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6 things in 2016

It’s an eventful year ahead with caucuses, construction, competition, commitment, camaraderie, and courses. Save the date for these six events happening in 2016 at Drake University. There are so many exciting things happening on campus in 2016. Follow us through a year of transformation! 1. Caucuses Drake becomes the caucus capital of Des Moines on […]
January 22, 2016

Caucuses as classroom

Students study campaign communication strategies at rallies for Clinton, Carson, and other presidential candidates prior to the Iowa caucuses In a single week, Drake University sophomore Samantha Ohlson spent eight hours at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Council Bluffs, four hours at a Putting Families First presidential forum in Des Moines, two hours at […]
January 22, 2016

Three alumni lead FBS teams

Only the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama have produced more current FBS head coaches than Drake. Drake University has a long tradition of making what Head Coach Rick Fox likes to call “Impact Men”—men with a burning desire to do something great with their lives. Three of Drake's more recognizable “Impact Men” […]
January 22, 2016

‘Inspirational’ pharmacy student joins Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Andrea Prince-Gomez, a third-year Drake University pharmacy student from Ferguson, Mo., has been accepted to the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a program that advocates for students from underrepresented populations to join healthcare fields.
January 14, 2016

Top Five Stories of 2015

With 2016 on the horizon, we look back on the top five stories of the year.
December 17, 2015

Stories from San Quentin

Students’ rare experience inside one of the nation’s most infamous prisons
December 17, 2015

From Drake to Hollywood—and Back Again

A theatre alumna brings her stage and screen experience to the classroom for a new generation of thespians.
December 17, 2015
Debate FEATURE

Behind the scenes at the Democratic presidential debate

This month, 8 million Americans watched as three Democratic presidential hopefuls sparred over foreign policy, economics, and other major issues from the Jordan stage of Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University. Yahoo live-streamed their Digital Democracy conference, broadcast from Parents Hall in Olmsted Center, where Republican candidate Rand Paul sank into a white leather couch as […]
November 20, 2015

Strength of his convictions

Imagine you’re a juror in a high-profile murder trial. An expert witness—a forensic scientist—displays a strand of hair found on the body of the deceased; then she compares it with hair from the defendant. The hairs are “microscopically indistinguishable” from one another, she concludes, and it is “highly unlikely” that the two samples came from […]
November 20, 2015

Evolving health care system

Dr. Arvind Movva, a gastroenterologist in Moline, Illinois, was in the early stages of developing a new online pharmacy company in the fall of 2014 when he engaged marketing firm owner Ted Thoms, AS’92, in brainstorming the promotion of the new business. By the following spring, Movva was ready to hire a lead pharmacist. “There’s […]
November 20, 2015

Growing their Bulldog family

“Broaden your horizons. Open different doors. You may find a you there that you never knew was yours,” sang first-year Musical Theatre major Jackson Kealy. The Noyce siblings, Jim Noyce, BN’78; Ken Noyce, BN’80, GR’84; and Carol Molino, BN’85; were seated nearby at the best table in the house. “Go and chase your dreams, you […]
November 20, 2015

Martin mile marker

The first 100 days of Drake’s 13th President, and what the next 100 look like.
October 21, 2015

This bulldog is cleared for takeoff

Jonathan Greene, BN’15, was hired as an F-16 fighter pilot. His squadron’s mascot? A bulldog.
October 21, 2015

A century of milestones

Alumna Catherine Williams reflects on 100 years of life well lived.
October 21, 2015
Griff Live Mascot FEATURE

Drake welcomes new live mascot Griff

Drake's new live mascot, Griff, is a retired show dog who adores the limelight and represents the best qualities of the Bulldog community.
October 8, 2015