May. 19, 2017
24 Hours of Impact back for second year
On May 24, Drexel University will hold its second Day of Giving, an online social campaign where students, faculty, alumni and other friends of the university are encouraged to donate money to be utilized throughout university endeavors.
May. 13, 2016
No money, but still problems
I’m not sure where the idea of taking someone hostage to coerce others to take action and meet the demands set forth first came from, but Drexel’s latest iteration of fundraising could not have felt more like being held over a barrel. I am, of course, speaking of Drexel 24, Drexel’s Day of Giving, which, before you get excited or proud, did not mean that the University was going to give back to its students in any way. In a bold, yet not entirely unexpected move, Drexel had asked for donations from alumni, faculty … and students? Yes, Drexel had asked students, already paying their life’s savings and more into getting an education, to contribute just a ‘little’ bit more from their pockets.
Mar. 14, 2014
Why philanthropy should matter to everyone
I’m the daughter of blue-collar parents who worked hard to give my three younger siblings and me the best chance in life to succeed. My dad left high school to start work as an electrician and now runs a small business with pride, despite never having gone to college. My mom got her undergraduate degree in psychology from a small, all-girls college. She was a stay-at-home mom, but she now goes to community college and hopes to pursue graduate school.
Apr. 19, 2011
Fry offers vision for University at inauguration
President John Anderson Fry was officially inaugurated April 15 in an investiture ceremony at the Drexel Recreation Center. The event featured a number of speakers and major announcements from Fry during his inaugural address.