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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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Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Serving a Community During a Pandemic

Though we are separated by miles, we are still bonded by our Drake experiences. During this challenging time, we are celebrating that bond through #DrakeTogether stories of Bulldogs making a difference. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight is on public health. That’s where Drake University alumnus Igor Hadzisulejmanovic, PH’13, GR’15, steps in....

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Crew Scholars: Community and Leading Change

Crew Scholars: Community and Leading Change

Since 2015, the Crew Scholars program has been a catalyst for Drake students of color who want to achieve great things at Drake, support each other’s success as students of color, and are passionate about effecting change in the community. Students in the program receive scholarships totaling at least 50 percent of their tuition and—even...

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DVALI: Leadership in Learning and in Practice

DVALI: Leadership in Learning and in Practice

On campus and around the world, Bulldogs are leading in their classrooms, communities, and workplaces. Many of them are also students and graduates of Drake University’s Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute (DVALI). DVALI provides leadership training and facilitates opportunities for intentional learning, skill development, and self-reflection. “DVALI’s purpose is to help students feel more confident...

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Politics Come Alive for Alumni and Students

Politics Come Alive for Alumni and Students

Politics come alive at Drake University, especially in a presidential election cycle. Drake hosted 22 presidential candidates at dozens of rallies, forums, and town halls during the 2020 cycle. Additionally, Drake was the site of a Democratic debate (broadcast live from Sheslow Auditorium) and a visit from a sitting U.S. president: President Donald Trump appeared...

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Charlie Porter to receive 2020 Weaver Medal of Honor

Charlie Porter to receive 2020 Weaver Medal of Honor

National pharmacy leader, Charlie Porter, PH’70, of Jefferson, Iowa has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). The Weaver Medal of Honor recognizes an individual’s dedication to making a substantial impact on the...

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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...