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Top Five Stories of 2015

With 2016 on the horizon, we look back on the top five stories of the year.
December 17, 2015

Stories from San Quentin

Students’ rare experience inside one of the nation’s most infamous prisons
December 17, 2015

From Drake to Hollywood—and Back Again

A theatre alumna brings her stage and screen experience to the classroom for a new generation of thespians.
December 17, 2015

Behind the scenes at the Democratic presidential debate

This month, 8 million Americans watched as three Democratic presidential hopefuls sparred over foreign policy, economics, and other major issues from the Jordan stage of Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University. Yahoo live-streamed their Digital Democracy conference, broadcast from Parents Hall in Olmsted Center, where Republican candidate Rand Paul sank into a white leather couch as […]
November 20, 2015

Strength of his convictions

Imagine you’re a juror in a high-profile murder trial. An expert witness—a forensic scientist—displays a strand of hair found on the body of the deceased; then she compares it with hair from the defendant. The hairs are “microscopically indistinguishable” from one another, she concludes, and it is “highly unlikely” that the two samples came from […]
November 20, 2015

Evolving health care system

Dr. Arvind Movva, a gastroenterologist in Moline, Illinois, was in the early stages of developing a new online pharmacy company in the fall of 2014 when he engaged marketing firm owner Ted Thoms, AS’92, in brainstorming the promotion of the new business. By the following spring, Movva was ready to hire a lead pharmacist. “There’s […]
November 20, 2015

Growing their Bulldog family

“Broaden your horizons. Open different doors. You may find a you there that you never knew was yours,” sang first-year Musical Theatre major Jackson Kealy. The Noyce siblings, Jim Noyce, BN’78; Ken Noyce, BN’80, GR’84; and Carol Molino, BN’85; were seated nearby at the best table in the house. “Go and chase your dreams, you […]
November 20, 2015

Memorabilia tells Drake history

Alumni have donated a variety of memorabilia to the Drake University Alumni House. Each piece tells a different story in the history of the University.
August 27, 2015

End of an era

Dolph Pulliam, Drake basketball legend, retires in May If you’re even slightly familiar with Drake men’s basketball, then chances are you recognize the name Dolph Pulliam. Pulliam was a star player who earned himself a national reputation as a tenacious and sharp-minded athlete during his undergraduate career at Drake, 1965–1969. He’s the one laying the […]
December 21, 2012
The Shawd Family

Building a Drake connection

Families welcomed, honored over the weekend Jeff Shawd, JO’81, GR’83, was the first member of his family to attend Drake, but it quickly became a family affair. Both of his siblings followed, and now his son, Andrew, is a junior at the University. Since his graduation, Jeff has remained a passionate and involved Bulldog, maintaining […]
September 25, 2012

Where theory meets practice

Research and practical application go hand-in-hand in the Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory. The Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory opened last summer in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with the promise of expanding research opportunities and preparing Health Sciences students for a wide range of careers. In the year since, students and faculty have demonstrated […]
July 3, 2012

Always Ready, Always There

Drake alumni serve their country through the armed forces When Gabe Haugland, LW’08, enrolled as a Drake Law student in 2005, he had a few more challenges ahead of him than most students. Up by 5 a.m. daily, Haugland had the double task of finishing law school and finishing his studies in the U.S. Army’s […]
July 2, 2012