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Crossing Cultures

Crossing Cultures

“It was the CBPA’s promise of global citizenship that made me choose Drake,” says Emily Raecker, senior Finance and Marketing double major. CBPA may have opened a door, but Raecker charged through it. In 2012, as a first-year student, she was introduced to a Ugandan artist, Godfrey Kalungi. She soon began an email exchange with […]

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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Battles, Baseball, and Buffalo Bill Bill Coleman continues to lead a life of diverse interests and passions. At home in a well-worn recliner, he is quick to laugh and easily recalls memories from a life packed with more drama and comedy than all of his plays combined. A Soldier’s Memoir As an infantryman in Patton’s […]

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Bold Moves

Bold Moves

Pioneering practice anchors a lasting legacy for Drake Law. In 1865, during his first year of service on the Iowa Supreme Court, Justice Chester C. Cole joined Justice George Wright (who went on to become a U.S. senator) to create The Iowa Law School in Des Moines. These founding fathers recognized that locating a law […]

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The People Behind the Buildings

The People Behind the Buildings

Drake. Carpenter. Hubbell. Sheslow. What is a University? It’s more than buildings. It’s a living, breathing, changing organism that feeds on the hopes, passions, and generosity of those who care about it and the students who call it home. Still, the names that live at Drake are common parlance, part of a campus conversation that […]

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Paying it forward

J.C. Van Ginkel, BS’76, GR’79, LW’79, is the second of three generations of Van Ginkels to attend Drake—so far. It all started with patriarch Jim Van Ginkel,LW’53, and is carried on with J.C.’s sons—recent grad James, BS’12, and John, Class of 2015, a senior business student. J.C., an attorney in Atlantic, Iowa, wanted a way […]

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