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James Creese, The Students' Champion

In the student center, the wall plaque reads: “A compassionate and witty gentleman, a scholar of repute, the students’ champion. A sensitive humanist, he molded a dynamic technological institution devoted to enriching the quality of life for all mankind.” While heartfelt, the words only begin to measure the true impact of James Creese on the Drexel Institute.

Women in Sports at Drexel

This essay is the fourth in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history

Women in Sports at Drexel

by Andi Stampone and Tanmai Rayavarapu

Since its inception, Drexel University has always encouraged its women students to participate in athletics. Today, we have eight women’s Division I sports teams: basketball, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, swimming, tennis, rowing, and softball.

Mario the Magnificent

This essay is the third in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history

Mario the Magnificent

by Anthony Lloyd II and Estefany Zamorano

Drexel has the honor to present one of the most authoritative and vibrant mascots: The Dragon. How this dragon became a part of Drexel as "Mario the Magnificent" is an unusual, yet compelling story. Mario the Magnificent stands ten feet tall and overlooks the intersection of 33rd and Market Streets.

Left in the Dark: The Mystery of the Main Building Chandelier

This essay is the second in the series Drexel students write about Drexel history

Left in the Dark

by William F.

Drexel students write about Drexel history, part 1: Anthony J. Drexel

Drexel Archives is proud to present the work of ten Drexel students writing about Drexel history. Each week in the winter quarter, we will feature a new essay. Thanks to Professor Sheryl Simons and all the students in English 101, Fall quarter 2010.

Anthony J. Drexel

by Megan Jones

I can still clearly remember the day my Drexel acceptance letter arrived but it was not until I began to research this essay that I finally found out who A.J. Drexel really was.

Anthony J. Drexel was born on September 13, 1826, in Philadelphia, PA.

Veterans' Day exhibition now on display in the Main Building

Next time you're in Main, be sure to step up to the third floor to see the University Archives' newest exhibition,  Scholars who Served: a History of Drexel's Veterans.

Summer Days at Drexel! Welcome Prospective College of Arts & Sciences Students!

No matter what your area of the Arts and Sciences you pursue, your bound to explore new horizons.


Summer Days at Drexel! Welcome Prospective College of Nursing & Health, Goodwin College and School of Education Students!

Drexel University has been offering evening programs and courses in nursing and nutrition for over a hundred years.


New Exhibition in the Creese Student Center and Online!

Please stop by the lobby of the Creese Student Center to see an exhibition titled:

The Enriched Collegiate Experience: Historical Photographs of Student Clubs, Teams, Organizations, and Events.

Summer Days at Drexel! Welcome Prospective Westphal Media Arts and Design Students!

Drexel has been fostering innovative and creative artistic disciplines since being founded in 1891.


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