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The Latest Campaign Update

The Latest Campaign Update

At the start of any academic year, there is always a bit of magic in the air—a sense of new possibilities inspired by our incoming students as they take the first steps toward achieving their dreams. I have to admit, their enthusiasm is contagious, and in this culminating year of distinctlyDrake, excitement on campus is greater than ever. Since […]

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Just One Patch of Land

Just One Patch of Land

The local benefit of clean energy fuels global change It’s been called the biggest crisis our civilization has ever faced, and the trouble zone is not where you might expect. The Midwest is responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than most countries across the globe, with the exception of China, India, Russia, and Japan.Illinois, Indiana, […]

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Maxwell’s Leadership Legacy

Maxwell’s Leadership Legacy

President Maxwell steps down next year, but his mission-driven progress keeps Drake climbing. Running is a mediator, an expanse of calm between David Maxwell and the day that’s about to begin. The sun is scarcely touching the horizon as Maxwell laces his shoes and positions his ear buds for a four-mile morning run that follows a meditative rhythm […]

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The Challenge of Two Small Drops

The Challenge of Two Small Drops

How can a vaccine-preventable disease continue to be an international public health emergency? Welcome to the complex world of disease prevention. World Health Organization polio spokeswoman Sona Bari explains why eradicating polio is so challenging, and talks about the creative ways teams are overcoming these barriers. Drake Blue: Smallpox was eradicated in the United States […]

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Open Arms

Open Arms

Office of Admission’s Leslie Mamoorian connects students and reconnects alumni in Malaysia. For many high school seniors, the college search process begins with a series of campus visits. But 9,000 miles is a long distance to travel for a tour. Nicholas Raj Jayamany, BN’09, GR’11, knew he’d have to choose an American university from afar. The Malaysia native’s decision centered […]

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Alumni Help Immigrants and Their New Community

Alumni Help Immigrants and Their New Community

“I know how hard it is to adjust to the United States and the way of life here,” says Paul Foo, BN’00, an immigrant from Malaysia who came to Drake to study finance, investments, and marketing. “It is not an easy task.” Since graduating from Drake, Foo has worked as a financial planner at MassMutual […]

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