Drexel's new president outlines plan to revitalize neighborhood, The Philadelphia Inquirer

October 6, 2010

"Drexel University's new president, John A. Fry, on Tuesday outlined a five-point plan to improve the neighborhood, including an expanded safety-patrol zone and a loan forgiveness program for employees who buy homes in the area.

In his first major address to the university community, Fry also pledged expertise and fund-raising support for the area's public elementary school and an effort to improve the business district along Lancaster Avenue.

Fry, a former University of Pennsylvania executive who was a key architect of Penn's successful plan to revitalize its neighborhood, hopes to make history repeat itself."  For the complete article, please click here.