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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.
Higher Ed Today

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.
USA Today

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.
Yahoo Finance

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.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

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 Register

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.
New Republic

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.

Drake management class unveils designs for revitalizing downtown Perry

Drake University management students presented their visions for filling the vacant buildings in Perry’s retail district last week to officials from the city of Perry. The presentations were the first installments in a new collaboration among the city of Perry, Drake University and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
The Perry News

The role of public opinion in the Supreme Court decision on marriage legality

Jennifer Harvey, professor of religion, examines the role public opinion plays as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the legality of same-sex marriage.
The Conversation

What are performance reviews really about? 'Enough about you. Let's talk about me.'

Personal bias has an enormous influence on the outcome of performance reviews, according to intriguing research by Steve Scullen, professor of management.

Higher Ed + Service Year = Community and Economic Development

Mandi McReynolds, director of community engagement and service-learning, explains how institutions of higher education play a unique role in shaping social and economic development in our communities.
The Huffington Post

De Blasio in Iowa cites rampant inequality in U.S.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to more than 50 people, mostly Drake students, about income inequality in the United States.
The New York Times