DU in the News
Presidential Contenders Head to Iowa
Rachel Paine-Caufield, associate professor of politics, offers insight on the political parade that will kick off in Iowa in the coming weeks.
Baseball skills program available to all kids
Dylan DeClerck, a sophomore studying marketing and finance, is expanding his sports clinic for inner-city youth thanks to the Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery program. DeClerck has more than 115 children in the Des Moines area participating in the clinic.
Iowans Weigh in on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
Mark Kende, professor of law at Drake University, was invited to serve as a guest speaker on this segment, discussing the Hobby Lobby decision.
Egypt raises fuel and energy prices to tackle the subsidy system
Mahmoud Hamad, assistant professor of politics, served as a political commentator on an Al-Jazeera TV show, Inside Story.
Analysis of Hobby Lobby ruling by Drake Law's Mark Kende
Mark Kende, professor of law and director of the Constitutional Law Center, discusses impact of Hobby Lobby winning contraceptive ruling.
The Photo Issue: David Maxwell
A profile on Drake University President David Maxwell is featured in the Des Moines Business Record.
Revised copyright bill still a deep disappointment to internet users
In his op-ed published in South China Morning Post, Peter Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, says disagreements aside, anti-piracy protection is needed.
Leaving the "Summer Slide" at the Playground
Todd Hodgkinson, assistant professor of education teaching and learning, discusses "Summer Slide," saying it's part of a much bigger picture.
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.
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.
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.