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This changes everything.

This changes everything.

$10 million for teaching and learning, enabling students to expand their knowledge and skills outside the classroom. Seniors Joaquin Valdes and Aaron Hermsen launched their bicycle business, Frank’s Fixies, as 2014 participants in the Lorentzen New Venture Hatchery. The competitive summer program provides financial and logistical support to entrepreneurial students. The team says the hatchery helped […]

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Now & Then

Now & Then

Hall Ways The more things change, the more they stay the same. Sixty years after their construction, Drake’s Quad residence halls (Stalnaker, Crawford, Carpenter, and Herriott) have maintained both form and function. These architectural jewels, designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, are still home-away-from-home for hundreds of Bulldogs. Renovations have brought the buildings into the […]

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Polling Place

Polling Place

Drake is a destination for students interested in meaningful politics. By Alyssa Young, GR’14 Every four years, they descend. Coifed and suited (occasionally promoting their relatable selves in jeans and cowboy boots), presidential hopefuls storm the state for caucus season—shaking hands, kissing babies, eating fried food by the pound. Iowans have an unparalleled opportunity to rub […]

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The Last Word

The Last Word

Planes, Trains, and Epiphanies I lie still and try to distract myself, defying the urge to stretch my sore, middle-aged back. The drab green, military-style camp cots squeal with every movement, and I don’t wish to disturb my companions. But I am freezing beneath my lightweight travel sleeping bag, and as quietly as possible I reach […]

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Work of Art

Work of Art

Undeniable passions are colored by rewarding careers in the arts. By Tim Schmitt, GR‘08, ‘10 Justin Montigne spends much of his day at a piano, fingers coaxing out chords and notes across the keyboard. Standing nearby, one of his vocal students focuses on proper form and technique while attempting to match the pitch, timbre, and […]

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Signature Blend

Signature Blend

Out-of-the-ordinary discipline combinations brew full-bodied possibilities. By Jill Brimeyer At age 11, armed with his parents’ Sony Camcorder and digital video editing software, Sam Fathallah created his first video. The storyline was simple, his sisters were the stars, and the fireworks transitions would have make Scorsese cringe. Still, a passion was ignited. In high school, […]

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