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De Blasio in Iowa cites rampant inequality in U.S.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to more than 50 people, mostly Drake students, about income inequality in the United States.
The New York Times

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.
CBS News

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.
Iowa Public Radio

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.
The Epoch Times

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.
The Des Moines Register

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.
Radio Iowa

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.
Christian Science Monitor

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.
Iowa Public Radio

Obama vows to destroy jihadists

Mahmoud Hamad, associate professor of politics at Drake University, comments on President Obama's speech.
Des Moines Register

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.
Washington Post

At Peabody Essex, 300 Years of Indian Chintzes

Fall exhibition in Manhattan will feature work by Phil Chen, professor of art and design.
The New York Times

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.
Associated Press