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Victims' families wrestle with grief as they weigh the death penalty on the ballot

Nancy Berns, professor of sociology, contributes to a discussion of how the death penalty factors into the healing process for families who are seeking justice.
Los Angeles Times

5 steps to minimize your risk of diabetes

June F. Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University, outlines five steps for minimizing your diabetes risk.
The Des Moines Register

Millennial voters cast ballots early in Iowa

More than 500 members of the Drake community cast their ballots during a day-long opportunity for early voting on the campus.

Character Counts Week highlights positive stories of Iowa

Every year, the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University hosts CHARACTER COUNTS! Week in Iowa.
Radio Iowa

How one university enticed a world-famous rapper to stop by campus at 2 a.m.

Drake, the chart-topping rapper, visited Drake University after students campaigned for years to attract the musician to campus.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

'FiveThirtyEight' gives Trump 61.8 percent chance of winning Iowa

Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of political science, says Trump has an advantage in Iowa, in part because Democratic voters were divided by a contentious primary between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
Radio Iowa

Memetics and the science of going viral

Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, authored this explanation of why "Who Let the Dogs Out," Grumpy Cat, and similar web crazes gain traction while other trends and ideas quickly fizzle out.
The Conversation US

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Renae Chesnut, dean of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, spoke with Pharmacy Careers about the college’s learner-centered teaching, opportunities for diverse experiences, and advice for graduating students.
Pharmacy Times

Cortical Visual Impairment in children

Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of visual impairment in children in developed countries. Jayna Fischbach, assistant professor of occupational therapy, co-wrote this piece on how occupational therapists can help identify CVI.
Advance Healthcare Network for OT Practitioners

The tattoo on your body might not really be yours

A recent spate of lawsuits involving celebrities, athletes, and even small business owners makes it clear—the tattoo on your body may not belong to you. Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, discusses this developing area of law.
Michigan Public Radio

Ace the transition from full-time worker to full-time student

Kara Blanchard, assistant dean of admission and financial aid at Drake Law School, offers extensive advice for making a successful transition from full-time employee to full-time student.
Yahoo! Finance

Who should moderate the debates? A millennial.

Drake's student body president, Thalia Anguiano, is recognized for having brought an important perspective to the presidential primary debates when she asked Hillary Clinton, "What does white privilege mean to you?"
The Washington Post

Drake University uses new program to improve experience of minority students

Drake University launched a new program this year designed to help incoming first-year students of color acclimate to life at the university.

Watch the ritual of college move-in day

Drake University welcomed nearly 800 incoming first-year students to the residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 24. KCCI chronicled the big day from the perspective of Aleeza Mandel, a health sciences major from Minneapolis, Minn.

Helping parents with the first day of school

Special programming can help parents of K-12 students handle the stress of sending kids off to school, says Tom Buckmiller, associate professor of education.
The Des Moines Register