In a university that is posed to celebrate its 125th anniversary, it appears surprising that the college that provides the foundational courses to all students would only be celebrating its 25th anniversary. But that is the case for the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University. Although our programs have existed for much of Drexel’s history, it wasn’t until 1990 that we came together under one roof.
I was at the gym one morning this summer when I noticed a man approaching in my periphery. He was loud, body-builder size, and too enthusiastic for the predawn hours. Annoyed at the disruption, I feigned interest while he critiqued my curl form and ruminated on becoming a trainer. It wasn’t until he mentioned he was retired that I stopped and looked him fully in the face for the first time: he was young, mid-30s at most.
Ask magazine is published annually by the communications team in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences.