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  • Rick Perry stops paying Iowa staffers
    August 12, 2015 - WHO-TV
    Although Rick Perry has a handful of wealthy donors in his corner, the fact that he has stopped paying his Iowa campaign staff indicates a lack of grassroots support that he needs to win in 2016, says Tony Gaughan of Drake Law School.
  • The GOP is still waiting for a breakout moment
    August 11, 2015 - US News & World Report
    Candidates didn't say much during the Fox News presidential candidate debate that they haven't said before, said Dennis Goldford, professor of political science and a Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
  • Candidates connecting with supporters, 10 seconds at a time
    July 30, 2015 - The Huffington Post
    Jennifer Glover Konfrst, co-chair of Drake's Strategic Political Communications program, explains how candidates are using tools like Snapchat to reach younger voters who don't consume traditional media outlets.
  • Drake University Unveils Congressional Files on ADA’s 25th Anniversary
    July 29, 2015 - Higher Ed Today
    Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, Drake University (IA) and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation.
  • Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff
    July 20, 2015 - USA Today
    Drake University alumnus Zach Johnson, BN'98, won the British Open on July 20 after a four-hole playoff.
  • Drake alums' pharmacy to focus on personalized prescriptions and general healthy living
    July 20, 2015 - Bloomberg
    Drake alumni Wade and Jennifer Siefert own Preckshot Professional Pharmacy, a unique health center and Illinois' largest compounding pharmacy.
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  • Kevin Lam publishes book on youth gangs and colonialism
    October 5, 2015
    Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, published "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context."
  • Yee receives Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award
    August 28, 2015
    Drake Law School professor Ellen Yee recently was honored with the inaugural Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
  • Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development
    August 28, 2015
    Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement" was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn […]
  • Cheryl Clarke named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association
    July 17, 2015
    Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)