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J-Term continues leadership in Nassau

Drake students from a variety of disciplines are gearing up to take their learning abroad during Drake University’s 2014 January Term. Fourteen different travel seminars are being offered this year—some hitting new destinations and others returning to last year’s hot spots. It’s no surprise that Leadership at Sea—a course on leadership, seamanship, and Nassau—is one...

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Drake holds public forum on Islamic finance

Focusing on Islamic finance, the Fall Finance Forum on Drake’s campus offered an opportunity for Drake students, individuals in the finance industry, and members of the Des Moines community to learn about this rapidly expanding industry. “The management of Islamic funds represents one of the fastest growing segments of the financial services industry, and Drake...

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New clinical program helps Drake Law students and the community

The Drake Legal Clinic offers Drake University Law students the opportunity to apply their legal education and represent real clients in a first-class clinical setting. The clinic, which opened its doors more than 30 years ago, continually looks for ways to expand its programs to benefit Drake students and the Des Moines community. Most recently...

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Three lessons from an internship in addiction treatment

Annette Haas doesn’t have much personal experience with addiction. Her only addiction—and it’s a stretch—is to education. “I’m a workaholic,” says Haas, a senior psychology and sociology major from Stockton, Ill. “I get too involved in too many things.” This is not a diagnosis she’s made on her own. Thinking through her various commitments’ impact...

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Emerging Latino leader thrives at Drake

At the age of three, Hector Salamanca Arroyo came to the United States on a tourist visa from Puebla, Mexico. It wasn’t until his last year of high school, when he was thinking about college, that his parents told him he was undocumented—and wouldn’t receive federal aid because of it. What once seemed like only...

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Alumni Relations announces 2014 reunions

The 2014 Drake reunion schedule is out and better than ever with new formats that are sure to please Bulldogs of all ages. Year and affinity aside, the Office of Alumni Relations is calling back all alumni to join in reunion festivities during Drake Relays 2014. Whether you graduated three years ago or 33 years...

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Tibetan Buddhist Monks visit Drake University

Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India drew hundreds of visitors to Drake’s campus in September to watch the astounding creation of an intricate mandala formed with millions of grains of colored sand. Organized by The Comparison Project, the monks’ hosted several cultural events throughout their weeklong visit that were free and...

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Leadership in the 21st century

As Drake University aims to create the leaders of tomorrow, Bob Johansen—futurist, author, and distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future (IFTF)—challenged the Drake community to look at leadership from a different lens. Johansen delivered a lecture in Sheslow Auditorium on October 8, discussing the driving forces that are shaping our society and the...

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Journalism students explore cutting-edge aerial technology

Drake’s journalism program has taken flight. This fall the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University invested in a remote-controlled aerial drone equipped with two high-definition video cameras. Students in several journalism classes are using the device, which weighs less than one pound and can fly to a maximum altitude of 160 feet,...

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Apologies and Stuffed Animals

Despite the hot temperatures and relentless humidity at convocation this fall, administrators, faculty, staff, and students gathered together at Helmick Commons to kick off the school year. The fall convocation was a success thanks in part to Renee Cramer, director and associate professor of law, politics and society, who served as the keynote speaker for...