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The Preservation Alliance’s magazine Extant debuted in Winter 2015. Published three times a year in collaboration with Hidden City Philadelphia, the magazine is distributed free to members and supporters. Click the cover below to read online.
February 8, 2021
Philadelphia is a city that has always shined brightly under the lights of an international stage, from the visiting Pope Francis to housing the Biden campaign, and even hosting the NFL Draft. Bright lights,diverse culture, an entire street filled with international flags flying proudly throughout the city, Philadelphia is a beacon for a world presence. 
February 5, 2021
The confidently handsome post-Civil War rowhouses on the 1500 block of Christian Street are reminders of the upper middle-class Philadelphians who built and lived in them.  While unostentatious in style, what was nicknamed “Doctors’ Row” has an extraordinary history: its late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents were among the leaders of Black Philadelphia. 
February 3, 2021
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) is painting 17 Murals In neighborhoods across Philadelphia, in partnership with Mural Arts, area academic institutions and corporate sponsors to benefit Delaware Valley non-profit organizations.  Murals will reflect each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 
February 2, 2021
Shaily Menon believes in the power of universities engaging with local communities. Soon after arriving at Saint Joseph’s University, Menon reached out to connect with community partners in Philadelphia. One such partner was Campus Philly, with whom the university is collaborating on many initiatives and on whose board Menon serves. 
February 2, 2021
ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) Day aims to raise awareness of the contribution that computing machines contribute to society and to celebrate the individuals who gathered together to design, build, install, operate and support the ENIAC. On February 15th of each year, the computer industry comes together across the world to celebrate ENIAC; the world’s first all-electronic, programmable computer. 
February 2, 2021
Jabari Jones is the President of the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative (WPCC,) where he is the convener of both small and large businesses. As president, Jones spends a lot of time speaking with businesses about the problems they are facing in growing, getting contracts, and generating revenue. 
February 2, 2021
Published by Capital Analytics Associates By Max Crampton-Thomas  
February 2, 2021
With the motto ‘Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery’, Portugal takes over this Presidency with three major priorities for the EU:
January 28, 2021
During a year of unprecedented challenges, the Drexel community has come together in remarkable ways. We’ve taken new and innovative approaches to academic and student life, shifting to remote learning in a matter of weeks, pursuing life-saving research in the face of a global pandemic, and grappling with the great social imperative of our time — to foster a safe and welcoming environment for all, rededicated to overcoming prejudice and committed to racial justice.
January 28, 2021