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As Drexel opens its football team to female students, turnout increases drastically.
Kolbe with Archduke Otto of Austria, heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne, when the archduke spoke at Drexel's eighth annual Alexander Van Rensselaer Lecture, Jan. 14, 1941. Pictured with two Drexel students, Lucille Henebry and Jane Pryse.
During World War I, the Drexel Institute undertook a number of efforts to prepare its graduates to serve the nation in wartime, including initiating programs to prepare women for government jobs. A new major in dietetics, begun in 1918, was the first…