Autumn at Drexel

You may recall that many of the honey locusts were on the verge of succumbing to aphids this spring, including the stand at 32nd & Cherry.  They were treated in May.  Compare these photographs from November 6th and August 26th.  The color in other species may be muted this fall, but the honey locusts have been spectacular:

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Epilepsy Awareness

Drexel is observing Epilepsy Awareness Month in November by lighting the grove of river birches in the Cohen Garden section of Perelman Plaza in purple:

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Play Ball

Drexel’s athletic fields have not always been at 42nd Street & Powelton Avenue. In 1901, just seven years before the previous World Series victory by the Cubs, the athletic field was across Chestnut Street from the Main Building, where the Chestnut Square residential tower now stands:

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