    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. The development will be the largest project in both Drexel and American Campus history and will feature student housing, retail space and a dining center. American Campus representatives and University trustees joined Drexel President John A. Fry and the Drexel community for the groundbreaking.
  • CityAge

    October 29, 2013

    What will cities look like in the future? Who will live in them? How will people travel between them? These are just some of the questions facing politicians, investors and innovators – people who have the power, motivation and vision to shape their answers. Hundreds of these visionaries and decision-makers will come together at Drexel University’s Behrakis Grand Hall on Nov. 13-14 to continue a dialogue about “the New American City.”

  • President John Fry

    Strategic Plan Town Halls

    October 28, 2013
    President Fry will once again welcome faculty and professional staff to a series of strategic plan town halls billed as “A Conversation on Progress at Drexel.” The events begin next week.
  • Joan McDonald Retiring From Drexel

    October 15, 2013

    President Fry announced that Joan McDonald, senior vice president for enrollment management, will retire at the end of 2013.

  • United States Capitol Building

    How is the Government Shutdown Affecting Drexel?

    October 9, 2013

    The shutdown of the federal government that took effect Oct. 1 is already causing delays for some Drexel researchers, though student financial aid has been largely unaffected.

  • John A. Fry US Squash board chairman

    Fry USSquash Board

    October 9, 2013
    The man who brought the U.S. Open Squash Championships to Drexel University three years ago will now serve as the leader of the sport’s national governing body. The Board of Directors of US Squash announced that it has elected Drexel President John A. Fry to serve as the 45th chairman in the association’s 109-year history.
  • Drexel Announces Launch of New Academic Unit in Hospitality and Sport Management

    October 1, 2013
    Drexel University announced the launch of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, reporting directly to the provost. Formerly in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, the freestanding Center will include programs in sport management, hospitality management, culinary arts and food science. It will be headed up by Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, who previously directed Drexel’s hospitality, culinary and food science programs.
  • Drexel Announces New Head of Online Learning

    September 3, 2013

    Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and former president of the University of Maryland University College, will join Drexel in the new position of senior vice president for Online Learning and president of Drexel e-Learning, effective Oct. 15.

  • Drexel President John Fry Welcomes WorkReady Philadelphia Summer Interns to Campus

    July 15, 2013
    Drexel President John A. Fry will host a breakfast event to welcome more than 60 WorkReady Philadelphia summer interns to the University’s campus. The high school interns will be working in a variety of academic and administrative units across the University.
  • Drexel Launches Ventures Innovation Fund and Technology Incubation Program

    July 1, 2013

    Drexel University is creating a seed funding, incubation and technology transfer enterprise called “Drexel Ventures,” with the goal of spurring technological advancements with real-world applications. The program, which supports Drexel’s strategic priority of fostering economic development in the area, will make it easier for researchers to enter into partnerships with the private sector and translate their work into the marketplace.    

  • Drexel President John Fry Testifies Before House Committee on Amtrak’s NE Corridor

    June 10, 2013
    Drexel 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.
  • Mantua in Action Check Presentation

    Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Host $90,000 Check Presentation to Mantua After-School Program

    June 5, 2013
    Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hosted a check presentation celebration on Wednesday, June 5, in honor of the Aberdeen Charitable Foundation’s commitment to provide $90,000 of funding over three years to Mantua in Action, a youth development program for middle-school students in Mantua.
  • Earle Mack School of Law Holds Fifth Commencement Ceremony at the Kimmel Center, May 17

    May 8, 2013
    The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will celebrate the Class of 2013 at its fifth commencement ceremony, which will take place at the Kimmel Center on May 17.
  • Drexel Gallery Receives Gift from William B. Dietrich Foundation For Much Needed Renovations

    April 16, 2013

    Thanks to a grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation, Drexel University was able to renew and restore major aspects of its Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, which included the installation of a new skylight and aesthetic improvements that update the space to today’s museum standards.

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    Hightlights Exhibit Feature

    April 15, 2013
    For the first time in Drexel’s history, works of art and archival artifacts from across the University are being exhibited together during A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University. The Drexel community is invited to an opening reception this Friday, April 19, beginning at 5 p.m.
  • Drexel Joins Pa Governor on Delegation to Brazil

    April 5, 2013
    Drexel University President John A. Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators will join Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s delegation to Brazil and Chile. The trip is scheduled for April 6-16 and will include stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile.
  • First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections to go on Display April 12

    April 4, 2013
    For the first time in Drexel University’s history, the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around the University will be exhibited together during A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University. Approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit, will be on display.
  • Secretary Napolitano Visits Drexel to Announce Campus Resilience Program

    April 2, 2013
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Drexel University to announce seven colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program. DHS will work with Drexel and six selected colleges and universities to draw on existing resources, collaborate with federal, state and local stakeholders and identify new innovative approaches to promote campus resilience.
  • Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships

    March 22, 2013

    Drexel University President John A. Fry and a delegation recently traveled to Ethiopia to explore possible University programs in the country’s urban and rural areas. Fry was joined by Dr. Shannon Marquez, associate dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health, and philanthropists and University benefactors Dana and David Dornsife. A 1983 Drexel alumna, Dana Dornsife together with David helped establish Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Community Partnerships with a $10 million gift to the University.

  • Brazile group 2013

    Brazilian Teachers Program

    February 18, 2013
    Drexel is wrapping up a unique new exchange program that brought a group of high-school English teachers from Brazil to the United States for six weeks of intensive English language training and professional development. A farewell reception for the group takes place Thursday.
  • Drexel to Transform Campus Center with Perelman Plaza

    February 6, 2013

    Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Education Foundation, Drexel University will reimagine the center of its campus along the former 32nd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets. The resulting hub for the Drexel community will be known as The Raymond G. Perelman Plaza.

  • Drexel Establishes Close School of Entrepreneurship

    January 30, 2013
    Thanks to $12.5 million in recent gifts from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, Drexel University will establish the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship that will be one of a very small number of freestanding schools of entrepreneurship in the nation and the only one in Philadelphia.
  • Drexel to Open D.C. Office

    December 5, 2012
    Drexel University has announced it will open an office in Washington, D.C. that will serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online.
  • Drexel Joins Philadelphia Delegation to China

    November 29, 2012
    Drexel University representatives are participating in a delegation to China led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter in an effort to raise Philadelphia's international profile, develop business opportunities and renew discussions about direct flights between the city and that country.
  • Drexel’s Impact on Pennsylvania’s Economy: $2.4 Billion

    November 26, 2012
    Drexel University’s annual economic impact within Pennsylvania through its spending, increased earning power of alumni and the spending of students and visitors to Drexel is $2.4 billion, according to a new study by the Econsult Corporation that was released by the University. Drexel’s annual economic impact within the city of Philadelphia is $1.5 billion.
  • ExCITe Center

    ExCITe Center opening

    November 26, 2012
    Music technology, humanoid robots, app development, video games, and digital knitting machines will converge with many other technologies in one creative space when Drexel University opens its Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on Nov. 28.
  • Hurricane Sandy Resources

    November 8, 2012
  • Philanthropist Philip B. Lindy

    Philanthropist Philip Lindy Receives Civic Engagement Award from Drexel

    October 25, 2012
    Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that philanthropist Philip B. Lindy will receive the 2012 Joseph Jacovini Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor that the University bestows upon non-alumni in recognition of their service. The award will be presented on Saturday, November 17, at the annual Anthony J. Drexel Society Gala, Drexel’s premier annual black-tie event.
  • Drexel to Establish Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

    October 4, 2012
    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.
  • photo of Dr. Daniel Schidlow, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine

    Dr. Daniel Schidlow Appointed Drexel College of Medicine Dean

    June 27, 2012
    Internationally recognized clinician in pediatric diseases Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Schidlow will assume the role from his current position as interim dean and senior vice president.
  • Drexel Delegation Celebrates Official Opening of Drexel-SARI Center in China

    June 7, 2012
    A Drexel University delegation led by Drexel President John A. Fry marked the official opening of the Drexel-SARI Center in Shanghai on June 6 with a celebration at the Center that included a performance by musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • Drexel President Fry greets attendees at the launch of the Anthony J. Drexel book.

    Drexel Delegation Celebrates Translation of Book on University Founder in Mandarin

    June 5, 2012
    Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Center in Shanghai celebrated the launch of the Chinese translation of The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance. The biography of Drexel University’s founder, Anthony J. Drexel, reveals the life of a man who selflessly laid the foundation for later Wall Street giants JP Morgan and others, making possible the United States’ transition from an agrarian society to an industrialized nation. The mandarin translation of the book will be available in China this month. Drexel President John Fry, who is in China leading a delegation of University administrators, was at the celebration announcing the launch of the book.
  • President John Fry and ITU President Muhammed Sahin

    Drexel President John Fry Leads Delegation to Turkey

    April 20, 2012
    Drexel University President John Fry led a delegation of University administrators, faculty from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, and representatives from Duke University and The Johns Hopkins University and industry partners through a five-day tour of Turkey’s epicenters for research and technological innovation. This Innovation Partnership Forum Delegation, spent time at some of the nation’s top universities, visited innovative “technoparks” and participated in a national biomedical engineering summit.
  • Drexel-Emphasis-on-Entrepreneurship-Baiada-Institute

    March 13, 2012
    The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship will transition from a center of excellence within the LeBow College of Business at Drexel to a University-level institute, Drexel University President John A. Fry has announced.
  • Drexel-Breaks-Ground-on Chestnut-Square

    February 20, 2012
    Drexel and American Campus Communities will break ground on a new $97.6 million development that will transform Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets into a new gateway for Drexel and University City. Designed by internationally acclaimed Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Chestnut Square will feature 361,200 square-feet of mixed-use student housing and retail space. It’s scheduled for completion September 2013.
  • Drexel and American Campus Communities Transform Chestnut-Street

    February 2, 2012
    Drexel University and  American Campus Communities will transform Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets into a new gateway for Drexel and University City featuring 361,200 square-feet of mixed-use student housing and retail space. The groundbreaking event for the estimated $97.6 million project is scheduled for February 21, with a targeted construction completion date of September 2013, announced Drexel University President John A. Fry.
  • President Fry Leads Drexel Delegation to Israel

    January 31, 2012
    Drexel University President John A. Fry is leading a delegation to Israel to attend the second Bi-national Symposium on Translational Research in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, jointly sponsored by Hebrew University’s (HUJI) Institute for Drug Research (IDR) and Drexel.
  • Exterior of the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute

    Drexel Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Expand Plasma Research

    January 30, 2012
    Drexel University has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to expand research on the fundamental science of interactions between plasma, which is an ionized gas, and living systems. The research, funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation, will be led by the University’s Anthony J. Drexel Plasma Institute.
  • ELATE womens leadership program receives research grant

    January 24, 2012

    A new initiative at Drexel University has an ambitious goal: to advance senior women faculty in the fields of engineering and technology in academic institutions across the United States. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this new initiative, the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program (ELATE at Drexel™), will be able to test just how well this goal is being reached.

  • The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel Receives Accreditation from the ABA

    August 5, 2011

    Drexel President John A. Fry announced today that the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel has received full accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA).The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved the application at its annual meeting in Toronto, following the completion of an intensive accreditation process.

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel Announce Historic Affiliation

    May 19, 2011

    The collaboration will further Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in the Natural and Environmental Sciences; The Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $1 million grant

  • Coulter Foundation Helps Create 20 Million Endowment in Support of Biomedical Innovations

    April 26, 2011

    Drexel University was awarded $10 million by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to endow the Coulter Translational Research Partnership program. The University matched the Coulter Foundation’s $10 million grant creating a $20 million endowment to bring life saving solutions to clinical practice by moving promising biomedical discoveries to commercialization.

  • Drexel Receives $15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives

    Drexel Receives 15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives

    April 15, 2011

    In recognition of philanthropist Philip B. Lindy's generous support, Drexel will name the Center for Civic Engagement for Lindy.

  • Drexel to Celebrate Inauguration of John A Fry the Universitys 14th President

    April 12, 2011

    As Drexel’s 14th president, Fry oversees a university that has grown significantly in the last decade and is ranked in the top 100 of Best National Universities in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report.