John Fry

Drexel University President's Blog

Month: September 2019

One Foot in the World, One in the Halls of Learning

In my remarks this morning at Convocation, I shared my excitement at the start of the new academic year, as well as the 100th anniversary of the Drexel Co-op program.

All around us on campus this morning, there are thousands of new and returning students, some beginning their university careers, others stepping into new professional or graduate training. Some have traveled across town to be here, others have come from around the world. This is their time and I know that we are just as excited as they are to experience the start of the new academic year at Drexel.

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Building on Success for the New Academic Year

As this new academic year begins, we can look back, ahead, and around us with deep pride and appreciation. We have much to celebrate — the launch of the 100th anniversary of the Drexel Co-op program, the continuing brilliance of our faculty, new additions to the University City campus, and the arrival of a high-achieving class of first-year students.

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Drexel to Aid in Preserving City History

We hope to play an important and constructive role in saving the city’s History Museum collection, making it more accessible to the public and safeguarding it for future generations. My commentary article in The Inquirer outlines are plans.

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