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'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

How to Survive College Midterms

Renee Ann Cramer, director of Drake's Law, Politics, and Society program, provided Teen Vogue with one of her favorite tips for preparing for midterm exams.
Teen Vogue

Rural pride for small town LGBT

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was keynote speaker at the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit, an event co-sponsored by Drake University Law School to foster conversation and share information with LGBT people, families, and the community.
Iowa Public Radio

19-Year-Old Republican Heading to Cleveland

Drake University student Westhenry Ioerger is attending the Republican party’s national convention as an alternate delegate.
The Atlantic

No, it's not a crime to share your Netflix password

Is it really a federal crime to share your Netflix password? "Highly unlikely," says Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School.
The Des Moines Register

What's 'Pokemon Go' and why are Iowans in love with it?

Matthew Mitchell, assistant professor of international business, says Pokémon Go is the latest in a long string of innovative and interactive experiences from Nintendo.