Drake keeps track of how its faculty, staff, alumni and students are making an impact in the world. Catch the latest Drake media mentions in the “DU in the News” section, linked off the Drake home page. Recent highlights*:
Oct. 14, 2011: Des Moines Business Record
Drake Law alumna and Des Moines attorney Melinda Ellwanger is charting new territory in the Greater Des Moines legal community by setting off on her own as a freelance attorney for hire.
Oct. 10, 2011: Iowa Lawyer (page 15)
Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Drake Legal Clinic, wrote a column about the Law School’s new partnership with the court system. Judge Novak will be a judge in residence at the Drake Legal Clinic where he has an office and chambers in the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic. The new arrangement is a service to the courts and provides new opportunities for students.
Oct. 8, 2011: New York Times
Drake alumnus Roger Williams, the pianist whose lush versions of familiar tunes like “Autumn Leaves” and “Born Free” became hit recordings in the 1950s and ’60s, died at his home in Los Angeles.
Oct. 7, 2011: Des Moines Register
Drake University was one of 32 institutions nationwide that were part of the Apple University Consortium in the 1980s and early 1990s. Later, the University put Macintosh SE computers in every dorm room.
Oct. 4, 2011: Reason Magazine
A brief review of Nancy Berns’ book Closure says the author argues persuasively that it’s wrong to expect everyone else to follow a formulaic healing process aimed at moving on.
Oct. 4, 2011: Forest of Hope Blog (Great Ape Trust)
Michael Renner, professor of biology and psychology, is blogging about his experience learning about opportunities for students within the Gishwati Area Conservation Program.
Sept. 29, 2011: Des Moines Register
First-year student Justin Kochanski talks about his decision to attend Drake and offers advice on the college search in general.
Sept. 23, 2011: KCCI
President David Maxwell chats with Kevin Cooney about issues facing private education institutions in KCCI's Newsmaker segment.
*Please note that some links from news outlets expire and may no longer be available.