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Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2020 Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution lecture

Drake University Constitutional Law Center announces the 2020 Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution lecture

The Drake University Constitutional Law Center is pleased to announce James A. Gardner as presenter of the 2020 Judge James Grant Iowa Constitution Lecture. His lecture titled “Is Iowa a Liberal Democracy?” will be delivered virtually on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Gardner is the Bridget and Thomas Black SUNY Distinguished Professor at SUNY...

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Virtual book launch: “Religions of Beijing” Oct. 13 by The Comparison Project

Virtual book launch: “Religions of Beijing” Oct. 13 by The Comparison Project

The Comparison Project at Drake University will launch its new photo-narrative book Religions of Beijing on Facebook Live Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to register in advance at beijingbooklaunch.eventbrite.com.   Religions of Beijing visually chronicles living religion in Beijing. It is the result...

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Drake University to showcase artwork on University Ave. transit shelters

Drake University to showcase artwork on University Ave. transit shelters

As part of the city of Des Moines’ infrastructure and streetscape project on University Avenue spanning 25th Street to 31st Street, Drake University is collaborating with Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) to install new, public artwork on two bus shelters on the campus side of the street. The artwork was recently reviewed and...

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Drake Law School named to preLaw Magazine’s 2021 Employment Honor Roll

Drake Law School named to preLaw Magazine’s 2021 Employment Honor Roll

Drake Law School earned a spot on preLaw Magazine’s 2021 Employment Honor Roll for outperforming expectations when it comes to placing graduates in legal jobs. The magazine calculated a predicted employment percentage based on traditional school profile numbers including students’ average LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs and compared that number to its actual employment percentage. Drake...

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Bishop Among 689 Applicants to Receive Competitive CVS Health Minority Scholarship

Bishop Among 689 Applicants to Receive Competitive CVS Health Minority Scholarship

Leah Bishop, second-year pharmacy student, was one of five pharmacy students in the nation among 689 applicants to receive a 2020-2021 CVS Health Minority Scholarship. Bishop will receive an $8000 scholarship and national recognition. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and CVS Health partner to offer the annual scholarship program. The purpose of the...

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Drake Law School selects Allan Vestal for a prestigious Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professorship

Drake Law School selects Allan Vestal for a prestigious Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professorship

Drake University Law School is proud to announce the selection of former dean Allan Vestal as a Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law. The Opperman Distinguished Professorship recognizes faculty who have demonstrated the highest level of teaching, scholarship, and service to the law school, the university, and the profession.   Vestal joined Drake Law School in 2009 as dean and professor of law....

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Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake ranked among top universities in the nation in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking

Drake University is one of the nation’s leading universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The 2021 edition of Best Colleges places Drake 124th among 389 of the nation’s most elite private and public doctoral institutions, advancing six spots from last year’s rankings. This is the second year U.S. News...

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New John Dee Bright College at Drake University to Offer Two-Year Degrees

New John Dee Bright College at Drake University to Offer Two-Year Degrees

College named after famous Drake alumnus, athlete, and educator (DES MOINES, Iowa—September 1, 2020) Today Drake University announced the founding of a new college that will make the exceptional Drake University education more accessible to more students. The John Dee Bright College at Drake University will grant two-year associate’s degrees in the integrated arts, sciences,...

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Drake University Law School announces fall webinar series to examine racism in America

Drake University Law School announces fall webinar series to examine racism in America

Drake University Law School will host a fall webinar series to explore whether existing policies and practices perpetuate racial inequities in American society – from racial profiling to Afrocentric facial feature bias and environmental harms. This series of live-streamed talks, open to law students, lawyers and the larger community, features Drake Law faculty and guests...