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A Look Behind the Scenes at the CNN Republican Presidential Debate 

A Look Behind the Scenes at the CNN Republican Presidential Debate 

Serving as a hub for national politics, CNN once again selected Drake University to host a nationally televised presidential debate on January 10, 2024—this time a GOP primary debate between former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, five days before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.  From transforming Drake’s Sheslow Auditorium into a nationally...

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Voices of Drake: Jalani Jackson

Voices of Drake: Jalani Jackson

This Q&A is part of the story series Voices of Drake that highlights the diversity, ambition, and passion of the incredible people who make up our campus community. In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, we will be sharing a collection of interviews to spotlight Black voices in our community. This week’s story introduces...

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Drake’s Ron and Jane Olson Institute for Public Democracy establishes practitioner in residence program

Drake’s Ron and Jane Olson Institute for Public Democracy establishes practitioner in residence program

$1 million gift from Patty and Jim Cownie will support new programming and initiatives  Drake University is excited to announce a generous $1 million gift from Patty and Jim Cownie that will allow the Ron and Jane Olson Institute for Public Democracy to establish the Patty and Jim Cownie Practitioner in Residence program. The Cownie’s...

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Voices of Drake: Ruwayda Egal

Voices of Drake: Ruwayda Egal

This Q&A is part of the story series Voices of Drake that highlights the diversity, ambition, and passion of the incredible people who make up our campus community. In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, we will be sharing a collection of interviews to spotlight Black voices in our community. This week’s story introduces...

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Voices of Drake: Munachi Okuagu

Voices of Drake: Munachi Okuagu

This Q&A is part of the story series Voices of Drake that highlights the diversity, ambition, and passion of the incredible people who make up our campus community. In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, we will be sharing a collection of interviews to spotlight Black voices in our community. This week’s story introduces...

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Drake University enters new year of The Ones campaign with strong momentum

Drake University enters new year of The Ones campaign with strong momentum

Major capital projects funded, $52 million committed to scholarships as campaign reaches $216 million As 2024 gets underway, Drake University is reflecting on the generosity of its donors demonstrated throughout The Ones: Drake’s Campaign for the Brave & Bold. Drake is excited to announce the University has reached $216 million of its $225 million goal...

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Rooted in Restoration: Drake Students to Help Revitalize the Heartland’s Grasslands

Rooted in Restoration: Drake Students to Help Revitalize the Heartland’s Grasslands

Drake University’s Jay N. Darling Institute partners with Iowa and Missouri organizations to conserve and restore native grasslands through collaborative public and private land management strategies. Drake students will help lead this initiative through hands-on internships with the Jay N. Darling Institute Student Conservation Corps program. A unique experiential learning opportunity is taking root in...