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Only a Griffopotamus Will Do

Did you know that the original songwriter for “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” attended Drake? An Iowa native, John Rox graduated from Winterset High School before jumping into student life at Drake in the early 1920s.
December 5, 2017

Honoring Our Veterans

In 1945, the cargo ship SS Victory Drake was christened in honor of Bulldogs serving in the armed forces. How will you observe Veterans Day this year?
October 24, 2017

Houston alumni DU Good in the wake of Harvey

Scenes of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey were on the minds of Houston alumni as they gathered for their first-ever DU Good Day event, Sept. 16. 
October 24, 2017

Bulldog Buildings and Memories they Contain

A new Drake University art exhibit will explore the architects behind some of Drake’s great buildings. Perhaps more importantly, it will explore how the University has claimed these buildings as its own.
October 24, 2017

Mysteries of Drake

Rumors have surrounded the campus burial of President Morehouse, the house that the Fine Arts Center was built around, and the tunnels underneath campus for generations of Bulldogs.  
October 3, 2017

Let’s DU Breakfast Recap

In September, more than 60 alumni and friends gathered at the Edina Country Club for Let’s DU Breakfast. Guests were invited to arrive early for networking with President Martin, Interim Director of Athletics–Megan Franklin, and Head Basketball Coaches Jennie Baranczyk and Niko Medved. Area alumni enjoyed breakfast and listened to Twin Cities influencer Mark Coyle, University of Minnesota’s Director of Athletics.
October 3, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Kretschmer Leads Through Music

Kelly Kretschmer, AS'12, GR'16; is the fine and performing arts curriculum coordinator for Des Moines Public Schools. She is striving to develop a program that removes barriers and creates equity. Learn more about how Drake has helped during her journey.
October 3, 2017

Three Things to Know About Coach Medved and the Upcoming Season

Six months into the role as new men’s basketball head coach, Niko Medved is getting to know a new team and community, while looking ahead to build a program.
October 3, 2017

American Autobiography

Professor’s book examines how 9/11 affected the way we imagine, view, and present ourselves to the world.
September 6, 2017

A Key(board) to Drake’s Success

Drake was at the forefront of a technological revolution with its early incorporation of computers on campus. Take a look back at how evolving technology helped—and sometimes bugged—Drake students.
September 6, 2017

Off the Books

This alumnus redefined accounting and used his Drake education to launch a wildly successful and varied career.
August 3, 2017

Moving Forward

Faculty and staff moved into the Science Connector Building in July to prepare the space for the fall semester. On August 28, 2017, students at Drake University will enter the doors of the Science Connector Building (SCB), and Collier-Scripps Hall. Faculty and staff got a head start on the SCB and moved in July 19 […]
August 3, 2017

Lunch and Learn: Spectrum of Faith

When refugees from India brought their Hindu beliefs to Iowa, there was no official place for their community to worship together. They made do by assembling in homes to practice their faith. Today the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, an ornate white marble structure that rises above the cornfields 30 miles northwest of […]
August 3, 2017

Another Shade of Blue

Drake’s customized course on implicit bias has educated hundreds of men and women in the Des Moines Police Department, and has now been incorporated into the regional academy curriculum. It is a common occurrence. There are two cashiers working in a grocery store, one an older woman, the other a high school kid. The younger […]
July 6, 2017

On Their Best Behavior

These Drake alumni find fulfillment in the field of behavior analysis, helping to improve the lives of hundreds of children with autism. Danielle Mroz, AS’15, stretches the mouth of a balloon over a water faucet, fills the colorful globe to near-bursting, and ties it shut. She hands it to a child and repeats the process, […]
July 6, 2017