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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.
Iowa Public Radio

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.
Des Moines Register

The Photo Issue: David Maxwell

A profile on Drake University President David Maxwell is featured in the Des Moines Business Record.
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.
South China Morning Post

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.
Iowa Public Radio

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.
Silicon Prairie News

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.
Des Moines Register

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.
Des Moines Register

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.
Asahi Shimbun

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.
The TODAY Show

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.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

When a boyfriend dies, does the grief mean less?

Nancy Berns, professor of sociology, was featured as an expert on CNN for a story about grief and closure.

‘Make it work’: style guru Tim Gunn to speak at Drake

Tim Gunn, style guru, will speak at Drake University in September as part of the Bucksbaum Lecture Series.
Des Moines Register