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Drake alum’s Hatchery lets students spend summer building companies

Tom Swartwood, assistant professor of practice in entrepreneurship, discusses the Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery program, which kicks off this summer.
Silicon Prairie News

Iowans recall Angelou's inspirational visits

Drake remembers Maya Angelou and her legacy—Angelou spoke to thousands in Drake's Knapp Center for the Bucksbaum lecture in October of 2009.
Des Moines Register

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.
Des Moines Register

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.
Asahi Shimbun

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.
The TODAY Show

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.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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.
Des Moines Register

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.
Des Moines Register

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.
BBC London

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.
Iowa Public Radio