DU in the News
Studying ethics, 'Star Trek' style, at Drake
Students in a First-Year Seminar at Drake University are studying ethics through the lens of "Star Trek." Drake alumnus Daniel Finney, a columnist for The Des Moines Register, has the story.
5 things that explain Trump's stunning victory
Tony Gaughan, professor of law at Drake University Law School, provides five theories for why President-elect Donald J. Trump vastly outperformed the polls and pundits on Election Day.
Examining violence against law enforcement officers
Ken Meyer, the Thomas F. Sheehan Professor of Public Administration at Drake University, drew on decades' worth of research into violence against police officers during this live interview with Iowa Public Radio.
The biggest difference between Trump and Buffett on taxes
Stephen Gara, director of the Drake University School of Accounting, penned an op-ed piece that contrasted the tax philosophies of billionaires Donald Trump and Warren Buffett.
Victims' families wrestle with grief as they weigh the death penalty on the ballot
Nancy Berns, professor of sociology, contributes to a discussion of how the death penalty factors into the healing process for families who are seeking justice.
5 steps to minimize your risk of diabetes
June F. Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University, outlines five steps for minimizing your diabetes risk.
Millennial voters cast ballots early in Iowa
More than 500 members of the Drake community cast their ballots during a day-long opportunity for early voting on the campus.
Character Counts Week highlights positive stories of Iowa
Every year, the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University hosts CHARACTER COUNTS! Week in Iowa.
How one university enticed a world-famous rapper to stop by campus at 2 a.m.
Drake, the chart-topping rapper, visited Drake University after students campaigned for years to attract the musician to campus.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.