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Why do the Iowa caucuses matter? Because everyone thinks they do.

Dennis Goldford, professor of political science, explains the logistics and significance of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Tips to pick the best Powerball numbers

The $500 million Powerball jackpot on Jan. 6 was the fourth largest prize in that game's history. Maryann Huey, assistant professor of mathematics, says there is no strategy that can increase the 1 in 292 million chance of winning.

Inaugural Transitions

Drake University trustees David W. Miles and Larry Zimpleman outline best practices for a governing board's most significant responsibility: selecting a new president.

Panel to discuss civility in politics, or its absence

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University and The Des Moines Register are co-presenting a free panel discussion January 13 on the state of civil discourse in politics.

This is Iowa: Former foster kid fights to complete college

Drake senior Eddye Vanderkwaak came up through the foster system and will graduate from Drake on Dec. 19.

Morris earns national health fellowship

Drake alumna Michaela Gibson Morris is one of 12 journalists from across the country to receive a national reporting fellowship on health care issues.
The Daily Journal

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa has named Drake University alumna Beth Shelton as Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
KIOW Radio

Branstad hits 7,642 days as governor Monday, setting national longevity record

Governor Terry Branstad, a Drake University alumnus, will become the longest serving governor in U.S. history on Monday night.
Radio Iowa

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz battle to become Trump alternative

Political Science Professor Dennis Goldford expects a direct confrontation between the two candidates in the fifth Republican Presidential Debate on Tuesday.
USA Today

Takeaways from Des Moines racial profiling forum

An audience of about 200 people attended a racial profiling forum in Des Moines, which was co-sponsored by The Des Moines Register and the NAACP at Drake University.
The Des Moines Register

Cruzin' to the Top; Is Ted Cruz Trump Lite?

Arthur Sanders, a political science professor at Drake University, says Cruz has been running his campaign at a marathon pace and it’s paying off.
Yahoo! Finance

Conference links strong soil, bottom line

A recent conference on soil health sponsored by the Drake University Agricultural Law Center focused on the relationship between water quality, soil health, and erosion.
Missouri Farmer Today

Economist lays out plan for West Des Moines in 2036

West Des Moines should diversify its economy and consider providing high speed Internet as a utility if it wants to attract millennials to live and work in the city, says Drake alumna Rebecca Ryan.
The Des Moines Register

Wells Fargo awards $200,000 grant to Drake University CBPA

Wells Fargo recently awarded a five-year, $175,000 grant to the Professional and Career Development Center in Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration, along with an additional $25,000 grant to the data analytics program.
The Des Moines Register

Push To Make Ethanol A Player In Presidential Race

The Renewable Fuel Standard has been largely ignored by presidential candidates thus far, says Political Science Professor Dennis Goldford.