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Production, Participation and Presidential Politics

Drake community engages in political discourse while hosting nationally televised presidential debate After months of intensive planning and preparation, six Republican presidential hopefuls assembled in Sheslow Auditorium to discuss their political convictions. The GOP debate, held earlier this month, engaged Drake students in the American electoral process and brought national attention to the University. Campus...

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The year in distinctlyDrake events: Did we see you?

Our distinctlyDrake events celebrate the accomplishments of area alumni who are doing meaningful work in both their professional and personal lives, provide opportunities for them to network and connect with each other and the University, and provide information about how they can impact current and future Drake students. During 2011, the University hosted nine distinctlyDrake...

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From the classroom to the courtroom

In late November, Jonathan Kaman successfully applied the knowledge he gained in Drake Law School classrooms to a civil case tried in an Iowa courtroom. “Trying a real case has been an incredibly valuable experience,” says Kaman, a third year law student from Spring Grove, Ill. “This case was particularly interesting and relevant due to...

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Drake’s Digital Palace

A look inside the University’s upgraded electronic media lab   Professors and students are singing high-tech praises for a newly revamped electronic media classroom in Meredith Hall. Meredith’s Room 2, which was originally a photo-processing lab and then a small audio/video editing room, was transformed this summer into what Professor John Lytle calls a “digital...

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Old school photo: Men’s Basketball

Though April brings track and field events to Drake Stadium that become many Bulldogs’ fondest memories, winter means college basketball at The Knapp Center. And while many of us remember the men’s 2008 trip to the NCAA Tournament, it wasn’t the team’s first time in the national spotlight. In 1969, the men’s basketball team, led...

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Passion for Plasma

Alumni connections help a student prepare for a future in physics Instead of spending the summer shoveling rotten soybeans at the grain elevator near his family’s Haven Township, Minn. farm, a Drake alumni connection afforded Mike Meyers, a senior physics and mathematics double major, the opportunity to ponder plasma at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)....

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Top dogs in education

Alumni hold leadership roles in majority of Iowa school districts Graduates from Drake University’s education leadership program learn one thing above all: how to be a top dog in education. Drake alumni hold the top position in one-third of Iowa’s 359 school districts: 118 of the state’s superintendents graduated from Drake. In addition, more than...

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Alumni Events

Saturday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m. distinctlyDrake Los Angeles Sunday, Jan. 22, (7 p.m. CST) National Game Watch vs. UNI, Various locations nationwide Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. distinctlyDrake Naples February 17-18, 2012 Choir Reunion and Benefit Concert March 1 – 4, Men’s Basketball Missouri Valley Conference Tournament – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO Saturday, April...

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