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Perspectives and Stories: The Experiences of Drake Alumnae

Perspectives and Stories: The Experiences of Drake Alumnae

Throughout known human history, women coming of age have come to terms with a reality. Sociologists call it gender stratification, and they measure it by looking at things like who’s hired for the best jobs, who runs governments, and who’s best protected by the law. Often accepted as natural order or religious mandate, gender-based disparities...

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Building Drake Connections

Building Drake Connections

In a world of constant communication, alerts and notifications, and pings and dings that emanate from our laptops and the phones in our pockets, more meaningful, impactful interactions still undergird our basic human intuitions, needs, and dreams. And the connections that happen at Drake eclipse anything beeping on your phone. But the seed of these...

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Black Alumni Reunion at the 2020 Drake Relays

Black Alumni Reunion at the 2020 Drake Relays

Since 1910, the Drake Relays have been a mainstay and highlight in the world of track and field. Excitement from the stadium spilled over to campus and the student body, sparking traditions such as Painted Street and memories of parades, parties, and a Bulldog bond. As students became alumni, Relays also became a reason for a reunion. Many alumni make their way...

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Pay It Forward: The Hendersons’ Story

Pay It Forward: The Hendersons’ Story

Generous donors and supporters empower incredible things at Drake. The meaningful stories behind their gifts are worth sharing and honoring. Read about the Henderson family’s gift here. When Ryan Henderson accepted a music scholarship to Drake, he was following a family tradition of attending the University. Like those who came before him, including his parents...

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Fall Updates from the Law School

Fall Updates from the Law School

For the Fall issue of Blue, the Alumni Insider, we asked Jerry Anderson Dean of the Law School, about what’s happening in the School. Here’s what he had to say. What has been a highlight of the semester so far?The Drake Constitutional Law Center, created by Congress in 1987, hosted its annual symposium in September (pictured). The...

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Fall Updates from the School of Education

Fall Updates from the School of Education

For the Fall issue of Blue, the Alumni Insider, we asked Janet McMahill, Dean of the School of Education, about what’s happening in SOE. Here’s what she had to say. What’s new?Continuing Education and Professional Development is now partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to offer an online graduate course for PreK-12 educators entitled “Inspiring Investigations...

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Fall Updates from the College of Business and Public Administration

Fall Updates from the College of Business and Public Administration

For the Fall issue of Blue, the Alumni Insider, we spoke with Dan Connolly, Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, about what’s new in CBPA. What’s new?  We are excited to welcome the LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program into the Department of Management and Organizational Leadership. Chad Cardini-Trollinger will serve as an interim program director while we...

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Fall Updates from the College of Arts and Sciences

Fall Updates from the College of Arts and Sciences

For the Fall issue of Blue, the Alumni Insider, we asked Gesine Gerhard, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, about what’s happen in A&S. Here’s what she had to say. What’s new in your college? We have exciting new developments in the Arts & Sciences. For the first time in over a decade,...