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Drake University to host 2023 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest

Drake University to host 2023 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior announced that the next Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest will be held at Drake University, Sept. 15–16, 2023. “Jay N. ‘Ding’ Darling’s drawing on a piece of cardboard in 1934 led to the creation of the Federal Duck Stamp...

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Drake signs MOU with Chinese university to expand global opportunities for students

Drake signs MOU with Chinese university to expand global opportunities for students

Drake University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement with Qingdao University, located in Shandong, China, during a virtual signing ceremony Sept. 6. The partnership will benefit both universities through joint curricular programs, collaborative research, and student and faculty exchange opportunities. Ambassador-in-Residence at Drake University Terry Branstad was instrumental in establishing the agreement through his...

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Drake among the nation’s top national universities

U.S. News & World Report ranks Drake among the nation’s top national universities

Drake University once again ranks among the nation’s top universities in several categories in the newly released U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Colleges rankings. Drake ranked in the top third among nearly 450 schools in the “National Universities” category. Institutions within this category offer a full range of undergraduate degrees, plus master’s and...

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Joseph Jones’ tenure as executive director of The Harkin Institute to conclude Sept. 30

Joseph Jones’ tenure as executive director of The Harkin Institute to conclude Sept. 30

Drake University President Marty Martin announced today that Joseph Jones will conclude his tenure as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at the end of September. Jones, who earned his MBA and PhD at Drake, is the Institute’s first full-time executive director. He has led the Institute since August...

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New gifts to The Ones—Drake’s comprehensive campaign—help reach $141 million milestone

New gifts to The Ones—Drake’s comprehensive campaign—help reach $141 million milestone

Areas impacted include a business law clinic for underserved communities, John Dee Bright College, The Ray Center, and scholarship program for minority students Drake University announced today that The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold has raised $141 million against its $225 million goal. “Our donors believe in Drake’s vision for the future,...

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Drake Welcomes 25 Young African Leaders for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Drake Welcomes 25 Young African Leaders for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Twenty-five young African business leaders from 19 sub-Saharan countries are in Des Moines this summer through a Drake University partnership with the U.S. Department of State. The individuals, all between the ages of 25 and 35, are participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI is a...

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Drake University announces winners of the 2022 Alumni Awards

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors today announced the 2022 recipients of its annual Alumni Awards. Recipients of this year’s awards include innovative CEOs, a renowned author, leading pharmaceutical executives, champions of equity and justice, and a leading real estate advisor. “One of a university’s greatest measures is its alumni,” said Andy...