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Young political junkies look to Iowa, not Washington D.C. for college

Rachel Paine Caufield, professor of American politics, advises students to go to Iowa if they're looking for hands-on political experience.

Reflections On A Campus Visit: What We Learned From Young Voters At Drake

NPR Producer Elizabeth Baker talked to students on Drake's campus about their involvement in politics in conjunction with the Democratic Debate.

Drake University students returning to race weekend for 4th year straight

For the fourth year in a row, a group of Drake students will travel to the Bahamas to take part in Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend.
The Bahamas Weekly

Kosovo to open consulate in downtown Des Moines

Besides putting Des Moines on the international map, the new consulate will also be good for business and regional education, says Associate Professor of Political Science Mahmoud Hamad.
The Des Moines Register

20 homeless photographers chronicle their lives in Des Moines

Drake University students recently handed out 20 disposable cameras at Central Iowa Shelter and Services and encouraged its temporary residents to capture a day in the life of the homeless here in Des Moines.
The Des Moines Register

Debate moderators aren't advocates

A presidential debate moderator's role is not to be an advocate for any particular political party or candidate, but to be as fair, objective, and non-partisan as possible, says Political Science Professor Dennis Goldford, the Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
The Des Moines Register

The Dem Debate: So, Who Won?

Anthony J. Gaughan, professor of law at Drake Law School, says Hillary Clinton was the clear winner of the Democratic presidential candidate debate on October 13.

American Equity founder's $1.5 million gift funds Drake learning center

Drake University dedicated a new state-of-the-art collaborative learning space provided through a $1.5 million gift from David Noble, founder of West Des Moines-based American Equity Investment Life Holding Co.
Des Moines Business Record

Drake's Student Republicans and Democrats co-hosted presidential debate watch party

A bipartisan group of more than 100 students met to watch the first nationally televised presidential debate among Democratic candidates. The consensus? Hillary Clinton won.

Rick Perry stops paying Iowa staffers

Although Rick Perry has a handful of wealthy donors in his corner, the fact that he has stopped paying his Iowa campaign staff indicates a lack of grassroots support that he needs to win in 2016, says Tony Gaughan of Drake Law School.

The GOP is still waiting for a breakout moment

Candidates didn't say much during the Fox News presidential candidate debate that they haven't said before, said Dennis Goldford, professor of political science and a Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
US News & World Report

Candidates connecting with supporters, 10 seconds at a time

Jennifer Glover Konfrst, co-chair of Drake's Strategic Political Communications program, explains how candidates are using tools like Snapchat to reach younger voters who don't consume traditional media outlets.
The Huffington Post

Drake University Unveils Congressional Files on ADA’s 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, Drake University (IA) and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation.
Higher Ed Today

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

Drake University alumnus Zach Johnson, BN'98, won the British Open on July 20 after a four-hole playoff.
USA Today

Drake alums' pharmacy to focus on personalized prescriptions and general healthy living

Drake alumni Wade and Jennifer Siefert own Preckshot Professional Pharmacy, a unique health center and Illinois' largest compounding pharmacy.