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DU in the News semester recap

May 24, 2012

Drake faculty, staff, alumni, and students are constantly featured in the media—both locally and nationally. This past semester was no exception; below you’ll find highlights of media coverage of the Drake community. And check out the “DU in the News” section at www.news.drake.edu.

Spring semester highlights:

A look to the future
Des Moines Register
Ken-Matt Martin, a 2012 graduate of Drake, is one of four Iowa college grads profiled.

My degree is in high demand
CNN Money
Bette Wiebke, a 2012 graduate in actuarial science, is featured as a student with a job right out of school.

Visas scarce for foreign actuaries
Des Moines Register
Drake actuarial students and professors comment on foreign actuaries’ futures after attending college in the United States.

Beautiful Bulldog winner gives good face
New York Times
Tyson made headlines worldwide when he won the 33rd annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest.

Amid pink slime, consumers want details about their food
USA Today
Neil Hamilton, director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center, discusses buyers’ increasing desire for information and choice when purchasing food.

Dolph Pulliam, Drake University and the greatest near upset in NCAA tournament history
Forbes
Recalling the 1969 Drake Bulldogs’ NCAA Final Four team and their match-up against UCLA.

Holding the (car) key to daughter’s college search
Chicago Tribune
Tom Delahunt, vice president for admission and student financial planning, reflects on being on the other side of the college search process with his teenage daughter.

Youth shaping future of online TV, movies, music
Associated Press
Srikant Mikkilineni, a law student at Drake, comments on paying for online content such as music and movies.

City badge winners announced! 
Foursquare blog
Des Moines received a Foursquare badge thanks to the Social Media Strategies class taught by Chris Snider, instructor of practice in multimedia.

Drake University political scientist analyzes Iowa Caucuses
Minnesota Public Radio
Professor Dennis Goldford joined MPR’s Catch Wurzer to discuss Iowa’s caucus results.