In January 2017, the Drexel University Archives started reviewing a donation in progress from Richard Rippel, a Drexel University alumnus.
Mr. Rippel has shared the work files of his father – Harry Conrad Rippel, himself a graduate of Drexel and an engineer at the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories who worked on everything from heart implants to the Apollo 11 rocket transporter to the Hubble space telescope. Richard Rippel intends to donate his father’s collection to the University.
Arriving just in time to add to the celebration and buzz of the 125th anniversary of Drexel University’s founding is the digitized archive of Philadelphia’s morning newspaper, The Inquirer. Now Drexel students and faculty can read first-person reporting about the founding of Drexel! The Inquirer is one of the oldest surviving daily newspapers in the United States, and this first-ever digitized edition is a boon for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the history of Philadelphia and the nation.
Are there really difference between male brains and female brains? Are some people “right-brained” and some people “left-brained”? And WHY are teenagers like that?!
Visit W. W. Hagerty Library to view an exhibit featuring displays of brain myths and facts. The displays, created in collaboration with the Department of Psychology in celebration of Brain Awareness Week, will debunk commonly held beliefs and present current research about the brain. Learn about the history of brain research, beginning with phrenology and leading into current conceptualizations of brain organization.
When did the blue and gold dinks first officially make their appearance at Drexel? An 1938 article from The Triangle, pictured below, announces the Inter-fraternity Council's plan to require all fraternity freshmen "wear dinks of the same make, color and design."