Interim dean proves to be best pick

President John A. Fry announced in an email Feb. 12 that Frank Linnehan will serve as the permanent dean of the LeBow College of Business. Linnehan has been serving as the interim dean of the college for the past 18 months while the University searched for a new dean. In… Continued

Fry rejects Israeli academic boycott

President John A. Fry released an official statement Dec. 27 on behalf of Drexel University, stating that the University will not be following the example of the American Studies Association in boycotting Israeli universities. The ASA, of which Drexel is not a member, is one of the largest associations of… Continued

New development will be largest in Drexel history

Drexel trustees, faculty, students and partners gathered Nov. 1 to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking of the largest building project in Drexel history. The upcoming mixed-use development at 34th Street and Lancaster Avenue is a $170 million investment that will feature student housing, retail locations and a dining center. James Tucker,… Continued

LeBow hosts fireside leadership chat

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business presented a fireside chat Oct. 28 featuring alumnus Dominic J. Caruso, class of 1980, corporate vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Johnson & Johnson, along with Drexel President John A. Fry. Caruso graduated from Drexel with a bachelor’s degree in business… Continued

Growth of Drexel mirrors growth of squash

2010 was a pivotal year for the future of Drexel University. President John A. Fry was elected to his position, and it seemed like the construction began almost immediately and the building blocks were put in place to become a world-leading modern university. Little did we know at the time… Continued

LeBow Hall opens for business

After two years of construction, more than 1.5 acres of limestone, and the demolition of the fondly remembered Matheson Hall, Drexel University celebrated the opening of Gerri C. LeBow Hall with a dedication Oct. 3 attended by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Drexel President John A. Fry, and a crowd of… Continued

Drexel Ventures will fund innovation

President John A. Fry announced July 1 the launch of Drexel Ventures, an innovation fund, incubator and technology transfer within the University. The program will provide support for faculty, students and alumni to create new businesses while fostering economic growth and development in the Greater Philadelphia region. “How do we… Continued

Fry joins Corbett in South America

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett invited Drexel University faculty and administrators to join a delegation that traveled to Brazil and Chile April 6-16 to complement the commonwealth’s trade mission. The delegation included Drexel President John A. Fry, Vice President of Government and Community Relations David Wilson, Vice Provost of Global Initiatives… Continued