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Drake University to Host 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Drake University to Host 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Drake University is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, Drake University will host 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging business leaders for a six-week leadership institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program...

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Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present playwright Kirsten Greenidge

Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present playwright Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge, a playwright from Boston, will speak at Drake University on Monday, Feb.10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room. She is the second featured speaker in the Drake English department’s annual Glaspell Writers & Critics Series. All events in the series are free and open to the public. An award-winning playwright,...

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Drake’s Slay Fund for Social Justice to present political analyst and lecturer David Ayón

Drake’s Slay Fund for Social Justice to present political analyst and lecturer David Ayón

David Ayón, a senior strategist and advisor at Latino Decisions, will speak at Drake on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Meredith Hall, Room 101. The event, Worlds in Collision: Trump, Latinos and Immigration, is sponsored by the Slay Fund for Social Justice at Drake University. The event is free and open to the...

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Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Italian pianist Mattia Ometto will present the upcoming concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works by Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Mario Pagotto, and Nikolai Medtner. Ometto will also...

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College of Business and Public Administration waives GMAT and GRE requirement

College of Business and Public Administration waives GMAT and GRE requirement

New admission path for graduate students excludes standardized exams on the condition of earning a B or higher in their first six semester credits. Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is modifying admission requirements to its graduate programs to attract more working professionals. Well-qualified applicants may be admitted without having to complete...

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Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University will hold its 147th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Drake University’s Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The public is...