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Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, to speak at Drake University

Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, will visit Drake’s campus on Saturday, Feb. 13, for an event sponsored by the Coalition of Black Students (CBS) as part of Black History Month programming.
February 2, 2016

Drake choir offers Singing Valentines as tour fundraiser

Drake Choir is sponsoring several upcoming events to support the group's 2016 concert tour of Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.
February 1, 2016

Keys to Excellence features Nicholas Phillips

Nicholas Phillips, associate professor of piano at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will present the next concert in Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series.
February 1, 2016

6 things in 2016

It’s an eventful year ahead with caucuses, construction, competition, commitment, camaraderie, and courses. Save the date for these six events happening in 2016 at Drake University. There are so many exciting things happening on campus in 2016. Follow us through a year of transformation! 1. Caucuses Drake becomes the caucus capital of Des Moines on […]
January 22, 2016

Caucuses as classroom

Students study campaign communication strategies at rallies for Clinton, Carson, and other presidential candidates prior to the Iowa caucuses In a single week, Drake University sophomore Samantha Ohlson spent eight hours at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Council Bluffs, four hours at a Putting Families First presidential forum in Des Moines, two hours at […]
January 22, 2016

Professor publishes pictorial history of the Iowa caucus

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.
January 14, 2016

Drake music major becomes 'youngest senior living resident in Iowa'

Drake University senior Haley Jenkins will live rent-free at Deerfield Retirement Community this semester in exchange for a little musical entertainment.
January 4, 2016
Students Bridge Ethos FEATURE

Kiplinger's names Drake University a 2016 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance placed Drake University at No. 36 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2016.
December 23, 2015

Chemistry alumnus named a 2015 Baxter Young Investigator

Drake University alumnus Andy R. Johnson recently was selected as a 2015 Baxter Young Investigator in recognition of his research accomplishments.
December 22, 2015

Drake University appoints UW-Green Bay dean Sue J. Mattison as provost

Drake University President Marty Martin, on behalf of the University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue J. Mattison to the position of provost.
December 18, 2015

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

Perrine publishes "No Confession, No Mass"

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 […]
November 23, 2015

Award-winning documentarians turn their lens to Iowa State Penitentiary

Jody Swilky, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of English, is working on a documentary about the Iowa State Penitentiary.
November 17, 2015