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Nation's Strictest Zoning Board Make-up Law Doesn't Prevent Conflict-of-interest Problems, Study Finds

The potential for pro-development bias on zoning boards remains a problem, even in states such as Oregon that have enacted laws to solve the problem.
April 13, 2006

Drake Commits to Father, Son Duo to Lead Men's Basketball

Tom Davis will continue to lead the Drake University men's basketball program until he decides to retire, at which point his son, Keno Davis, will take the reins of the program.
April 13, 2006

'Take a Cab' Carries Drake Ad Students to Award

This Alcohol Awareness poster was part of a campaign that earned a trio of Drake students a top national award. CONTACT: Daniel Finney, (515) 271-2833, Students in Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication earned high marks for their efforts to encourage safe drinking during Alcohol Awareness Month. A pair of three-person teams from […]
April 11, 2006

Award-winning Drake Jazz Ensemble to Give Free Concert

Drake University Jazz Ensemble I, which recently took first place in the big band competition at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival, will perform a free concert.
April 11, 2006

Film Critic Gives Thumbs Up to Drake Writers and Critics Series

Film critic and researcher Paula Amad, assistant professor of cinema and comparative literature at the University of Iowa, will speak at Drake University’s Writers and Critics Series.
April 11, 2006

Stephens Receives Contract Extension at Drake

Drake University head women's basketball coach Amy Stephens has received a three-year extension of her existing contract.
April 7, 2006

Drake to Celebrate Latin Culture at Luncheon April 13

Drake University will celebrate the 116th anniversary of the Organization of American States with a Pan American Festival at noon Thursday, April 13, in Olmsted Center.
April 5, 2006

Drake Students Hit the Road to Perform for Senior Citizens

Drake University music students are taking their show on the road, performing songs from “The Pirates of Penzance”.
April 5, 2006

Action! Drake Students Jump Into the Forey Film Festival

Drake University will host the first Foray Film Festival.
April 5, 2006

Hundreds of Drake Students to Raise Funds to Battle Cancer

More than 450 people representing 47 teams from Drake University will set out on the Fieldhouse track this week for a 12-hour walk to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
April 4, 2006

Drake Students Organize Anti-Sweatshop Fashion Show, Recycling Project as part of class on Global Citizenship

Drake students are taking action to raise awareness about global citizenship.
April 4, 2006

Foam, Mud and Simon Estes: it must be time for the Drake Relays

From a foam dance party to mud volleyball and, of course, the world’s greatest athletes whipping around inside the newly renovated Drake Stadium at top speed, Drake University is poised to celebrate its 125th anniversary with its grandest of traditions, t
April 3, 2006

Free Workshop On Diversity At Drake On April 12

Drake University Business Link is presenting a workshop that enables participants to truly experience — and not just talk about — the awareness and skills necessary for successful diversity work.
March 31, 2006

More Slobber, The Better As Drake Seeks Bulldog Beauties

Drake University is seeking the hairiest, most wrinkled and slobbering of beauty contestants for the 27th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest.
March 30, 2006

Architect Of New Library To Speak At Drake April 6

David Chipperfield, architect of the new Des Moines Central Library, will offer a preview of the building and his other recent projects when he delivers the Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at Drake University.
March 30, 2006