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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. Recent highlights*:

Turning a legal dollar

Oct. 14, 2011: Des Moines Business Record

Drake Law alumna and Des Moines attorney Melinda Ellwanger is charting new territory in the Greater Des Moines legal community by setting off on her own as a freelance attorney for hire.

Drake Law School embarks on partnership with the bench

Oct. 10, 2011: Iowa Lawyer (page 15)

Jerry Foxhoven, executive director of the Drake Legal Clinic, wrote a column about the Law School’s new partnership with the court system. Judge Novak will be a judge in residence at the Drake Legal Clinic where he has an office and chambers in the Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic. The new arrangement is a service to the courts and provides new opportunities for students.

Roger Williams, pianist known for sentimental songs, dies at 87

Oct. 8, 2011: New York Times

Drake alumnus Roger Williams, the pianist whose lush versions of familiar tunes like “Autumn Leaves” and “Born Free” became hit recordings in the 1950s and ’60s, died at his home in Los Angeles.

Jobs’ legacy of marrying innovation, elegance felt by tech firms in central Iowa

Oct. 7, 2011: Des Moines Register

Drake University was one of 32 institutions nationwide that were part of the Apple University Consortium in the 1980s and early 1990s. Later, the University put Macintosh SE computers in every dorm room.

Briefly noted: The creation of Closure

Oct. 4, 2011: Reason Magazine

A brief review of Nancy Berns’ book Closure says the author argues persuasively that it’s wrong to expect everyone else to follow a formulaic healing process aimed at moving on.

Renner in Rwanda (Forest of Hope Blog)

Oct. 4, 2011: Forest of Hope Blog (Great Ape Trust)

Michael Renner, professor of biology and psychology, is blogging about his experience learning about opportunities for students within the Gishwati Area Conservation Program.

‘Drake simply clicked for me’

Sept. 29, 2011: Des Moines Register

First-year student Justin Kochanski talks about his decision to attend Drake and offers advice on the college search in general.

The future of higher education

Sept. 23, 2011: KCCI

President David Maxwell chats with Kevin Cooney about issues facing private education institutions in KCCI’s Newsmaker segment.

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