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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…

Student paints her sorority’s emblem on a square of the sidewalk on Lancaster Walk, a tradition that is still carried out today.

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.

Student yearbook meeting. The photo appeared in the newspaper, with the headline: “Woman is Yearbook editor in Technical College”

As Drexel opens its football team to female students, turnout increases drastically.