- 2015 Beautiful Bulldog Contestants Announced
March 25, 2015
The contestants for the 2015 Beautiful Bulldog Contest were drawn in a public lottery on the Drake University campus on Tuesday, March 24. Following are the 50 official contestants, as well as three alternates in case a contestant is unable to attend. Click here for a Facebook photo gallery. The 2015 Beautiful Bulldog Contest will […]
- New York big band to perform works of Gil Evans at Drake
March 23, 2015
One of New York's best big bands, Ryan Truesdell's The Gil Evans Project, will perform free at Drake University on Sunday, March 29.
- ‘Genius’ graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel to deliver free lecture April 6
March 23, 2015
Groundbreaking comics artist Alison Bechdel, recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, will deliver a free public lecture in Sussman Theater.
- Globetrotting cancer survivors to read creative nonfiction at Drake University
March 23, 2015
Drake University will host a reading of creative nonfiction narratives written by cancer survivors who recently traveled to Machu Picchu with Above + Beyond Cancer.
DU in the News
- Mystery complicates grief for families of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
March 11, 2015 - CBS News
Nancy Berns, professor of sociology and author of "Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us," says families of the victims of tragedy—like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370—cope with loss in many different ways.
- Paying farmers not to farm? Not exactly.
March 5, 2015 - Iowa Public Radio
Matt Russell, director of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, discusses nuances of federal commodity support programs created to help farmers during bad years.
- Is Obamacare Doomed?
March 5, 2015 - The Epoch Times
Mark Kende of Drake Law School says the Supreme Court will likely uphold portions of the Affordable Care Act that are under legal challenge.
- Elevating the discussion on mental health in Iowa
March 3, 2015 - The Des Moines Register
Jerry Foxhoven, director of the Drake Legal Clinic, says a proposal to close two mental health facilities in Iowa would create efficiencies that boost quality and accessibility of state services.
- Top 10 FAFSA Myths Debunked
December 4, 2014 - NerdWallet
Colleges have never offered so much of their resources for financial aid—but to qualify you first have to apply, says Tom Delahunt, vice president for admission and student financial planning.
- Free citizenship courses available online for Iowa schools
December 4, 2014 - Radio Iowa
Character Counts Iowa, an organization based at Drake University, helped finance a project to offer citizenship classes in Iowa middle schools and high schools.
Faculty & Staff
- Drake professor receives NSF grant to study regulation, practice of out-of-hospital midwifery in the United States
March 26, 2015
Renee Cramer, associate professor of law, politics, and society, has received a $76,244 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of regulation, activism, and awareness on out-of-hospital midwifery care in the United States.
- Garriott named co-editor of Political and Legal Anthropology Review
March 24, 2015
William Garriott, assistant professor of law, politics, and society at Drake University, has been named co-editor of Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
- Ditter named President-Elect of Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA)
March 18, 2015
Chris Ditter, associate director of student financial planning, is president-elect of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
- Koch presents at American Library Association's midwinter meeting
March 5, 2015
Teri Koch, professor of librarianship at Drake University, spoke at the Print Archive Network forum at the American Library Association's midwinter meeting.