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A promise yet to be delivered in West Philadelphia

Jan 21, 2015 • Al Jazeera America
... prominent and well-endowed universities — Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania — yet has one of the lowest-performing public elementary schools in the state and no public high school. (Nearby University City High School closed in ... More

Drexel and Wexford Purchase University City High School Site

Jun 16, 2014 • DrexelNow
Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed today on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City ... More

Drexel buys University City High School

Jun 17, 2014 • Philly.com
DREXEL University closed on the purchase of University City High School yesterday, netting the school district $21.1 million after closing costs and after paying off a few outstanding loans. Drexel's plans for development of the 14-acre parcel, however ... More

Councilwoman Blackwell Blasts Drexel's Plan To Buy University City High School

Jun 4, 2014 • CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Attorneys for Drexel University got a tongue lashing Tuesday from a city council member over the school's plans to buy the shuttered University City High School. Drexel wants to buy the University City High School site from the ... More

Zoning changes proposed for University City High School site

May 15, 2014 • Philly.com
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill Thursday that would allow Drexel University to build a new mixed-use development on a property at 38th Street and Powelton Avenue that currently houses the empty University City High School, Charles Drew ... More

Inside the University City High School sale

Jun 18, 2014 • Philadelphia City Paper (blog)
Just two weeks after Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell threatened to stonewall the sale of the vacant University City High School because potential buyer Drexel University hadn't done enough community outreach, the controversial deal is done. Drexel agreed ... More

Deal struck on rezoning University City High School site

Jun 12, 2014 • Philly.com
Drexel University reached a deal with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell's office and several community groups over the zoning of the 14-acre parcel housing the former University City High School Thursday morning. The parties were negotiating in the hallway ... More

Artist looks for new home for old murals

Dec 1, 2014 • Philly.com
Detail shot of a tile mural that John Costanza, 90, a sculptor and former ceramics chair at Moore College of Art, designed, executed with the help of about 40 high school students, and hung on the lobby walls of the old University City High School. More

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