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  • Learning how to teach in an increasingly diverse classroom
    February 5, 2016 - The Atlantic
    An innovative master's program developed by Drake University and the Des Moines Public School District trains a cohort of predominately white instructors to help students who come from very different backgrounds.
  • Drake University in political spotlight
    February 2, 2016 - WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
    "Drake University has hosted more political-related events this presidential campaign season than perhaps any other college in the state of Iowa," reports WPVI-TV News in Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Why do the Iowa caucuses matter? Because everyone thinks they do.
    January 25, 2016 - Vox
    Dennis Goldford, professor of political science, explains the logistics and significance of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
  • Tips to pick the best Powerball numbers
    January 7, 2016 - ABC-5
    The $500 million Powerball jackpot on Jan. 6 was the fourth largest prize in that game's history. Maryann Huey, assistant professor of mathematics, says there is no strategy that can increase the 1 in 292 million chance of winning.
  • Inaugural Transitions
    December 23, 2015 - Trusteeship
    Drake University trustees David W. Miles and Larry Zimpleman outline best practices for a governing board's most significant responsibility: selecting a new president.
  • Panel to discuss civility in politics, or its absence
    December 21, 2015 -
    The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University and The Des Moines Register are co-presenting a free panel discussion January 13 on the state of civil discourse in politics.
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  • Professor publishes pictorial history of the Iowa caucus
    January 14, 2016
    A new book by Drake University Associate Professor of Political Science Rachel Paine Caufield provides a pictorial history of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
  • Drake faculty accompany Michael Cavanaugh
    December 11, 2015
    Nine Drake faculty members performed with the Des Moines Symphony, accompanying Michael Cavanaugh on the music of Billy Joel. Six faculty are regular members of the symphony, while three joined as substitutes and extras for the night.
  • Perrine publishes "No Confession, No Mass"
    November 23, 2015
    The University of Nebraska Press recently published Associate Professor Jennifer Perrine’s manuscript, “No Confession, No Mass.” Perrine's manuscript won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for 2014. She is also the author of In the Human Zoo, recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and The Body Is No Machine, winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award […]
  • Iowa Supreme Court to honor SJMC Dean
    November 16, 2015
    The Iowa Supreme Court will recognize Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Dean Kathleen Richardson and Des Moines Register Editorial Writer Rox Laird for their strong voice in support of justice. A recognition program will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 23 in the Iowa Judicial Branch Building. Drake University Professor Emeritus […]