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Drake University welcomes high-ranking officials from China and celebrates ties with Hebei Province
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The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates the Lacy Organic Lab Dedication.
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The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosts grand opening for Johansen Skills Assessment Lab.
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Senior advisor at the U.S. Institute of Peace gives lecture on trends in African issues.
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Tibetan Buddhist Monks visit Drake to host cultural events and create a sand mandala.
University News
4/29/16
When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.
4/29/16
Students from Drake University and Creighton University participated in the 3rd annual Murphy Cup marketing case competition from March 31 to April 2.
4/28/16
Drake University formally installed its 13th president, Earl F. “Marty” Martin, during an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, April 28.
4/28/16
In just three years, Brenna Paukert has completed three internships—two of them with the same TV station in Des Moines. Her second internship at KCCI expanded on the first by focusing on administrative-level work.
4/25/16
Drake University Theatre Department roars into the 1920s with Andrew Lippa's risqué prohibition era musical, The Wild Party, from April 28 to May 1.
4/25/16
Marsha Ternus will retire as director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University effective June 1.
4/24/16
Vincent, a rescue dog found wandering the streets of West Des Moines less than a year ago, today was named the winner of the 37th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University.
4/21/16
Downtown Street Painting is scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, between 3rd and 4th streets on Court Ave.
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Business Record
May 4, 2016
Marsha Ternus will retire as director of Drake University's Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement after guiding the institute through three highly successful formative years.
The Des Moines Register
May 4, 2016
For the conclusion of the #UniteIowa on Race at Drake series, Jose Antonio Vargas will be the keynote speaker at the One Night United festival at Drake University.
April 28, 2016
Donald Trump's advance toward presidential candidacy will be unstoppable if he continues to win primary states with more than 50 percent of the vote, writes Drake Law School professor Anthony J. Gaughan.
WHO-TV
April 13, 2016
Last December, a group of Drake University students traveled to San Quentin Prison in California to learn about life behind bars.
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