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Recalculating Science: Culture and Competency in America

Recalculating Science: Culture and Competency in America

Rockets roared, shooting powerful jets of fire toward the ground and lifting astronaut heroes into orbit, propelling them to the Moon. The space race of the 1950s and ’60s led to a boom in science on television and the silver screen and helped mint a new generation of scientists and engineers. In 2013 the glamorous Apollo moonshots are decades behind us. So why is science surging onto our TV and movie screens and into our classrooms once again?

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What Does It Mean To Win?

What Does It Mean To Win?

Big-time TV contracts, roaring crowds, and $100 million annual revenues are appealing to universities and their student-athletes. But are athletics programs still fulfilling the mission of higher education? By Aaron W. Jaco, JO’07, AS’07 For centuries, colleges and universities have been beacons for young people to learn, find their passion, hone a craft, and mature […]

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Changing The Game

Changing The Game

Creating a new model for athletics in higher education By Tim Schmitt, GR’08, ’10 It’s no secret that some student-athletes pursue higher education primarily as a means to “study” their sport. While college sports provide a great opportunity for the vast majority of participants to grow both academically and athletically, some students don’t always make […]

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Running Toward Rewards

Running Toward Rewards

I first laced up my running shoes at the age of 7. Prior to that I had witnessed my dad leave our home several times to run, regardless of the weather. And each time, he returned with a smile. I assumed running would be enjoyable and effortless. By Kristin Looney, JO’09, AS’09, GR’10 But the […]

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Challenging Intolerance

Challenging Intolerance

How disagreements and difficulties instill civility on campus By Elizabeth Ford Kozor, JO’07, AS’07 Early on a sunny Saturday morning in April 2010, hundreds of Drake students, faculty, and staff assembled on the lawn in front of Old Main. Many held signs promoting love and tolerance; others sang “All You Need Is Love.” Organized by […]

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Civility Through Dialogue

Civility Through Dialogue

By Brent, ED’70, and Diane, ED’70, Slay The late A. Bartlett Giamatti, former commissioner of Major League Baseball and former president of Yale University, said, “Civility is the core of civilization.” Given the cynicism and polarization that appears all too common today, one wonders  if we’ve collectively lost our core. It seems that the dearth […]

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