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Asst. Professor Holdren publishes book on history of workers’ compensation laws

Asst. Professor Holdren publishes book on history of workers’ compensation laws

Nate Holdren, assistant professor of law, politics, and society, recently published his first book, Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era. The book, published in the Cambridge University Press series Historical Studies in American Law and Society, examines the creation and early operation of workers’ compensation laws in the early twentieth...

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Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three Drake University students were recognized by the 2020–2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Two students were named finalists while a third will be an alternate in what is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. A finalist is an applicant who was approved by the host country and offered a Fulbright...

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Celebrating Juneteenth—Friday, June 19

Celebrating Juneteenth—Friday, June 19

President Marty Martin announced today that this Friday, June 19, will be an official holiday at Drake University so that the campus community can observe Juneteenth.Read the full message below. This Friday will mark the 155th celebration of “Juneteenth,” an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It was on June...

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Drake University statement on state legislation targeting use of SAVE funds

Drake University statement on state legislation targeting use of SAVE funds

The following is a statement from Drake University in response to legislation approved by the Iowa Senate to change the law in regard to approving school district athletic facilities: “It is surprising and extremely disappointing that state legislators have chosen to usurp a unanimous decision made by locally elected school board members and retroactively change...

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Standing for Justice

Standing for Justice

Dear colleagues and students, George Floyd died one week ago today, handcuffed and pinned to the ground by Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department. The video of the arrest shows Officer Chauvin with his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck while Mr. Floyd pleads with the officer, telling him that he is in pain...

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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts to take the “physical” out of athletic training education

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adapts to take the “physical” out of athletic training education

As students and medical professionals alike are well aware, athletic training is physical and extremely hands-on. Yet Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Athletic Training Coordinator of Clinical Education Megan Brady leveraged the non-traditional setting to teach career-long lessons to her students. “As athletic trainers, we are trained to constantly adapt to changes—some sudden, some...

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Occupational therapy students do lab work at home, make stovetop orthoses

Occupational therapy students do lab work at home, make stovetop orthoses

Having classes and labs taught remotely for part of the Spring 2020 semester didn’t deter the learning by Drake occupational therapy students, especially in their orthotics and positioning course. They turned their kitchens into laboratories by softening thermoplastic material in skillets or cake pans on the stovetop to make their own functional orthoses at home....

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SJMC professor emphasizes the “social” in social distancing, brings classmates together

SJMC professor emphasizes the “social” in social distancing, brings classmates together

“College is about the relationships you build as much as the knowledge you learn,” said Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication Chris Snider. This philosophy has shaped what the COVID-19 classroom looks like for Snider and his students. In times of change and uncertainty, Snider leads with empathy. “I tried my best to just...

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School of Education professor inspired by students’ resiliency in pandemic

School of Education professor inspired by students’ resiliency in pandemic

Assistant Professor of Literacy and Early Childhood Education Jen Thoma knows her students have other things going on in their lives. “Some of my students are parents,” said Thoma. “Some work jobs to pay tuition or support their families. Some are in living places without internet or adequate technology. I am amazed at their strength.”...

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DSM tutor connection helps match K-12 students with college-aged tutors

DSM tutor connection helps match K-12 students with college-aged tutors

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has partnered with Drake University to provide a tutoring service to Greater Des Moines (DSM) K-12 students called the DSM Tutor Connection. DSM Tutor Connection is a web-based platform that connects families seeking tutoring for their children with Drake students pursuing education degrees who are interested in providing these services....

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