Academy scientists and a Drexel student collect algae and examine the rocks and water depth in Manatawny Creek as part of the Delaware Watershed Conservation Program. Photo Credit: John Strickler/The Mercury

Academy Gets $3.2M Grant to Protect Drinking Water

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will coordinate and oversee ecological monitoring projects by more than 40 national and regional environmental organizations in eight designated geographic areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware.


Co-op Puts Student on the Scene at Philly's Biggest Entertainment Events

Brett Axler at Taylor Swift concert

If there’s a high-profile entertainment event in Philadelphia, Brett Axler will probably be there. 


What Does the Northwestern Football Ruling Mean for College Sports? A Q&A With Ellen Staurowsky

Football players

Late last month, the National Labor Relations Board announced its landmark ruling that Northwestern University football players should be considered school employees – not students – and that those players had the right to form unions.


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.



  • For the second year, Drexel Magazine congratulates some of the University's most interesting, entrepreneurial and creative young graduates. This year's group of '40 Under 40' alumni include an Olympic athlete, an Oscar winner, a hero of the Special Forces, a lawyer fighting for social justice, a brain injury victim bicycling for other survivors, scientists, startup leaders and many others who have built impressive lives since they last wore the blue and gold.

  • Scientists were surprised to find that a fossil bone found in 2012 was an exact match -- the missing puzzle piece -- to another broken fossil bone found in the 19th century that was the only one of its kind. Now they know the animal it came from, Atlantochelys mortoni, was one of the largest sea turtle species that ever lived.

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Arts & Athletics

April 1 through 20

Timmy Graham, 'Father of the Fourth Dimension'

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, URBN Center Annex

Philadelphia-born artist Timmy Graham's painting style, which he calls "The Fourth Dimension," uses math and science to organize color and content. A series of 13 outsized paintings will be on display during his first solo exhibition. The Pearlstein Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

April 23 / 6 PM

2014 Drexel Basketball Banquet

World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Come celebrate Drexel's 2013-14 men's and women's basketball teams. Purchase tickets by April 18. Cost is $50 per person or $35 for students and season-ticket holders.

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