DU in the News
American Equity founder's $1.5 million gift funds Drake learning center
Drake University dedicated a new state-of-the-art collaborative learning space provided through a $1.5 million gift from David Noble, founder of West Des Moines-based American Equity Investment Life Holding Co.
Drake's Student Republicans and Democrats co-hosted presidential debate watch party
A bipartisan group of more than 100 students met to watch the first nationally televised presidential debate among Democratic candidates. The consensus? Hillary Clinton won.
Rick Perry stops paying Iowa staffers
Although Rick Perry has a handful of wealthy donors in his corner, the fact that he has stopped paying his Iowa campaign staff indicates a lack of grassroots support that he needs to win in 2016, says Tony Gaughan of Drake Law School.
The GOP is still waiting for a breakout moment
Candidates didn't say much during the Fox News presidential candidate debate that they haven't said before, said Dennis Goldford, professor of political science and a Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
Candidates connecting with supporters, 10 seconds at a time
Jennifer Glover Konfrst, co-chair of Drake's Strategic Political Communications program, explains how candidates are using tools like Snapchat to reach younger voters who don't consume traditional media outlets.
Drake University Unveils Congressional Files on ADA’s 25th Anniversary
Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, Drake University (IA) and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation.
Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff
Drake University alumnus Zach Johnson, BN'98, won the British Open on July 20 after a four-hole playoff.
Drake alums' pharmacy to focus on personalized prescriptions and general healthy living
Drake alumni Wade and Jennifer Siefert own Preckshot Professional Pharmacy, a unique health center and Illinois' largest compounding pharmacy.
Sammons Donates $1 Million to Drake University Actuarial Program
Sammons Enterprises, Inc. has donated $1.0 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.
The Right Prescription for Internationalization
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students Kelsey Japs and Erica Truong discuss their international rotations to the Dominican Republic in an article on influencing local and global health.
Drake Observatory: Des Moines' ghostly path to stars
The Des Moines Register reports on the fascinating history of the Drake Observatory and the many free and open to the public events the University hosts there each year.
Des Moines teachers to get free master's degree from Drake University
An innovative partnership between Drake University and the Des Moines Public School district will allow some teachers to earn a custom-tailored Drake master's degree at no cost to the teacher.
Cultural Tipping Points: Caitlyn Jenner, Demi Moore, and Vanity Fair Covers
How Vanity Fair's controversial 1991 cover, featuring a pregnant and nude Demi Moore, helped pave the way for Caitlyn Jenner to appear on the magazine's cover 14 years later.
Why Jeb's massive warchest didn't scare his rivals
If Jeb Bush fails to secure the Republican presidential nomination, super PACs will be a major reason why, says Associate Professor of Law Anthony Gaughan.
Clinton's full embrace of immigration
Political science professor Dennis Goldford says Hillary Clinton's broad support for immigration may be perceived negatively by some Iowa voters.