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Drake moves up in national college rankings

Drake University climbed to fifth in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" rankings and improved its score for academic quality and overall score in the Midwest Master's Universities category of the 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S. News & World Report magazine.


Foote, Zirkin named outstanding athletes at Drake

Drake senior Sarah Foote, who was named the most valuable women's soccer player in the Missouri Valley Conference, and senior Maor Zirkin, who was named the 2007 MVC Tennis Player of the Year, were named co-recipients of the Tim and Jerry Howlett Memorial Award as the school's top athletes for 2006-07 during the annual Drake Corn Feed and Auction Aug. 27.


New York Times columnist to give Bucksbaum Lecture

Nicholas D. Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, will deliver this fall's Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Drake University. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Why Troubles in Darfur and Other Parts of the World Matter to Us."