DU in the News
Mystery complicates grief for families of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Nancy Berns, professor of sociology and author of "Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us," says families of the victims of tragedy—like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370—cope with loss in many different ways.
Paying farmers not to farm? Not exactly.
Matt Russell, director of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, discusses nuances of federal commodity support programs created to help farmers during bad years.
Is Obamacare Doomed?
Mark Kende of Drake Law School says the Supreme Court will likely uphold portions of the Affordable Care Act that are under legal challenge.
Elevating the discussion on mental health in Iowa
Jerry Foxhoven, director of the Drake Legal Clinic, says a proposal to close two mental health facilities in Iowa would create efficiencies that boost quality and accessibility of state services.
Top 10 FAFSA Myths Debunked
Colleges have never offered so much of their resources for financial aid—but to qualify you first have to apply, says Tom Delahunt, vice president for admission and student financial planning.
Free citizenship courses available online for Iowa schools
Character Counts Iowa, an organization based at Drake University, helped finance a project to offer citizenship classes in Iowa middle schools and high schools.
Drake Student Hits Half-Court Shot, Wins Truck [VIDEO]
Bulldog Madness began in full force on Nov. 4 when a first-year student buried a miraculous half-court shot to win a brand new truck.
Iowa doctor discusses ebola quarantine [Video]
Dr. Allen Zagoren of Drake and UnityPoint Health discusses the use of quarantines to control the spread of illness.
Gay marriage: Will Supreme Court drive angry voters to polls?
Dennis Goldford, professor of politics and international relations, says Iowa Republicans planned to go to the polls even before the Supreme Court declined to review gay marriage cases.
Changing the Mission of College Athletics
Sandy Hatfield-Clubb and Craig Owens discuss how Drake is bringing the locker room into the classroom—the Bulldog way.
Obama vows to destroy jihadists
Mahmoud Hamad, associate professor of politics at Drake University, comments on President Obama's speech.
How helicopter parents are ruining college students
Drake senior Abbey Barrow (and her parents) are featured in this Washington Post article, discussing the do's and don'ts of parenting a college student.
At Peabody Essex, 300 Years of Indian Chintzes
Fall exhibition in Manhattan will feature work by Phil Chen, professor of art and design.
Supreme Court gets input on changing bar exam rule
Ben Ullem, dean of the Drake University Law School, discusses diploma privilege and how allowing Iowa law graduates to practice without taking the bar exam would help students pay off debt more quickly.
Can higher education reinvent our ‘paralyzed and dysfunctional’ democratic process?
Drake University President David Maxwell co-authors this op-ed on how institutions of higher education can prepare students — and society at large — for productive civic engagement and find remedies for our gridlocked political environment.