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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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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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Toward a Greener Globe

Toward a Greener Globe

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Director Patricia J. Beneke weighs in on the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet, how the world is rising to meet them, and the important charge for our generation. Drake Blue: Are the goals of UNEP based at all on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals? Patricia J. […]

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Domenic Lamberti, Class of 2015

Domenic Lamberti, Class of 2015

Everyone’s Issues White, male, upper-class—the trifecta of privilege in America. Domenic Lamberti, a law, politics, and society senior at Drake, uses this privilege to give voice to two issues rocking college campuses across the nation: sexual violence and gender inequality. Lamberti founded a student organization, Drake Men for Gender Equality, to encourage men to talk […]

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