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Drake University’s online master’s programs recognized among best in nation

Drake University’s online master’s programs recognized among best in nation

Two business degrees ranked in the top 100 in their categories and received the highest rank of any school in the state U.S. News & World Report released its 2022 Best Online Programs rankings today (Jan. 25), and three of Drake University’s online graduate degrees were recognized as one of the best in the nation:...

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Members of inaugural Honor Roll for Social Impact named by College of Business and Public Administration

Members of inaugural Honor Roll for Social Impact named by College of Business and Public Administration

The first cohort of students to receive recognition for taking the initiative to make their communities a priority through service was announced today by Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration. Nine undergraduate and graduate students recorded at least 20 hours of individual community service in the Fall 2021 semester and provided a reflection...

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Drake University adds online classes to lifelong learning program

Drake University adds online classes to lifelong learning program

New courses bring joy to older adults during pandemic When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person education, Drake University made sure its lifelong learners, many of whom are older Iowans, would not be prevented from pursuing their passion for learning. Hundreds of older adults are participating in new online courses from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute...

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Drake University to triple size of scholarship and mentorship program for students of color

Drake University to triple size of scholarship and mentorship program for students of color

Crew Scholars program demonstrates success with graduation rates in the 90% percentile Drake University will greatly expand its Crew Scholars program, which has been successful in helping to close longstanding racial disparities in retention rates, grade point averages and graduation rates. Currently, 20 to 25 first-year students are admitted to Crew Scholars. In Fall 2022,...

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Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Educating the next generation of healthcare professionals in Iowa STEM classrooms The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council approved the College of Pharmacy & Health Science’s proposal for ‘SoapyCilantro: A Practicum for Hands-On Introduction of Iowa’s Teachers and Students to Precision Medicine’ under the STEM ScaleUp program. This marks the second academic year that the Soapy...

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Dogtown development project near Drake University receives approval from Urban Design Review Board

Dogtown development project near Drake University receives approval from Urban Design Review Board

Merge Urban Development to move forward with $20 million investment in the Drake neighborhood With today’s Urban Design Review Board approval, Merge Urban Development (Merge) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is one step closer to starting their transformational project at 25th Street and University Avenue in the Dogtown district of the Drake neighborhood. Pending City Council...

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CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Nita (Nivedita) Pandit Student Research Award. The Award recognizes students participating in research projects with priority for those that are completing laboratory or ‘hands-on’ research with CPHS faculty beyond their program’s curricular requirements. Students may use the funding to support research travel...

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Drake University to host 151st commencement in the Knapp Center Dec. 18

Drake University to host 151st commencement in the Knapp Center Dec. 18

Des Moines Roosevelt graduate and DMPS employee Dau Jok to make remarks Drake University will host its 151st commencement ceremony in the Knapp Center Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. The University will award 363 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Masks are required for all attendees in compliance with University policy and CDC recommendations. “I...

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More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

Drake students voted at an almost 15% higher rate than the national average for university students More than eight in 10 (80.4%) Drake University students voted in the 2020 General Election, according to a national study published by Tufts University. Drake student turnout exceeded the national average of 66%. Drake student voter turnout increased almost...

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Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Names Next Dean

Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Names Next Dean

Following a national search, Catherine Staub has been named as the next dean of the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake announced today. Staub currently serves as associate professor, Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism, and Director of the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University. “The...