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President Maxwell on IPR, the football team on ESPN

Drake keeps track of how its faculty, staff, alumni and students are making an impact in the world. Catch the latest Drake media mentions in the “DU in the News” section, linked off the Drake home page. Highlights* from June:

President Maxwell on The Exchange
Friday, June 17: Iowa Public Radio

President Maxwell discusses the costs and values of private education, his recent trip to Africa with the football team, the development of a new personalized medicine lab on campus and the recently established Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center.

The smooth sounds of clarinet
Sunday, June 12: Des Moines Register

Clarence Padilla, professor of clarinet and chair of the music department, was recently named the new conductor of the Des Moines Metro Concert Band.

Five things to know about climbing the ladder
Sunday, June 19: Des Moines Register

Annette Watson, career services manager, shares her tips for being successful at any age.

After 51 years, south-side teacher puts down her chalk
Friday, June 10: Des Moines Register

Des Moines teacher Frieda Griffin, 81, recently retired after a career that spanned more than half a century. Griffin took classes at Drake to keep current during her tenure.

No straw polls for Romney: Is he really the front-runner?
Friday, June 10: Washington Post

Arthur Sanders, politics professor and a longtime analyst of the Iowa caucuses, says Mitt Romney’s strong likelihood of not doing well in Iowa is why he is skipping Ames.

Good News: Frat Rallies Behind Cancer Battle
Thursday, June 2: KCCI-TV

From diagnosis through chemotherapy, Shiv Morjaria, a 20-year-old Drake student from Kenya, has received support from fellow members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

A life-altering football game for Drake
Thursday, June 2: ESPN

Richard Lapchick, director of both the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, writes about the significance of Drake’s involvement in the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl.

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