The Sustainable Agricultural Land Stewardship project by Drake University's Agricultural Law Center and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University seeks to answer: With tenant farming on the rise, what happens to conservation efforts on those agricultural properties?
Becky Eaton, a Drake University graduate, has blended her interests in food and fitness and an entrepreneurial spirit to launch a health-conscious business. "Becky's Healthy Kitchen" in Indianapolis includes hands-on cooking classes and small-group fitness classes.
Michael Woods is learning to read thanks to Drake University's Adult Literacy Program and his volunteer tutor Bill Barnes. "It's just hard to say how thankful I am," Woods says. "My biggest goal right now is when I finish the program to teach somebody else."
Jonathan Rosenbloom, a Drake University law professor, offers analysis of nursing homes' status as a hybrid of commercial and residential structures. "Residential property owners traditionally have been given a tax break because government wants to encourage individual homeownership," he said. "If a nursing-home chain owns dozens of homes that serve thousands of people, that may not fit the intent of the residential rollback."
President Maxwell discusses the costs and values of private education, his recent trip to Africa with the football team and other topics such as the development of a new personalized medicine lab on campus and the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center.
Thomas Ahart, who is in the process of completing his doctor of education in leadership from Drake, has been appointed the Des Moines school districts associate superintendent position. Ahart is currently the principal of Warren G. Harding Middle School in Des Moines.
Jacob Schmudlach, a Drake student and member of the University's football team, describes his experiences in Africa during the team's recent two-week trip. "The whole thing was a very humbling experience," Schmudlach said. "I'm so glad I went, and I will go back if I ever get the chance."