Tag: John Fry
Jul. 28, 2017
Fry named in wage equity suit
Drexel University President John A. Fry’s name appeared in a recently amended lawsuit that identified Philadelphia leaders against the City’s new “wage equity law” — a law that prevents companies from inquiring about prospective employees’ salary histories.
Apr. 14, 2017
Deposition requested for President Fry in Sodexo suit
Drexel University President John A. Fry may be compelled to submit to a deposition in the legal case between the university and its former food service provider, SodexoMagic.
Nov. 5, 2016
Jewish Life Center opens
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life Oct. 26 on 34th and Cherry Streets.
Sep. 23, 2016
Fry kicks off 2016 Drexel Convocation
Drexel University initiated its 125th year as an institution on Sep. 16 with Convocation, an annual tradition consisting of a series of speeches to ring in the new academic season. President John A. Fry welcomed the incoming freshmen, and distinguished speaker Michael Crow gave the keynote address.
Sep. 9, 2016
Welcome from the President
A Message from President John A. Fry to the Incoming Class
Oct. 23, 2015
Fry’s contract extended five more years
Drexel University’s Board of Trustees unanimously passed a five-year extension of John A. Fry’s contract as president of the University Sept. 30. This contract runs until August of 2020, and includes a boost in Fry’s pay for good performance although the amount has not yet been specified.
May. 21, 2015
Fry addresses on campus anti-Semitic incident
In an official mailing sent May 17, Drexel University President John A. Fry shed additional light on an anti-Semitic incident that occurred in a residence hall on campus May 12. The letter was the second of two and served a more informative role than the first, which offered only a brief reaction to the harassment. Fry stated in this second letter that he did not want to avoid the topic and as such, described both the incident and measures to react to it in additional detail.
May. 7, 2015
President Fry holds fourth and final town hall meeting
Drexel University President John A. Fry held the last of his four town hall style meetings at the New College Building in Center City May 4. The event marked the last of his scheduled meetings where students and faculty would be able to gather to listen and ask questions for the future of Drexel’s programs and the school itself.
Apr. 3, 2015
Students should be more political
President John A. Fry proudly introduced “Distinguished Visiting Fellow” Joseph Torsella at the National Constitution Center April 1. The center founder’s lecture, attended by board of trustee members, focused on the current political polarization of the United States and how this problem may be solved. He also addressed the important constitutional concept of popular sovereignty, which helped unite the states. While Torsella complemented Drexel’s commitment to political engagement and the Constitution, we, the Editorial Board of The Triangle, think it is questionable whether those commitments really extend to the students.
Mar. 5, 2015
Drexel announces closure of its Sacramento campus
Drexel University announced March 5 that after a comprehensive evaluation, the Board of Trustees has decided to close the school’s Sacramento campus. The closure comes in wake of the school’s work in 2013 to expand its program by offering undergraduate as well as graduate degrees.