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Campus & Community

Philadelphia School Partnership presented a $1.2 million grant to Drexel University to launch a residency-based teacher certification program called Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY).

Drexel Launches “Dragons Teach Middle Years” Teacher Training Program 
 

Supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), Drexel University’s School of Education will create a new pipeline of dual-certified, Middle-Years teachers, trained specifically for the challenges of Philadelphia classrooms. 

Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — March

In this monthly installment, catch up on the latest news and updates from March that might be of interest to Drexel faculty and staff.
The Community Wellness HUB at Drexel University

A Community Wellness HUB Opens at the Dornsife Center

In an effort to decrease health disparities among residents in Mantua and Powelton Village, the College of Nursing and Health Professions is opening a comprehensive wellness program that will focus on education, preventive services and community building.
Community members gather for a barbecue outside the United Bank building.

Lindy Institute’s New Project Aims to Connect the Community Through Art

LoLa 38 will fill soon-to-be-developed spaces in West Philadelphia with community-oriented art installations and events throughout the spring and summer, strengthening Drexel’s relationship with its neighbors.
This image from The Triangle's 1987 joke issue was published with the caption "The Main Building gets a facelift. After sitting on a Philadelphia street corner for 96 years it is now being restored. In a valiant effort to improve the image of Drexel University, Dr. Gaither has immortalized the above quote in stone."

Telling it Like It Isn’t: The History of Drexel’s Joke Issues

Current Drexel Dragons are familiar with The Triangle’s annual April Fools’ Day joke issue, The Rectangle. What they might not know is that Drexel students have been publishing satirical newspaper issues since the 1940s.
ACLU

Student-Run Radio Station WKDU Donates Proceeds to the ACLU

For the entire month of February, Drexel’s independent student radio station WKDU pledged to donate proceeds from merchandise sales to benefit the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
John Via

Employee Spotlight: John Via

The College of Engineering’s John Via occupies many roles at Drexel and even more positions within various philanthropic organizations — and just joined one that is headed by Queen Elizabeth II.
Aja Sor speaks at a press conference announcing a $1.2 million grant for the DragonsTeach Middle Years program.

DragonsTeach Middle Years Opens Doors for Philly and Drexel Students Alike

With the help of a $1.2 million grant, the School of Education is rolling out a new program designed to meet Philadelphia’s need for middle school teachers by giving Drexel students a teaching certificate alongside their degree of choice.
The south wall of the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery from the entranceway in 2017.

A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Gets a Retro Makeover

With a renewed layout and returned paintings, the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery looks completely different to modern viewers, but remarkably similar to what students and faculty would have seen at the turn of the 20th century.  
headshot of John Maeda

Art and Tech Innovator John Maeda to Speak at Drexel Commencement at Citizens Bank Park

Computational design guru John Maeda will address the class of 2017 at Drexel University’s commencement, which will be held on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Maeda is the global head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic, the parent company of Jetpack, WooCommerce, Longreads, WordPress.com and more. The University-wide ceremony will be held at Citizens Bank Park for the second consecutive year.

The exterior of the Vue 32 building.

Vue32 Now Open for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Housing

The newest residential center on Drexel’s campus is Vue32, a mixed-use development project specifically geared for Drexel faculty, staff and graduate students.
A rendering of what the Korman Quadrangle will look like upon completion this fall.

Masters of the Realm

An ambitious campus-improvement plan will announce to all who traverse it every day: This is Drexel.
Elevating the conversation about gender in sports

Drexel to Host ‘TOMBOY’ Symposium on Elevating the Conversation on Gender in Sport
 

CSN Philadelphia and Drexel’s Sport Management Department Will Host a Women in Sport Symposium Featuring the Screening of the Documentary ‘TOMBOY'.