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Young African professionals to visit Manning

Drake University will host 25 young professionals between the ages of 25 and 35 starting in June with an institute emphasizing business and entrepreneurship.
Daily Times Herald

Drake's Robert McCann uses home advantage for Relays win

Robert McCann became the first Drake runner to win the steeplechase since 1981, and the first Bulldog athlete to win a Drake Relays crown since 2013.
The Des Moines Register

Ternus to retire from Harkin Institute

Marsha Ternus will retire as director of Drake University's Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement after guiding the institute through three highly successful formative years.
Business Record

Jose Antonio Vargas tries to 'Define American' and promote smart talk on race

For the conclusion of the #UniteIowa on Race at Drake series, Jose Antonio Vargas will be the keynote speaker at the One Night United festival at Drake University.
The Des Moines Register

Why Trump's advance is unstoppable

Donald Trump's advance toward presidential candidacy will be unstoppable if he continues to win primary states with more than 50 percent of the vote, writes Drake Law School professor Anthony J. Gaughan.

Drake Students Discuss School Field Trip to San Quentin Prison Ahead of Event

Last December, a group of Drake University students traveled to San Quentin Prison in California to learn about life behind bars.

Merrick Garland meets with key GOP senator

Drake University Law Professor Mark Kende participated in a conference call on Monday to call for a hearing and vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
CBS News

Community service an inspiration for pharmacy school

Kelsey Japs, a third-year PharmD candidate at Drake, co-wrote an article for the American Pharmacy Association on the importance of volunteering as a pharmacy student.
American Pharmacists Association

Lolo Jones begins Olympic quest at Drake Relays

Lolo Jones will begin her bid to make a third straight United States Olympic track team at the 2016 Drake Relays.
The Des Moines Register

Bulldogs tryout to be Drake's most beautiful

Over 80 English bulldogs entered a lottery to select the 50 competitors for Drake University's 37th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest.
The Des Moines Register

Drake Relays official announces pole vault event location

Drake Relays Director Brian Brown announces Capital Square as the location for the men's and women's international pole vault event taking place Wednesday, April 27.
Yahoo! News

Pharmacists can boost health care options in rural areas

Drake University pharmacy student Andrew Wagner writes of the lack of local medical care and services in many rural areas of Iowa.
The Des Moines Register

Retirement living for 21-year-old

Drake University senior Haley Jenkins lives rent-free at a local retirement home in exchange for regular vocal music performances.

Learning how to teach in an increasingly diverse classroom

An innovative master's program developed by Drake University and the Des Moines Public School District trains a cohort of predominately white instructors to help students who come from very different backgrounds.
The Atlantic

Drake University in political spotlight

"Drake University has hosted more political-related events this presidential campaign season than perhaps any other college in the state of Iowa," reports WPVI-TV News in Philadelphia, Penn.
WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)