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New York Times reporter packs Sussman with lecture on Edward Snowden and the NSA

The inaugural Sussman Lecture Series presented by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement filled every chair in Sussman Theater on March 31. Thanks to a generous gift to distinctlyDrake from Richard Sussman, AS’51, and his late wife Lila, the Sussman Lecture Series was endowed for the benefit and support of the Harkin...

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What would Lytle do?

From typewriters and vinyl records to live broadcasting and automation, John Lytle, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Journalism, has seen it all. This spring, after nearly 40 years of teaching, Drake will say goodbye to this esteemed professor at a retirement reception on Saturday, April 26. Lytle came to Drake University in...

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Drake Law team succeeds at 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition

Louis Sloven felt it in the pit of his stomach. “It’s like that moment right before the roller coaster reaches its first hill—it’s so nerve-racking.” The 2015 juris doctor candidate recently joined two other Drake University law students to compete in the national finals of the 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition, the oldest and...

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Alumna’s experience abroad leads to nonprofit start-up

Even after graduation, alumna Samantha Thomas, AS’10, continues to embrace Drake’s mission. With the start of her nonprofit, Global Arts Therapy, she’s combining a meaningful personal life with professional accomplishments and responsible global citizenship. The travel bug has always been in Thomas. Before she transferred to Drake, she studied abroad in London. While across the...

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Philanthropy Week exceeds goal

A $14,000 gift hung in the balance. If 14 percent of undergraduate students could be inspired to contribute a monetary donation during the third annual Philanthropy Week, Drake Trustee Joe Aiello, BN’80, and his wife Leslie, FA’79, agreed to contribute $14,000 for student scholarship support. Challenge accepted. A total of 636 students participated in the...

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Tail-waggers and tiaras: The 35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest will kick off Drake Relays

Spring has sprung on Drake’s campus, and that can only mean one thing: Drake Relays is right around the corner, and so is Drake’s beloved Beautiful Bulldog Contest. Think of it as the Westminster Dog Show—with much more doggy drool, celebrity impersonations by pups, elaborate dog/owner costumes, and a pageant exclusively consisting of English bulldogs....

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Drake, Creighton, and Nike team up for inaugural Murphy Cup competition

The CBPA joined forces with Creighton University’s Heider College of Business in February for the first annual Murphy Cup—a student marketing competition. The brainchild of Chris Murphy, JO’79, and a member of Creighton’s board of trustees, this event was about collaboration as much as competition. Rather than universities pitted against each other, six teams comprised...

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Global partnerships: Extending beyond alternative spring break trips

Global partnerships: Extending beyond alternative spring break trips

For years now, cohorts of students have opted to forgo tropical spring break vacations for service-learning experiences across the globe. But Drake is thinking big picture and cultivating partnerships around the world that extend far beyond a one-week opportunity. Drake’s strategic partnership with Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tec) in Guadalajara, Mexico, dates back to 2010,...

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Old School Photo: A Muddy Drake Relays

Recognize those windows? That’s right—it’s Goodwin-Kirk residence hall. This photo shows students participating in the third annual mud volleyball tournament that took place on April 22, 1990. The messy tradition involved filling the residence hall courtyard with mud for both students and faculty members to square off in grimy competition. The tradition took place during...

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