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Reinventing Leadership

Reinventing Leadership

How advances in education, technology and the global economy have changed the way we lead For Ned Burmeister, bn’81, there is no end to the business day. Even as he sleeps, emails from staff members pile up from half a world away, filtering in from places such as  Malaysia, Hong Kong and India. “This really […]

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Drake Leadership Lessons and Experience: Classroom, Situation Room, War Room

Drake Leadership Lessons and Experience: Classroom, Situation Room, War Room

Graduating senior, Ian Weller, reflects on his leadership experiences at Drake as he prepares to enter Officer Candidate School with the U.S. Navy.

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Leading by Example

Leading by Example

With retirement on the horizon, three of the University’s key administrators share their thoughts on female leadership and their own experiences at Drake. Mary Carpenter, the namesake of Carpenter Hall and the daughter of Drake founder George Carpenter, was one of the first female leaders at Drake University. She served as the University librarian, a […]

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Bringing Healthy Back

Bringing Healthy Back

New initiatives, recognition highlight University commitment to wellness Last fall, the Academy for a Healthy Iowa presented Drake University the “Healthy Iowa College/University Award,” recognizing a long-term, strategic commitment to physical, mental and emotional health on campus.  This month, Drake unveils its newest brick in the wellness wall: Underground Fitness. A brand new addition to […]

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Dress for Success Des Moines

Dress for Success Des Moines

Tucked away on the third floor of the Edna Griffin Building in downtown Des Moines is an elegant, little-known boutique called Dress for Success Des Moines. Appointed with fashionable women’s clothing and accessories, the shop is often its visitors’ first step toward economic independence.

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Enduring images

Enduring images

Drake’s study abroad program hosted its annual photo contest on Facebook this year, drawing more than 170 photo entries from students who went abroad during the fall 2010, spring 2011 or summer 2011 semester. Then, they let you – the public – choose your favorites.

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