Citizen of the Week: Vivek Babu
Thanks to the efforts led by Drexel’s undergraduate student president, the university will for the first time give students the day off for voting and engagement on Election Day 2024, the latest in a string of election advocacy successes.
The War in University City
While student protestors and bullying Trustees at Penn continue shedding far more heat than light, there’s a different story at neighbor Drexel. Why?
Philly Coffee Shops that Do Good
Your morning Joe tastes so much better when you know where it comes from — a place that treats its workers well and gives back to the community and the world
The Rental Market Sucks
And it will keep getting worse, Drexel Metro Finance head argues, unless government responds
A Local Experiment in Scandinavian Justice
An ongoing research study at the state prison in Chester is looking at how Scandinavian-style changes could make prison safer, more productive and more effective — for inmates, workers and the community.
Citizen Recap: Placemaking and Economic Growth
During our latest Development … for Good event, Connor Barwin, Jerry Sweeney and other civic trailblazers shared the secrets to growing stronger communities through smart design
“The cutting edge of financial innovation”
Drexel’s Metro Finance head talks with impact investor Jonathan Tower on using private funds to hypercharge public investment in communities that need it most
Are Cities Ready for a Manufacturing Renaissance?
As a new industrial transition hits the U.S., Drexel’s Metro Finance head lays out how Philly and other cities can capitalize on the boom