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Report: Drake University generates $413 million in consumer spending

A new study demonstrates the substantial impact of Drake University and its alumni on the central Iowa economy. Drake students, faculty, staff, and visitors drive more than $413 million in consumer spending annually in the greater Des Moines area.
May 11, 2017

Boys and Girls Clubs to build Drake University campus location

Drake University and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa announced last week that Drake’s campus will be home to a new Club location that provides after-school and summertime services to hundreds of K–12 youth. The Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club, to be located near the southwest corner of 25th St. and Forest […]
May 2, 2017

Mixed-use development will feature views of iconic Old Main

Drake University has agreed to sell two parcels of University-owned land to Nelson Construction & Development, which plans to build a hotel, market-rate apartments, and urban-style row houses on the site.
April 26, 2017

Drake announces 2017 National Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Board will recognize eight exceptional alumni with awards for professional achievement and loyalty to their alma mater.
February 16, 2017

For Drake alumna, Teacher Appreciation Week praise comes from the top

Teacher Appreciation Week was progressing much like any other for Drake alumna Loan Nguyen. It was the final week of the fall semester at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School, and the second-year English and Creative Writing teacher had a long weekend of grading ahead. But on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, Nguyen got the surprise of […]
February 10, 2017

Ten Bulldogs named to Business Record's Forty Under 40 class

Ten members of the Drake community were named to the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 class for 2017.
February 2, 2017

Kiplinger’s names Drake University a 2017 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has placed Drake University at No. 39 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2017.
December 16, 2016

Giving Back

Hundreds of alumni gave back to their communities during the fifth annual DU Good Day, held Sept. 17, 2016.
October 25, 2016

Leader of the Pack

At events across the country, Bulldogs are learning more about the future of Drake under the leadership of President Marty Martin.
October 25, 2016

Ambassador Darci Vetter to speak at Drake University

Members of the public are invited to a free talk by Drake University alumna Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, on July 27.
July 20, 2016

Soltis leads Butler University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Robert Soltis, who taught at Drake University since 1992, was appointed Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) at his alma mater, Butler University.
July 6, 2016

Alumnus Tom Ahart to perform guest role in "A Raisin in the Sun" at Drake

Pyramid Theatre Company has cast Drake alumnus Tom Ahart, superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, for a guest role in its upcoming production of "A Raisin in the Sun."
July 1, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016