DU in the News
Iowans remember Dr. Maya Angelou
Renee Cramer, associate professor of law, politics, and society, and Rachel Dakarian, Drake alumna, remember Maya Angelou and discuss her legacy.
Senate panel approves Drake grad as top agriculture trade negotiator
Darci Vetter, graduate of Drake University, was unanimously approved by the Senate Finance Committee to serve as the chief agricultural trade negotiator.
Professor McCarthy writes op-ed for Japanese newspaper
Mary McCarthy, associate professor of politics, discusses the “comfort women” memorials in the U.S. that commemorate the lives of the women—many of them Korean—who served as sexual slaves for the Japanese imperial forces during WWII.
Bulldog beauty pageant features tiaras, tutus and slobber
NBC’s Today Show was one of hundreds of the national and international news outlets that featured a story on the Beautiful Bulldog Contest. Other noted outlets include Good Morning America, TIME, the UK’s Telegraph, and Yahoo! News, among many others.
Bringing the Locker Room Into the Classroom
In an opinion piece written by Craig Owens, associate professor of English and director for the Center of Humanities, Owens suggests that faculty should be taking a page from coaches' play books about how to improve their teaching and better engage their students.
When a boyfriend dies, does the grief mean less?
Nancy Berns, professor of sociology, was featured as an expert on CNN for a story about grief and closure.
‘Make it work’: style guru Tim Gunn to speak at Drake
Tim Gunn, style guru, will speak at Drake University in September as part of the Bucksbaum Lecture Series.
5 young Iowans who could be the next Norman Borlaug
Adam Riesselman, a Drake senior, is featured as a next-generation leader. Riesselman attended the unveiling of the new Norman Borlaug statue in Washington D.C.
COMMENT: David Maxwell
CityView says Drake University President David Maxwell will be a "hard act to follow."
Drake University President Maxwell says he's retiring
Drake University President David Maxwell is interviewed by KCCI regarding his recent retirement announcement.
BBC London interviews Jerry Gallucci
Jerry Gallucci, diplomat-in-residence at Drake University, discusses Obama’s handling of the Ukraine crisis on the BBC's World Tonight program.
This Is Iowa: 'Typewriter Connection'
Paul Morrison, a.k.a. "Mr. Drake," is featured in a segment about typewriters for KCCI's "This is Iowa" series.
Fireworks, Finding Exo-Planets, and More
Christa Olson, vice provost for international programs, discusses the benefits of study abroad and Drake's plan to increase participation.
COLD JUSTICE: Cold Case TV Show Raises Concern
Bob Rigg, professor of law, comments on the recently solved cold case involving Theresa Supino. He shares what the pretrial publicity might mean for the case.
BEAUTY BAR: New Type Of Salon In Metro
Tom Swartwood, assistant professor of practice in entrepreneurship, comments on what this new shop says about business in Des Moines.