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    • If you build it . . .

      March 31, 2008

       A little over sixty years ago, The Triangle presented this article by Edward Miller unveiling, “The New Drexel.” This was the beginning of Drexel's first master plan, often referred to in the records as the Expansion Plan.

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    • Dorothy R. Young: Dean of Women, Proponent of Co-Education

      March 28, 2008

      The Dean of Women in 1949 was Dorothy R. Young.

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    • New Archives Evening Hours

      March 27, 2008

      Want to visit the University Archives but can't get here during the day? Starting on April 1, the Archives will be open every Tuesday evening until 8:00 p.m.

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    • Women Engineering Students at Drexel

      March 24, 2008

      The Sarah Drexel Van Rensselaer Dormitory was not only a social home for women students at Drexel, but was also the site of academic conferences designed to assist female students in their educational studies.

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    • Grace Godfrey, Dean of Home Economics

      March 21, 2008

      Women during the last quarter of the nineteenth century began to develop new life paths for themselves, including teaching at Drexel University.

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    • Retail Studies in the Depression

      March 17, 2008

       In 1933 Drexel applied to the state of Pennsylvania for permission to give a B.S. degree in retailing. The application was denied and the students received a degree in Commerce instead.

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    • Women's Health

      March 14, 2008

      In the 1920's, physical exams were required for all female students at the Drexel Institute.

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    • War Courses for Women

      March 12, 2008

      During the First World War the Drexel Institute was part of a nationwide patriotic movement to get women into the workforce.

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    • Milestones for Women at Drexel

      March 5, 2008

      In 1900, Pauline Conway became the first woman to complete Drexel's architecture program. The first student housing for women was built in 1918. Construction began on the Sarah Drexel Van Rensselaer Dormitory for Women in 1931. In 1919, Drexel awarded its first degrees to women. In 1938, Edith M. Rood became first woman editor of The Triangle. In 1943, women first enrolled in the School of Engineering. The Drexel Society of Women Engineers was founded three years later.

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    • March is National Women's History Month

      March 3, 2008

      Drexel University Archives will mark Women's History Month with a series of essays about women's education in the early years of the Drexel Institute.

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