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Mr. Drake celebrates his 90th birthday at Homecoming

Paul F. Morrison, who watched Jesse Owens compete in the Drake relays in 1935, witnessed Heisman Trophy candidate Johnny Bright get taken out by a brutal, racist hit in 1951, and last year traveled from Florida to Alaska to take in a football game and then a basketball game (along with a dog sled ride), was honored during Homecoming activities this past weekend.

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LAW SCHOOL NEWS

National Adoption Month will culminate by uniting dozens of children with new families at the seventh annual Adoption Saturday, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Polk County Courthouse, 500 Mulberry St.

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Future teachers in Professor Shelley Fairbairn’s Educational Psychology course were treated to first-hand perspectives of the struggles homeless children face daily in the classroom. A group of Des Moines area homeless youth visited the graduate class as part of a panel discussion of social justice in education.

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ATHLETIC NEWS

Drake Bulldogs' senior running back, Scott Phaydavong, was featured in the Oct. 8, 2007, issue of Sports Illustrated in the "Faces in the Crowd" column.

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San Francisco, here we come!

San Francisco area alumni and friends have two great opportunities to celebrate their Drake affiliation in November. On Thursday, Nov. 8, alumni are invited to gather for happy hour at Royal Oak, 2201 Polk Street, starting at 6:00 p.m.