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Travel course holds the keys to European sights

Traveling to Europe today may be easier than in years past, but not every experience is equal. Drake University graduate students have access to an experience that is well beyond the reach of the average globetrotter. The College of Business and Public Administration course, Comparative Management and Policy Analysis in a Global Context, takes students...


Body, Mind, Sole

Running shoes are big business, and choosing a model from the seemingly unlimited number of options can be a daunting task to the uninformed buyer. The look, cost, and feel of the shoe are all factors that play into purchasing decisions. Drake University Arts & Sciences students working in the Exercise Science & Sports Medicine...


Affinity reunions at Drake Relays offer alumni a special way to connect

Thanks to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Drake alumni are now able to stay more connected than ever year-round. But Liz Tesar, BN’07, assistant director of alumni relations, says coming back and actually seeing people in person is something social media just can’t offer. For years, the Drake Relays has offered alumni a...


Old School Photo: Drake Relays 1935

In 1935, a young man named Jesse Owens was a sophomore at The Ohio State University competing in the Drake Relays. Called the “Buckeye bullet” in one Drake publication, Owens tied the Relays record in the 100-meter dash and broke the American record in the broad jump. Just one year later, Owens made a historic...


Lolo Jones joins crowded elite field for 2013 Drake Relays

The Blue Oval at Drake Stadium has hosted countless spectacular races over the Drake Relays’ century-long history, but this year’s competition is poised to rival them all. The field of elite competitors for the 2013 Drake Relays, presented by Hy-Vee, Inc., has expanded to include more Olympians and hometown heroes. There are now 25 medalists...


Drake receives record-breaking Fulbright awards for 2013–2014

The Fulbright Scholarship program is one of the most competitive postgraduate international exchange programs in the nation. Students who receive a Fulbright Scholarship are federally funded to spend one year of postgraduate study teaching or conducting research in a foreign country. The application process is extensive, and only a select few applicants receive grants. So...


Law school kicks off three-phase renovation project

The Drake Relays are right around the corner and many alumni will return to campus to check out their old stomping grounds—but for law students, the school might look a little different than they remember. This spring, the Drake University Law School kicked off phase one of a three-phase renovation project for Cartwright Hall. Phase...


Global and National Public Health Week ’13 looks at saving lives worldwide

Despite high immunization rates in the U.S., about 42,000 adults and 300 children die every year from vaccine-preventable disease, according to the American Public Health Association. In the third annual Global and National Public Health Week at Drake University, students learned they can make significant strides to lower this number by raising awareness through educational...

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