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The Sum of Our Parts

New data highlights how Drake adds to the vitality of Central Iowa and its capital city. The University’s alumni are an essential part of the equation. Drake is a “brain gain” institution, according to a new economic impact study. Nearly 70 percent of Drake students come from outside Iowa—with only 19 percent coming from the Des...

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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-earned recognition

Well-earned recognition

JMC Days highlights J-school success, innovation “Every year our publications get national awards and recognition,” Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa says. “It’s not a fluke; our students and our faculty consistently do great work for journalism. I think people need to know.” Zamarripa, a senior news-Internet journalism and English double major and president of the Drake chapter...

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