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Check out exclusive online content for Blue Magazine

Check out exclusive online content for Blue Magazine

The fall issue of Blue Magazine is out this month, and with it comes a wide array of exclusive online content

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The Art of Christian Vandehaar

The Art of Christian Vandehaar

An alumnus’ reflection on art, teaching and growing up on a farm.

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Two more great places to find peace and quiet

Two more great places to find peace and quiet

Howard Hall bench Anchoring the vast lawn south of Howard Hall, this bench is an escape from the indoors. Marked with a message of honor to Dean and Sue Wright from the Midwest Sociological Society, the bench’s slender slats open onto a view of oaks and elms, many of which were here before George Carpenter.  […]

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The invisible student

Do those who struggle to afford their education receive the same Drake experience as those who do not? Drake University isn’t cheap. No one argues otherwise. But the value of a Drake education is also widely acknowledged, and the efforts of financial aid staff to help students get the assistance they need to pursue a […]

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Road to Success

Program brings students to Drake and helps make college seem possible “It was the most awesome day I had this year.” This proclamation, from a Des Moines fifth grader, was not in response to a field trip to the zoo or a baseball game. This student had just spent a day at Drake University talking […]

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Giving Children a Voice

Giving Children a Voice

The Middleton Center for Children’s Rights brings real-life training to law students while making a difference for kids When the four-year-old girl who was receiving legal and advocacy services at the Drake Legal Clinic bore telltale signs of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Drake social worker Annie von Gillern saw a teachable moment. “This little girl had […]

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