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Moving Forward

Faculty and staff moved into the Science Connector Building in July to prepare the space for the fall semester. On August 28, 2017, students at Drake University will enter the doors of the Science Connector Building (SCB), and Collier-Scripps Hall. Faculty and staff got a head start on the SCB and moved in July 19...

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Lunch and Learn: Spectrum of Faith

When refugees from India brought their Hindu beliefs to Iowa, there was no official place for their community to worship together. They made do by assembling in homes to practice their faith. Today the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, an ornate white marble structure that rises above the cornfields 30 miles northwest of...

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Another Shade of Blue

Drake’s customized course on implicit bias has educated hundreds of men and women in the Des Moines Police Department, and has now been incorporated into the regional academy curriculum. It is a common occurrence. There are two cashiers working in a grocery store, one an older woman, the other a high school kid. The younger...

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On Their Best Behavior

These Drake alumni find fulfillment in the field of behavior analysis, helping to improve the lives of hundreds of children with autism. Danielle Mroz, AS’15, stretches the mouth of a balloon over a water faucet, fills the colorful globe to near-bursting, and ties it shut. She hands it to a child and repeats the process,...

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Provide Input for Drake’s Accreditation

Drake University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the institutional accrediting agency for the University. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academics programs. Alumni input is considered in the evaluation process and...

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Ten years in Uganda

Drake’s decade-long partnership with Makerere University Business School has generated a health clinic, school computer lab, and other benefits for Ugandan communities. In 2007, Drake alumna Mary Schwab was among the first group of Drake students to board a plane to the East African country of Uganda. In the ensuing decade, her memory of that...