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Welcome to the inaugural issue of Market Street!

January 07, 2014
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Market Street
I recently learned that the actual Market Street — the east–west divide that runs from the edge of the Delaware River to Upper Darby —was not always called Market. A short history lesson: High Street was its original name given by English settlers until entrepreneurial Billy Penn changed the course of Philadelphia. He urged merchants to set up markets along the street, creating a corridor of business, eventually resulting in the street’s name change around 1800.

To this day, Market Street remains true to its appellation as the epicenter of economic activity in Philadelphia, and, as such, a fitting location for our home, LeBow College of Business. As a business leader, we attract the best, the brightest and most focused students who go on to excel in business, economics and beyond. This issue of Market Street is filled with some of their stories.

For example, our cover story subject, Dr. Sandra Urdaneta–Hartmann, came to LeBow when she realized she was missing critical experience before she set out to launch her global health initiative.

With an M.D. and Ph.D. already in her pocket, she credits her LeBow degree with her latest success.

Every one of our Executive MBA students comes to LeBow already successful in their respective fields. But when this august group stepped outside of themselves and into their shells on the Schuylkill to try their hand at rowing, they learned much more than how to paddle.

And while it’s been a few months since the untimely passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs, we at Drexel will never forget how he launched his Macintosh microcomputer on our very own campus, on Market Street.

From the Greek economic crisis to solving the Social Security mess to the teaching methods and acclaimed research of our faculty to more and more interesting stories, you’ll learn why LeBow College of Business is leading the charge in today’s business world.

Enjoy the issue.

Leda Kopach CoAS ’91 _Editor_
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