• Students in LeBow Hall

    What's All This New Stuff on Campus?

    September 30, 2013

    The Drexel campus has changed quite a bit since the last time students were on campus. Here's a guide to what's new.

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  • MXene layers

    Researchers uncovering more and more possibilities for ultra-thin materials

    September 30, 2013

    About three years after discovering a new two-dimensional material just one atom thick, Drexel researchers are finding more capabilities for the sheets they’ve dubbed “MXenes.” Possibilities include the storage of huge amounts of energy and use in flexible, wearable devices. Read More
  • Rebecca Olsho in Crete

    Freshmen spend summer doing research — and get paid for it

    September 30, 2013

    Rebecca Olsho spent much of her summer on the Greek island of Crete, assisting with research and getting paid for it. She did this as just a freshman in college, thanks to Drexel's STAR Scholars program. Read More
  • Computer, smartphone and tablet screens

    Great Works Symposium brings disciplines together to ponder media world

    September 25, 2013

    Drexel's multidisciplinary Great Works Symposium series brings in students from all corners of the University. And this year's series will examine a topic applicable to anyone living in the year 2013: the changing world of media. Read More
  • Drexel University's Main Building

    Drexel keeping quarter-based calendar

    September 23, 2013

    Drexel's quarter-based academic calendar will remain in place for at least the next few years, after a months-long study on a possible switch to a semester system. The University will examine the issue more in the future, but for now it will embrace its quarter system and the fast pace it brings.

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  • Perelman Plaza rendering

    Coming soon: A grand, green Perelman Plaza

    September 23, 2013

    Another piece of the new Drexel campus began to become reality in late summer, as preparations began for Perelman Plaza along the 32nd Street right-of-way. DrexelNow asked Bob Francis, vice president for University Facilities, for his take on the project.

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  • Military Friendly Schools logo

    Drexel named ‘Military Friendly School’ for fifth straight year

    September 23, 2013

    Drexel’s longtime efforts to support student military veterans have helped the University land a spot on Victory Media’s national list of “Military Friendly Schools” for five years straight, since the list’s inception.

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  • Daniel Pinto co-op in Sierra Leone

    Student Works in 'What Used to Be a War Zone' in Sierra Leone

    September 18, 2013

    Not many students can manage a factory for their co-op like Daniel Pinto did for three months, but then again not many students would jump at the opportunity to work in Kono District, the epicenter of Sierra Leone’s diamond-fueled 10-year-long civil war.


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  • syria

    Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

    September 13, 2013

    With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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  • Cohen and Hitchens

    ‘InterView’ beams Drexel, famous guests to 400 TV stations

    September 13, 2013

    In its 10 years, “The Drexel InterView” has expanded to reach more than 400 television stations across the United States. Host Paula Marantz Cohen has interviewed dozens of prominent guests over that time, and work will begin soon on the show’s 11th season. Read More
  • math forum

    Math Forum: The Co-Op Perspective

    September 13, 2013

    Two students from the College of Education have been working at the Math Forum as part of the Drexel co-op program. Read how they not only got into classrooms to observe teacher-student interactions, but also got to come up with methods for teachers to try in their very own classrooms.

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  • David Cohen baseball

    Double Lives: Professor Can't Get Enough of the Phillies

    September 13, 2013

    David S. Cohen is a self-proclaimed Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic. His love of the sport has led to a part-time hobby: blogging for The Good Phight.

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  • tickets

    Honors Students Rise Early for Coveted Tickets

    September 12, 2013

    What makes Drexel Honors students wake up as early as 4 a.m. and sit for hours in the hallways of MacAlister Hall? That would be Ticket Tuesday, their once-per-term chance to land coveted free tickets to Philadelphia arts and culture events.

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  • peace building

    Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

    September 11, 2013

    Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peace building as a prelude to the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Read More
  • american flag

    Q&A With Scott White: 12 Years After 9/11, Where Are We Now?

    September 9, 2013

    It’s been 12 years since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and shifted the arc of American history. The effects of that tragic event continue to ripple through our lives. And one question looms large: Are we as a nation safer than we were before the attacks?

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  • F&M

    'John A. Fry College House Green' Honors 14th F&M President

    September 9, 2013

    Franklin & Marshall this fall is recognizing Fry's legacy and contributions to the formation of the Houses with the "John A. Fry College House Green," a residential quadrangle bordered by the four original College Houses: Ware, Bonchek, Brooks and Weis. The final piece of the green was installed this summer: a bronze plaque and a garden with flagstones and bricks, benches and plants. Read More
  • Grad Student's No Chicken When it Comes To Hard Work

    September 9, 2013

    Shauna Henley is the Drexel University graduate student behind the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” education campaign that’s appearing in media reports around the nation. Read More
  • type specimens

    Type Specimens, Immortalized

    September 4, 2013

    The malacology collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is one of the largest in the world, numbering more than 8 million specimens, with examples of roughly half the known living species of mollusk. Read More
  • Donna Ferrari

    Drexel LeBow Adviser Helps International Grad Students Settle In

    September 3, 2013

    Donna Ferrari, a developmental adviser for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, helps students get on track to achieve their accounting or finance graduate degrees. She also helps grad students with their career search. Without Ferrari’s dedication to the job, many students would struggle to find the direction that’s essential to thrive in a new environment. Read More
  • LeBow College of Business

    Apple, Jack in the Box Join Drexel LeBow’s MBA C-Suite Co-op

    September 3, 2013

    Apple and Jack in the Box restaurants are among the latest companies to sign up for the C-Suite Co-op program at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

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