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Earl F. Martin Named 13th President of Drake University

Earl F. Martin Named 13th President of Drake University

DES MOINES, IA (January 12, 2015)—Earl F. “Marty” Martin has been named the 13th president of Drake University. The Drake University Board of Trustees identified President-elect Martin as an engaged leader who will bring to Drake a passionate commitment to the liberal arts and professional education; experience enhancing diversity; a deep understanding of excellent teaching,...

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End of an era

Dolph Pulliam, Drake basketball legend, retires in May If you’re even slightly familiar with Drake men’s basketball, then chances are you recognize the name Dolph Pulliam. Pulliam was a star player who earned himself a national reputation as a tenacious and sharp-minded athlete during his undergraduate career at Drake, 1965–1969. He’s the one laying the...

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The Comparison Project

The Comparison Project

Promoting religious and cultural understanding This past August in Milwaukee, Wis., the crowd in a Sikh temple had recently finished its ritual prayer and had begun to prepare its customary meal. That’s when Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, allegedly came through the doors of the temple and opened fire. The shooter, a man...

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Innovations in diabetes care

Innovations in diabetes care

Students and professor research the effects of medication management app Although they haven’t yet graduated, three Drake pharmacy students are already involved in potentially game-changing diabetes research. Hayley Vance, Alex Hendzel, and Nicole Quandt are part of a study evaluating the success of MedSimple, a mobile application that aims to help patients with diabetes track...

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Caring for kids, empowering families

Caring for kids, empowering families

Mentor and student collaborate to provide needed service in central Iowa When Emily Madsen, a senior psychology major with a concentration in applied behavior analysis, describes her internship with the Behavioral Disorders Clinic at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, her speech quickens and her eyes take on a special brilliance. “My whole life I’ve...

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Well-rounded Athletes

Well-rounded Athletes

Football team excels on field and off Above the entrance of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Des Moines hangs a stark reminder: “The price of freedom is visible here.” The quote has served as inspiration to Drake football player Zach Bosch during visits to the hospital to meet with veterans. “I think it has...