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Drake University and Institute of World Politics form partnership for international affairs education

Drake University and Institute of World Politics form partnership for international affairs education

Drake University signed a new memorandum of understanding with The Institute of World Politics (IWP), an independent graduate school for students pursuing careers in statecraft, national security, intelligence, and global affairs. IWP has campuses in Washington, D.C. and Reston, Virginia. As part of this new partnership, Drake University students are now eligible for early admission to IWP’s...

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Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Drake University to hold 150th commencement ceremonies May 14–15 in the Knapp Center

Graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be honored during six in-person, socially distanced ceremonies Drake University will hold its 150th commencement ceremonies in-person, with appropriate health and safety measures, May 14–15. Originally scheduled to be outdoors, the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies have been moved indoors to the Knapp Center due to forecasted...

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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...