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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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Good Counsel

Good Counsel

School of Education faculty connect abilities with workforce needs. Tucked away on the second floor of Drake’s School of Education, Matt Bruinekool and Robert Stensrud quietly rake in millions of dollars. That money, in the form of federal grants, funds the National Rehabilitation Institute (NRI), established at Drake in 1976. With a mission that differs […]

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A Million Different Paths

A Million Different Paths

Pharmacy student Kim Askren shares her passion for math and science, for Des Moines, and for making a difference. I’m a fourth-year pharmacy student from Des Moines. I’m currently nearing the end of eight rotations in different areas of pharmacy and applying for residencies. I’m studying pharmacy because I love math and science and am fascinated […]

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Toppling Hedges, Tapping Synergy

Toppling Hedges, Tapping Synergy

How a Plan, a Chain Saw, and an Incredible City Made Drake Even Better By Jill Brimeyer There have been many pivotal moments in the 133-year relationship between Drake University and Des Moines but perhaps none quite as telling as the day the shrubbery came down. “When I arrived at Drake in 1999, there was a row of […]

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The Latest Campaign Update

The Latest Campaign Update

It’s amazing what our alumni do. In just the past few months, Drake has celebrated the ground breaking for a state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, dedicated the resource-rich Drake University Archives, launched an innovative program to provide hands-on entrepreneurial opportunities, and created a unique interactive marketing event defined as much by partnership as competition. These exciting […]

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