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Honoring Veterans and Celebrating 100 Years of ROTC at Drexel

Veterans Day is a special time at Drexel as we honor the more than 40 million women and men who served in the United States Armed Forces, and celebrate the extraordinary role our military has played to keep the nation free and safe.

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Wawa Comes to Drexel

It was big news when Shake Shack opened on the Drexel campus in 2013. But we may have outdone ourselves with today’s opening of the largest Wawa in Philadelphia. This is a wonderful addition to our campus.

Amazing Restoration at Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences

The restoration of the beloved dioramas at Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences is a must see. Congrats and thank you to Jennifer Sontchi, the Academy’s senior director of exhibits and public spaces, and everyone else who worked so hard on this venerable exhibit, which is part of the fabric for so many in Philadelphia.

Making a difference

Drexel has many students destined to make a difference in the world. Gabby Frost, a junior music industry major, is already making an impact by promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention through the nonprofit she founded called the Buddy Project. This is important work surrounding a difficult issue confronting many students and adults. We at Drexel are proud of Gabby’s work.

Drexel Moves Up In Rankings

Drexel University jumped 10 places to 74th on the list of 968 colleges and universities in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings. Even better, when you take out public universities and private liberal arts colleges, our ranking among private universities was 36th.

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Wanted: More girls in STEM careers

Such a pleasure to work with Tracey Welson-Rossman on this op-ed. Thank you to The Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing this piece on such an important topic.

Fraternity hazing bill is a good step

Thank you to The Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing my op-ed on Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman’s  (R., State College) fraternity hazing bill.

The new Dean of our College of Engineering

Welcome Sharon L. Walker as the next dean of our College of Engineering. Read the full message from myself and Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake here as well coverage in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Technically Philly.

Mentoring Minority Med School Students

Kudos to Dean Schidlow and Drexel University College of Medicine students Dexter C. Graves and Bisola Egbe for their important efforts to attract and mentor minority medical school students as The Inquirer detailed in this story.

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