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Dwana Bradley and Wayne Ford named senior ambassadors for Drake University’s John Dee Bright College

Dwana Bradley and Wayne Ford named senior ambassadors for Drake University’s John Dee Bright College

John Dee Bright College at Drake University, a two-year college which will begin classes in fall 2021, today announced the appointment of Drake alumni Dwana Bradley, editor-in-chief of The Urban Experience, and former State Representative Wayne Ford as Bright College senior ambassadors. In this role, Bradley and Ford will work with local businesses and organizations,...

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A Collaboration Among Drake University, Three Other Midwest Institutions, Receives a Total of $10 Million in Grant Funding From Lilly Endowment, Inc.

A Collaboration Among Drake University, Three Other Midwest Institutions, Receives a Total of $10 Million in Grant Funding From Lilly Endowment, Inc.

A collaboration among Drake University, Valparaiso University, the University of Evansville (UE) and North Central College has received a total of $10 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. through the competitive Phase 3 of its initiative, Charting the Future of Indiana’s Colleges and Universities. The grant will support the establishment of a shared,...

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Standing in Solidarity (March 22, 2021)

Standing in Solidarity (March 22, 2021)

Dear students and colleagues, The murders in Atlanta of eight individuals, six of whom were women of Asian heritage, has sparked a national conversation about the growing tide of hate and violence in our country directed towards individuals of Asian and Pacific Island decent. On Friday, President Biden and Vice President Harris traveled to Atlanta...

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Evans Family Foundation Gift Establishes Scholarship Fund for Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa Members to Attend Drake University

Evans Family Foundation Gift Establishes Scholarship Fund for Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa Members to Attend Drake University

The Evans Family Charitable Foundation, with long ties to Des Moines and Iowa, has established a scholarship fund at Drake University for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa with an initial gift of $100,000. The Evans Family Charitable Foundation’s annual gifts to Drake University will be utilized to award scholarships to Boys and...

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Hy-Vee, Polk County Health Department, and Drake University partner to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Polk County educators on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

Hy-Vee, Polk County Health Department, and Drake University partner to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Polk County educators on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

Appointments Are Required and Must be Made Online In Advance Hy-Vee, Inc., and Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced today that they are partnering with the Polk County Health Department and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for approximately 1,000 Polk County educators, including PK-12...

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Truth Will Have the Final Word

Truth Will Have the Final Word

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, December 10, 1964 Dear students and colleagues, I was born in December of 1961 during my father’s last year at the University of Kentucky College of Law. After graduation that following...

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Nikole Hannah-Jones to Headline Virtual Discussions on Racial Oppression

Nikole Hannah-Jones to Headline Virtual Discussions on Racial Oppression

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s 1619 Project will also be featured in a seven-week series on racial equity Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and Iowa-native Nikole Hannah-Jones will deliver the spring Sussman Lecture on April 8, as part of a community-wide dialogue about systemic oppression and racial equity. The Sussman Lecture is free and open to the...

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Drake names Leslie Maynes executive director of University Communications and Marketing

Drake names Leslie Maynes executive director of University Communications and Marketing

Drake University is pleased to welcome Leslie Maynes as the new executive director of University Communications and Marketing. Leslie will begin her position Jan. 19 and report to John Smith, vice president of University Advancement. “Leslie’s professional, industry, and agency experience will be an incredible asset to the University,” said Smith. “Her strong knowledge of...

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New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

New way to enjoy Drake University events at home

Tune in to Front Row at Drake every Thursday night to connect and witness the talents of Drake students, faculty, and staff Starved for collegiate sports, music, or art? Drake University is bringing them to you every Thursday night with the new Front Row at Drake series. Tomorrow night, Dec. 3, 2020, the University will...

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Drake University to offer American politics major

Drake University to offer American politics major

New degree builds on Drake’s reputation as the “Capital of the Iowa Caucuses” Every four years, Drake University students are at the center of presidential politics. Now they can study American politics full-time. The University’s Department of Political Science today announced the creation of a Bachelor of Arts in American politics degree to start in...