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distinctlyDrake heads West

While enjoying the pink and orange sunset over Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, Drake University alumni and friends celebrated their Drake connections and the progress of distinctlyDrake. The gathering at the Phoenician Resort, which took place March 18, is one of several distinctlyDrake events that will happen across the country over the next few years....


$47 million in student aid celebrated at scholarship donor luncheon

As the 2010-11 school year draws to an end, many high school seniors are undoubtedly seated with their parents around kitchen tables, poring over acceptance letters and financial aid packages from colleges and universities. Drake sophomore Caitlin Podemski certainly remembers her college search. The music and psychology major from Rockford, Ill., weighed Drake’s reputation for...


The ‘dirt’ on Nanci Ross: Q&A with a new ethnobotany professor

Drake’s Arts and Sciences faculty is growing. In the past two years the college has added six faculty lines, in addition to replacing lines vacated by retirement or resignation. Among the recent hires is Nanci Ross, assistant professor of ethnobotany, whose background includes research experience from the Missouri Botanical Garden to the tropics in Guatemala...

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