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Princeton Review names Drake a top university for return on investment

Drake University is among the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid according to The Princeton Review.

February 2, 2017

Campus Compact and Principal select Drake sophomore Lauren Oreto for new scholarship program

Drake University sophomore Lauren Oreto is among 20 college students from Iowa and California who were selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program.
January 23, 2017

Writers & Critics Series features Chigozie Obioma on Feb. 22

A Nigerian-born author whose debut work of fiction received international acclaim will deliver a free public reading at Drake University next month.
January 17, 2017

Brown explores "American Autobiography after 9/11"

A new book by Associate Professor of English Megan Brown explores the myriad developments in American autobiography since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
January 10, 2017

CANCELLED: Keys to Excellence piano series features Quentin Kim

Quentin Kim, professor of piano at Pusan National University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Jan. 23.
January 5, 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

Drake University to host fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of 262 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester.
December 15, 2016

Vote Smart to relocate to Drake University in Des Moines

Drake University will soon be home to Vote Smart, one of the world’s leading sources of non-partisan political information.
December 12, 2016

The Comparison Project hosts interfaith dialogue on death and dying

The Comparison Project will present the fifth event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying.
November 28, 2016

Q&A with Joan Faber McAlister, recipient of the 2016 Francine Merritt Award

Joan Faber McAlister, associate professor of rhetoric, media, and social change, has been selected to receive the 2016 Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication.
November 21, 2016

Students learn Leadership at Sea in the Bahamas

For the fifth year in a row, a group of Drake University students will travel to the Bahamas over January Term for a leadership course on the high seas.
November 15, 2016

Educator to speak on inclusive education and "Changing the Story of Disability in Africa"

Ugandan educator and public speaker Francis Kamuhanda will lecture on education and the role it plays in child development in Uganda during a free public lecture at Drake University.
November 2, 2016

Music instructor to tour with Mannheim Steamroller

Anna Lackaff, adjunct professor of music at Drake University, will tour the country this holiday season as a keyboardist for Mannheim Steamroller.
November 1, 2016

Keys to Excellence series features Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown, associate professor of piano at Western Illinois University, will deliver a free performance in Drake's Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Nov. 14.
October 31, 2016

Vandana Shiva to deliver "Who Really Feeds the World" lecture Nov. 16

Indian scholar and environmental activist Vandana Shiva will discuss the impact of chemically-intensive agriculture and genetically modified organisms during a free public lecture next month at Drake University.
October 27, 2016