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Walking a Mile in Her Comfy Shoes

Walking a Mile in Her Comfy Shoes

This alumna is exactly where she wants to be. It’s been only 11 years since Katy Lachky Michael, JO’03, graduated from Drake, but she’s made those years count. Now living and working in Boulder, Colorado—which boasts 300 sunny days a year, a good match to her genial disposition—Lachky Michael has her dream job: vice president […]

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Welcome to Des Moines

Welcome to Des Moines

Home of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses? Yes, we’ve heard. “Best Place for Business and Careers” and “Wealthiest City in America”? Sure. But what about kitschy brushes with fame and meat lore? Meet the surprising (and sometimes bizarre) side of the city we know and love.

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Virtually Speaking

What’s the coolest thing about the city in which you live? We posed that question to our far-reaching social media community, and here’s what some of our friends had to say: It’s the perfect-size city, with the mountains and coast just 60 miles away and all the natural beauty one could ask for. Alison Donin, […]

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Inbox

Reliving History Thank you so much for featuring Professor Charles Nelson (“Where Are They Now,” Fall 2013, p. 7). He was one of my favorite teachers. I struggled with history in high school, and he made it easy to understand. I took a few courses with him, and my favorite was one focusing on the […]

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Welcome

Welcome

I’ve lived in several different cities, and I’ve visited many more. My memories are tinged with architecture and skylines, traffic patterns and commute times, climate and weather vagaries. Such elements tend to broadly identify a location, but even their summation doesn’t sufficiently depict place. We work, play, learn, and build our lives in place. Our […]

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Project Ruffway

Project Ruffway

Each year, 50 four-legged contestants, chosen by lottery, waddle and strut in Drake jerseys, tutus and wigs, and superhero garb. (A pooch once paraded with a towering sandwich on his back—a tribute to Jethro’s Adam Emmenecker Challenge—that was a feat of engineering.) Accompanied by their hopeful owners, the bullies turn on the charm and work […]

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