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Championing Drake

Luke Frieberg, BS’08, GR’11, started becoming a force for Bulldog athletics even as a first-year student at Drake. The Bulldog soccer player and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member came together with his soccer buddies to launch Spike’s Army, the student group that creates a high-spirited (and hopefully intimidating) presence during home court basketball games. After graduation Frieberg, a […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes

What a Difference a Day Makes

Drake alumni across the country joined together to share the Bulldog spirit and give back to their communities as part of the annual DU Good Day on Sept. 27, 2014. So what did this pack of tenacious Bulldogs accomplish?

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Welcome

Welcome

My colleagues have been referring to this edition of Drake Blue as “the philanthropy issue.” True, the word is liberally sprinkled throughout the feature well. Here you’ll find a current national snapshot that offers a glimpse of some noteworthy shifts and trends in U.S. giving. Then you’re invited to zoom in on familiar territory, to […]

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<em>distinctly</em>Drake Update

distinctlyDrake Update

Philanthropy Matters Philanthropy tells a powerful story of our collective and individual impact addressing a multitude of societal issues. The generosity of the human spirit advances the common good in so many ways—from significant gifts working to eradicate global diseases to small towns rallying around a struggling family; from a generous contribution to support innovation […]

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Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever

After a teaching career spanning 35 years at Drake University, Bill “Doc” Coleman left his role as professor and mentor to theatre arts students in 2001 to embrace a life of retirement. “I wanted to write,” says Coleman. “And I read a lot. And there’s always baseball.” Reading, writing, watching baseball. Sounds like retirement. Yet in his […]

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Recovery Race  Competes Against Hunger

Recovery Race Competes Against Hunger

When the starting gun fired for the 2014 Drake Relays, Professor of Law Ellen Yee took off. Yee launched a new initiative, now called Next Course, to save pre-prepared but unserved food from the garbage bin and put it to good use. Nearly a year after the program’s pilot operation during the Relays, Next Course […]

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