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Congratulations to our 1,134 new Drake alumni

Congratulations to our 1,134 new Drake alumni

Drake University awarded 1,134 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2019 spring commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19, 2019. These Bulldogs are now part of a network of more than 75,000 Drake alumni. As part of the festivities, the University presented honorary degrees to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (retired) and F.A. “Art” Wittern Jr.,...

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Campus Eats

Campus Eats

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. You guessed it—Commencement! The campus is bustling with visitors from near and far, and we’re all excited to celebrate our graduates at Drake University’s 146th commencement. Our neighborhood has a variety of old favorites and new culinary destinations that are sure to please even the pickiest of...

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6 things in 2016

It’s an eventful year ahead with caucuses, construction, competition, commitment, camaraderie, and courses. Save the date for these six events happening in 2016 at Drake University. There are so many exciting things happening on campus in 2016. Follow us through a year of transformation! 1. Caucuses Drake becomes the caucus capital of Des Moines on...

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Caucuses as classroom

Students study campaign communication strategies at rallies for Clinton, Carson, and other presidential candidates prior to the Iowa caucuses In a single week, Drake University sophomore Samantha Ohlson spent eight hours at a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Council Bluffs, four hours at a Putting Families First presidential forum in Des Moines, two hours at...

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Three alumni lead FBS teams

Only the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama have produced more current FBS head coaches than Drake. Drake University has a long tradition of making what Head Coach Rick Fox likes to call “Impact Men”—men with a burning desire to do something great with their lives. Three of Drake’s more recognizable “Impact Men”...

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Welcoming the Class of 2018

What does it mean to be a part of the Bulldog family—to say to the world, “I am Drake?” The University’s Class of 2018 is now wrestling with such big questions this fall as they settle into residence hall life, meet new friends, and expand their world through college coursework. Two days after moving in,...

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Small Town Law

The facades along Main Street in Belle Plaine, Iowa, showcase the staples of small-town life. An independent pharmacy, a general store, a coffee shop. A single-screen movie theater—its marquee ringed in lightbulbs—and a hair salon—its windowsill filled with mannequins in brightly colored wigs. At one end of the street, in the center of this town...

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Enhancing the Toolbox of Educators

As the classroom lights dim, students gather around a touch screen board displaying a webpage of the previous day’s homework assignment. While one student looks up a formula on their tablet, another posits a new way to solve trigonometry using a graphing calculator function. Collaborative, infused with technology, and evolving, science and math education isn’t...