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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...

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All In 2020 Recap

All In 2020 Recap

On June 23-24, Drake University celebrated the seventh annual All In. This 24-hour giving challenge brings alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends together to support and celebrate the University. It’s a full 24 hours of sharing Drake pride and showing the power of a community that means so much to many people. Even in...

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Alumni Spotlight: Case Haub’s Virtual CHC Health Prepared for the Future

Alumni Spotlight: Case Haub’s Virtual CHC Health Prepared for the Future

Exploring unique career paths and developing an entrepreneurial mindset to prepare for the future of the pharmacy profession has been a hallmark of a Drake pharmacy education for many years.  Mike Case Haub, PH’02, caught that spirit and has joined several other Drake pharmacy graduates who have pursued non-traditional career pathways. Case Haub started CHC Health...

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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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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...