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State of the state

Before he sets foot in the marshy wetland, Tom Rosburg, professor of biology, knows what to expect. Beads of sweat drip down his face as he trudges through knee-high wetland muck, 100-degree heat, and oppressive humidity. Then the buzzing begins. Gnats and mosquitos race around his nose and ears, reveling in the sticky air. All […]
November 20, 2014

Making the most of summer

Law student Brooke Yang was plenty busy this summer with two back-to-back internships, including one in Hong Kong for a global law firm.
November 20, 2014

The Long Way Around

Kavilash Chawla, AS’98, is global practitioner-in-residence for Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration. His career path hasn’t taken him in the direction he’d planned while at Drake, but it’s taken him around the world—and he wouldn’t have it any other way, as he writes in the following essay: “The Long Way Around,” by Kavilash […]
November 20, 2014

No Place Like Home

As the smell of fresh baked challah wafts through the air, more than 40 students take their places at rectangular dining tables. A stream of food rolls out of the kitchen while hungry chatter fills the dining room. Gathered around tables, under the Star of David on the mantle, members of Drake Hillel do something […]
October 29, 2014


Pneumonia, or infection of the lung(s), can be severely debilitating—even fatal—to those who are at risk. For people living with health issues such as diabetes, a heart condition, or an autoimmune disease, pneumonia can be particularly dangerous. “I think most people don’t think of pneumonia as a life-threatening disease, “ says Nicholas Lehman, assistant professor […]
October 29, 2014

Communication Innovation

After a quick stop at the bustling Times-Delphic office to format a story for the Web, junior Sarah Fulton treks into the depths of Meredith Hall to record a radio spot for 94.1 The Dog. That same evening brings her and her camera in front of Old Main for a photo shoot, then to the […]
October 29, 2014

Welcoming the Class of 2018

What does it mean to be a part of the Bulldog family—to say to the world, “I am Drake?” The University’s Class of 2018 is now wrestling with such big questions this fall as they settle into residence hall life, meet new friends, and expand their world through college coursework. Two days after moving in, […]
September 26, 2014

Accelerating Your Leadership

Drake launches new executive development program that is organized in an interdisciplinary format and designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce.
September 26, 2014

Small Town Law

The facades along Main Street in Belle Plaine, Iowa, showcase the staples of small-town life. An independent pharmacy, a general store, a coffee shop. A single-screen movie theater—its marquee ringed in lightbulbs—and a hair salon—its windowsill filled with mannequins in brightly colored wigs. At one end of the street, in the center of this town […]
September 26, 2014

Enhancing the Toolbox of Educators

As the classroom lights dim, students gather around a touch screen board displaying a webpage of the previous day’s homework assignment. While one student looks up a formula on their tablet, another posits a new way to solve trigonometry using a graphing calculator function. Collaborative, infused with technology, and evolving, science and math education isn’t […]
September 26, 2014


Meagan Flynn, one of several journalism students who nabbed top awards at a national magazine contest this summer, shares how she ended up at Drake and what inspired her to write a story about a one-person town.
August 22, 2014

Bearing Witness

Drake painting students journey into unfamiliar territory with support from faculty members, Angela Battle and Tim Knepper. Learn how an interdisciplinary experience landed Myriah Kolar award-winning artwork.
August 20, 2014

Campus Living, 2014

Without a doubt, the college experience today looks different than in years past. Social media has changed the way Drake students connect, but students, faculty, and staff continue to argue the strongest community is the one formed on campus.
August 14, 2014

Next Step Immigration Group forms from Drake ties

Two Drake alumni and an instructor create an organization to assist immigrants in central Iowa.
July 20, 2014

Strengthening connections in Malaysia

Long-time admission counselor makes Drake's largest source of international students her home base abroad.
June 24, 2014