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Drake Chamber Choir, four high school choirs to perform Faure's "Requiem"

The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
September 22, 2016

Author Kiese Laymon to deliver free public reading at Drake University

A black southern writer whose work bridges the worlds of high culture and pop culture will meet with Drake University students this fall and deliver a free public reading on Drake’s campus.
September 22, 2016
ISU Alyson and Hayley FEATURE

Students win ISU neuroscience competition with Alzheimer’s research

Two Drake University students won first place at an Iowa State University neuroscience competition for research aimed at slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
September 21, 2016

Drake University unveils new Tuition Guarantee for fall 2017

Drake University announced today a new tuition model that will help families plan for the cost of a four-year education.
September 20, 2016

Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, National Institute for Civil Discourse call for civility and release debate standards for 2016 presidential debates

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center joined the National Institute for Civil Discourse in calling on presidential debate moderators to adopt a set of standards designed to ensure that the 2016 Presidential Debates are fair, informative, and civil.
September 16, 2016

Fall series gives global perspectives on social justice

A series of free and low-cost public events at Drake University will highlight the experiences of social justice leaders from developing countries around the world.
September 15, 2016
Magnolia Old Main FEATURE

Drake third in Midwest in U.S. News 2017 rankings

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among universities in the Midwest.
September 13, 2016

'Death and Dying' series continues with lecture on Jewish bioethics

The Comparison Project at Drake University resumes its two-year series on Death and Dying with a Sept. 15 lecture on Jewish bioethics.
September 8, 2016
Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate to present Harkin Institute’s Sussman Lecture on child labor issues

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi will deliver a free public lecture, “The Child Labor Epidemic: a Pattern of Poverty and Illiteracy,” on Sept. 19.
September 6, 2016

Two Drake publications are Pacemaker finalists

Two of Drake University’s student-produced publications are contenders for the nation’s most competitive award for collegiate journalism.
September 2, 2016

The BIG Dream Gathering at Drake University

A free event on Sept. 6 will provide a fun, safe, and encouraging environment for people of all ages to think about their big dreams and ideas, write them down, and help one another make those dreams a reality.
August 30, 2016

Noted pianist to stage comeback concert with help of Drake University students

A noted pianist and composer will make his proud return to the concert stage for the first time in more than 15 years thanks in part to the efforts of Drake students.
August 30, 2016

Drake Law to host visiting Chinese law students

Drake Law School will host 29 Chinese law students from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) as part of the first-ever Introduction to American Law and Legal System Program in September.
August 26, 2016
Vocal Music FEATURE

Mark your calendars: Drake's large music ensembles announce fall performance schedule

Drake University’s large music ensembles have scheduled an eclectic series of free performances that are guaranteed to please fans of all ages and tastes.
August 16, 2016
Krista Tippett FEATURE

Krista Tippett to deliver 37th Bucksbaum Lecture

Krista Tippett, an American journalist, author, and talk show radio host known for smartly and sensitively tackling life’s toughest questions, will deliver the 37th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
August 10, 2016