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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...

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Drake University Theatre to present Othello virtually

Drake University Theatre to present Othello virtually

This fall, the Drake University Theatre Department will present its first virtual mainstage production of The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, actors will perform Othello in an empty Performing Arts Hall, and post video of the performance to the DrakeUTheatre YouTube channel. The performance recording...

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New program guarantees admission for DMACC transfer students to Drake

New program guarantees admission for DMACC transfer students to Drake

DMACC students enrolled in Drake Admission Partnership Program also receive student advisor, Drake email address and Drake student ID A new program will help Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students complete an undergraduate degree at Drake University. DMACC students enrolled in the Drake Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) will receive guaranteed admission to Drake after...

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Virtual book launch: “Religions of Beijing” Oct. 13 by The Comparison Project

Virtual book launch: “Religions of Beijing” Oct. 13 by The Comparison Project

The Comparison Project at Drake University will launch its new photo-narrative book Religions of Beijing on Facebook Live Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to register in advance at beijingbooklaunch.eventbrite.com.   Religions of Beijing visually chronicles living religion in Beijing. It is the result...

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Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake University is one of the nation’s leading universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The 2021 edition of Best Colleges places Drake 124th among 389 of the nation’s most elite private and public doctoral institutions, advancing six spots from last year’s rankings. This is the second year U.S. News...