The Ledger

An annotated introduction to Drexel.

ferrofluid on silicon wafer

Nano Art

This image — “Magnetostatic Spawn” by Aleks Labuda from Santa Barbara, California — depicts ferromagnetic particles suspended in a fluid and manipulated by... Read More

Cliff Hanger

Ted Daeschler, curator of vertebrate zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, caught... Read More
Sepia image of women lunging

Co-Ed Competitors

This 1904 photo taken in the fourth-floor gymnasium of Drexel’s Main Building shows that physical education was part of the curriculum for men and women from th... Read More
Mechanical Arts Students - black and white photo

Men at Work

This undated photo shows Mechanic Arts Department students working in the electrical laboratory in the early days of the Drexel Institute of Art, Scie... Read More
Main Building Auditorium

The Main Thing

Number of pipes in the Curtis organ, which in 1928 replaced a Haskell organ that had occupied the Main Building auditorium at the founding. Original... Read More