The Rising Threat to Homeowners

One quarter of all home sales in Philly are to corporate investors, not residents. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director joins the Reinvestment Fund in laying out why that matters — and what can be done to stem the tide

By BRUCE KATZ, BEN PREIS, IRA GOLDSTEIN AND EMILY DOWDALL

The “Drexel Promise” Is Just The Start

A longtime college president applauds Drexel’s new tuition discount for community college transfers — and urges universities to do more to help underserved students attain their degrees

By Elaine Maimon

Game Changer

Spark Therapeutics and Drexel University are betting big on a new, $575 million innovation center. For Spark CEO Jeff Marrazzo, it’s another iteration of a change maker’s vision

By Larry Platt

The Higher Ed Opportunity

Four local universities will be searching for new presidents in the next couple of years. Let’s be sure, a longtime college president says, they are principled leaders who can help transform the region.

By Elaine Maimon

The Citizen Recommends: Generational Shifts and the Politics of Change

The Citizen’s Roxanne Patel Shepelavy hosts a Drexel panel about who is—and soon will be—leading our democracy

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ain’t No Party Like A Home Rule Charter Party

Our local constitution hasn’t been updated for nearly 70 years. The Citizen and Drexel University are partnering on a course that asks: Isn’t it about time for a refresh?

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Week: Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

The Drexel urban anthropologist, just named one of BBC’s 100 Women making a difference, is committed to making Philly accessible and desirable for all—and says we’re already on the right track

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: What We Can Learn From Squash

FS Investments and Drexel University teamed up to host this week’s U.S. Open Squash Championship—a model for what inclusion can look like

By Michael Forman and John Fry